What got you into cosplay?
I've been going to cons since I was 13, I always saw cosplayers and I thought it looked really cool and fun. I've always been really shy, and cosplaying kind of helps to get me out of my shell and become more outgoing.
What was your first costume and why?
Amaterasu from Okami. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't a great costume either. I suppose it was okay, considering it was my first ever costume. I recently redid it and I think it turned out so much better than the first time.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Lumpy Space Princess! My friend (who was cosplaying as Finn) and I were stopped so many times. It was funny, but the people who seemed to be the most excited to see us where little kids. They were adorable. It was also the most UNCOMFORTABLE costume I've ever had to wear, but seeing everyone's reactions made up for it (even though I was pretty much sweating to death)
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
If one day, I am athletically fit enough... Black Cat from the Marvel Universe, because she's SO hot. I love her. And if I can afford the scleras, a female Gambit. I love Gambit :) Ohh and the Catbus from Totoro!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
When my friend and I were swarmed by this group of five little kids and their parents at Anime Expo when we were cosplaying Finn and LSP from Adventure Time. The kids wanted a picture with just LSP, and I couldn't really see much of the ground. They were all so tiny, I was so afraid I would accidentally step on them so I didn't move AT ALL. They ended up getting so excited and happy that they all surrounded me and gave my knees a hug with the hugest smiles on their faces, and I seriously nearly fainted from their cuteness, ahhhh.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Nope, but I want to!
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a full time student. Besides the obvious interest with cosplay, I'm SUPER obsessed with makeup, in all it's forms (special effects, beauty, runway, editorial, etc). I hope to be a makeup artist one day, and I love that I can incorporate my love of makeup with cosplay. I also love to draw, paint, and just create art. I used to write short stories, but now that I have school, I don't do that as much. Movies, music, and reading is awesome. Yup.
My favorite anime
I don't really watch a lot of anime as much, I mostly read manga since it's more flexible with my schedule. And that list... is a mile long. Seriously. I like; Soul Eater, Fairy Tail, Princess Jellyfish, Naruto (pre-fillers and Shippuden), Yuyu Hakusho, Ruroni Kenshin, Pokemon (!), Hellsing, Ouran High School Host Club, Wolf's Rain, Yotsuba!, Defense Devil, Death Note, Full Metal Alchemist, and the list goes onnnn~ Oh, and it's not an anime or manga, but I really enjoy Hanna is Not a Boy's Name, haha.
My favorite game(s)
Okami, Pokemon, Katamari Damacy (and it's sequels), Zelda, Harvest Moon, any of the Super Mario games, Guitar Hero, Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers, Animal Crossing, and mooaaarrr
My favorite book(s)
"Freaks; Alive and on the Inside!", The Silver Kiss, Dangerous Angels (Weetzie Bat Chronicles), Girl Goddess #9, Violet and Claire, The Rose and the Beast, The Hanged Man, Echo, Ecstasia, Primavera, Psyche in a Dress, I Was a Teenage Fairy, Wasteland, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian", Manstealing for Fat Girls, "Under the Wolf, Under the Dog", Maybe, Speak, Cat's Cradle, Welcome to the Monkey House, Slaughter House Five, Breakfast of Champions, Cirque Du Freak, Harry Potter Series, Twilight Series, His Dark Materials Trilogy, "Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging", Wicked, Redwall, Cathy's Book, Spider Sparrow, The Princess Bride, The Odyssey... the list goes on.
My favorite character(s)
Totoro is definitely my all time favorite; he's large, fluffy, and adorable! I also really friggin love Deadpool. Like. I want to marry him :< And although I BY FAR prefer Marvel... Nightwing. Because Dick Grayson is so charming.
My favorite movies(s)
ANY Studio Ghibli Film, Tarantino Films (specifically Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds), Dellamorte Dellamore, Battle Royale, Wild Zero, Donnie Darko, Hot Rod, The Lion King, Monster's Inc, Memento, The Toxic Avenger, etc.
Basically unrealistically gorey foreign films and cheesy B movies.
My favorite actors/actresses
This list will be a mile long bro.