So much nostalgia today it seems. @carol.on posted a photo of her first Carol and it's honest to goodness an inspiration to us all. So I'm jumping on this trend too. My first cosplay. True cosplay, worked on it weeks and the night before a con. (Legit I was painting the knife and got impatient and put it in the sheath before it dried and it never came out again..) This is the first photo. From May 31st, 2014, the beginning of Darlina Dixon. The point here is, we all have a start and it's not perfect. It'll never be perfect, that's just how it is! This photo makes me laugh but also reminds me that it's what started it. I've said it before, I'm far from a perfect cosplayer and I'm barely an ok cosplayer. Most of my followers aren't even cosplay related. But ey, I can't control that. (They are at my other account tho @jammdixon 😉) Cos for the fun, don't stress. It ain't about that. It's a hobby. Relax. And appearing to look like you know what you're doing comes with experience, LIKE EVERYTHING.