What got you into cosplay?
When I was in middle school, I heard about anime conventions and cosplaying. It sounded like fun and a few years later, I finally got a chance to go to a con and cosplay.
And I'm also pinning my love for cosplay and conventions on genetics- my mom used to do it on occasion years before I was born.
What was your first costume and why?
Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto Shippuden. It seemed like a cool outfit and I really liked Naruto at the time. Unfortunately, not too many people knew who I was because Naruto Shippuden was still just in the manga form at the time.
What is your favorite costume and why?
That's a tough one. I really like being Goku from Saiyuki. Our personalities are kinda similiar and I get fangirls XD. It's also a cosplay where I can do practically anything I want to do because Goku is just so hyper and strange that way. I wouldn't say it's my favorite though......but close to it.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Several actually. At the top of the list is Sougo Okita from Gintama, but my friend says I'm not sadist enough ><. Mostly because I want to carry that big bazooka around and pretend to shoot Hijikata cosplayers, but also because I'm short and we share a birthday(July 8). I'd also like to be able to pull off a more revealing costume someday(I absolutely adore Kukaku Shiba from Bleach), but in addition to working out A LOT, I'd need to build up confidence......
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I kinda want to say Jacon 2008. As Goku, I got attention from fans- ones tame and a little rabid. First time ever getting ones like that. Oh, and I got to do a photoshoot which was great because I like having my picture taken~
Ooooo....or maybe the "Mayonaise Cookie" incident of Metrocon with Chris. Lesson learned. Mayonaise+chocolate peanut butter cookies= gross.
Do you participate in masquerades?
haha, I wish! The trick is finding people to do them with me- I'm always pulling ideas out of nowhere, but never the people to do them.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Not yet. I entered Shunsui in a costume contest with one of my best friends as Nanao and we almost got "Best Small Group". I also entered my Goku cosplay in a contest, but didn't win anything.
Tell us a little about yourself
I am in school(senior year!). I'm currently the vice-president of the drama club and a self-proclaimed fire hazard along with my friends(yay for blocking staircase exits). Obviously I have a family(other than aliens, how else did I get here XD?). No job though. Job market=tough. As you can see, cosplaying is a hobby and so it helping with tech in the drama club. I also love animals and being the dork I am, I do enjoy school.
My favorite anime
Gintama, Saiyuki, Peacemaker Kurogane, and Bleach for now~
My favorite game(s)
I lack the coordination to play -_-
My favorite book(s)
Too many to list......
My favorite actors/actresses
I don't really have favorite actors or actresses, but I do like Will Smith, so he's up there on the list.