What got you into cosplay?
Final Fantasy VII. I fell in love with the characters and their designs, and wanted to be Aeris Gainsborough for Halloween. I went online to look up things about dressing up like characters, and I found cosplay.
What was your first costume and why?
Bombalurina from CATS. I love that musical, and was obsessed with it when I was ten. Me and my mom worked on this thing hardcore. We bought a unitard, painted it, painted a wig... it was kind of insane.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I think my favorite costume will always be the one I've most recently finished :P Right now, it's Garnet. I worked so hard on it, and I'm proud of myself for sticking through it. I did all of the embroidery on the dress by hand, and I got to use my own serger!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Yuna's wedding dress from Final Fantasy X, White Rose from Saga Frontier
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Anime Boston 2010 was a wonderful experience all around, also experiencing my first one-on-one photoshoots with photographers other than my friends in 2012.
Do you participate in masquerades?
No. Not my thing.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm in school getting a history degree, and then moving on to design school. I enjoy video games (most of them made before the year 2000), reading, and Tudor history.
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy IV, VI, VII, and X, We Love Katamari
My favorite book(s)
Any and all non-fiction books about Tudor History.
My favorite character(s)
Princess Garnet from Final Fantasy IX, Shadow from Final Fantasy VI, and Celes from Final Fantasy VI.