Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sailor Universe Cosplay Thoughts


Just a short blurb about some stuff that ran through my head as I was finishing my latest costume -

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.

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1 comment:

Adrienne said...

I follow you on Sheezy Art, and was astounded by what you've done.

I just want to let you know that you and Sailor Uni have been an extreme inspiration to -me-, even. The fact that you were able to carry through with dreams like this, and able to express yourself through your character is something extremely precious. I've always felt this way too, so much that when I was little, I would sing songs and actually wanted to grow up to be a sailor scout, haha.

I'm just so proud of you for doing what you believe in, what you've done, and how you express yourself. I can really feel the passion in your work, and I'm so happy to see this.

You look great as Sailor Uni. Keep up the great work. :)