What got you into cosplay?
Hmm, I'm not really sure I remember anymore. I just have always been drawn to the gorgeous artwork. I remember thinking once that I would love to make the Oracle of Ages' dress, and I think from there, I slowly worked these thoughts into my mind more often.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume that I consider to be cosplay was Meilin from CardCaptor Sakura (I was...12?) I needed a costume for the Santa Clause Parade that year and I managed to con my mother into doing this for me, also promising to double it as my Halloween costume for the next year (which...I'm pretty sure I didn't do)
What is your favorite costume and why?
At the moment, my favorite costume is Tsunade. She's just so fun! And easy to move in too. I'll probably never retire that costume.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Magician's Valkeria, from Yu-Gi-Oh.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Hmm. After FanExpo 2006 I had to take the bus home (2 and a half hours) and I was just too tired to change into my normal clothes, so I wore my Tsunade costume not only on the TTC, but the Greyhound as well. There was a little boy with his mother and I could hear him trying to 'whisper' to her.
"Mommy, look its Tsunade! SEEE I told you Naruto was real! I'm going to be a NINJA!"
Even though I got the dirtiest look from the mother, I thought it was so great and that kid seemed so happy!
Do you participate in masquerades?
Actually no, I never have. Though I do plan to, at some point. Maybe next year (2007) Anime North *hint hint to my Esca-group*
What was your best masquerade experience?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
2nd Place in Catzia's Halloween Cosplay Contest (2006) - Eriya
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
For photos from conventions or photoshoots I've attended you can find them here:
All photos are yankable but please give me (or if I note that someone else took them) credit if you post them somewhere.
My favorite anime
Fullmetal Alchemist, Sailor Moon, InuYasha, Magic Knights Rayearth
My favorite game(s)
Kingdom Hearts, Final fantasy (any), Dark Cloud, Morrowind, Diablo II : Lord of Destruction (if any of you want to play that with me my user name is anilya_crowe)
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter (any), Lord of the Rings, The Sillmarillion
My favorite character(s)
Prince Demando, Snape, Merrick, Jiraiya, Orochimaru, Kakashi, Itachi,
My favorite movies(s)
Lord of the Rings, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Entrapment
My favorite actors/actresses
Sean Connery, Richard Dean Anderson (*hums the McGyver theme*)