What got you into cosplay?
I got big into Bleach in middle school and realized that the Karakura summer uniform was basically the same as my own summer uniform.
What was your first costume and why?
Rukia Kuchiki. I loved Bleach and I was dating a guy who could pull off Ichigo. We decided to do it. It's cannon, bro.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I think it's a tie between the Painted Lady and Fuu Kasumi. The Painted Lady was so much fun. It just was. It's from one of my most favorite episodes of Avatar. Katara's just so bitchin in it. Fuu...I'm so much like her at times. And I love food. And I typically travel with a pack of dudes.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
MMPR. For sure. It was my favorite show.
I'd also really love to do a Gambit cosplay. I don't have the body type or face shape to pull off a good crossplay so it'd be a genderbent version. But Remy LeBeau is my baby. Currently training to get in shape for the Ragin' Cajun.
Lastly, Zia from Bastion. The severe lack of references kills me but I love Bastion so much.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
As the Painted Lady, I attended my first photoshoot at Otakon (I have a horrible sense of time). Nothin like being dressed like a nerd. Among other people dressed like nerds. That happen to match your outfit.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I rarely even go to masquerades anymore...
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Never entered. Maybe someday I will.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm in college studying psychology. I like indie and folk rock. I play guitar and sing, and I play a little bit of bass as well. I love drawing and painting. I act like a dude a lot of the time.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Fun fact: Thanks to my awesome English skills, I got a 1710 on my SAT. I cited Gurren Lagann in my essay.
My favorite anime
Gurren Lagann, Baccano!, K-On!, Romeo x Juliet, BECK, Ouran High School Host Club, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Pokemon, Digimon, Bleach, Durarara, Princess Jellyfish
My favorite game(s)
Legend of Zelda games, Tekken, Soul Calibur, Little Big Planet
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter and Catcher in the Rye are my faves.
My favorite character(s)
Kamina (Gurren Lagann). Isaac and Miria (Baccano!). The Doctor (Doctor Who). Ron Weasley (Harry Potter). Gambit (X-Men).
My favorite movies(s)
West Side Story is my favorite.
My favorite actors/actresses
David Tennant. I also really like Rupert Grint and Kenneth Branagh.