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Hello! I'm Shiva, and I've been cosplaying since 2003.

I've always been interested in costuming, but when I discovered cosplay in college I never would have dreamed I'd still be doing it over ten years later! I certainly never thought that's how I would meet my husband (http://www.acparadise.com/loves/sketch), or some very incredible friends. I love performing and making costumes, and I've met a ton of amazing people through this crazy hobby and learned more than I could have imagined. It's been a blast!

Next Convention Appearance: Anime Boston 2019

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*Shiva* says, "They never made adult-sized coats or outfits; however for Samantha and Kirsten, their larger child-sized outfits (size 14-16 kids) fit me relatively well since they run large so I've found a few that I can wear on eBay. It's not easy, though - its hard to find any of the outfits other than the "Meet" dresses and even harder to find them in sizes above a child size 6 or 8. I've spent years trolling eBay to collect a few because I was so into them as a kid. I'd advise starting there!"
For Samantha Parkington from American Girls Collection
*Shiva* says, "They never did adult-sized ones; however for Samantha and Kirsten, their larger child-sized dresses (size 14-16 kids) fit me relatively well since they run large so I've found a few that I can wear on eBay. It's not easy, though - its hard to find any of the outfits other than the "Meet" dresses and even harder to find them in sizes above a child size 6 or 8. I've spent years trolling to collect a few because I was so into them as a kid. For Felicity, the colonial style dresses are more form-fitting and there is no way even a large child size would fit properly over my adult-proportioned chest and hips, so I've made her outfits myself using colonial dress patterns."
For Felicity Merriman from American Girls Collection
AmericanGirl1990 says, "Where did you go to get the adult sized coat? I am really into American Girl clothes, but I don't really sew, so I'd like to be able to buy them now that I have a job."
For Samantha Parkington from American Girls Collection
AmericanGirl1990 says, "I didn't know Pleasant Company did adult sized reproductions. I'll have to look into that because I have absolutely no patience for sewing, much like a lot of the American Girls."
For Felicity Merriman from American Girls Collection
TotallyToastyAri says, "So lovely!!"
For Shiva from Final Fantasy X