I love costuming and prop building, but if I were to be honest, I’ve been a little disheartened with cosplay and costuming in recent months. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been suffering from pretty heavy depression since my surgery and car accident. Then my former writing partner killed the Butch G. Cat project and flushed nine years of my life down the toilet. All added up, I’ve felt the weight of the world on my shoulders in recent months.
I’ve been unable to wear my Stormtrooper armor since the car accident as it is just too uncomfortable. I have finally finished my chiropractor appointments this past week, so hopefully I can get back into it soon.
At the last appointment with my psychiatrist, she said I needed to find my spark. So I decided to set out and find it again.
While browsing the 501st forums, I stumbled across a Havoc Trooper. This is a character from The Old Republic video game set over 3,000 years before the events in Star Wars: A New Hope. I fell in love with this on first sight. Over the next few weeks I will be fitting it and detailing the paint further and making it my own.
I think I may have finally just found my spark. I haven’t been this excited about costuming in a while.
I am also on the last chapter of Don’t Make Me Come Down There. Hopefully the end of this slump is around the corner.