I'm so excited to announce that my Zelda Twilight Princess cosplay won best in show at Anime Crossroads last weekend!! I still get so nervous in public, especially in the spotlight. Therefore, it was hard for me to control my emotions when I went up on stage to collect my trophy and I ended up balling right in front of everyone. **face palm**
Despite that, I felt truly blessed and honored to have all of my hard work recognized. Moments like this is what makes countless hours of sewing and crafting seem worth it, in my opinion.
For all those who have yet to experience this joy, don't give up! Keep practicing your art, improving and trying again when things fail. No one starts off perfect. Mistakes are necessary to learn.