Woah, there’s been a lot of stuff going for me this summer, for sure!
I was featured on both VGTV and in the Varden newspaper in July, which was really surreal.
When a newspaper contacts me and wants to talk about cosplay it always makes me very happy because that means I can help cosplay reach out even further. Cosplay is inclusive, creative, and a good disconnect from everyday life. We lift each other up and have fun together. Cosplay is supposed to be FUN and about cosplaying the characters that we LOVE.

They mainly wanted to talk about having cosplay as a job, which I’ve had since 2014. It was fairly hard in the beginning, I’m not gonna deny that. It was fairly new to so many people/companies, so they didn’t really “get it” until a few years later. That’s why it’s wonderful to see how many larger corporations want to include the creative world of cosplay these days.

After all: we are hairdressers, make-up artists, seamstresses, armor makers, we make special effects, we cast, we mold, we do pretty much everything! We are super handymen/-women!

In Norway you can now study cosplay for a year in Folk School, and yes; they do take on international exchange students! Some schools also want it as a side course next to their major study.
I truly wish cosplay was an option when I went to Folk School, but I was very happy with studying art back then 😀

Evolving from being the girl who was bullied and scared of talking to people, and blossoming into a much more confident person due to cosplay is something I truly value. I don’t know where I would have been without cosplay and the community. I have made so many awesome memories and friends, and it’s even become my full time job after so many years of hard work.
It is a 24/7 job as I sit here thinking of concepts to pitch, working on cosplay, making content and more – but it’s worth it as it’s something I love!
Do what you love, love what you do.

(Was a paid to read case by the newspaper, which is why it’s blurred out of respect.)