What got you into cosplay?
Oddly, I wasn't something like I liked to play dress up as a child or anything. At the time I didn't even know it was called Cosplay. We were just playing “dress up” because that’s just the childish things I do. XD
What was your first costume and why?
Kai Hiwatari of Beyblade. Short Answer: Sleep deprivation and boredom.
Long Answer: As a character I really liked him and his hair was blue (as was mine at the time). His outfit really intrigued me and I really wanted to have one exactly like it. So I made one or at least rummage through clothes and found things that closely resembled the outfit.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Shikamaru Nara. I didn't wear it much but the outfit was easy and it didn't take much for me to feel in character.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I have 2 I'd really like to make. Sugino-sama of tactics and Tsukasa Amou from Juvenile Orion
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My first glomp - I was dressed as Kurama and was standing around talking when a "Kurama, Kurama, KURAMA!" was shouted and seconds later there was child attached to my waist. Her sister followed shortly and apologized (I told her it was no problem).
Do you participate in masquerades?
I don't. I've been told I should but I get nervous in front of people.
Tell us a little about yourself
Current events in my life have forced me to put cosplaying on a "side burner". Not about to abandon it but I just can't make new costumes or even wear the ones I have as often as I'd like.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Over the years I've gained (and lost) a few nicknames.
But I use Ookamiyou any time I post anything cosplay related.
After 10 years I just don't feel the connection to my cosplay alias like I use to and plan to change it soon.
My favorite anime
Fullmetal Alchemist, Death Note, Gravitation, Loveless, Sukisho, tactics, Darker than BLACK, Kyou Kara Maou, Yu Yu Hakusho, Ronin Warriors, Jyu-oh-Sei, Gundam Wing, Spiral
My favorite game(s)
Kingdom Hearts, Star Ocean, Pokemon, SSX3, Halo
My favorite book(s)
Animorphs, Remnants, Deltora Quest, W.i.t.c.h., Demon Diary, Ororon, Gravitation, Juvinile Orion, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, Embalming, Amatsuki, and a handful of other manga
My favorite character(s)
We'd be here a long time if I tried to list them...
My favorite movies(s)
Galaxy Quest, Star Wars, LOTR, FmA: Conqueror of Shambala, Appleseed, Appleseed: ExMachina, Howl's Moving Castle, Whispers of the Heart
My favorite actors/actresses
John Burgmeier, Yuri Lowenthal, Chris Ayres, Kyle Hebert, Greg Ayres, Travis Willingham, Chuck Huber, Chris Patton, Laura Bailey, Caitlin Glass, Christine Auten, and (some thing completely different) Harrison Ford