Honestly, I have always dreamed of getting one. I know that seems like a fairly ridiculous thing, but.... this is an honor. It means my work (with that of Kezia) has been recognized.
And That? That is extremely humbling and I could not be more grateful.
Even the short sentence for the award recognized my set.
That to me means more than any other reason could have possibly. I take great pride in my set and production design work - the words touched a very deep place in my heart.
Looking back at those photos from almost 2 years ago was certainly a throw-back.
But it makes me realize a big reason of why I cosplayed and looked forward to it.
And that is Kezia.
Kezia is more than the person who takes photos of me in costume. She is my dear friend, and an artist of true perfection.
I know she looks back on old photos and cringes knowing her skills now far succeed her original, but she could take shitty iphone photos of me and I would still smile at them. Because with each photo I look back on, I remember a great story behind it - a great time with an exceptional friend.
Kezia is an inspiration, and is someone I truly cherish in my life.
Thank you to everyone who has commented on and/or fave'd the picture, and for that matter, any photo in my gallery. A great thank you also goes out to Kida-neechan for the suggestion and Feature by pullingcandy who made the DD come to be!