Hi there, I'm Samantha. I've been cosplaying for about 8 years, and mainly attend conventions in central Florida.
I work for Action3 Events and serve as their cosplay events coordinator for Tampa Bay Comic Con, Orlando Comic Expo, Nashville Comic Expo and possibly more events in the future!
Although I do not purport to be an expert in making things, I am more than happy to answer any cosplay/crafting questions you may have.
I don't have a fanpage on Facebook, so this is the best way to keep up with my antics, unless you want to actually add my personal profile on Facebook. I'm not shy about adding friends there so feel free to send me a request IF we have met or at least have mutual friends: "Samantha Petrone"
I used to obsessively check the Ariel costume “tag” on Cosplay.com to see if anyone had made anything super spectacular after I started cosplaying her. I am not ashamed to admit that when I first wanted to cosplay Scarlett years ago, I was thrilled not too many people had done it and there was pretty much no one who had made the version(s) I did.
Basically, you grow out of it. You get to a point…at least, hopefully, you do, where you realize that we’re all just nerds in costumes. Unless you’re in a contest competing against them specifically, who cares? If anything, you and that person have a lot in common, probably, since you chose to cosplay the same character! I have never met another Scarlett in person when they were wearing Scarlett but lemme tell you I’d have a small fangirl attack if I did because she’s so awesome and I want to sit on the con floor and talk for hours about her merits and how the live-action movie screwed her up and how dare they pair her with Duke in Resolute I mean what were they thinking?!
….but anyway, I digress. The point is, there will always be that little niggling thought in the back of your mind telling you you aren’t good enough, or that yours is so much better, or that they look like crap compared to you, or oh shit Yaya-freaking-Han has cosplayed this character why would I even bother now honestly??? But there will (again, hopefully) come a time when you sit down and think, you know? I love this character. And I don’t care if Jessica Nigri or Belle Chere or Nicole Marie Jean have already cosplayed them and have a thousand likes on their photoshoot of it because this character is important to me and dammit I’m going to do the thing.
And then you’ll do the thing. And you’ll be much happier for it, trust me :)
We’re gathering people who would be interested in doing a Moulin Rouge style can-can group for Metro
Possibly Doctor Who themed
Be warned: It will be a lot of sewing. and a lot of fabric.
Contact myself or Timestitcher
Soooo excited about this!
Just think: Can-can femme!Dean with a leather bodice and ruffles and a thigh holster…
Yep. Definitely the next cosplay in the line. :D :D :D
I vote ‘#metro rouge’ as the group hashtag.
Siiiiigh well I guesssss I’m gonna do Abaddon :P