What got you into cosplay?
I saw a very good rendition of a final fantasy outfit at my first anime connvention and decided to give it a try.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was a very bad rendition of Nico Robin's outfit from One Piece. I did her into outfit that didn't have the more advanced version's coat. It turned out okay except that the shirt ended up being purple instead of black. Note to first time cosplayers: never use laundry dye to dye something black. Not only will you not get black, but you will make a mess in what ever you are dying it in.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Right now, it would have to be my costume from Mermaid Melody. I made a costume for Anime USA that was Caren. It was a test of my current strengths as a sewer because of the added details and strange glove and shoe fabric pattern.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I would love to make Edea from Final Fantasy VIII. I love the complexness of the outfit and would love to get to the point that i could make outfits like they just a simple skirt.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
The most memberable experience for me was my first cosplay group. Knowing that they have your back and can help you with your outfit if you have problems is a blessing in disguise. Moral support is the best thing you can have. You also have the benefit of people not mistaking your outfit if you travel with a cosplay group.
Do you participate in masquerades?
No but I would like to in the future.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Actually I have. It wasn't a con award but I got best overall costume at my college, LFCC, for the 2009 costume contest. I went as Maka, scythe and all. I wasn't expecting to win but I did get an Italian Touch gift card and $50 bucks out of it.
Tell us a little about yourself
I am currently enrolled at LFCC in Middletown,VA and am working toward an associates in fine arts.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I live in Front Royal,VA if anyone wants to meet up
My favorite anime
Inu-Yasha, Cardcaptor Sakura, Tactics, Sailor Moon, DBZ, Kyo Kara Maoh, MERMAID MELODY