I have loved the Legend of Zelda for as long as I can remember. So when Breath of the Wild was announced, I knew I had to do a cosplay from that game. The vast amounts of diverse armor sets made it difficult to decide, but I ultimately chose the Zora set because I felt it had a great mix of sewing, armor building, painting, and a few other elements to experiment with. Also, the Zoras were always my favorite! This armor is made primarily of EVA foam that I purchased as flooring tiles. The beads were handmade with worbla, and the gems were hand cast from resin. The bodysuit was done with a polyester/spandex material and 100% cotton for the details. I was also honored to recieve the Best in Show award for this cosplay from SoDak Con! It was a joy to wear!
Since theres no canon design for Taako, I designed this look from the ground up. It is incredibly fun to wear and was a joy to create. Every piece of this outfit--from the crazy paisley vest to the over-the-top witch's hat--was fabricated from scratch. The umbrella started as a blue and white beach umbrella which I spray painted black and hand painted the galaxy design on the inside.
Furiosa was a character that I knew, from the moment I saw her, that I had to cosplay her. I'm a huge fan of Charlize Theron, and the whole cast of Fury Road, so it was really cool to replicate her look. The aesthetic of Mad Max is one of my favorites, and this costume is not only fun to wear but fun to be in character with. Everything was made from scratch, including the belts which was my first time experimenting with leatherwork! I am also very proud of the arm, which I made over the course of three days out of foam, cardboard, paper, and paint.
Undyne was an instant favorite character of mine. Her personality, her ability, her look....and when I saw her armor for her "Undying" form, I knew I had to make it. Undyne is a pixel sprite, so I didn't have a lot to go an as far as design goes, but honestly that was the best part for me. This cosplay was also the first time I was really able to experiment with LEDs, which turned out really cool, and although it was difficult to wear all day at a con, it was definitely worth it. Hopefully I'll be revamping this cosplay soon, and taking more pictures as well.
Dragon Age is a series that is near and dear to my heart, so I knew I was eventually going to have to cosplay my favorite Warden. Origianlly, this was going to be a Bethany Hawke cosplay (and it still might be one day), but for now I decided to throw on some Vallaslin and become the Grey Warden from DA: Origins. Each foam square was cut, glued, and painted BY HAND and to this day is the one cosplay element that has taken me more time than any other.
Queen Zelda was actually a collaboration with one of my friends that didn't work out as planned, but was still tons of fun and totally worth making. I had already done a Princess Zelda, but once they released the Hyrule Warriors designs I knew my days as Zelda were not over yet. I still haven't gotten a professional shoot of this cosplay yet, but fear not--I will be very soon!
This idea was brought up by a cosplay friend of mine who really wanted to do the group from Madoka Magica--an anime that I hadn't actually seen at the time. Origianlly I was just going to make the outfits and the others would model them, but about halfway through the process our Homura was unable to attend the con, so I stepped in and threw the outfit on myself. The whole process was a lot of work, but totally worth it. Anime costumes can be a little ridiculous at times because of all the crazy colors and shapes each outfit has, but I think it's really fun to break down each element and ask "okay so how does this work". Needless to say, there was a lot of that in this process.
Solas was a character I was hesitant to do at first, but once I got started I fell in love. Dragon Age is such an important series to me, and Inquisiton was gorgeous in it's design, so I knew I would have to do a character from it. Solas ended up fitting my style because most of his outfit is sewn, which is my specialty. I also was itching to try out a bald cap and do some more intense makeup. The on-location photoshoot was done at 4am in the woods by a waterfall, and yes I was technically barefoot the whole time. It was worth it.
Princess Zelda was the first large costume project that I did, and I fell in love with cosplay the moment I put these finished pieces on. I worked for months on Princess Zelda, and the hard work definitely paid off. I won best in show at my first con ever and it fueled my newfound love even more. Getting to be a princess all day was incredibly fun (even in heels), and I will remember that weekend fondly.
Makeup is a form of art that I will always love and always strive to improve with. I feel that makeup gives a cosplay or a look that final finishing touch that completes the ensemble. Sometimes I do looks to practice for a specific character--and sometimes its just for fun.
If Princess Zelda was the first major costume I made, then John would definitely be the first "minor" one. This outfit was really super simple, comfortable, and fun to wear. Homestuck really got me involved with the con community and allowed me to meet a ton of really cool people, so I'll always remember running around as John fondly.
I have tons of cosplays and props that I've worn to conventions but never been able to get an official photoshoot for, so I've gathered them all here!
Digital is not my preferred medium but I am working to improve it every day. I use a Wacom tablet and Paint Tool Sai/Photoshop for all of my work.
I am a traditional artist at heart. My preferred mediums are pencil, ink, marker, and watercolor. I draw a lot of fanart. I do other art too but mostly fanart.
I love to design new and interesting characters, whether or not there is a story attached. I do have a comic currently in the early stages of development, and the recurring characters you see here are the major players in that story!