Things not to say to cosplayers bbc3

So back in November 2017 I did some filming with BBCThree for their ‘Things Not to Say to Cosplayers’ episode! It was so much fun to do, an exciting and quite nerving experience too, but never did I think that from me just planning out the creation of my Moana costume this time last year would get me to here! I’m really proud of myself for doing this, I usually shy away from the camera but it’s so important to capture these kind of moments – it’s definitely a stepping stone for me. Watch out for more cosplays in future! Enjoy the video, it was good fun to do 🙂

Moana Cosplay

I apologise for the delay in showing these but here are the photos from London Comic Con where I cosplayed as Moana! Everything was entirely handmade and I am so happy with the results, it looks really authentic – like I am a real islander!

May ID 2017

May ID illustration – Aliyah and Moana fusion in celebration of completing my cosplay and I shall be attending London Comic Con dressed as her! I hope the weather is gorgeous for it too 🙂

Moana Cosplay Making

Currently near completion of creating my Moana cosplay from scratch! I wasn’t able to find her costume online that was made nicely and in my size, so I decided to take on the ongoing project of creating it myself and it has been a lot of fun! I created the top and belt with the help of my aunty who is embroidering the skirt, it looks so organic and tribal! Really true Moana’s heritage.

What’s nice about being an artist is that your craft and skills cross over all platforms 🙂

Final photos of the entire cosplay together will be up soon!

Art Update

I have been a real busy body of late! Many requests are coming through from authors to illustrate their books and I have started a new part time job at the Disney Store too. My life is taking a whole new turn and I am very happy at the way it has unfolded. So much has happened to me within a year, it’s unreal but I feel more in control of my happiness especially career-wise. I hope to one day quit my day job and really be a full time artist! The only way is up.

Moana

Moana drawing! I can not wait to see this film after today’s new trailer! The drawing on the left is the one I did today, the one on the right is from last year October (I attempted inktober and I failed). I am amazed and so happy with my progress and improvement with my drawings. Practising your passion and never giving up is the only way you’ll improve. I’ve been able to draw from as long as I can remember, but by challenging myself and pushing my skills I’ve become a versatile artist. Only now do I finally feel like I’ve found a style that I really do love. This picture is proof that if you keep practising something, you WILL improve.

Moana Improvement