What got you into cosplay?
Who doesn't want to be their favorite stylish anime character!?
What was your first costume and why?
Card Captor Sakura - Sakura in her Jester outfit. I loved the color scheme and I always thought it was a fun representation of a fun girl!
What is your favorite costume and why?
My favorite costume is still probably Petit Roll, from Sailor Moon S. She is so evil! It was fun to be bad, and be my friend's twin - it was a total collaboration between one of my best friends and me, which made it feel awesome to walk around with her and get compliments! Also, the staffs light up :D
Ty Lee was a lot of fun too though, especially seeing the reactions we got from other con-goers. People either loved or feared the Fire Nation... but no one rose against us! :D
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
A few. Rikku's Dive Suit from FFX, and Amano Garnet from FF9, for sure. Also Shiris from Lodoss War, and Berserker Flaus from Record of Lodoss War/Lady of Pharis, but no one would know that one.
Also, I want to do a Wanderer cosplay from Shadow of the Colossus so I can ride my horse around and pretend to fight Colossi! :D
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My friend (Azula from Avatar: TLA) and I (Ty Lee) were in the exhibition hall at Anime Boston, just browsing, and a girl ran around the corner and almost knocked into us. When she realized who we "were" her eyes got really big and she mumbled "sorry, Princess" before running away. SUPER hilarious and adorable.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Sure do, but only two so far.
What was your best masquerade experience?
When I walked out on stage in my Lightning costume, and the lights went dark, someone at the judges table or directly back started yelling, "Lights, LIGHTS!!" and the guy behind him said, "no, wait, look." So I turned around, and showed everyone my light-up pauldron. It was awesome!!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I did win a "best prop" award for my Sango boomerang back in the day. That's what really started my love for prop making!
Recently, I won a Guest Judge award and Best Intermediate Craftsmanship for Lightning at NDK '10. :)
Tell us a little about yourself
I just graduated and am living and working in Denver, CO. I love horseback riding, vidja games, rock climbing, and reading. I'm also an aspiring sci-fi/fantasy writer.
My favorite anime
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Record of Lodoss War, Saiyuki, Howl's Moving Castle, The Wallflower, Outlaw Star
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Shadow of the Colossus, Okage: Shadow King, Tales of the Abyss, Katamari Damacy, Mario Party, Lego Star Wars, Star Wars Battlefront II
My favorite book(s)
Realm of Tortall books by Tamora Pierce, Harry Potter, Revenge of the Rose, The Temple Dancer, Hyperion, The Chronicles of Narnia, Song of Ice and Fire,
My favorite character(s)
Gene Starwind, King Kashue, Batou & Togusa, Genjou Sanzo, Deedlit (and Parn! - anyone from the Lodoss War OVA), Li Syaoran (Tsubasa), Yuuko, Kiyone (Tenchi Muyo - such an underrated character!), Jade Curtiss, Squall and Rinoa, and tons of others :)
My favorite movies(s)
Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, Howl's Moving Castle, The Princess Bride, A Knight's Tale, She's The Man, Oceans 11-13, Star Wars original trilogy, Zoolander