What got you into cosplay?
JustinCredible dragged me to CNAnime in 2001. It was my first convention. I saw all these people in costumes and wanted to do that too. By the end of the convention we had almost dressed up another friend of mine as Chichiri from Fushigi Yuugi, then he skipped out on Sunday of the con, and I was sad. For the next two years I was determined to try it myself.
It's actually what inspired me to apply to university to work with theatre costumes. ^_^
What was your first costume and why?
The Mime from Final Fantasy Tactics. I had all these big plans before Anime North 2003, but all I managed to get done was a half assed Mime costume, but even though I was really disappointed by the costume I had my best friend dressed up as a FFT Archer and we ran around being silly all weekend. It's one of my favourite memories. ^_^
What is your favorite costume and why?
I don't have a specific costume I love more than another right now, just a split between costume I like and costumes I don't. Costumes I like, Rogue and Matsuri (because they're finished) and everything else is less so.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
A few. All my good friends all know too well what they are. I'm a big Ayumi Hamasaki nerd, it takes up most of my dream costumes list. ^_^
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I don't think I have one. The most amusing one so far has been back at CN2004 when this one girl asked me if my Rogue wig was my real hair. I was like o_O?
Do you participate in masquerades?
A couple. I'm trying to compete more often now, but I have a hard time getting my costumes done in time, and those that I do have right now I don't really feel are competition worthy.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Probably with Matsuri at Toronto Trek 19. Mostly cause that was my favourite convention of 2005, and I won things when I didn't expect to. ^_^
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
(Newest to Oldest)
Honourable Mention (Hall) - Youmacon 2007 (Rogue)
Best Artisan Presentation - Anime North 2007 (High Wizard)
Honourable Mention - Youmacon 2006 (High Wizard)
1st place - Cosplay Lab lj contest #17 - (Rogue)
Best Props (Journeyman) - CNAnime 2006 (Rogue)
Best Tailoring Workmanship - Anime North 2006 (Sakura)
Most Elegant Presentation (Journeyman) - Anime North 2006 (Sakura)
Best Journeyman Workmanship - Ad Astra 25 (Matsuri)
Best Journeyman Presentation - Ad Astra 25 (Matsuri)
Best Novice Presentation - Toronto Trek 19 (Matsuri)
Best Pattern Construction - Toronto Trek 19 (Matsuri)
3rd Place - International Ragnarok Online Costume Competition May 2005 (Rogue)
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a Theatre Technical Production student at Ryerson University majoring in Theatrical Costuming. I also dabble in props. I really love it. ^_^
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'm lazy ... I never manage to get things done when I say I will ... boo to me ...
And if you'd like to talk to me, shoot me a pm and we can exchange msn addresses. ^_^
My favorite anime
Macross Plus, Escaflowne, Cowboy BeBop, Earth Girl Arjuna, GTO, Venus Wars, Sailor Moon, Card Captor Sakura, Excel Saga, Gantz...
My favorite game(s)
RESIDENT EVIL ANYTHING!!! ... Tekken, Soul Calibur, FFX ...
My favorite book(s)
The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, the Talents series by Anne McCaffery, Headhunter by Timothy Findley ...
My favorite character(s)
Juna (Earth Girl Arjuna), Usagi (Sailor Moon), Excel (Excel Saga), Onizuka (GTO) ....
My favorite movies(s)
Strictly Ballroom (yeah, not anime, but my fav movie anyways)