What got you into cosplay?
In July 2001, I saw 2 Articles in the local Newspaper about JRock Cosplay. This got me searching online, including at Yahoo!Groups for what in the world is "Cosplay" and I found that such thing is quite established here in Singapore.
After getting to know the local community through the local Cosplay Mailing List, I made plans to attend Dec 2001 MAC Cosplay as Mitsuki Sanada from DUAL! (the Anime I was obsessed with at that time).
The good thing is, before I discovered Cosplay, I was already into Star Wars Costuming so the transition had been very smooth and cosplaying became a matter of applying all I had and am learning from Costuming.
What was your first costume and why?
Darth Sidious back in June 1999. Just a piece of cloth sew on one side and my Grandma's Arab Robe.
Looking back, I can't believe how much different and accurate my costumes are now.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Hard to decide currently but I'm between my Arwen Mourning Dress (ROTK), Haldir March Warden (FOTR) and Athena Sasha (Saint Seiya - The Lost Canvas).
Arwen Mourning Dress cause it's the dress I spent 1 year researching and putting together the materials. It's also my most expansive costume so far. I also think it's due to the fact that I had worn this costume the most among all my LOTR Costumes.
Haldir March Warden as it's the first costume I made all by myself and am still working on to make it even more accurate. -__^ It's also my most comfortable as I'm wearing pants (before are all gowns with some train, Arwen Mourning Dress had s 3' Long Train at the back) other than the tunic is not too long (my Ringwraith Robes goes another 1' as I haven't trim it yet).
As for Athena Sasha, I'm not sure whether it's because I had lost weight or the design of the fits my shape but I seems to look good in it. :P
Hope very soon, my long-awaited ROTJ Biker Scout will become my favourite Armor as I had spent almost 4 years on it from the point of ordering to putting it together! @__@
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
- Coruscant Stormtrooper/Guard
- ROTS Blue Senate Guard
- CRIMSON EMPIRE Kir Kanos
- DARK EMPIRE Luke Skywalker
LORD OF THE RINGS
- ROTK Mouth of Sauron
- JOHN HOWE's Morgoth
- Sea Dragon Kanon (Saint Seiya)
- Gold Saint Gemini Kanon/Saga (Saint Seiya)
- Gold Saint Pisces Albafica (Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas)
- Gemini Saga Specter (Saint Seiya)
- Bennu Kagaho (Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas)
- Garuda Aiacos (Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas)
- Hades Alone in Armor (Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas)
- Sagittarius Sisyphus Specter (Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas)
- Adam Kadmon (Angel Sanctuary)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
At Star Wars Episode 2 : Attack Of The Clones Charity Premiere, while waiting for my friends to come back from dropping our stuffs in his car, I saw some Kids from MINDS School (Special School) standing beside me.
I started introducing myself to them as Padme and the kids started surronding me, introducing themselves and shaking hands with me. That really made my day. -__^
Do you participate in masquerades?
Not really Masquerades. 3 Days Straight till I won on the 3rd try at the 1999 Star Wars Costume Contest, once in SW Look-Alike Costume Contest 2002 and Individual Cosplay Contest at CosFest.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
My Ghetto ANH Leia won on the 3rd day of the SW Pepsi-The Hereen Costume Contest in June 1999 due to my serious-became-parody presentation.
My Harry Potter Group (the BEST in Singapore and JB, some say Batam) had also won 3rd Prize in the Group Category of WCG-Coscon 2007.
And I won 3rd Prize with my TIE Pilot Armor at STOMP Halloween Contest 2007
Tell us a little about yourself
Am currently doing Part-Time Work at Science Centre Singapore as part of their Dinosaurs Live Exhibition.
Looking forward to rearranging my life and getting a more permanent & well-paying job so I can get more Armors done!
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I just a simple Sith Lord making my way around the universe...........
My favorite anime
Saint Seiya, DUAL!, Galaxy Angel, Full Metal Alchemist, Rozen Maiden, Angel Sanctuary
My favorite game(s)
LOTR: Battle For Middle-Earth
My favorite book(s)
The WHOLE LOTR Saga (From The Silmarillion to History of Middle-Earth), Robotech, Star Wars Expanded Universe, Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia
My favorite character(s)
Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Kir Kanos, Haldir, Arwen, Galadriel, Trinity, Moaning Myrtle, Sea Dragon/Gemini Kanon, Gold Saint Pisces Albafica, Bennu Kagaho, Garuda Aiacos (Lost Canvas), Gold Saint Gemini Defteros, Hades Alone
My favorite movies(s)
The Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars Saga, Elizabeth, Bram Stoker Dracula, The Matrix Trilogy, Harry Potter Saga, Chronicles of Narnia
My favorite actors/actresses
Liv Tyler, Brad Pitt.....so many?