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Read about what drives Cosplayers to go out there:
“Cosplay is one of the purest forms of self expression. I’ve been shy my entire life, and when I put on a costume, I feel like an entirely different person. Attention and conversations suddenly become fun! I’m incredibly passionate about the time I spend on making my cosplays, and showing off my hard work is exhilarating. There’s really nothing like the cosplay community, honestly. Everyone is so open and welcoming.” – Sarahkitty
“Cosplay means being able to take any character you love or admire and portray them yourself. It’s a chance to become a living, breathing version of a character, which is an amazing experience for you and others who love the character. It means having fun and always giving yourself new goals, thinking up new ideas, learning to use new materials, and always being proud of your achievements.” – Pyxl
“Cosplaying means embodying a character that I love, and getting to share it with like-minded fans and friends. I means feeling safe to love what you love, and share that love with other people without worry of judgement. Going to an Expo has always been a huge event within my social group, and we make quite the event out of it every year, so it means getting to share a wonderful experience with those closest to me. There are few times I have felt more confident than when I Cosplay, so it also reminds me to think better of myself” – Little Red
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” – John Lennon
“With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” – Max Ehrmann, Desiderata
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is within you.” – Rumi
“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget
“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” – Shel Silverstein
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” – Marianne Williamson, Return to Love
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“None but ourselves can free our minds.” – Bob Marley
“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” – William G.T. Shedd
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is,to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you win then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
“I don’t think I could love you so much if you had nothing to complain of and nothing to regret. I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and of little value. Life hasn’t revealed it’s beauty to them.” – Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot
“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz
“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“All we have is all we need. All we need is the awareness of how blessed we really are.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
“Whatever you are, be a good one” – Abraham Lincoln
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”- Kahlil Gibran
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett
“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” – Jack Kerouac
“Your life is not a problem to be solved but a gift to be opened.” – Wayne Muller
“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers But above all the world needs dreamers who do.” – Sarah Breathnach
“Nothing, Everything, Anything, Something: If you have nothing, then you have everything, because you have the freedom to do anything, without the fear of losing something.” – Jarod Kintz
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” -Confucius
“Our ability to grow is directly proportional to an ability to entertain the uncomfortable.” – Twyla Tharp
“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” – C.S. Lewis
“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.” – Ayn Rand
“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.” – Marianne Williamson
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn
“I realize that there are always areas for improvement, I try and do my very best, I am humble about my achievements and I don’t have unrealistic expectations of it” – Alinity Divine
It is a lot of fun. The idea that I am able to share a part of myself with people around the world is incredible. I have met so many wonderful people because of my stream and the idea that I can make someone’s day better just by being myself is very rewarding.
I don’t think I have an answer for this question. My life has been influenced by a set of experiences, some wonderful, others very difficult that I have overcome and have taught me how strong I can be. As a Colombian living outside of my country of origin I look up to Colombian women that are famous, such as Shakira and Sofia Vergara; their personalities help me understand myself a bit, in how I am outgoing and in tune with both my emotions and my body.
I think that measuring one’s success in how many people watch your channel or how “popular” you are, are one of people’s first mistakes. I think I am successful because I have fun doing it. I take streaming seriously when I need to, but not seriously enough to let the trolls get to me. I take the same approach with streaming as I take with many things in life: I realize that there are always areas for improvement, I try and do my very best, I am humble about my achievements and I don’t have unrealistic expectations of it. I think that if there are others that have “failed” at streaming, they have other areas in their lives that they excel at.
Probably those that have been the most difficult. I have learned that I appreciate most those things that I have work hard for: moving out of my home country and taking care of myself, going back to university in Canada, paying for my own school. I really appreciate the feeling of independence that comes with it.
I probably get just as much as they do. I love being on camera, when I was a little girl I used to talk to myself on the mirror. I love talking in general, I have always feel the need to express my thoughts and feelings and streaming is a great opportunity for it. I get to learn something new every day from my chat, from how to say “hello” in French to what the best latest movie is. We often get into existential/political/religious discussions in chat and I try not to step on anyone’s toes and be respectful of everyone’s believes and I think I do a good job at it.
Moving to a new country on my own, new culture, new language. It gave me a completely new perspective on life. Having to take care of myself on my own gave me a lot of strength I didn’t know I had.
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