What got you into cosplay?
My friend took me to CNAnime and got me to start cosplaying. Always loved Halloween the best and went all out on my costumes even after I was not allowed to trick or treat anymore. Technically I guess cosplaying started when I was 9 and made a Sailor Moon costume ^-^
What was your first costume and why?
Princess Serena because I have been a fan of Sailor Moon since I was 9. I have always loved Princess Serena's dress because it's so pretty. I used the Sailor Stars version because I wanted wings and a sword.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Princess Serena because I wanted to dress up as her for so long.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Would like to make Zelda and Luchia from Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch but do not think I have the skills yet.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My first one, CNAnime 2003. It was like a dream come true for me because I got to be Princess Serena and I met a guy who dressed up as Tuxedo Mask. It was amazing to meet anime fans, voice actors, hang out with my best friend and a guy as Tuxedo Mask, and see all the anime stuff. Had never met voice actors before so I was very excited and very nervous and I will never forget it!
Do you participate in masquerades?
CNAnime 2004 as Chi from Chobits with a Freya. And Anime North 2007 Friday skit contest as Elizabeth Swann from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Anime North 2009 Masquerade as Orihime with a Nel from Bleach.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Hard to pick, there are only 3 lol. First one was exciting but I think I prefered the second one. It was organized on these forums so I got to meet new people but it was completely improvised so we messed up. But a lot of fun! And it lead to a group of us trying to go see the movie after and we also won a ribbon! Even though we messed up a cue.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes ^-^ I won a Hall Costume Award at Anime North 2005 for my Princess Serena and best Novice workmanship at Con-G 2012 for Flandre and Remelia and best in novice category at Anime North 2007 Friday Skit Contest as Elizabeth Swann from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
Tell us a little about yourself
Obviously love anime and cosplaying. I am a video editor. I love to paint and create music videos and CG art on the computer.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I am very shy when I meet new people, but once I get to know them I have been told I talk a lot lol
My favorite anime
Too many! Sailor Moon, Fruits Basket, Escaflowne, Angel Sanctuary, Gundam Wing, Card Captor Sakura, Vampire Princess Miyu, Fushigi Yuugi, Chobits, Trigun and a lot more!
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy X, X-2 and 8, Kingdom Hearts, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and Inu Yasha.
My favorite book(s)
Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien, Mirror of her Dreams - Stephen R. Donaldson, Twilight Series, The Wheel of Time Series - Robert Jordan, and Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling.
My favorite character(s)
Yuki - Fruits Basket, Van - Escaflowne, Frodo - Lord of the Rings, Darien - Sailor Moon, Larva - Vampire Princess Miyu, Vash - Trigun, Sasuke - Naruto
My favorite movies(s)
Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Last Samurai, Peter Pan, Star Wars, X-Men, The Notebook, Remember the Titans, The Princess Bride, and All I Want.
My favorite actors/actresses
Elijah Wood, Ryan Gosling, James McAvoy, and Johnny Depp.
Nicole Kidman, Judie Dench, Cate Blanchette, and Kate Winslet