What got you into cosplay?
I went to AB '05 as my first con (aside from Bakuretsu '04, but I was volunteering and not attending that one) and I just felt kinda left out because I didn't have a cosplay. I've always been a theatre person and used any excuse to dress up...so I started planning costumes.
What was your first costume and why?
I've honestly gone through a whole slew of unfinished costumes...Even to this day I can't exactly say I've fully FINISHED any costume I've ever done! (At least, not finished them to the point where I was satisfied!!)
What is your favorite costume and why?
Bayonetta. By far. I was so unhappy with not completing the costume in time, but when I took it to PAX I became a celebrity. I can't even tell you how incredible that felt. I've taken the costume to two conventions so far and both have resulted in my gaining so many new friends :)
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
In the distant future, my friend and I are going to both work on putting together Demon Chrono and Demon Aion from Chrono Crusade. It's his favorite anime so we are going to absolutely need to get it perfect.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
PAX East, and the simply ridiculous amount of attention my Bayonetta costume got. I don't think one person went to that convention and couldn't remember me or hearing about me. I was mentioned in the Penny Arcade panel, even, and got in to a G4 video as well.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Not yet ;)
Tell us a little about yourself
I graduated from college a few years ago, been working in healthcare, and looking into going back to school for a Masters in Nursing ^^
Aside from that, I'm REALLY into dancing. My other hobbies are photography, acting and cooking. Though I am primarily a social animal.
My favorite anime
Elfen Lied, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ergo Proxy, La Blue Girl, Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop, RahXephon, Golden Boy, Puni Puni Poemi, Kino's Journey, X, BACCANO!, Last Exile, Black Lagoon, Speed Grapher, Mnemosyne, Kuroshitsuji, Glass Fleet, MaiHIME, MaiOTOME, Kannazuki no Miko, Gurren Lagann, Strawberry Panic!
My favorite game(s)
I used to be a pretty hardcore PC gamer, and I still play PC and console stuff every once in a while. Now I primarily LARP and do tabletop RPGs, though I've been growing a severe addiction to Dance Central and the growing Kinect library like woah :D
My favorite character(s)
I generally have a favorite from each anime I watch...generally going with the hardcore badass female characters, but occasionally a male just wins my heart.