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About

I'm Mangoe! I'm an avid fan of anime, manga, video games, fantasy, and the like, and I cosplay in my spare time! I really love this hobby, so I created somewhere to post my work freely!

I got my first manga when I was 5 and immediately fell in love with everything anime. I didn't have many people to share my interests with, so I turned to the internet and eventually found cosplay! For many years I was happy to run around in hot glued thrift store costumes with no makeup or wigs.
In more recent years, I've become a lot more passionate about portraying characters in a way I can be happy with. I enjoy both accuracy and artist interpretation, but most of the time I focus on how I can have the most fun in a costume.

In real life, I put in those 40 hours at a normal adult job, and have been working through a business degree focusing on marketing and advertising, with some psychology in the background. I like to dabble into art, backstage theatre, arcades, and baking on the side.

I love sharing the fun with other fans! If you're interested in seeing my content, then subscribe to my mailing list for updates! I'll see you around!


FAQ

Why do you cosplay? - Not only do I get to show my love and appreciation for characters through it, but it's also a great creative outlet for me! It makes my enjoyment for shows and characters feel really tangible.

How do you pronounce your name? - Mango, just like the fruit. The E is silent.

Do you make or buy your costumes? - It depends on each costume, some I've made from scratch, some I've bought and just put it right on. More recently I've been buying and then altering; sometimes I just make it fit a little better and make a few accessories, and other times I completely remake most of it and add embellishments. Costumes made by other cosplayers I credit as so!

Can we shoot? Can we collab? Can you take part in my project? - Feel free to email me through my contact page or at mangoe.milk.tea@gmail.com!

Is cosplay your job? - No, I have a regular job like most other people! I pay for my costumes and conventions. This is a hobby that's very dear to me and that I'd like to continue putting my best foot forward into. While this isn't my career, I am thankful for the people that support me ^^

Can I donate to you? - I have a link to my store in the top navigation bar and I encourage people to buy from there so they get something back! If you'd really like to donate though, I have a ko-fi and greatly appreciate anything I receive!  https://ko-fi.com/mangoe  

Where are you from? - I am American born and raised, living in Chicago. I am half Turkish, half white. 

Will you come to *con not on my planned convention list*? - Feel free to suggest it to me! But unless I get invited as a guest, there are many cons I cannot afford to go to outside my already planned ones.