ABOUT CAULDRON OF MISCHIEF
Hey there! My name is Laura but I'm also nicknamed as 'Sebby'.
I'm a self-taught costume & prop maker and have been making
and creating since I could hold a pen. I did attend university and
achieved a 2:1 BA Honours Degree in Computer Animation, but
I've always been passionate about costuming and making things.
It wasn't until I attended my first comic convention in 2007 that
I started to want to make bigger and more complex projects
as well as experiment with a wide variety of materials including,
thermoplastics, foam, clay, silicone, resin and much more.
I adored seeing the fantastic costumes around me and after that
convention I've had a constant flow of inspiration and desire to
build and create more.
I also began to offer costume commissions which started out
small and then built up to full costumes and eventually included
props too. I've also taken an intensive prosthetic & special effect
make up course with Hybrid Fx which I very much enjoyed and
learned a whole lot of new things! I took multiple pages of notes,
photos and video to make a document for myself to always go
back to. I very much enjoy being able to work with multiple
materials and have the opportunity to make a different range of
costumes and props.
I'm also an active cosplayer and I adore being able to express
myself through my work. I've been cosplaying since 2005 and have
always been a fan of anime / manga and multiple film related topics.
Attending my first comic con 2 years after getting into cosplay really
boosted my confidence and motivation to keep going as well as
creating. It's fantastic to be able to portray a variety of characters
through costumes & make up and sharing the experience with
others, one of my favorite parts is meeting people & making
friends as well as attending the photo shoots and shoots for little
movies, as you can really begin to see the characters come to life
as you portray them, especially when working with others too!