Hello Fellow Whovians. I am honored to have been nominated for Gold Usher. I have been a member of the Order for a couple of years, and it has been very fun and I have met some wonderful people and have made many new friends.
My background in costuming began in Historical Reenactment. I have been involved in both Renaissance and English Civil War reenactment since about 2002. After attending SDCC, I was inspired to try my hand at cosplay. I have put together costumes for some of my favorite fandoms: Lord of the Rings, Battlestar Gallactica, the Jonah Hex Comics, Preacher and Doctor Who( My Whovian cosplays are Nyssa, 11, a western 10, and 12). I guess it's fair to say that I enjoy dressing up!
I believe that cosplay is for everyone who wants to try it, regardless of age, gender,race,religion, body type, wealth or skill level. Cosplay should be about having fun and enjoying your creations and achievements. I don't believe in " costume snobbery" or in putting people down for their efforts. Over the years I have found most members of the Order to be both encouraging and helpful in this regard.
As Gold Usher, my plan would be to work with President and Sector Bronze Ushers to promote the Order, help plan meet ups, photo shoot opportunities, and social events. I would also like to see the Order have a presence at more Conventions, maybe partake in more panel discussions, not just in California but also in the other areas where Sectors might be interested in doing this.
I see many opportunities for us and my hope is to help the Order grow.