"Let's go to Comic-Con!"
It all went downhill from there.
I took the plunge and attended San Diego Comic-Con on a whim in 2015. I was instantly hooked.
As a full-time IT professional, I do my best to devote my spare time to designing and constructing my next project. Getting to (re)create the characters I love is honestly my favorite part! I tend to cosplay characters I can relate to in some way, or those who are often overlooked. I cosplay the characters I love, regardless of whether or not I look like them. I think that's the fantastic thing about cosplay and the surrounding community: all the support and encouragement, especially along the lines of body positivity and acceptance. I love the idea that it's never a question of whether or not someone can "pull it off"! Anyone can cosplay, as long as you enjoy what you do!
I enjoy working with charities, too, primarily through the Star Wars costuming organizations like the Mandalorian Mercs, Rebel Legion, and 501st Legion. These groups not only allow me to do what I love and put some good back out there in the world, but I really love the challenge of building my costumes up to the screen-accurate standards required.
I’m also a streamer on Twitch and can be found on most socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, etc.) as @CosplayMeg!
I'm definitely making good use of my Master's Degree.