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Hello there! This here's Jen. I've dabbled in various forms of art, drawing and painting are my best. But cosplay seems to be the one thats taking over my life right now. Its all I want to be doing and there's so many I want to do but ugh, time and money!

I can be quite distant on here sometimes and take weeks, even months to reply to comments and messages but I DO read all of them. I don't mean to be so, I just don't know what to say half the time so I leave it to come back to it later but by then so much time has gone by that it wont even matter anymore... I suck at keeping in contact with people D:
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I come back to dA from a 5 month absence to find I have been tagged.
Haven't done one of these for a while, well here we go.



Tagged by  Nomes :iconnomescosplay:  :shakefist:

★. You must post these rules.
★. Each person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
★. Answer the questions the tagger set for you, and create 10 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
★. You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
★. Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
★. No nonsense in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this."
★. You have to tag 10 people.

10 random things about me
1. I own 3 cats, Willow a ginger and white tabby and 2 black tabby siblings, Merlin and Lilla.
2. I have 3 tattoos and 2 piercings.
3. I love reading and sometimes even have several books on the go at once.
4. I tend to rearrange the furniture in my room every few months. I like change.
5. I love candles and incense burners. I buy both on a regular basis.
6. I own a replica of Sting. It glows blue when idiots are close.
7. I own 8 wigs, each one a different colour.
8. I have too many paintbrushes, I don't even use half of them.
9. I have a rather large collection of dragon figurines. 30+
10. I play too many video games and don't get on with enough cosplay making.

Nomes Questions:
1. What's your most ingenious cosplay discovery?
  Worbla. I'm only a beginner with the stuff but seeing what you can make with it is truly awe inspiring.

2. You kicked a puppy: why?
  It was an accident!! D:  It was running round my feet while I was walking!

3. What is your favourite material (fabric, glues, etc.)?
  CARDBOARD!! I hoard the stuff, can make anything with it. And my glue gun, I would be lost without it.

4. How do you choose materials for a cosplay?
  I look up a hell of a lot of reference pictures and have a good search around to see what will work best, figure what needs to be made like armour or just fabric.

5. How far in advance do you plan a cosplay?
  I usually get ideas for new cosplays all the time so first I have to decide which ones to do and how much time I have until the next con I plan to attend. My current project has been in the planning since about mid December 2012 and I'm not wearing it until Oct 2013 but because I'm going to be using materials I've never used before I wanted to give myself plenty of time in case things go wrong and I need to try something else.

6. The character you want to cosplay is never shown from behind so you have no back references: What do you do?
  See if anyone else has attempted the cosplay, see how they tackled the dilemma and maybe have a chat to them about it. Do a few concept ideas based on what the rest of the cosplay looks like, get other peoples opinions on them before the final making of.

7. Cosplay competions: Yay or Nay? Why?
  I don't quite get the question, would I consider entering one? Yes but I think I would have to go on with a group or at least one other person because I get awful stage fright. I get really nervous and cant stand being stared at by so many people. Odd for a cosplayer I know. Do I like cosplay competitions? Yes, I really enjoy watching the Euro Cosplay comp at London Expo.

8. How did you start cosplaying?
  It was my best friends doing, she attended some cosplay conventions and would tell me about them and I was really quite intrigued by the idea of making a costume and wearing it surrounded by people who are just as crazy as you are. I don't know what I would have done without it. I've met such amazing friends through it and matured so much as a person.
 
9. Who are you in the real world?
  I work for 'The Co-operative' (The Co-op) in a food shop in Coventry. Real great bunch of people I work with, really understanding and rather quite interested in what I do with cosplay and stuff. My manager is always asking about future costumes and any progress. And they're always quite eager to see any photos of me. Been there nearly 2 years now, before that I did university for a year but dropped out due to reasons I'd rather not get into and before that was 2 years of Art and Design at College. I still live with my parents but I would like to move out at some point, its just being able to afford it. I have an older brother who lives down in Hampshire with his girlfriend. Urrmm I'm gonna shut up now, I'm rambling.

10.What does cosplay fame mean?
  I like to think its people who are exceptional at what they do but instead of getting big headed and lost in the fame they take the time to help those of us that are just starting out. I really admire those that share their methods and are willing to stop and talk to you.



I'm gonna be boring now because I've been off dA for nearly half a year I don't actually talk to anyone on here anymore so I have no idea who to tag, plus I don't have time to think of 10 questions right now. I might do it later. I'm sorry. I know. I suck.
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  • Reading: The Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson
  • Watching: Quantum Leap

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WolfLinkByDarkEco Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*le gasp*

You are from the UK too! *high fives*

In the name of the Precursors, PLEASE tell me you are going to the Cardiff Convention this year? I would ADORE to meet you in your fab Jak cosplay :iconpancakeglompplz:
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Doryfoo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!! I am so sorry for the late reply, I don't log onto deviantart much anymore.
Anyways, I've sent messages to your tumblr but I seem to have problems with them actually being sent properly SO I was wondering if you have a Facebook so I can add you on there and invite you to a Jak and Daxter cosplay group I help run. ( I don't know why I didnt think of it before) would be easier to keep in contact. 
I am also planning to come to the Cardiff Convention just for the Saturday in my Jak cosplay so I hope you'll be there too! :D

Jak n Dax high five 
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WolfLinkByDarkEco Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! That Is awesome, Whooo! My name on Facebook is Abi Le Guilcher <3

I was gonna go as 2D on Saturday, but I'll do my Dax instead ;3 I would love to get some snaps with you!!
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whymustyoudothis Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are an excellent artist and costume desinger, you even inspired me and my sister with our cosplays as well (she dressed up as Dark Jak for Halloween).
Keep up the good work!
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sonxfanchara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Me an my sister luv your cosplay, find you on DA TO SEE THAT YOU ARE IN THE UK OMG //SQUEELSSS

Ur an awesome Jak cosplayer, its mine an my sisters future dream to cosplay Jak an Torn Cause Ima obsessed fan of Torn ahah

Still, its great to see other Jak fans from the UK * Q *
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