Have you ever wished that you could turn yourself into someone else? Well, Alyson Tabbitha knows exactly how to make that desire a reality. The cosplay pro is no stranger to trawling through thrift stores, searching for the perfect items to turn into the ultimate costumes. Then, once Tabbitha’s nabbed her treasures, she skilfully applies makeup to contour her face, pops in contacts if she needs to and changes up her hair. With these crucial steps complete, the creative artist transforms herself into almost any persona that she wants – male, female or even fantastical. And you simply won’t believe that some of her stunning looks aren’t the real deal.
Tabbitha’s predisposition for transforming herself into fictional characters actually runs in her genes, though. In 2015 the cosplayer told The Insightful Panda that her parents loved to disguise themselves – her mother even apparently made a living dressing up as various characters. So, when Tabbitha joined the family, it only made sense that she got handmade costumes to wear, too.
And not only did dress-up and costumes play a big part of Tabbitha’s upbringing, but her mom also taught her the skills that she would need to one day create her own looks. This know-how certainly came in handy, too, when Tabbitha attended her first cosplaying event in 2014. Before then, you see, the makeup artist had had little idea about what it truly meant to take part in such a gathering.