We’re wrapping up our “Women in the Arts” series with a spotlight on Shannon, who works at the South Cobb Regional Library. Her talent? Sewing! Specifically, Shannon sews costumes.
Here’s a little bit about her, in her own words:
“I’ve been a big fan of anime (Japanese animation) since 1996. In 2001, I attended my first anime convention where I was introduced to cosplay. Cosplay (short for costume play) is the act of dressing up as a character from an anime and involves designing patterns for and sewing an outfit.
Before I started cosplaying, I had never sewn anything substantial in my life, but now I can’t wait to start sewing new cosplay outfits! So far, I have created about a dozen different outfits. It’s so much fun to be able to wear the finished product to a convention and have other people recognize which character you are!”
I hope that you’ve enjoyed our “Women in the Arts” series! Have you been inspired by these ladies to try your hand at something new? Please leave us a comment! If you’re looking for resources for your new hobby, don’t forget about the library.