What got you into cosplay?
My first anime convention was Fanime 2008. It was just the Monday, but it was an experience of a lifetime. It felt so weird seeing so many people in the same place in costume. It just inspired me to do so.
What was your first costume and why?
Netto (Lan) Hikari from MegaMan Battle Network. It is one of my favorite series of all time. Netto was just one of the characters I admired and loved, so I felt I just had to do and represent him.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Netto. I've probably spent the most work on that cosplay than anything I've ever done. The headband took me around 4 hours. It was really hard to create a perfect circle. XD Also, the shoes had a very unique way of going about them, having to use acetone to remove the wax finish from my old leather shoes, and then to paint over them.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Ein from Riviera: The Promised Land. It seems like such a unique cosplay to do. Maybe I can find someone to do it for me. XD
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Fanime 2009 when I went on all 4 days as Netto. Really loved how much attention I got.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Nah. Plan to, if the time comes.
Tell us a little about yourself
Current student in SFSU, majoring in History and minoring in Dance. Also the current president of Anime FX, the Anime club of SFSU.
My favorite anime
Hunter x Hunter, Baccano!, Air Gear, Paranoia Agent, Papa to Kiss in the Dark
My favorite game(s)
Star Ocean series, MegaMan series, Resonance of Fate, Riviera: The Promised Land, DDR, Def Jam: Fight for NY, WWE games
My favorite character(s)
Leon D.S. Gehste (Star Ocean 2), Netto Hikari (MegaMan Battle Network), Takeru Takaishi (Digimon), Zack Fair (Final Fantasy 7), Ein (Riviera: The Promised Land), Akito Wanjima (Air Gear)