What got you into cosplay?
My very first convention was Animazement in 2000. I only went for Saturday of the con. I was SO BLOWN AWAY that not only did I cosplay my next con (AWA that year), I joined the staff as well. // It was like a calling. In total, I have made over 60 costumes either for myself or for commissions. ^^
What was your first costume and why?
My very first costume was one of two female cosplays I've ever done. Washuu from Tenchi Muyo, an alternate costume from one episode where she transforms into an adult version of herself. I LOVED the character, but I knew I didn't have the body-type to dress as the normal version. So I found this! The costume was lovely (for a first try) but the wig was crap. Twice. Never got pictures of it, but there's fond memories.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Favorite photoshoot with a costume: kitty!Mello // Favorite constructed costume: Wizard Howl // Favorite fan reactions: young Snape // Favorite overall: Red-Haired Shanks, for enjoyment to wear and comfort.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Hands down: Alucard from Castlevania Symphony of the Night.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I have quite a few really good memories (I've been doing this a while), but I have to name my FFVII Turks group (AWA 2004) as one of my favorites. Tseng, Reno, and Rude would wander the con together. When we ran into a Cloud or Aeris, we would play battle music and enter into a "random battle" on the spot. People were really good sports about it. ^^ Our Vincent and Elena were perfect, too. // Another was dressing in an obscure costume and running into another person dressed in a different version of the same costume... at a con with 150 in attendance! ♥ Jing
Do you participate in masquerades?
No, but I try to support my friends who do!
My favorite anime
Soul Eater, Kuroshitsuji, GetBackers, Fullmetal Alchemist, Death Note, Hellsing, Trinity Blood, Air Gear
My favorite game(s)
Devil May Cry, Gyakuten Saiban, Tekken, Castlevania, Final Fantasy series, Shin Megami Tensei series (particularly Nocturne)