Posting this here because I actually like how I look in this pic lol.
Juliet is obviously a very body conscious outfit, and it’s no secret that i’m not very comfortable with how my stomach looks. (or my arms.. or my thighs.. blah blah blah) Last year I dedicated myself to get fit for this costume. I worked out often and watched what I ate, and eventually lost a pant size. I wanted to be comfortable enough in my own skin to wear this and be proud of myself. I wanted to prove that I could do what it takes to make myself feel ok with showing off what I am most self conscious about. Yeah.. there were still people calling me “chubby” and comparing me to much more in-shape Juliet Starling cosplayers after I lost weight…but I knew that I had worked hard to get where I was and I was still proud of what I accomplished.