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Opening the tear by J-Sillabub Opening the tear :iconj-sillabub:J-Sillabub 1 0 The thimble by J-Sillabub The thimble :iconj-sillabub:J-Sillabub 3 0 Stepping through by J-Sillabub Stepping through :iconj-sillabub:J-Sillabub 1 0 Dreaming of Paris by J-Sillabub Dreaming of Paris :iconj-sillabub:J-Sillabub 2 0 Reach up by J-Sillabub Reach up :iconj-sillabub:J-Sillabub 1 0 Sitting by J-Sillabub Sitting :iconj-sillabub:J-Sillabub 1 0 Booker and Elizabeth by J-Sillabub Booker and Elizabeth :iconj-sillabub:J-Sillabub 1 0 Looking through the tear by J-Sillabub Looking through the tear :iconj-sillabub:J-Sillabub 4 0 A cat? Maybe a dog...? by J-Sillabub A cat? Maybe a dog...? :iconj-sillabub:J-Sillabub 0 0 Nice to meet you by J-Sillabub Nice to meet you :iconj-sillabub:J-Sillabub 0 0 Bee and Puppycat by J-Sillabub Bee and Puppycat :iconj-sillabub:J-Sillabub 1 0 Amir dress and skirt (WIP) by J-Sillabub Amir dress and skirt (WIP) :iconj-sillabub:J-Sillabub 1 0 Ryu's magatama by J-Sillabub Ryu's magatama :iconj-sillabub:J-Sillabub 0 0 Ryu wig (WIP) by J-Sillabub Ryu wig (WIP) :iconj-sillabub:J-Sillabub 1 0 Ryu shirt (WIP) by J-Sillabub Ryu shirt (WIP) :iconj-sillabub:J-Sillabub 0 0 Ryu trousers (WIP) by J-Sillabub Ryu trousers (WIP) :iconj-sillabub:J-Sillabub 1 0

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Minami 2014 Photo Studio 37 by cosmicnut Minami 2014 Photo Studio 37 :iconcosmicnut:cosmicnut 1 3 breath of fire 4 fan art by froggiechan breath of fire 4 fan art :iconfroggiechan:froggiechan 226 61 Fat Cat by Kitten-Blue Fat Cat :iconkitten-blue:Kitten-Blue 11 11 Mystic Mia by obsessedkitten Mystic Mia :iconobsessedkitten:obsessedkitten 1,334 209 Trashcat by tanikel Trashcat :icontanikel:tanikel 336 132 BOFIV: Ursula by Takilmar BOFIV: Ursula :icontakilmar:Takilmar 273 58 Street Fighter Girls by daydreamernessa Street Fighter Girls :icondaydreamernessa:daydreamernessa 172 29 chi kitten by Apofiss chi kitten :iconapofiss:Apofiss 6,023 327 Ferocious by Asumaruu Ferocious :iconasumaruu:Asumaruu 397 46 so sweeet by marusitaneko so sweeet :iconmarusitaneko:marusitaneko 6 2 Tigger by helenacomz Tigger :iconhelenacomz:helenacomz 9 0 I wish fly by ConnectCat I wish fly :iconconnectcat:ConnectCat 1 2 deadly in red by gattomannaro deadly in red :icongattomannaro:gattomannaro 30 5 Roarrr!! by R-no71 Roarrr!! :iconr-no71:R-no71 749 152 Chibi Felicia by CheloStracks Chibi Felicia :iconchelostracks:CheloStracks 108 23 Various changes of Chun-Li by marchinx1 Various changes of Chun-Li :iconmarchinx1:marchinx1 2,227 127

Activity


A year and a half away! How did that happen? Actually, I know how that happened, but since an explanation would be both lengthy and overly personal, I will spare you all :P

Anyway. I haven't been very active on the cosplay front, in part due to the aforementioned personal reasons, and in part due to having other, real-life things to prioritise. In short, I survived the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, plus a work trip to Barcelona last summer, and while my job is continuing to stress me out in ways that it really shouldn't, hopefully there's change on the horizon. I lost my gran last summer too, and while it broke my heart to lose her (we were very close), the life she had towards the end wasn't really much of a life, so I'm glad she's at peace now. My last memory of her was going to visit, and while she didn't say much, she held my hand and kept giving me this wicked smile, like there was some big secret between just the two of us. I had just started a new relationship at the time, so maybe she could tell how happy I was ;)

On a happier note, I've learned how to make Victorian-style corsets (overbust and underbust), and a close friend of mine got married last Autumn and asked me to make her wedding attire, which I'm pleased to say came out beautifully! She looked gorgeous, and I had numerous compliments from her family and friends, so I'm allowing myself to be proud of that. I may also be taking on a commission to make another wedding dress for a wedding in June, so we shall see what transpires in the next week or so! I'm not putting any of the work I do for wedding dresses etc on my dA as I want to keep a separation between things I do professionally and things I do for a hobby, so instead it's all going to go on my Tumblr, here.

As for cosplay, I will have some photos to put up as I just came back from this year's Minamicon, but I just have to wait for the various con photographers to finish processing their shots and put them online! I'm also planning to change the way I approach cosplay from now on, as I really am tired of rushing my costumes, trying to finish them in hotel rooms, and then never being completely happy with them afterwards. I have the right equipment and enough experience now that I should be making really good stuff, but a lot of the costumes I've worked on, even in recent years, have ultimately disappointed me for one reason or another. I want to be proud of the things I work on, and the fact is, I'm not proud of many of them! So, I want that to change. Since there's no Amecon this year, I effectively have a full year before my next convention (not sure whether I'll do London Expo or not), and I've got two costumes underway that weren't ready for Minami, so that's my plan right there. Finish those off, be happy with them, wear them with pride. I've got a year. That's more than doable. And if I find other things I want to make later on, then that's cool too :)

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J-Sillabub
Leah
United Kingdom
Irish PhD student, studying in Bath, UK but living and working in London somehow. Will undoubtedly be a mad cat lady one day. Mainly a cosplayer/dressmaker/seamstress, but now and again I point a camera at things in a slightly arty way. Not so much that I'd call myself a photographer, but yeah. I sing too, but you can't really post that on a website like this.

My other spots on the net!
Cosplay Tumblr: sillabubcosplay.tumblr.com
Cosplay LJ (one day I'll post in here again...): sillabubcosplay.livejournal.co…
Cosplay Island: www.cosplayisland.co.uk/overvi…
Cosplay.com: www.cosplay.com/member/69076/
Cosplay Lab (mostly abandoned): www.cosplaylab.com/cosplayers/…
Cure: en.curecos.com/profile/?ch=276…
WorldCosplay: worldcosplay.net/member/Sillab…
Cosplay Connection: cosplayconnection.net/index.ph…
Cospix: cospix.net/sillabub/

Current Residence: London, UK
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Metal, Punk, Electronic, Classical, Opera
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:iconlittlesongbirb:
LittleSongbirb Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey!
Thanks for watching my group, it means a lot!

Happy costuming~! :meow:
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J-Sillabub Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
No problem! Seemed like the polite thing to do since you're sharing one of my photos :D
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LittleSongbirb Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw~ :iconloveheartplz:
I hope to see more from you!
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IssamSolo Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Leah, are you alive?
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celaya4ever Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday from Mexico!
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J-Sillabub Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Thank you! :D
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celaya4ever Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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celaya4ever Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday from Mexico!
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J-Sillabub Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Argh, not been on here for a while and missed this! Thank you! :D
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feldhase Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch :hug:
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