I'm Joie, and I've been cosplaying for a very long time. For almost every Halloween throughout my childhood my mother and I would make costumes of my favorite Disney characters, but my first anime-related costume, Sailor Moon, wasn't until 1998. I didn't really get into it heavily until my best friend Hannah and I did a cosplay group together from Final Fantasy X back in 2002. We had so much fun that I just had to keep doing it! She and I both share a love for anime, manga, designing and sewing costumes, singing, dancing, and performance-- so we married all of those hobbies into one with our cosplay group Harmonic Cosplay. This hobby has really turned into a wonderful creative activity that lets me spend time with my friends and family-- I can't imagine not doing it! Anyway, I hope you enjoy my costumes!