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Considering leaving cosplay for good... Do people even watch me anymore... I'm so inactive, sorry. 

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A New Start

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 24, 2014, 1:02 AM
Hello everyone! 

During my hiatus I did some thinking about what cosplay means to me & if I wanted to continue doing it. 
For the past few months I've felt resentment towards cosplay & I came to a point where I thought I was going to quit. 
After thinking about why I wanted to quit, 
I realized my issues weren't with cosplay but with the people I was involved with through cosplay. 

I've since done a HUGE purge, as result of said purge I've changed my screen name from Saiaphi to my real name, 
Mitchal Verley! 
Obviously I'm sad to see saiaphi go, that username was a huge part of my self discovery and gave me a shield to keep safe behind, however, I'm ready to just be myself now. 

As hinted above, I have decided to continue cosplaying, however, I will now be doing it on a whole different level than what I was before. 
As you might have noticed I've deleted all of my old photos...
I want to bring up my craftsmanship and over all presentation to TOP NOTCHE. 
I want to deliver to you guys artwork that can accurately tell a story, I want to cause emotions. 
(There'll be the odd shot here and there that won't be over the top artsy, as some characters I plan on cosplaying are just normal school kids, ect.) BUT I THINK YOU GET MY DRIFT!? ;) 

On that note I have a few exciting updates! 
-I'll be moving closer to the city in 5 days from now! 
-At the end of July I will be starting at Blanche Macdonald for their Global Makeup program! 
-I've gotten a ton of new photography gear to level up the photos I upload from here on out!
-After I'm settled in my new place I'll be uploading youtube videos weekly! (Tutorials, Vlogs, YOU NAME IT!) 

Thank you all for reading this and sticking with me! 


I'll be at NWFF this weekend for Friday & Saturday. 
Friday I'll be cosplaying Haruka from FREE! & on Saturday I will be cosplaying Alibaba from Magi!

Hopefully I'll see some familiar faces there! 


I decided to start my FB page over from scratch as changing the name on my previous one became far to much of a hassle. 
Please feel free to give it a like if your interested in my WIP photos & behind the scenes stuff! 

  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: I Couldn't Be Your Friend -Tegan & Sara
  • Watching: Magi S2


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GreenEyedBrunette Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So glad you're still on DA my friend. ^_^
MitchalVerley Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Artist
Always and forever!!! Haha! :) <3 

SydsAnchorlessStudio Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stay Fanquatic!! (fantastic) ;)
MitchalVerley Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Artist
I'll try ahha! :P 
AochiYoruneko Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've watched your act in a skit made by fightingfreamerspro team~ I really like your funny acts in the skits~
I enjoy it a lot ^^
Keep on cosplaying ^^
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