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Tayrex

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Cosplayer, “Artist”, Nerd: An Introduction to Tayrex :P

Hello y’all! I’m one of the newest members of the AriaBlarg team, I suppose you would say, and I thought it would be nice to introduce myself in a little more depth than a profile, and show you a little of what I do!

Alrighty, I’ve never done this before, so forgive me for any kind of “stream of consciousness” that may happen, I’m afraid that’s just how my brain operates. I tend to ramble, and just go off on tangents within my writing (and thoughts. See? This is a perfect example) but I guess it helps to emphasize my point…? Maybe…? Whatever. Anyways!

I’m Taylor, Tay, Tayrex…I’ll pretty much respond to any of these names. It may be best to avoid confusion if I’m just called Tayrex, since that’s my username, and we don’t want any other “Taylors” to become confused. I don’t know, call me whatever you would like. Moving on!

I am one of those people that they say is “good at everything but great at nothing”, and that’s simply because I choose to participate in so many different hobbies, and I will pretty much try anything once if it means possibly discovering something new about the world, myself, or humanity in general. I’m an adventurer, both literally and in spirit. I’ll comprise a list of hobbies at the bottom of this post that I have done (and want to get back into), currently participate in, or have tried and would like to continue. But before I force you to scroll through that list, I’ll let you read other things first, and then choose to look at those if you would like.

My personal life:

I am a yoga instructor, a yoga student, an ACTUAL student in college (getting my degree in Sports and Exercise Science). My favorite musician is Astronautalis, my favorite DEAD musician is Tupac Shakur. I don’t only listen to rap, however. I pretty much listen to ANYTHING, and if you want to make musical suggestions to me, or have musical discussions, I would LOVE that, because I LOVE LOVE LOVE music! And I love hearing new music. <3<3 So please…share with me! I love to travel, I love to experience, I love to love. I have a dog named Ollivander (Harry Potter FTW!) who is an Airedale Terrier, and a huge pain in the butt, but I still love him too ^_^. I’m hyper, happy, and outgoing. I’ll try anything once, and if I like it, it will probably become a new hobby of mine. I have a slight southern accent, my family is from the South. My favorite food is  mashed potatoes, my least  favorite food is pickles. My favorite smell is Vanilla, my least favorite smell is pickles (or dog farts). My favorite memories are ones spent with friends in beautiful places, my least favorite memories are throwing up….I’ll leave it at that for now, y’all can get to know me later :P

 

My Nerdy life:

I’ve been trying to get back on the nerd band-wagon as of late. I fell off for awhile, due to time and a general desire to be outside more than being on my couch, but you once a nerd, always a nerd, and it’s been itching away at my soul to take some time out of my active week to get back to my roots. My nerdiness began when I was a young tyke, a very young tyke, playing my sisters NES. It just grew and grew from there. I now have 7 consoles (NES, SNES, N64, Wii (I traded my gamecube towards my wii), Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Xbox 360). My favorite video game is the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, but Majoras Mask is up there, for sure. I also play a lot of Left 4 Dead, otherwise, I’ve not been spending money on video games lately (outside of the Zelda series, but i’ll go into more detail with that another time haha) The video game nerdiness funneled into Anime nerdiness, and that brings me to my next point: I am a Cosplayer!

 

My cosplay life:

I love cosplay. I love portraying a character. This will be one of the biggest focuses of my blogs, because it’s one of the biggest focuses of my nerdy spirit animal (wtf? haha anyways…) My favorite character to cosplay is Haruko Haruhara. She is also the one I’m best known for. (ADD ME ON FACEBOOK! Show some love <3 http://www.facebook.com/Tayrexcosplays) Now, on that note, I will end my tangent, and I will leave you with a photo of each of my Haruko costumes, just so you get a flavor of who I am :)

Thanks for reading guys, I love you already!
-Tayrex-
(Taylor)
(Tay)
(Tay-pac Shakur)
(Taylizzle fo Shizzle)

 

 

 

Photographers:
Cosplay in America: Ejen Chuang
The Bunny suit: Darkain Multimedia
The Baseball outfit: Darkain Multimedia

Dem Hobbies:

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Rock climbing
Costly
Jewelry making
Plant terrarium assembly
Yoga
Teaching yoga
Anime
Videogames
Art (painting and drawing)
Photography
Paddle boarding
Yoga on a paddle board
Snowboarding
Reading
Running
Aerial silks
Pole fitness
Wake boarding
Surfing
Long boarding
Meditation
Slack Lining

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About the author

Tayrex

Tayrex

I started my gaming at a very young age....if it's any indicator, I have a photo of me holding an NES controller in a diaper XD. As I grew and developed in my gaming, I asked for my very own first system: The fabled Nintendo 64!! I started kicking ass and taking names with Banjo Kazooie and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. My nerdiness extends also into Fantasy books (Harry Potter!) and Zombies like crazy.

When I was in 6th grade, the nerdiness was brought to a whole new level when I met Aria...On Neopets, in the chat room "Emergency Monster Sightings". We had an online role play that had a cast of about 60 characters from varying animes, all of them played by the two of us (We were good, what can I say?). From the age of 9 to about 19, Aria and I developed our characters and our friendship, until we cut out the role play aspect and remained friends. She is easily the friend I've had the longest in my life, and if it wasn't for her and our daily hours upon hours of RP, I do believe I would be a different person <3

I still stay faithful to my Zelda series, but have found a huge love for zombie games. The youngling nerdiness has developed me into a nerdy cosplay lady. While I have fallen off the bandwagon quite a bit with the nerd news, I am trying to catch a ride on it again. I'm open to suggestions for games, animes, shows, whatevah! I'm also a yoga teacher, rock climber, paddle boarder and going to school for sports and exercise science, so you'll hear about those things from me a lot too :D xoxo

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  1. Matty

    Looking forward to future posts! Hope you’re doing well!

    1. Tayrex
      Tayrex

      Thank you! ^___^

  2. StealthKnight
    StealthKnight

    Welcome to the site Tayrex. Nice introduction. You do a ton of things! I look forward to reading about cosplay from you.

  3. Troy Davidson

    Tayrex rocks!!!!! <3 ^_^

  4. Haruko_Haruhara
    Haruko_Haruhara

    Welcome Tayrex! Haruko is my favorite also (Wonder what the first clue was) Love your cosplays!

    1. Tayrex
      Tayrex

      haha awesome!! Thank you so much ^____^

  5. squirrelmecha
    squirrelmecha

    Nice Cosplays

    1. Tayrex
      Tayrex

      Well thank you! ^__^

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