What got you into cosplay?
I love Halloween and dressing up.
What was your first costume and why?
A bunny. for Halloween. When I was 3.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I honestly don't know--all of them have ups and downs. (The downs tend to be either shoes or makeup, oddly enough).
Most fun I've had in a costume is also by far my most uncomfortable one--Nice Holystone (Baccano!) at Anime Matsuri 2011. And we're supposed to be doing the group again at A-Kon 2011. MUST GET NEW SHOES before then.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
My current costume to-do list is Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Arachnae (Soul Eater), Maya Fey (Complete redo of 95% of the costume)(Phoenix Wright), and Mara Jade (Star Wars EU).
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
The A-kon 21 Phoenix Wright photoshoot. Even though my wig needed tons of work, and the other two Mayas there were pretty much perfect, I never felt looked down on or condescended to. Lots of fun was had, lots of pictures were taken, and I had an absolutely wonderful time. Also, I met two of my biggest Cosplay Heroes Of All Time, which was epic. ^_^
The A-Fest 2010 DC photoshoot was pretty amazing, too. ^_^
And most recently, the Anime Matsuri 2011 Baccano! shoot. We had a decent-sized group and just had way too much fun goofing off. Also, J. Michael Tatum asked for a picture with *us*. So that has to count for something. ^_^
Do you participate in masquerades?
Not yet. Find me a group willing to do a skit with me and I will.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Not yet. Give me time.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm 21, I live in Louisiana, I actually love my job. I have 2 dogs and 7 cats. I'm a theatre major in college. I love dressing up for no reason, or very little reason, and coercing my friends into doing the same. I enjoy musical theatre, singing, dancing, acting, video games, hanging out with my friends, and generally being silly.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Fun fact: Despite cosplaying Harley Quinn, and loving her and the Joker, I'm terrified of clowns. Go figure.
My favorite anime
Baccano!, Black Butler, Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan, FMA: Brotherhood, Ouran High School Host Club, Death Note, and most bloody/graphic/horror anime. *is kinda sick in the head*
My favorite game(s)
The Phoenix Wright series, the Ratchet & Clank series, the Sly Cooper series, the Jak & Daxter series, the Spyro the Dragon series, Kirby Air Ride, SSBB (though I'm awful at it), The Legend of Zelda series (I'm awful at that too), the Kingdom Hearts games, and recently I've gotten into Pokemon a little bit. Oh, and Batman: Arkham Asylum.
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter series, anything by Tamora Pierce, anything by Kim Harrison, Phantom of the Opera, The Dresden Files, Watchmen, most Batman graphic novels, any Star Wars EU book by Timothy Zahn, and likely plenty more I'm forgetting at the moment.
My favorite character(s)
Claire Stanfield, Ladd Russo, Ratchet, Clank, Phoenix Wright, Maya Fey, Damon Gant, Miles Edgeworth, Shelly de Killer, Jak, Daxter, Ashelin, Spyro, Sly Cooper, Carmelita Fox, Meta Knight, Riku, Axel, Batman, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Sirius Black, Tris Chandler, Alanna of Trebond, Beka Cooper, Rachel Morgan, Ivy Tamwood, Jenks, Erik (The Phantom of the Opera), Rorschach, Mara Jade, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Azula, Zuko.....I'm probably forgetting a few hundred...
My favorite movies(s)
There Will Be Brawl, Ghostbusters, Star Wars (All 6, yes, SIX of them), RENT, Phantom of the Opera, The Three Musketeers (1993 Disney Live Action version), Clue, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sweeney Todd, the live action Death Note movies, Nightmare Before Christmas, and probably several more I'm forgetting.
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Depp, Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Gary Oldman, Jackie Earle Haley, Tim Curry, Mark Strong