It’s January,and well, the month has almost passed. It’s been awfully quiet from my side cosplay wise, you might think, having only attended a few more cons at the end of last year. This was due to both my pregnancy and work. I had less energy and had to make more hours because I knew that at the start of the new year I’d be doing without work and income for a while. Although I absolutely love my job as a librarian to bits, the distance of travelling meant that I can’t do it for the upcoming months.
So yes, that’s me doing my normal every day job to the right there, teaching one of the programs for schoolchildren in one of our wonderful libraries. I love the part where we get to tell children a tale and use the little story theatre for it. I suppose it is no secret that I am also the Story Telling Princess in my area, but that aside…. I will miss it, I am missing it. I feel like creating a Belle cosplay just for the sake of missing my job already!
So, new cosplay plans? While it seems that I have been exposing myself very little these past few months I have been working really hard for the cosplay website I’m part of the team of. I’ve been conducting interviews with other cosplayers and photographers, writing and arranging event reports, constantly contacting publishers and event organisations for our press and fitting all the material that has been sent in into pretty little layouts. I have been very busy behind the computer.
On my cosplay page I made an automated queue of pictures of my cosplays and acting work I’d not published there before. The queue should hold till after our child is born. Fingers crossed he won’t stay inside for a few weeks longer…. Among the photos are those of costumes that have unfortunately not withstood the tests of time, such as Ihadurca (to the left), worn at one of the expositions by Mediamatic in Amsterdam. There are also pictures of me on my job as a dancer, as an actor on stage and as a Lady Gaga look-a-like. Things I immensely enjoyed. Looking back at all those images now it is itching. I want to do new costumes. I want to do new shows. I’ll have to wait till my posture is sort of back again. ugh.
For this year, I have been invited to a Once Upon A Time shoot at one of the events and if all goes well I might attend it as Snow in her hunter’s outfit. Not quite a new costume, but sounds like lots of fun. Later on in the year a shoot is planned with Harry Potter characters in the Forbidden Forest and me and the Librarian have been accepted in as Scabior (crossplay for me) and Snape. Once again no new costumes but a lot of fun. I am skipping the conventions at the start of this year till April, just because I don’t know what will happen during this period, but intend to catch up later on in the year. And while I’m currently keeping busy reviewing books for publishers, I’m making sneaky plans to update my Harley costume for perhaps a skit?