My journey into cosplay

One of my first cosplays: Clara from Doctor Who "The Bells of St. John"
One of my first cosplays: Clara from Doctor Who "The Bells of St. John"


I've only been attending conventions on a regular basis since mid-2013, and from early on I learned that there is a significant percentage of con-goers who participate in the hobby of cosplay. As most people, I dressed up for Halloween when I was a kid, but gave it up as I got older. I appreciated everyone's efforts and enjoyed other people's cosplays when I went to events like GenCon or Chicago TARDIS, but I never really thought of doing it myself (aside from photo above which was for a viewing of "The Day of the Doctor" and the photo below for Halloween the same year).

Clara from "The Time of the Doctor", Halloween 2013
Clara from "The Time of the Doctor", Halloween 2013

At some point though I got bit by the cosplay bug and decided to attempt cosplaying at a con in 2015. It was thrown together with stuff I already had in my closet and a cheap wig from the party store. I really had no idea what I was doing, but I had fun.

Bad wig and terrible makeup *shudders* Everyone has to start somewhere though
Bad wig and terrible makeup *shudders* Everyone has to start somewhere though

Since then I've learned a bit more about cosplay and how to improve. I've got a nice collection of cosplays that I wear now. But I'm always looking for new cosplay ideas, and my current list of planned/want to do cosplays is constantly growing. But we'll get into that in another post.

Some of my current cosplays in rotation
Some of my current cosplays in rotation

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