What got you into cosplay?
Well, me and my cousin Momo were about fifteen and she had just gotten me into Naruto (I was already a Gravitation fan). So her mom suggested that we go to Metrocon. We went on a Sunday, even though it was pretty much dead from most likely a rave the night before but we still had loads of fun taking pics and everything. When we saw the costumes people wore and recognized our favorite characters, we pretty much turned to each other and thought "Dude, we have to do this next year". And that's that!
What was your first costume and why?
Yuki Eiri was my first cosplay, and it was mainly out of boredom. I just got my hair dyed blonde (never again) and cut short. So I get a ciggy and just took a picture of me as Yuki. My first con cosplay was Mello but never again because it was horribly put together.
What is your favorite costume and why?
So far, I'm proud of my SNJ Kakashi cosplay. I pretty much pieced it together from WalMart and a vest I got at Metro08. The heels I was so proud of because I managed to find these blue heels! XD The wig was my favorite though. Beyond Birthday is my favorite too because it's cool cosplaying as a serial killer. My favorite of all time is Reno.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I'd love to do a Psychiccer, Songstress, and Summoner Yuna, Dante from Devil May Cry, Beat from Jet Set Radio Future, and Blinx from Blinx: The Time Sweeper. I'm just weird like that.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
When I was SNJ Kakashi for Sugoicon, we were doing a photoshoot and I found someone who was SNJ Naruto and got her to do fanservice with me. When I cosplayed Reno at Ohayocon 2009, I was in an elevator with a few people and one of them looked at me and said "Soo...Axel". I wanted to punch him...
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes, three so far
What was your best masquerade experience?
Metro08: Dancing with Cloud
Sugoi08: Dancing with Pikachu, Cain, Sasuke, Elena, and Riku and watching Rude breakdance
Ohayo09: Performing my first skit and earning laughs
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
No, because I've been too shy about entering contests. However, when my friends and I did a skit for Ohayocon 2009, we did earn a lot of laughs which is rewarding enough.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently a senior in high school that can't wait to graduate! I sing both Soprano and first Alto (I prefer Soprano), I'm in NHS and the Bullitt East Chamber Chorale. I will go to NKU in the Fall to major in Media Informatics and minor in Spanish. My cousin is my twin, only take off six months of me, add darker skin, and thick dark brown hair and you've got her! I like making amvs and posting them on youtube, ranting with my friends on everything from wannabee Otakus to why Cloud and Sephy together is BAD! XD I read and write fanfictions but I don't advise you read mine considering I'm the pervert of my group of friends. I do some drawing on the side but not too much anymore. I'm half Hispanic and love being Puertorican!
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'd rather make my costumes or piece them together from other clothes than buy the entire outfit. Even though my costumes that are handsewn aren't particularly the best, I feel better know I had made it myself.
My favorite anime
Fruits Basket, Death Note, Ouran High School Host Club, Love*Com, Gravitation, RomeoxJuliet, Gakuen Heaven, Junjou Romantica, Full Metal Alchemist, Sensitive Pornograph, Code Geass, D. Gray Man, Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter, The Thief Lord, Peter Pan, Empress of the World, Rainbow Boys, Geography Club, The Year of Secret Assignments, The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, A Lesson Before Dying, So Lyrical, The DaVinci Code, Pride And Prejudice
My favorite character(s)
Shuichi, Kyo from Fruba, Beyond Birthday, Gaara, Temari, Sasuke, the twins from Ouran, Otani from Love*Com, Reno, Riku, Demyx, Hiro from Junjou Romantica
My favorite movies(s)
My favorite actors/actresses
Kenichi Matsuyama, Johnny Depp, Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron