So, I’ve finally finished the masterpiece I’ve been dreaming about for over a decade.
Uni’s always been a reflection of how I see myself in the mirror. When I drew her for the first time a year or so after conjuring the idea of her, I was just starting to grow out my bangs around the 4th and 5th grades and had to wear epic headbands to keep them out of my face; I distinctly remember my folks, and even my teacher, getting on my case about the unruly hair.
Long hair was a must for me, including the bangs, so I dealt with it. After a while I attempted to part them to the side as was suggested. I parted them on my right so the bulk would flow to my left…that’s how it looked best to me in the mirror anyway.
Since forever, I’ve looked better in my reflection than in reality, IMO. As such, Universe has always been more beautiful in my mind. She’s who I want to be. She even reflects my dream height of 5’ 8”. =P But for the most part, she’s still got my personality…other than the fact that she never gives up even when I want to.
Deciding to hold off on wearing her wig out in public before I can get my hands on some conditioner spray, today I attempted to part my bangs on the other side for the cosplay and they did not want to obey at all. It was frustrating, but they’re in position right now with a clip, and I think I’ll keep it that way until next week when I debut the costume to give my hair time to get used to the new part.
Even after that…maybe I’ll keep it this way.
Now, when I look in the mirror I see who I used to be as the reality portrays a representation of who I’ve always wanted to become.
Sailor Universe has been such an inspiration to me. There will always be those who are disgusted by the “Mary-Sue” in her and what she represents, but that can never take away what she’s done for me as a person by being my light in life – my angel.
For more on Sailor Universe and her background, visit my homepage at anime-abyss.com~