What got you into cosplay?
"Well I've known about cosplay since 2000 - mainly Rinoa Heartilly ones (she was the first one I wanted to cosplay, but...circumstances didn't allow me x.x). I thought it was really cool, so I started in 2003." --Onyx Eyes, circa 2003.
[2012 Update]: After logging in for the first time in probably six years, I'm kind of appalled at the chirpy way I used to talk when I was a teenager. I'm a college graduate now and I've been considering getting back into cosplay since I have more free time. Also, I don't go by "Onyx Eyes" anymore so I will probably just start a new account.
What was your first costume and why?
"Jill Valentine was my first costume because I just bought Resident Evil: Director's Cut in July 2003 and I've always wanted to be her (since I was nine o_o). So after much begging, persuading, and yelling, I finally got my mom to help me bring that costume to life in time for Halloween ^_^" --Onyx Eyes, circa 2003.
[2012 Update] Uh...yeah, what my 15-year-old self said.
What is your favorite costume and why?
"Jill Valentine's my fav because it's simply the best-looking one so far. But my Yuki Sohma winter school uniform comes in close second because I absolutely *love* Yuki!" --Onyx Eyes, circa 2003.
[2012 Update]: My Yuki Sohma costume was actually pretty horrid. And the ending of Fruits Basket annihilated my infatuation with him and the entire cast of characters.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
"Oh, sure. Like 500 of them." --Onyx Eyes, circa 2003.
[2012 Update]: That was possibly an attempt at humor.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
"Junior prom. I had no idea at the time that I was cosplaying Julia Heartilly (long story)." --Onyx Eyes, circa 2005.
[2012 Update]: I wasn't. I wore the base dress at the prom, and I altered it into the costume later. I just wanted to be able to say that I wore it at an event. /facepalm
Do you participate in masquerades?
"No, not at all. Why? Probably because I've never been able to go to a convention." --Onyx Eyes, circa 2005.
[2012 Update]: And I still haven't been to one, but now I'm an adult and I can actually travel to them if I so wish. After I make a costume, that is.
Tell us a little about yourself
"I've just graduated from high school, I'm an ex-army brat, I'm going through AFROTC in college to become an Air Force Officer. Ever since moving to Florida, however, I've pretty much retired from cosplay. I may still wander around the forums and such, but there is little chance that I'll actually ever make a costume for the sole reason of cosplay again." --Onyx Eyes, circa 2006.
[2012 Update]: And that's the last time I updated my profile. Till now.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
"IM me anytime you'd like...I could always use another friend ^_^" --Onyx Eyes, circa 2003.
[2012 Update]: I haven't had AIM since 2005.