What got you into cosplay?
I'm an artist and love making things with my hands as well as dressing up in weird clothes; it was a logical step.
What was your first costume and why?
Naga from the Slayers. I love Slayers, and Naga's hilarious.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Usually the most recent one.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I have a whole binder full of dream costumes. Le sigh...
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Getting photos of my Morpheus costumes posted on Neil Gaiman's blog. Unfortunately he wasn't able to see them in person at Worldcon 2003.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Participate, staff, judge; I pretty much live at masquerades. XD
What was your best masquerade experience?
Winning Best Workmanship in Class and Most Beautiful Presentation at Worldcon 2003. XD
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Workmanship and Best Group (Journeyman) - AN1999;
Best Workmanship (Journeyman) - AN2000;
Best Catfight - AN2001;
Best Workmanship in Show, Best Presentation (Journeyman) - AN2002;
Best Workmanship in Class and Most Beautiful Presentation (Journeyman) - Worldcon 2003;
3rd place and Workmanship award - Gathering of the Fellowship 2003;
Best Staging (Master) - AN2004;
Best Workmanship in Show and Judges' Choice - Ad Astra 2005;
Best Master Workmanship and Best Master Presentation - TT 2005;
Best Female - City of Heroes Halloween Contest 2006;
Best Female - CTV Halloween Ball 2007;
Best Non-Textile Fabrication (International-level Journeyman) - Costume-Con 26
Best in Show - Polaris 2008
Best Master Workmanship - Polaris 2011
Best in Show (Historical Interpretation) - Costume-Con 30
Best in Show - Costume-Con 31
Tell us a little about yourself
Freelance Illustrator/Costumer...I also am a member of the bellydance troupe Shades of Araby. http://shadesofaraby.valizan.com
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I have a jewellery and accessories business at http://magpiecreations.ca. If you like sparkly things, check it out!
My favorite anime
Cowboy Bebop, anything Miyazaki, Slayers, Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, Master of Mosquiton
My favorite game(s)
Phantasy Star! Old-skool, baby!
Also City of Heroes/Villains, The Longest Journey, Guild Wars 1 & 2
My favorite book(s)
Authors: Elizabeth Hand, Tanya Huff, Robin McKinley, Connie Willis
Comics: Blade of the Immortal, Finder, Promethea, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Sandman, Elfquest, Fables
My favorite character(s)
"Hot Ice" Hilda from Outlaw Star and Zelgadis.
My favorite movies(s)
The LOTR trilogy, closely followed by the original Star Wars trilogy.
My favorite actors/actresses
Tilda Swinton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Johnny Depp, Jude Law