Rounding off the two months of insane busyness, last month was the return of the Manchester MCM Expo. This was my third convention, and my second attempt at cosplaying; this year I was Erza Scarlet, from Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail.

And here’s a photo of me, in costume and (sort-of) in character.

The skirt was made by my mum. The armour is made from craft foam, shaped and trimmed using my own self as a mannequin, (and that was every bit as hilarious and awkward as it sounds, by the way), hot glued together and then spray painted. It took around three days, in total.

Not bad for my second attempt at cosplay ever, (if I do say so myself) though, the armour gave up the ghost on the journey home, so I’m gonna re-build it and use something more flexible than craft foam this time. Stuff kept sliding down my arm or coming unstuck.

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