But when I'm getting told to only be Grell, requested to be Grell, and people are literally thinking that he' the only character that I do anymore, then it has become a problem.
So this year I'm only doing two new Grell cosplays. I need to show that he's not the only character that I do. So after Anime North I'm not doing a new version until 2014. He's become too big for his own good. And it's becoming a big problem!
I love being him and everything... but it's gotten to be too much when I'm expected to only be Grell. And it's also rather annoying. I have more characters that I want to do, and have done. And they aren't getting their recognition because of him.
At Con-G I got two awards for cosplays that were not even related to Kuroshitsuji. I received Honourable Mention Novice Workmanship for my Final Form Xemnas in the masquerade, a costume that I poured my heart and soul into. And literally my tears as I was having a frustrating time with drawing the design on the coat. Did any one of my friends recognize this? Nope, only the ones that saw it in person.
I was given a hall award for Rydia from Final Fantasy IV at the same convention. I worked so hard on her and covered her in jewels and made her sparkle and had her quite detailed. The only ones that recognized it were people who actually saw it, and the only ones who recognized the hall award were CosplayCanada, Nefer, Liliana and HylianKnight.
And I've been working on new projects that are bigger than those two. Are they getting recognition? Nope because Grell has become apparently my main focus.
Grell becoming the character that everyone thinks is my main has brought me to put him on a temporary retirement after Anime North. I do love him, but it's reaching ridiculous. I'll make new versions next year, but after Anime North, no more Grell until then. Yes I'm wearing him to Mississauga next month when some friends and I go to visit CosplayCanada, but I promised him Grell for making up for not going to Comic Con. And yes he's going to Anime North, but that is part of a group - that has been planned since last April!
I'm sorry, but Grell's wig and glasses are being hung up for a little while. I just can't keep cosplaying him right now. I can't enjoy it if that's all people expect. I'm sorry.