Confessions Of A Bella Swan Cosplayer: Chapter 1



I honestly don't even know where to begin with this...


For some reason my mind keeps going back to my college apartment bedroom, sitting at my desk and scouring the internet for leads and sources on clothing brands instead of being in class... yeah, I did that... but hey, these ARE confessions after all, right?


I started this blog quite blindly. All I had was a lot of free time and this infatuating feeling that I NEEDED to be surrounded by this fictitious world. If Bella Swan was irrevocably in love with Edward Cullen, I was irrevocably in love with the Twilight Saga. I'm convinced to this day it had to be the same feeling.


My mind is a little hazy as to the process that lead me to the blog. I guess you can say back then were my days as a human, and certain things seem very distant to me now. I believe my thoughts were along the lines of - I NEED TWILIGHT - I'LL COSPLAY TWILIGHT - I NEED A PLATFORM TO TALK ABOUT COSPLAY - I CAN HAVE TWILIGHT FRIENDS?! -


Okay... so I have a blog... now what? Where is a girl who has zero knowledge on clothing and costuming supposed to go to find info like this? My first source?

Bella Forbidden Edward.


At the time this was the ONLY other Twilight clothing blog that I was aware of, and had stumbled upon it only weeks after creating mine. It was a great blog that taught me a lot about the clothing/ costuming world and its community! It taught me that there WERE other people out there who were interested in the same crazy thing I was, and that I would be able to find family in all of this!


So I started blogging... and started collecting! It wasn't too long after that that I was trying to come up with ways for the blog to be more engaging. People were commenting on posts but that was it. I wanted more. Better yet, I wanted to find people who I could cosplay with. I decided the "Whats in your closet" page would be the perfect way to find other Twilight cosplayers. People would submit their cosplay photos with their name and a little bio and I'd post it to the page! To get it started I actually reached out to a cosplayer in Germany and asked if I could post their photo in case no one actually ever sent photos in.