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Hello DeviantArt!

So first off, I wanted to tell everyone that ever stop by my page this:
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to even glance at my page. Thank
you for looking at my cosplay, my art, my ramblings and odd comments. Just...
Thank you... That being said, this is probably going to be a long journal, so I'll
just post a tl;dr at the bottom so you don't have to go through this entire tirade.
If you do, please bare with me as I try to get my thoughts in order, as this is going
to be quite an emotional post.

Over the past three years I've been dealing with a plethora of issues that has
basically forced me to change as a person (luckily for the better). I was diagnosed
with PTSD from prior service, severe chronic depression with frequent thoughts of
suicide, I lost "friends" whom ended up being toxic, I lost family members to
cancer, and I almost fell into a financial hole that I couldn't pull myself out of. It
had gotten so bad that I almost lost the passion for the one thing that I truly
love: Cosplay.

In my cosplay community, I had been told that I was too fat to cosplay, too ugly,
too 'bad' (never figured out that one), and would never amount to anything as a
cosplayer. I was told my skills weren't to par, that it was my fault things went
wrong, that it was my fault that things were broken or didn't come out right,
it was my fault that things weren't perfect. And for that reason, I wasn't allowed
to compete with whom I thought would support me. I was about to quit and
wash my hands of the cosplay community, because if I wasn't good enough, why
even bother?

Because I refused to go down without a fight. I wanted to prove myself one last
time. That was the year that I made this...

I didn't win any awards that year, but that was the year I was told that it was
unfair that I competed in Intermediate, because my skills had far surpassed that
of anyone else in the category, and I should be moved up to Masters. If it wasn't
for my friends who supported me though this time, I probably wouldn't be here
today. Thanks to them, I'm now an award winning cosplayer (Yes, I'm going to
toot my own horn, I have won 5 awards for my cosplay to date.), a cosplay
judge within my community, and the second in command for the cosplay
department for Colorado Anime Fest, a con that just started last year.

My cosplay is what makes me.... well... me. I'm thankful that I now have a group
of friends who support me in the community and that I've been asked to do
great things for this community. I'm thankful that my friends have helped me start
my own cosplay Youtube show. I am thankful that I have the support and love
from everyone close to me in this community. Thank you...

tl;dr - I had a really shitty few years that I tried to end, found my passion again,
and I love all your faces!! DFTBA!!

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Hey everyone! I know it's been a long time since I've posted anything of real
importance, but I need to post this call for help. I'm up to my neck in bills and
unfortunately, my day job just doesn't cover everything. So I need you help!
I'm not asking for money, but rather I'm selling a lot of really cool stuff that I've
made in hopes to raise some money to help out. Christmas is just around the
corner! If you could please take a moment and look at what I have to sell, I'd
really appreciate it! I love you all and you've made my life so much better! :3…

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I've got something exciting to share in the next few days! =D
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So after the surprise win at Animeland Wasabi (I won best in class for my Ezio
cosplay, YAY!! :3), I'm getting ready for NDK. There's a LOT that is happening
between now and then. Like, a lot. Manga, studies, cosplay, work... Just so
much! And I am about to litter your inboxes with cool stuff. But before I
torment ya'll with stuff for this awesome year, I wanted to say thank you
from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you for supporting me through watches and comments.
Thank you for showing me new techniques and awesome WIP's.
Thank you for stopping my fears when I post something nerve wracking.
Thank you for being you and for being awesome.

If it wasn't for everyone on Deviant Art,, Cosnation, or any of the
sites I participate in, I wouldn't be here today. And a BIG thank you to my
friends who stood by me through everything. YOU ALL ARE AMAZING!!

If you want, you can follow me at these places:
Portfolio -
Facebook -…
Etsy -…
Cosplay.Com -
Cosnation -

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Raising Monies!

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Hey everyone!

So many of you know that I like to make things like cosplay and paperkids
mostly for my own enjoyment. But right now I'm seriously trying to raise
a whole bunch of monies to try and go to an anime con called
Animeland Wasabi. I'm cosplaying a dream cosplay there and thus truly
need to go. So, to help me out, I've opened up my Etsy again to try and
raise more money!

If you like what I've had on my DA or want to see what I've got available,
please take a look here. I really really need your help! It's going to be updated
all week, so I'll update my journal with every new item that goes up. Please
please PLEASE help out a fellow cosplayer! It would be appreciated like
none other! <3 I love yo faces!!…

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A new year, a new me! by trinityrenee, journal

Trin needs your help... by trinityrenee, journal

o3o Epic year is epic! by trinityrenee, journal

Raising Monies! by trinityrenee, journal

2013 Hopes and Dreams by trinityrenee, journal