I suppose the journey begins with a single step, or in my case, a first post. Which I have really struggled with starting! I’m not sure who will read this, but I hope that along the journey, we can wander together.
I’m starting this blog to leave behind alphabetic footprints of my journey as a cosplayer, seamstress and musician. Though, I am sure there will be other musings here too. My name is Gadget, a nickname I was given when I worked in the theater. I am a rather quirky, eclectic soul and I can be rather snarky when I write. So be warned that there is snark ahead.
I’m starting a gown. The last of my cosplay endeavors. After being handed four consecutive losses as a competitor, I declared to my boyfriend that I was no longer going to make cosplays. He, being the ever patient and supportive soul, retorted with; “If you could make one last costume or cosplay, what would it be?”
That question took me a week to answer.
You see, there hasn’t been any new animes/character designs that have inspired or moved me. I don’t know if its because I’m getting too old for the scene or if the culture has changed to the point that I no longer identify with it. Who knows. Anyways. After thinking long an hard about his question I found my answer. If I’m going to make one last cosplay, its going to be one hell of a project. Something that challenges me and makes me learn new skills and techniques.
So this was my answer;
Celes Chere from Final Fantasy VI
I chose her for a few different reasons. First, I have always wanted to make a beautiful gown and wear it. As a cosplayer, I have always crossplayed and there has never been a reason for me to play the girl. Second, I watched my sewing master create this gown and I have since had a fascination with the design. Maybe part of me wants to make her proud of what she taught me and what I taught myself. Then finally, I knew I would have to learn a few different skills to make this gown, so I would grow and benefit from it.
When I told this to my boyfriend he told me to go for it. He would absorb the costs and I would be free to create without worry of cost. I’m not sure what good I ever did to have a man like him in my life, but I am thankful and grateful.
So with that, I begin my journey. May we wander together for a time.