What got you into cosplay?
More "who" than "what." My girlfriend, arguably the most kawaii anime/loli girl in existence. I was just getting into anime when Halloween rounded the corner, so I figured...
What was your first costume and why?
Squall Leonhart. Final Fantasy VIII. Not only is FFVIII my favorite RPG of all time (though Lost Odyssey currently has a choke hold on it for the title), but also Squall has always held a personal connection to me. (I won't cosplay any character who doesn't.) Plus, come on. Gunblade. No brainer.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Ug. Too many great ones, although I especially enjoy costumes with elaborate/striking props to lug around.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Kaim Argonar. Lost Odyssey. I'm convinced Mistwalker designed Kaim's armor as a challenge to hardcore cosplayers. Study his armor for five minutes from a desig point of view and your head will blow, and I don't even want to think about constructing the sword. Mark my words though. It will be done. (I have to please my girlfriend.)
My favorite anime
Neon Genesis Evangelion, Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X (Kyoto arc-onward), Elfen Lied, Paranoia Agent, Death Note, Cromartie High School, Excel Saga, Chobits, Gravitation, Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy VII-IX
The Legend of Zelda: OOT/MM/WW/TP
Silent Hill II
Guitar Hero I-III