A few people already know this, but it's about time to make an announcement publically: Fanime 2013 will be my last convention.
I'm at the point in my life when conventions no longer appeal to me. My big focal points right now are graduate school and starting my career, and conventions don't really fit into the picture anymore.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a cosplayer. The hobby has allowed me to meet wonderful, amazing people who have great talents, and I'm grateful for every friendship I've made and each learning opportunity I've experienced.
This is not the end of my hobby as a costumer! I will still attend certain events in costume, such as festivals, parties, and location shoots, and this website will continue to be a networking source and the main portfolio of my creations. More and more these days, I prefer smaller, more personal costuming experiences over big cons, and my interest is shifting away from cosplay and onto movie and historical garment recreation.
This May will be full of thanks and goodbyes to the people who have made cosplaying so wonderful. Let's make it a time to remember!