I've been a costumer for a number of years, and enjoy the challenges each costume brings both construction-wise and modelling-wise.
I make and wear all my own costumes, and have never had any formal training for costume design. I believe anyone is capable of sewing regardless of background experience, so long as you have the imagination to be creative and the willingness to learn from your mistakes. Needless to say I've made my fair share of rather silly mistakes!
Current Residence: Auckland, NZ