About Me

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Hello! My name is Mary Ruth Anderson, but I’m also known as Essie of Who online. Essie is my nickname, I’m sometimes called this online, and very rarely in person, but I generally prefer to be called Mary. I am an artist who intended on working as an animator for Disney since I was little, but I attended college for music education, left college due to health problems, and became an artist/illustrator, seamstress, and anything else that can pay the bills.

I’ve been drawing since I was 3 years old, sewing since I was 8, and taking photographs since I was 14. I was introduced to the world of cosplay in 2005-ish but didn’t cosplay for the first time until 2009.

In addition to being an artist/illustrator, I make and sometimes sell prints of photographs I took and items I sewed. Although I enjoy making costumes/cosplays for myself, I don’t like to make and sell them, sans rare occasions. Instead, I sell dresses and clothing I designed myself.

I enjoy sewing, taking photographs, roaming Renaissance festivals, admiring dresses, spending time with my dog, Brownie, exploring my home state of Arizona, and just being alive.

You can find me at the following social networking sites: