I have been cosplaying since 1996. Of course my first costumes are nothing to brag about sincemy sewing abilities were non-existant. =^^;;= I've since learned how to make my own patterns and many sewing techniques. However, it still makes me a bit flustered when cosplayer friends of mine ask for my help on things. With each new costume I take on, I feel like there is always something new to learn or try, which is why I've stayed in the hobby so long. It's a fun creative outlet and it really is what it's called cosPLAY~ So let's have fun!