What got you into cosplay?
My friend Chris makes costumes and he showed me some from animes and games that I like, and got me to try on bits and pieces of them.
What was your first costume and why?
After a great deal of thought, it turns out that Roxas was NOT my first cosplay. Actually, my first cosplay was Indiana Jones. Sure it was for Halloween when I was 7 or 8, but technically its still cosplay. I even had the whip xD
What is your favorite costume and why?
My favourite costumes are my three AntiForms (Anti-Riku, AntiVexen, and AntiZexion), Halloween Town & Org. Roxas, Gijinka Articuno, Nougami Neuro, Rider, Wonderland Ellexbriga, Sephiroth, Agito/Akito, and Godai. I put a lot of love into these cosplays especially because I love the characters so much.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I'd love to make my character Raine Arden's costume. Along with Alexiel, Voltron, Angewomon, Raistlin Majere, and a few others.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Meeting Quinton Flynn at Anime North 2008, and twice at Otakuthon 2010.
And I met my now boyfriend at AN 08.
Doing my first masquerade at Otakuthon 2010 with my boyfriend.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I have for these conventions:
What was your best masquerade experience?
I now think that my third masquerade has been my best one. I was better prepared for going on stage, and wasn't quite as nervous. And, I got a lot of applause and everyone loved seeing Agito/Akito up on stage.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Halloween 1999: Best Character Recreation (Indiana Jones) | Sears Belleville Halloween Treat Day 2008: Best Homemade Costume, Cutest Blondie, Most Unique (Halloween Town Roxas) | Sears Belleville Halloween Treat Day 2009: Best Gender-swap (Catboy Tsukunya) | Sears Belleville Halloween Treat Day 2010: Best Homemade Costume, Bloodiest Vampire, Best Makeup Job (Halloween Town Ansem 2.0) | Sears Belleville Halloween Treat Day 2011: 1st prize (Eeyore)
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm living with my parents.. I think as far as hobbies go, I like to draw, CG, take photos, customize clothing, cosplay (obviously), writing, I absolutely love reading - especially manga and fantasy novels.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I have a major obsession with Harry Potter, dragons, anime, and Kingdom Hearts, and Storm Hawks, and Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro!!!!!
My favorite anime
Trigun, The Wallflower (Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge), Naruto, Host Club, FMA, Angel Sanctuary, Gundam SEEDF Destiny, CardCaptor Sakura, Bleach, Loveless, Record of Lodoss Wars, Voltron, Chrono Crusade, Trinity Blood, Hellsing, Death Note, Evangelion, Gundam Wing, Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro, Elfen Lied, DNAngel, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Fate/Stay Night, & Soul Hunter (Hoshin Engi)
My favorite game(s)
Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2, Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup, Harry Potter 1-5, Shadow of Destiny, Grand Theft Auto, Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth 2, and pinball.
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter series, Prince of Magic, Prince of Fire, Prince of Swords, Eragon, Eldest, Dragon Rider, Inkheart, Inkspell, Endymion Spring, The Warrior Heir, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, all my manga (especially Shakugan no Shana), Be Still My Vampire Heart, The Darkest Night, and Howl's Moving Castle.
My favorite character(s)
Kakashi Hatake & Zabuza Momochi (Naruto), Kyohei Takano (Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge), Sirius Black (HP) Edward Cullen (Twilight series), Roxas, Axel, Marluxia, Riku, Sora, & AntiSora (Kingdom Hearts), Legolas, Aragorn, Gandalf (LOTR), Kaoru and Hikaru Hitachin (Host Club), Neuro (MTNN), Marianne & Friagne (Shakugan no Shana), Rider (Fate/Stay Night), Reno, Vincent, Sephiroth, Cloud, & Zack (FF7)
My favorite movies(s)
FF7: Advent Children, Harry Potters, Indiana Jones, Hidalgo, Howl's Moving Castle, Freddy vs. Jason, An American Werewolf in London, FMA movie, Ghost in the Shell, Eragon, The Thief Lord, The Golden Compass, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Enchanted, Epic Movie, Scary Movie 3, Reign of Fire, DragonHeart 1 & 2, LOTR trilogy, Pirates of the Carribean, Spiderman, Miss Potter, Xmen, Elizabethtown, The Pink Panther (new one)
My favorite actors/actresses
Sean Bean, Viggo Mortensen, Daniel Radcliffe, Robert Pattinson, James & Oliver Phelps, Brad Swaile, Keira Knightly, Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Bela Lugosi, Hugh Grant (sometimes), Harrison Ford, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenburgh, Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp, Jeremy Irons, Ed Speleers, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Tiffany Grant, Crispin Freeman, Steven Jay Blum, & Bette Midler (with my Fave voice actor being Quinton Flynn - Axel & Reno)