What got you into cosplay?
Went through the anime stage and thought it would be a cool idea to cosplay and interact with other people sharing a similar intrest.
What was your first costume and why?
Haruno Sakura, Was really into NARUTO that year and wanted to cosplay a NARUTO character for Halloween, turned out to be my Otakon costume that year as well.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Every year I make at least one new costume, which, naturally reflects my favorite character at the time, so my favorite costume changes as my favorite characters I decide to cosplay change.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I've already made my dream costume!
My Hizaki dress was the golden standard I set, and with much assistance, made that in the beginning of 2012. It took approximately one month to create from total scratch, no patterns, bolts of fabric, etc.
Everything else now is just a bonus.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Standing in the line for Otakon 2008 in full Kisame garb, in the middle of August. Never said it had to be an enjoyable experience.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
One in a smaller convention. Won 'most intimidating' as Kisame
and at another event 3rd overall as Lulu
Tell us a little about yourself
I am in college full-time and when I'm not in class I work at a local Veterinarian clinic as a Veterinary Assistant.
I also work at a local horse center.
My hobby, and hopefully future career is horseback riding. Laugh all you want but I've been riding since I was 5 and now have my own horse who is the center of everything, including my wallet.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I make all the props and weapons you see on me and my friends' costumes myself. Everything is from scratch and I can spend up to a month making one prop. However over time I've really gotten it all down to a science. You can see Artemis (Yuuki's weapon and my newest addition) on my profile and I finished it in 2-3 days. I love prop making and plan to make an etsy store soon!
My favorite anime
just to name a few.
My favorite game(s)
Kingdom Hearts 1+2
Fire Emblem Sacred Stones
Pokemon games through Emerald
Need For Speed series
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
Final Fantasy 7 Dirge of Cerberus
Final Fantasy 13 (<3 <3 <3)
My favorite actors/actresses
Ian Somerhalder <3 <3 <3