I consider myself an intermediate cosplayer and I've been cosplaying since November of 2011. I am also a prop maker and I started at the same time I started cosplaying. I've always been a huge anime fan ever since I was little. The very first anime I can remember watching was either the Cowboy Bebop movie, or Akira. Ever since then I've had a huge love for anime as well as Japanese culture in general.
The very first cosplay I ever wore would be Zero from Code Geass which I bought from a Chinese store online, but it was one of my favorite anime at the time and I was just starting out in the cosplay world. Since then I've taught myself how to sew/use patterns and I bought a sewing machine. Each time I make a new costume I learn more advanced techniques and try to push myself to make more difficult outfits for the next project!
I started out prop making with some simple wood working that I self taught. From there I learned many different techniques on finishing a prop. I started branching out into different foams and plastics and incorporating them into what I already knew. I also expanded into 3D modeling/3D printed props. It's been a great experience!
If you have any requests for props that need to be made or something that would interest you feel free to send me a message!