What got you into cosplay?
The first convention I went to, Animenorth 1999, introduced me to this little hobby. It was several years before I attempted my own, however, though I knew I wanted to since the beginning.
What was your first costume and why?
My fiirst costume was the White Mage from Final Fantasy I. I had dusted off the ol' NES, blew into the game cartriage a few times and gave the game a try after failing horribly when I was like... 5. And... I loved the game. White mage just became my favourite character, especially after learning the finer applications of the "Holy" spell. Good times....
What is your favorite costume and why?
Picolitrosso's Urn. As much as I loved being White Mage, Pico really started my journey into more elaborate costumes. Plus, I love twirling in that skirt. The sheer weight of it, causes it to kick up a tornado of movement. It's so much fun.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Yes and No. I have many costumes I would love to make. Some of them are those really ornate CLAMP style costumes, that have the details comes out of the yinyang. Others I would love to try would be Midna's true form, though I lack the skill and the body type for that one.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Mmmm.... probably the first time I cosplayed. I was just so happy I finally did it, so I was floating on air most of the time.... when I wasn't tripping on my cloak. XD;
Do you participate in masquerades?
I do, if I have a good costume anyways. And I freak out backstage the whole time. I am 50% attention ham, and 50% quivering mass of stage fright and self doubt.
What was your best masquerade experience?
... I guess when we did a like rendition of 8-bit Theatre/Final Fantasy 1 skit thing. The crowd reaction was fairly positive.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Re-Creation, Workmanship in the Novice Division for Nefertina. (FanExpo 2010), Best Historical (Presentation) in Journeyman and Best Original Design (Workmanship) in Journeyman for the Duchess of Thistledown (FanExpo 2011)
Tell us a little about yourself
I have a degree in Biology. I work in a Pet Store. My hobbies include overflowing my bookshelf with books, having my floor a disaster area at any given time with either craft supplies, Wii games, or misc. objects I don't remember having.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I am currently craving cookies.
My favorite anime
Sailormoon (both original and Live Action), Magic Knight Rayearth, Escaflowne, Tsuabasa Chronicles, Chrno Crusade, a good chunk of Miyazaki, more CLAMP stuff, Rurouni Kenshin etc etc.
My favorite game(s)
Legend of Zelda et al., Seiken Densetsu 3, Okami, Guiter Hero and DDR. Among other stuff.
My favorite book(s)
Do we want to be here all night?
My favorite movies(s)
Mmmm... Let's go with Princess Bride and... POTC triology today.