What got you into cosplay?
Looking at other people cosplay, and the fact I love the Halloween like vibes I get from cosplaying!My friends are actually the ones who originally suggested I cosplay.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto. I mainly cosplayed him because my friends though that I should because I actually wanted to cosplay Sakura at that time but I learned to like Sasuke from it. Even the costume wasn't very good I had a lot of good memories from it so I still keep it around.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Tokiko from Busou Renkin. I would like to make the full Valkyrie Skirt weapon. However, with the little experience in prop making, I'm going to work on more simple props before I get anywhere near Tokiko.
Also Esther Blanchett from Trinity Blood. I don't know which version yet but I'll look into it. There is so much fabric that it would be difficult to work with from the start but it would be a fun challenge once I improve my sewing skills.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I don't have a specific cosplay experience but I love getting nice comments from children from me wearing any cosplay costumes. Whether those kids know about Anime itself or not, it is always fun getting questions if I am a princess or a singer or other things.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I hope to do so in the future. I have been planning it but then I never get to it. Masquerades though I have heard from friends are fun but very stressful. When I am able to plan something out with good technology, I will do them.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I have won a $50 gift card from Tomodachi (an anime and Korean goods store in Rosedale Mall) for the Cosplay Contest.
Tell us a little about yourself
I am in highschool and my family is very different from I am. However they are loving and supportive and are just trying to look out for me no matter how much I may protest against them. I do actually hate my job (haha) but the money that comes from it is very good. I am a waitress at a Pizza Hut and I can actually get good tips. Tips are my spending money which means the funds to get material to cosplay. Besides making cosplay costumes I draw, write, read, play video games. I am basically a normal teenager.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I am a part of a small cosplay group known as Ascension Cosplay. Right now we do not have a deviantart or cosplay.com account but we do have a facebook page. Come visit us sometime :)
My favorite anime
Current Favorites: Soul Eater, D. Gray-Man, Busou Renkin, Bleach
My favorite game(s)
Current Favorites: Touhou Project, Vocaloid, Tales of Symphonia, Super Smash Brother Brawl, Final Fantasy XIII
My favorite book(s)
Current Favorites: Maximum Ride Series
My favorite character(s)
Current Favorites: Allen Walker, Emil Castagnier, Len Kagamine, Rin Kagamine, Ultimo, Hope, Snow, Echo Sylvette (OC), Jet Hakurei (OC), Tokiko Tsumura, Orihime Inoue, Ggio Vega, Nel