I have been cosplaying for 10+ years and have won a number of awards from Best Craftsmanship to Overall Best in Show, competing in conventions in the Midwest, from Iowa to Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri. I am a fourth generation seamstress in my family with 25 years of sewing experience, and 15+ years of costuming construction. Being a sucker for anything with a ball gown and have made a number of well known gowns, from Ciel’s pink dress from Kuroshitsuji, to Euphemia’s gown in CLAMP’s art book of Code Geass. With the skills I’ve gathered from being a seamstress, and cosplay, I’ve put them to use as I study at UCM to get my doctorate in textile archaeology.