It's..it's over guys. I survived. I survived my final year of school. All of the exams, the stress, the 90% of my school population that I hate, done. And I couldn't be happier! I finally have time to work on cosplay more, and not only that, but I'm moving closer to Sydney so I'l be able to attend all the cons! Yay! I'm so glad I'm finally getting a move on with my cosplay. It's something I've thought many times about dropping, since I always seem to get discouraged about not working on a project, but alas, I just can't. It's something that I'm always thinking about, and to have more time, and supplies to work with, it's time to get a move on. Now, unlike my many other attempts at jumpstarting my cosplay by throwing myself into a pool of stress and pressure by claiming to make over 10 costumes a year, I'm going to start out slow. So for next year, I'm hoping to pump out 2 - 3 costumes of varying difficulty, just so I can practice my sewing and learn some new skills. I'm really interested into the prop making side of cosplay, so you might see some odd props being made here and there. For now, my only definite cosplay for next year is Yuna from Final Fantasy X. I had hoped to have her done this year, but in all honesty, school caught up with me far too fast for my liking, and I lacked both the time and motivation to get her done. I will also be honest by saying that I've sufferred from terrible self esteem and body issues since I was far too young and although I'm doing my best to battle it, it still lingers and occassionally deters me from wanting to work on a costume because I think I'll look 'fat' or 'bad' in it. I'm going to push through though! Thanks to everyone who has stuck by me through this weird hiatus.
Also, I'll still be using deviantart, but I think my primary updating system will be over on Facebook (here). It's just much easier to upload photos and respond to messages on their system. A lot of my costume construction will be over there instead of here, as I think only my final results will be published here from now on.