Hello! First of all, I'm sorry if my English grammar is bad or weird, English isn't my first language. I wrote my site in English so foreign people could understand it and because I don't want to forget it. I still need to practice!
Some data!Name: Rydia
I started doing cosplay officially on 1999, but I did cosplay without knowing the name of it before. My mother made cosplays for me when I was a kid, as Pocahontas, Robin Hood, and that stuff.
I started to learn how to sew at school at 5 years old and all the primary school. I continue learning by myself in my house. My mother thaught me to use her sewing machine at beginning of 2009, so now I will be able to make my cosplays in less time. It's very tiring to hand-sewing!
I decided to create a website about my costumes at the same year, since I love web design. I've done other websites about videogames and japanese singers before, between years 2000 and 2005. Now I'm learning to use CSS code. I don't understand it yet but it's interesting the effects that can be created with it.
The first costume I made was Rose, from Legend of Dragoon, a playstation videogame. Next year I did my version of Amano Yuna, from Final Fantasy X playstation 2 videogame. It was almost all stuck with glue and hand-sewed, except Rose's zipper and Yuna's skirt pleats. My mother helped me with those details, she were an awesome advicer!
I couldn't continue doing cosplay until year 2007 (with the Samurai Rikku one) because of my studies and the lack of resources to make all the details of the costumes I wanted to do. Now I get along well studies and cosplay. I usually made them at holidays, and now I know where to find good accesories and make-up. I take all the time that requires the costume to be the most accurate possible, because I'm not a person who like doing things fast and wrong.
Thank you all for reading all this xD. Hope you enjoy the site!