What got you into cosplay?
I always thought it sounded fun, and when the oppertunity to join my friend's Mermaid Melody group presented itself, I just dove in and never looked back.
What was your first costume and why?
Hannon Hosho (Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch) -- This was for my first trip to Otakon. A friend of ours was cosplaying Lucia and wanted to get a while Mermaid Melody group together, so I agreed to take Hannon.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Simon from Gurren Lagann. Against all odds,I was able to get this together with the help of a whole bunch of really generous people. So not only do I get to enjoy it, everyone who helped me put it together gets to enjoy it too.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I would love to do a full-suit Sentai or Rider character, but I'm really not sure how to go about it.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Cosplaying at Ota'08 and having people ask for photos and hugs and complimenting my cosplay, and then telling them the story behind the costume.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a graduate of the School of Visual arts with a BFA in Cartooning. I'm looking for a steady job for the sake of income, and am in the initial stages of launching a webcomic with a friend.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I have three cats -- Silver, Gianni, and Ernest Hemmingway -- all strays raised from kittens. I also collect figures and merchandise, and enjoy sculpting and customizing figures and toys.
My favorite anime
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Baccano!, Rio - Rainbow Gate!, and Magic Knight Rayearth. I"m also a big fan of Super Sentai (Favorite: Boukenger) and Kamen Rider (Favorite: W).
My favorite game(s)
Games from the Atelier series, Okami, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time, and Pokemon
My favorite book(s)
Finder (Emma Bull)
My favorite character(s)
Simon (TTGL), Marlone (Atelier), Philip (Kamen Rider W), Hanto (Go-Onger), Swan (Dekaranger), Alcyone (MKR)
My favorite movies(s)
Stranger Than Fiction, Cats Don't Dance, The Lion King, How To Train Your Dragon