Random Shern’s Introduction

RandomShern Profile PicHello and welcome to this cosy little corner of cosplay. Seeing as cosplay is essentially how I found my way into this community, I figured it would be nice to share where my cosplay journey started and how I have progressed over time.

In 2017 I attended my first convention, London MCM May, I was invited by a good friend, and while my bank account would beg to differ, it’s been one of the best things I’ve done and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

My first slightly rushed adventures into cosplay started with a lot of digging through both my cupboards and the internet, searching for some inspiration and supplies, which resulted in two ideas.

Theresa from Fable 2 and Tiger Lily from the film named Pan.

Picture of Theresa and Tiger Lily by BrassContraptionsCosplay

As I’ve gone to more comic cons, I’ve gained more cosplays, more friends, more people to bounce ideas off of and get inspiration from, and more skills. For me it’s all about learning and progressing, soaking up knowledge and finding new ways to use what I already know… and having fun.

Cosplayer vs Cosplays - A selection of cosplays I have created

I will be sharing how these cosplays were put together in future posts, I hope that is something you might be interested to hear about, and I hope it might even give you some inspiration to give it a go yourself, whether that’s just adapting a cosplay you already have or attempting a cosplay from the ground up.

Disclaimer… It is worth noting at this point that the upcoming posts will give you the rundown of how these were made and what I purchased for the outfits, and it is very easy for it to seem like I was fully prepared and seemingly knew exactly what to do off the top of my head. But let’s face it, we would be here until sometime next month if I told each story as a whole, it’s a long process… I was actually far from prepared… definitely didn’t find all my supplies before I began each project… and employed a lot of trial and error along the way, but that’s how we all learn. These will be the short version, with fewer twists and turns, so is hopefully easier to follow and will give an idea of the process as an overview.

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