What got you into cosplay?
Just looking around the net and seeing all the people that were doing it and all the tight knit groups forming around it - I wanted to be a part of something that would allow me to show off my creativity and make new friends in a great setting. Once I saw the amazing cosplayers at G-Phoria, my mind was made up, no matter what anyone says, I NEED TO COSPLAY.
What was your first costume and why?
Van Fanel from Escaflowne. Easy, Ghetto, yet eveyrone really liked it for some reason O_o;
What is your favorite costume and why?
See dream costume.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Yes, but I won't say what it is, as I'm debuting it at Otakon this year. I'll just say it's from Sailor Moon.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Not cosplay, persay, but I've met so many wonderful people by way of this site (some closer to me than I ever dreamed) and created lasting friendships with people that truly care about me. And when someone cares about you, it's truly an awesome feeling :D
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes. I wrote and directed a skit entitled "Turnabout Death Note" for Otakon 2007
What was your best masquerade experience?
Probably that. It was hectic, but really exhilarating. I'm glad I was able to do it once in my life.
Tell us a little about yourself
Currently a grad student at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. I have an enormous family that I really don't feel like describing here, and used to work as a dishwasher at my Dad's restaurant - not anymore, thank God. I'm a massive gamer, and even work for a website dealing with Nintendo - you can view it by clicking the "Quantum9's home page" link.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
You only have one life, so live it to the fullest. And never...EVER...let ANYONE say you can't do something.
My favorite anime
Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, EVANGELION, Cowboy Bebop, Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist, Sailor Moon, most of the Gundam series (especially Wing), Witch Hunter Robin, and I've really gotten into Samurai Champloo.
My favorite game(s)
Hoo boy XD. The Legend of Zelda series is by far my favorite, but I also love Mario (any), Mega Man (any), Metroid Prime, Super Smash Brothers: Melee, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario Kart (Super, 64, and Double Dash), Goldeneye 007, and Tales of Symphonia. I should probably include the Final Fantasy series on here as well, because I doubt I'd be considered a cosplayer otherwise XD
My favorite book(s)
Can't say I'm much of a reader, but I really enjoyed "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card. Other than that, I've read your usual array of Tolkien and Tolkien-esque fantasies, and I'm big into sci-fi as well.
My favorite character(s)
Link (Legend of Zelda), Regal Bryant (Tales of Symphonia), Van Fanel (Escaflowne). Those are the only ones I feel like racking my brain on right now.
My favorite movies(s)
Star Wars, LOTR, Harry Potter, Shawshank Redemption, Ocean's 11, South Park:BLU, Austin Powers, and I'm sure there's some more I can throw in.
My favorite actors/actresses
Sean Astin, Johnny Depp, Viggo Mortensen, Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman. Actress-wise I'd have to say Kate Beckinsale and Keira Knightley. I also enjoy classic actors like Cary Grant and William Powell.