This is a big week for the cosplay fam at my house. This week we roadtrip to Austin, Texas for RTX. Cosplay daughter just graduated from high school and this is what she chose for a senior trip.
She’s an anglophile, my daughter, and I several years ago I began saving money to take her to England in the summer before she went off to college.
When the time came to plan a trip however, she wanted to go to RTX in Austin- because that’s really her dream. To work for a production company called Rooster Teeth.
and also a Felix (from Red vs Blue) cosplay. She finished painting the jacket for that cosplay yesterday:
Her dream job is to work for Rooster Teeth in costuming and digital art.
And I know I’m her Mom, but seriously. She has skills. She can sew and construct and paint and digitally render.
She’s made this digital print to give to the cast of Achievement Hunter
and will be hoping to make some good contacts.
She’s going to the Webster University Conservatory of Theater Arts in the Fall to study costume design and construction with professionals. She’ll be a Gorlok.
To be honest- the mascot helped sell the school for her. “It’s a Harry Potter mascot!” she said, when we visited.
That, and the fact that it’s the kind of art school where the university team with the best uniforms is the Quidditch team and where students randomly wear cosplay to class.
She’ll both fit in and learn important skills. I’m envious of the required classes in her major- which includes things like “advanced corsetry” and “millinery.”
It’s very exciting for me to see how she’s making her dreams happen.
I helped early on with advice on sewing- pleats and puffed sleeves. Esposo (her stepdad) helped with bondo and plastic forming. He gives her power tools as gifts The amazing guys at her internship at the Eternal Armory taught her CAD and sculpting and 3-D modelling.
But in the end, she’s the one who is making her dreams come true. Constructing her own artistic visions. Making contacts and building a resume. Exploring and trying and learning from those around her.
She may end up working for Rooster Teeth. Or a film studio. Or on Broadway. Or for television.
I’m excited to see how her dreams unfold, and how she’s already making them happen.
We had business cards made- because as you all know, she is already quite skilled. Let me know if you need any design or costuming work done!!!!
see the cards below or contact her at @kiogenic on twitter or tumblr!