Oh you think glitter is your ally? You merely adopted the glitter. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn’t see the sparkles until I was already a woman, by then it was nothing to me but blinding. It was 15 years ago my friends convinced me to make a costume of my favorite video game character. I thought the costume was so bad that I never wore it. It was at that time I swore to myself I would get better if I kept working hard by trying over and over again. I define cosplay as being the ambassador of your favorite anime/video game through costume. I like to use my costumes as a conversation starter to get people interested in my fandom. The best part about cosplay is meeting new people and geeking out over how they made their costumes. Through that bond, you create friendships. I enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to create things that defy the laws of physics. Also, I love making things that are bright, shiny, glittery and full of sparkle. When I am not drowning in cosplay projects, I love to spend time making costumes for my daughter and making clothing/costumes for Sphinx cats.