I did my first cosplay as Arrietty from Ghibli film The Secret Life of Arrietty on Saturday and I really enjoyed myself. I even entered to costume contest in the novice category, and while I didn’t win anything, I was super excited when the judges called my piece “clean” especially since last week was my first time ever using a sewing machine!
I couldn’t have finished the costume without Trae’s help. We even got to the con late because we were finishing the costume in the hotel room on Saturday. (We still got to spend four and half hours at the con and had a blast.) I was feeling super guilty that we were running late because Trae missed the one panel he wanted to see. I started to feel so bad that I managed to sew the skirt on wrong as well as wage war on one of the sleeves because I was rushing to finish. I even gave up at one point and told Trae I would just not go in costume. I didn’t want him to miss that panel, and I felt like he would judge me or fuss at me that I hadn’t gotten more done. Yet, it was Trae’s idea to go to the con late so we could finish the costume. I let my guilt determine what Trae’s feelings and reactions would be.