What got you into cosplay?
I suppose looking at all the neat costumes people had at different conventions. I saw that and said "WOW! I want to do that!" My friends dragging me to RenFaires and small, local conventions really didn't help either (not like this was a bad thing^^)
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was Anastasia. I had a dress that looked very similar to one of her's and it just sounded like a good idea
What is your favorite costume and why?
My favorite costume is Ran Kotobuki!!! I love running around in her awesome red coat!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I would love to make a costume for the White Spy from "Spy vs. Spy!" How awesome would that be? And anything from Takarazuka!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Winning the "Best of Saturday, Hall Cosplay" award at Youmacon 2005. I was so shocked!
Do you participate in masquerades?
What was your best masquerade experience?
They have all been great
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes I have!
Tell us a little about yourself
I am a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, with a Bachelor's of Science in Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising and, for now, I work at Joann Fabrics (better known as Hell!) I sew, play the flute, attend Renaissance festivals, read, and of course, cosplay. Despite popular belief, I am not Aulophobic.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I like grilled cheese and muffins are evil!
My favorite anime
Ground Defense Force! Mao-Chan, Touch, Shugo Chara!, Lucky Star, Chi's Sweet Home, Sakura Taisen, Aishiteruze Baby, Ultra Maniac, NANA, Ouran Host Club, Kare Kano, Full Moon wo Sagashite, Ginban Kaleidoscope, Cosmic Baton Girl Comet-San, Love Hina, Chobits, and X. I'm sure there's more, but I can't think
My favorite game(s)
Para Para Paradise
My favorite book(s)
Discworld, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Dumas' novels, Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables (OMG that book was AWESOME! Everyone should read it! Right now!)
My favorite character(s)
My favorite movies(s)
The Big Lebowski, Anything from Alfred Hitchcock, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Zoolander, The Pink Panther (the old one with Peter Sellers!)
My favorite actors/actresses
Isabella Rosselini and Gary Oldman