What got you into cosplay?
I've always wanted to own the costumes and dress up as my favourite movie/ cartoon/ anime characters ever since I was a child... long, long before I had ever heard of the terms "cosplay" or "costuming".
Naturally, I was thrilled to find that an actual costuming community exists in my country. It took three years to gather information about such costume conventions, and when I finally got the info a month before EOY06, I rushed my first cosplay costume. I have been cosplaying ever since.
What was your first costume and why?
Meer Campbell from Gundam Seed Destiny: because I did my thesis on her so developed a fascination for the character.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I don't have any particular favourite. My pet cosplay is Meer Campbell from Gundam Seed Destiny, cos I absolutely love her (and I love being her), but there isnt any particular costume I favour.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
The Puteri Gunung Ledang costume from the Malaysian live action movie in 2007. It is a dream costume cos her jewellery is intricately woven gold. Another dream costume is Eowyn's green dress from Lord Of The Rings. I hope to debut it in 2010.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Cherryvoiderz's birthday party photoshoot. A bunch of us turned up for photoshoot, and halfway through we brought out a birthday cake for her. Close friends + cosplay + birthday picnic = win.
Tell us a little about yourself
I studied Literature and Philosophy in university. I love fandoms. I've gone from writing fanfic to creating avatars to cosplaying, all in worship of my fandoms. I am currently teaching Literature and English at a secondary school, and will be starting my masters course in August 08
My favorite anime
The Slayers, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Pokemon, Bleach, Gundam Seed Destiny, Gundam 00, Galaxy Angels
My favorite game(s)
Tomb Raider, Pokemon
My favorite book(s)
Katharine Kerr's Deverry series, Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, Orison Scott Card's Ender series, Sherlock Holmes, JKR's Harry Potter series.
My favorite character(s)
Misato Katsuragi, Meer Campbell, Mirai (from Ultraman Mebius), Arthrun Zala
My favorite movies(s)
Sweeney Todd, Pocahontas, The Lion King
My favorite actors/actresses
Alan Rickman, Hugo Weaving, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Angelina Jolie, Vanessa Williams