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Hello Everyone, my name is Ashley but most people in the cosplay community know me as singingaway or ongaku. I was once a part of a cosplay group called KillsWithCake, which consisted of my best friend and my sister but we all went our own ways in due time and now I’m still cosplaying by myself. My sister still helps me from time to time by taking my pictures and possibly helping with any creating if she can find the time. She lives in a different city than me now so it makes it harder, haha. I felt the need to write this section out to share my opinions on cosplay for anyone who would like to do it.

First of all, I would like to state that, to me, cosplay is just about having fun. You don’t need to get good at sewing, styling wigs, or making props. In fact, buying your own costume is not a crime as long as you are not trying to claim it as your own work. A lot of my costumes are bought. My sewing skills leave much to be desired, I’m not going to lie. I’m better at wig styling, making props, and doing the makeup. Doesn’t mean I can’t cosplay because I don’t have the time or talent in making my own costume from scratch. I think my favorite part of the cosplay is doing the photo shoots and going around the conventions. I’m not someone to compete or become super good at it. I want people to know this so they don’t have to feel afraid to start cosplaying.

I hope you enjoy my cosplay sections and it gets you motivated to start cosplaying as well.

Conventions that I tend to go to – San Japan, A-Kon, AnimeFest, San Angelo Comic Con – I hope to go to more in the future. If you see me be sure to say hi. ♥