Many people cosplay for different reasons, but for me it’s more of a desperate need for a creative outlet.
I’m a Management Information System (MIS) major in college, which means I diagram and code all day long. It’s not glamorous or amazing, but I love coding and diagramming can be fun. However, I am left with very little creativity in such a structured environment. So, what did I do? I fell into cosplay (again).
I briefly fell into way back in high school but left it because I was embarrassed by my skill level in comparison to others. While I fell out of the cosplay scene, I didn’t completely fall out of the con scene, and God knows I’ve heard enough about cons from greyrondo. So I got jealous and came back. And then I fell in love with costuming and I am here to stay this time around. 🙂
I’m just hoping my post-bachelor degree job can pay for my cosplay hobby, because Lord, this is an expensive hobby