What got you into cosplay?
When I was younger, I absolutely adored dressing up and would create these elaborate costumes out of whatever I could find. Once that became not so socially acceptable, I still loved Halloween and would spend all year working on my outfit. A year ago, I was browsing Deviantart one day and saw some incredible cosplay photographs. I've been a fan of anime and video games for a while, so cosplay seemed like the perfect mesh of two hobbies.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was a Mesmer character from the game Guild Wars. They're one of my favorite professions in the game and I loved the character artwork, so I decided to get together a costume for my first con, Comic-Con '08.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'd have to go with the pink satiny-nightmare of a costume, Princess Peach from Brawl. She's been one of my favorite characters back on Gameboy Color. Mainly, though, the costume is just ridiculously fun to wear. I had fantastic reception wearing it - everyone recognizes her, wanted pictures, asked for signature poses; it was great!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I finally tackled my dream of doing a Trinity Blood outfit, but I certainly plan on a few more from that series. I'd also like to attempt Ashe's wedding gown from FFXII.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Anime Expo 09 was amazing for me, just because I hadn't really been to a huge anime con before. The costumes blew me away, I met some wonderful people, and was just swept up in the energy of the whole thing.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I haven't yet, although I think it sounds like a lot of fun. I plan to take part in one sometime soon.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
No, not yet, although I haven't entered them into anything.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently a college student, which takes up far too much time :) Whenever I get the occasional free moment, I'm very much into graphic and web design, photography, and gaming.
My favorite game(s)
Guild Wars, Portal 2, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Dragon Age, SSBB, Harvest Moon, The Sims, Star Wars Galaxies, LotR Online
My favorite book(s)
Inheritance Trilogy, Harry Potter, The Lost Years of Merlin, A Song of Ice and Fire
My favorite movies(s)
Big Fish, Star Wars, Sherlock Holmes, Chicago, Back to the Future, Stardust, Sweeney Todd, Lord of the Rings, X-Men