What got you into cosplay?
My friends obviously ^_^ And everyone loves a day or two of dress-up, right?
What was your first costume and why?
First I wore: Edward Elric from FMA, cause I adore the character and my friend didn't want to wear the costume but she had it anyway and I wanted to wear it. Anime Expo 2007.
First I gathered: Near from Death Note, doing it with the group and they needed a Near I had all the stuff and was the right size. Anime Expo 2007.
First Made Attempt: Schoolgirl Kairi from KH2, because it seemed easy to do at first but her skirt ended up being a huge challenge and took longer than expected. Sakura Con 2008.
First Made Attempt Whole Costume: Richea Spodune. I worked on her for 2-4 months before Sakura Con 2011. I had a lot of difficulties with things I thought would be easy, oddly enough. In my second attempt making this costume, most of the bugs will be cleared out.
What is your favorite costume and why?
The longtime favorite costume I own right now is Yuna's songstress- it's made of lots of different pieces and multiple things put it together and looks so nice. But I admit I'm pretty partial to my Roxas costume, even in casual; the Wig is probably the most comfortable one I have.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Ashe's wedding dress from FFXII. Princess Serenade from Eternal Sonata. Ryuna from Shining Tears. Richea from Tales of Hearts.
If I could make it, I'd love to make several different dresses to cosplay, but I'm so unsure. And that's why I don't cosplay girls really lol And I don't act very lady-like.
Working on Richea for the past year has been like a dream come true, cliché as that is. It's really fun figuring out what does and doesn't work.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
SakuraCon2010: As Roxas my eyes bugged up and I had to get escorted through the busiest part of the convention center down 2 flights of stairs by my Axel cause I was blind *giggle* I wanted a pic of that!
Sakura2008: Cosplaying as Kairi at the end of SakuraCon08, our group got jumped by picture ninjas who posed with us attacking us. It was so random and so funny, and those ninjas ran off so far.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes, I'm part of the screaming crowd!
2012 is my first year participating on-stage and competing.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently finishing up my undergrad studies. It's been a long battle of six years in college since before I finished highschool. I'm looking forward to not having to shuffle my time endlessly between books, sleep and writing papers.
My favorite anime
Far too many but some of the top ones are: Fullmetal Alchemist, DNAngel, Sukisho, Gungrave, Sailor Moon, Escaflowne, Trigun, Outlaw Star, Digimon, & Shounen Onymouji.... Oh and Speed Racer. They aren't in any particular order.
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy's, Tales series and Zelda series
My favorite book(s)
Shakespeare's 154 Sonnets
My favorite character(s)
Eiri Yuki, Zelos Wilder, Emil Castagnier, Roxas, Snow
My favorite movies(s)
Lots of Disney movies...