"All I touch turns to stardust;
Displaying an intrinsic beauty that is both inspiring and yet,
Is dubbed the work of dreamer's fancy.
Society forgets itself,
For what is the world around us composed of, but stardust?"
~ A child of endless dreams
Yo! I'm Ko, a cosplay fanatic who occasionally dabbles in a variety of other art forms, including drawing, painting, writing, and photography. A majority of my work is available here, but if you're interested in my photography or cosplay group, please visit:
(Photography) and (Cosplay Group). For my personal cosplay account, please visit Ko-chan's Cosplay on FB.
I've been cosplaying since I was 7 years old (even earlier, if you count Disney characters), and have been obsessed with it ever since. My first anime cosplay was Sailor Moon, and I've done way too many characters to count since then. My best guesstimate of how many I've done can be found on my "Cosplay I've Done I+ II" journals, but there are always ones I forget to list, so who knows how many I've actually completed?
I also do commissions (see my Cosplay + Art/Jewelry commissions journals for details), and base my rates on how much time/effort I will have to devote to the project and how intricate the drawing/costume/etc. is.
For cosplay commissions, I have a separate fee for labor and another for materials (if the client is unable to purchase materials on their own/supply them for the project). There is also a separate shipping fee (if required), and an additional expedited/rush fee for projects requested less than a month in advance of the due date (20% of labor fee cost). Please note me if you are interested in commissioning me for anything.
If you're new to cosplay or are just looking for someone to explain something specific that you're having trouble with, feel free to note me with your question, and I'll do my best to help.