by Linny
dutch cosplayer Linny la vante

Creative Pursuits

Graphic Design

Hello my name is Linny,

Early on in this crazy life of mine creative energy was flowing through my veins. At the age of 7 I used my mom’s sewing machine for the first time. It was a pretty old sewing machine, but it had all the stitches that I needed at the time. I started out making simple square like gym bags and other simple items. Fun fact, I actually spend more time making jewelry than sewing. I could spend an entire day with only a thread and a hand full of beads.

The Start of my passion.

At age 19 I discovered the wonderful world of fantasy and all the creative costumes that came with it. Little did I know that the fantasy world was about to change my life for good!

Making costumes started out as a hobby, but quickly turned out to be my real passion. Unfortunately, I had to learn everything the hard way. In the beginning I bought patterns and learned how to sew them together by reading that guide that was included. Even though I had a guide, I still made a lot of mistakes.
My first big creation was the “Steampunk Nurse” outfit. It was the first time that I used my own custom made patterns. Being a bit of a perfectionist it took a lot of time and effort before I was satisfied with my own work.

Because I’m a perfectionist I always try to  push my limits. I love to try out new and different materials, hoping that they will improve my work. Which unfortunately does not always turn out to be the best. I tested a lot of materials in the past, as a result I have quite some knowledge about materials now. Sometimes I would find the perfect material for my costume and other times I would spend way too much time and effort figuring out I made a big mistake.

Life beside cosplay

Of course a “regular” girl has to pay her bills and costumes, I also studied. After graduating I could call myself  Chemical Laborant, but I prefer to call myself  a Mad Scientist. I enjoy my work, but my passion lies elsewhere as you all can see on this website.

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