Decided to reflect on my growth as a cosplayer today and dug deep into my computer (photobooth to be specific) and found quite a few gems, and holy crap I sure have come a long way. Never stop learning, my friends! I've come so far as a cosplayer and I can't wait to see how my skills change farther up the road ✨💙✨ it sounds cliche but I encourage you to NEVER give up, because no matter what your skill sets are you can constantly improve upon them and grow. We all start somewhere! 😊 Now I challenge all my Cosplay, artists, and MUA friends to post something similar! "Change is inevitable, growth is optional" so go on and be proud of how far you have come!
For years, Richard Schaefer's tumblr Ariel's Grotto has been in the right-hand bloglist. You can see his cosplay evolution in the above images.
This past month, Ariel has been the subject of much publicity -- pieces in Cosmo online, The Daily Mail, The Huffington Post, The National Enquirer, etc. That's the kind of attention that helps yield 158,000 followers on Instagram!
I wonder if Richard would cosplay Hannah Montana, Lizzie McGuire, or Jessica Rabbit? Here's a Taylor Swift look:
Mostly, as the stories report, Richard goes in for Disney princesses. Here are some faves: