Hello! I'm Melissa, aka Rens. I like to sew and make stuff ^_^
My background is in art. I have a BFA in Visual Arts from UW-Madison, and an MA and MFA in Visual Arts (with a multimedia focus) from UW-Milwaukee.
My mom is a hardcore quilter, so I've been sewing for a long time (except during that rebellious phase), but I really took advantage of this background for my thesis work at UWM. Around the same time, I fell in love with cosplaying, which I had unknowingly been doing for several years.
After several conventions and making lots of cosplaying friends, I found that I really enjoyed making costumes for other people and helping others with their costumes. After juggling teaching at the university with my etsy store for about a year, I began making costumes and selling them full-time in 2008...
- Born on February 24
- Joined July 8, 2007