What got you into cosplay?
Halloween has always been my favorite holiday -- I usually plan out my costume several months in advance and pay close attention to detail, and love to get completely into character. I only recently heard of the idea of cosplay and knew it was right up my alley. Why limit costume and taking on another persona to just halloween? Cosplay = Best thing since sliced bread.
What was your first costume and why?
Well, technically, the first costume I really, really started paying attention to details with (and could afford to do so) was my Harry Potter costume.
What is your favorite costume and why?
It's such a toss up between all my phantom costumes.. and my Sweeney Todd costume. Can we just call it a tie?
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Until I get a sewing machine, I don't think making my costumes is much of an option. I don't have the patience to sit down and hand sew it all... much less do it well so it would be worth it. I usually gather my costume pieces together from thrift stores and/or online via ebay and other websites... or commission uniquecreator to make them for me :P At the moment, there are a potential three big costumes that I would very much like to have: fully stage accurate Phantom of the Opera evening suit, Jack Sparrow World's End costume, and Prince Eric's wedding suit/uniform from The Little Mermaid.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Would love to, but haven't yet.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Aside from kudos from friends? Nada :(
Tell us a little about yourself
I am currently living in Anaheim, CA and am a Disneyland Cast Member.
I'm a complete Phantom Phanatic ... a little obsessed. I even make my own prop replicas of the Phantom Notes in the movie. If anyone is interested in one, let me know!
My favorite book(s)
Any Phantom books
My favorite character(s)
The Phantom (Erik), Sweeney Todd
My favorite movies(s)
ALW's The Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, The Mask of Zorro, The Legend of Zorro
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Depp, Gerard Butler, Robert Downey, Jr., Gene Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Catherine Zeta Jones, Rachel Weisz, Kate Winslet, Judy Garland