GR: How much of a time-investment is this? What do you like to do outside of cosplaying?
CS: Cosplay is a huge time investment, so I don't get the chance to make a new costume every month combined with an awesome full time job. Patterning, cutting, sewing, crafting, carving... depending on the project, a cosplay can take weeks, even months to complete. Some people are more efficient than others; I prefer to start early and take my time with a costume rather than rush through it at the last minute. Outside of my cosplay hobby, I enjoy going to the beach, playing video games and board/card games.
Pictured: Vanessa VanCleef from World of Warcraft.