What got you into cosplay?
My love for Halloween, sewing and otakuness all mixed together.
I was also really getting into going to a convention. When I heard there was one in Montreal, I just had to go.
What was your first costume and why?
It is not my first ever made costume, but my first incarnation of a known character. It was Stella from the children show "Robin and Stella", for a themed Halloween party. My friend thought would be cool to go as the duo (he was cosplaying Robin). I'll try take pict of it someday.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Definitely my Eirin Cosplay. I went through so much to get it done and i enjoyed learning tips from my Grand-ma.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Gosh.... Including Misato, I have quite a few...
Yoruichi from Bleach,
Yomiko Readman from R.O.D,
Yuzuki from Chobits,
Suzaku from Yami no matsuei,
Palutena from Kid Icarus,
Satella from Chrno Crusade,
Kanako and Byakuren from Touhou,
Arcueid from Tsukihime,
Sophia (XO uniform) from Last Exile
and Duo Maxwell from Gundam Wing (with my real hair FTW!!)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Eirin, in 2009 for our 1st year cosplay group of Eientei cast from Touhou's Imperishable Night.
And even though Touhou wasn't know much in America, we managed to be ~20 cosplayers from the serie! not so bad for a 5000 (in 2009) congoers' convention!
Do you participate in masquerades?
Nadeshicon '11, Anime North '11
What was your best masquerade experience?
I started at Nadeshicon 2011 and it was really great! Judges were pleasant to talk to and our den-mom and siblings were awesome! We only made a walk on (and decided our RP reason to be on stage within the last five minutes), but it was epic!!!!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes, one in every masquerade con I entered in 2011 (4 in total) and counting. I plan to get to Master level in 2013.
Tell us a little about yourself
Ok, so.. I have a DEC(pre-univ.) in languages from Cegep and a DEP in secretariat. I am now working as customer support fro Calimacil workshop (yes, the famous Calimacil foam swords) and am working as a biathlon coach and instructor in winter. I'm doing some administrative support for our regional Club as well. In the meantime, I'm also a sea cadet officer for a RCSCC in Valcourt where I coach biathlon and marksmanship. I'm as well in charge of the administrative part of the RCSCC. Now you know why I can't make more than 2 cosplays a year!
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I love cats a lot ^^... and purple too! This year (2012) I will try pulling at least 3 new cosplays!
My favorite anime
Yami no matsuei, Fate Stay Night, D.Gray-Man, .Hack//Sign, Ghost in the shell, Gundam Wing, Seirei no moribito
My favorite game(s)
Super Smash Bros, Diablo II, Age of Empire, Stepmania, D&D, Munchkin, Jungle speed, Touhou
My favorite book(s)
Manga (of course!), Phillip Pullman's trilogy «à la croisée des mondes»
My favorite character(s)
Rin Tohsaka from Fate stay Night, Tsuzuki Asato from Yami no Matsuei, Misato katsuragi from Neon Genesis Evangelion
My favorite movies(s)
Paprika, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl's moving castle...