What got you into cosplay?
I had heard vaguely about cosplay from a few friends (cheers to Hime no Toki =D) over on a ufocatcher jap. plushie message board we all moderated at. I look around and became fascinated at the concept instantly, and then i saw the X-play special from Fanime a couple years back and i knew i *HAD* to get into it.
What was your first costume and why?
Summoner Yuna because Final Fantasy X was the cool thing at the time. I didn't have the skills or funds to do Lulu, so Yuna was my first costume XD
What is your favorite costume and why?
DJ Iroha from Beatmania IIDX. Comfy cute costume is comfy
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
FINALLY made Luther Lansfeld from Star Ocean Till the End of Time in the beginning of this year....I need a serious break before i pick up another "dream costume" X__x
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
There are too many to choose from!
Do you participate in masquerades?
I'm hooked on this shit so hard now
What was your best masquerade experience?
Katsucon 2009 Pokemon skit! I love love love my friends for helping me make my dream skit come true. So worth all the time, frustration, and money (T__T So much) to get out there and have an amazing time with amazing people and perform
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
-- Sand ninja group [Gaara, Temari, Kankuro] (me, Akiko Ki, and Kiki) : Honorable Mention at Kosaikon Easter AniFest 2005
-- Amanda Kuna's Judge Award [2nd Gaara and Temari with sis Kiki_chu] : AnimeNext2005
-- Friday Best Novice [Fayt Leingod] : AnimeNext2006
-- Saturday Best Journeyman [Cosplay Crack Crew Kingdom Hearts group] : AnimeNext2006
-- Friday Best Journeyman [w/ LousyItachi -- Fai and Syaoran Chinese Court artbook ver] : AnimeNext2007
-- Friday Best Advanced [w/ LousyItachi -- Ulquiorra and Szayela Pollo Grantz] : MangaNext2007
-- Best in Show [Pokemon] : Katsucon2009
-- Tech Award [Pokemon] : Katsucon2009
Tell us a little about yourself
I attend the New England Institute of Art in Boston. I hate 80% of the college population in this city.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I love haikus.
My favorite anime
Evangelion, Yu Yu Hakusho, Kiddy Grade, Spiral...many more, but i'm lazy (and who's really reading this right now anyways? NO ONE, that's who)
My favorite game(s)
Sonic the Hedgehog (BEFORE poor Sega went out of business and whored themselves as a 3rd party), Shin Megami Tensei games, Mario Galaxy, Paper Mario 1 and 2 (3 kind of sucked..), Naruto Gekitou Ninja Taisen 3, Star Ocean, Devil May Cry 3, Final Fantasy(s), StarFox64, Banjo-Kazooie//Tooie (<3), Super Mario World 3, Animal Crossing, the list goes on.