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Alicia Bellamy
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Associate Artist Fireforge Games
Costume Maker and Cosplayer
Currently: Orange County, CA
Favorite Movies: Campy Horror <3

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First off cosplay has an amazing community, and I can't thank everyone on here enough for all of your support. That "like" button push helps  gets me through the long days and the complications I may run into.

I came to the realization again last night (while I was struggling on the neck piece) that in the end cosplay is about fun no matter how stressful it gets. Cosplay is about learning, meeting new people, and having an amazing time. Do not ever let other people, stress, and the struggles stop you. I know this sounds slightly cheesy, but sometimes when you hit a bump in the road you just need to hear that everything is going to be great. Just envision your finished product and keep working through the bumps!
Whenever I get stressed  I throw on  some cosplay interviews and contests; seeing all of the amazing costumes everyone creates really pushes me even harder to make another epic piece.

Also, do not be afraid to trash the piece and start over!

One thing I have learned from art in general is don't get attached to your art. I am not saying don't love what you do, I am simply saying that it is important to know that even if you have to remake it a 2nd or 3rd time it will always turn out looking better than the first :).

In conclusion, look to your inspirations the next time you are staring at a costume piece that you have struggled with, and don't be afraid to start over!

Here are some of my inspirations:
www.facebook.com/RainyiaCospla…
www.facebook.com/yayacosplay
www.facebook.com/TabithaArtyfa…
www.facebook.com/Riddlesmessyw…
www.facebook.com/LightningCos
www.facebook.com/OshleyCosplay…
www.facebook.com/gstqfashions
www.facebook.com/crystalcosfx
www.facebook.com/punishedprops
www.facebook.com/KamuiCos
www.facebook.com/VolpinProps

I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on how you get through the costume struggles! 
  • Mood: Joy
  • Watching: Cosplay In America
  • Playing: Diablio 3: ROS
  • Drinking: Chia water

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:iconxanloz:
xanloz Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank for the Lama
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Vert-Vixen Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D yup!

-VV<3
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FTMPro Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Happy Birthday.  Hope you got a chance to enjoy your day!
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:iconvert-vixen:
Vert-Vixen Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you I did!!

-VV<3
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:iconftmpro:
FTMPro Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Great to hear!
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:iconvenom-v13:
Happy Birthday!!
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:iconvert-vixen:
Vert-Vixen Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!

-VV<3
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:iconvenom-v13:
You're welcome!
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:iconvenom-v13:
You share the same birthday as my older sister it seems! :D
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Geneen-Bones Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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