What got you into cosplay?
My obsession for anime!
What was your first costume and why?
Yumi Komagata (Rurouni Kenshin) because I was told by a friend that I resembled her. She seems to be the character type I fall into when it comes to some cosplay (another one would be Lust from FMA).
What is your favorite costume and why?
Can't really say I've got a favorite... I have special memories attached to each one.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Too many of them out there to list, but 2 of them are Ishtar from Macross 2 and Ivy from Soul Calibur 2/3/4 (different versions from each of those particular sequels).
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Having Wally Burr (VA director for G1 Transformers) autograph my 6.5" white, platform, thigh high boots (which I do have a picture of in my Ai-chan Gallery).
Do you participate in masquerades?
Rarely. When I do, I prefer to go in a group. Though I wouldn't mind joining or creating any a group for masquerade with the right people ^__~.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Walking on to the stage as Queen Beryl and getting to command over 4 generals. I felt kind of regal, but at the same time, I was actually kind of shy and nervous.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I won honorable mention for my PGSM Queen Beryl costume at Ani-Magic 2004 as well as best workman ship for a novice group.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a happily married woman and a mommy. My hubby also cosplays (though his main costumes have been Devil Man and Trapjaw from Masters of the Universe -200X version-) and I'm dragging my daughter into it now.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I also model...
My favorite anime
Too many to list
My favorite game(s)
Tales of Destiny, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X, Street Fighter, Batman Begins (because I did testing on it), The Godfather the game (again, another that I tested on) just to name a few (and in no particular order).
My favorite book(s)
Dragon Sword and Wind Child, Memoirs of a Geisha, Harry Potter series, and others...
My favorite character(s)
Too many to list
My favorite movies(s)
Batman Begins, Dark Knight, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Love Actually, Down with Love, The Godfather, Yeopgijeogin geunyeo (My Sassy Girl -Korean film-), Shall We Dance (Japanese version), and many more.
My favorite actors/actresses
Liam Neeson, Sean Connery, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Peter Cullen, Hugh Jackman, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Christian Bale, Michael Cane, and many others...