What got you into cosplay?
While being a nerd and searching for character images on the internets I stumbled on photos of cosplayers. Amazed that people actually dress up like videogame characters I looked up the con closest to me and picked a costume the following week.
What was your first costume and why?
Black Mage Rikku - X-2 had just come out, I really liked Rikku and I thought that costume was really fun looking.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My Warrior Rikku costume is my favorite it wore surprisingly comfortably and photographed well. Can't really ask for more than that.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I think one of the best was walking around as Rikku and having a family with a very very little girl with them ask for my picture with her, she took it gleefully and helped me hold my prop sword.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Sometimes - if I feel like i have something that will look good on stage or a great skit idea. Otherwise I'm happy to sit out.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Dressed as Songstress Rikku.... dancing it off with vash the stampede who was a last minute add in about 15 minutes to the show it was really fun.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Songstress RIkku:1st place novice craftsmanship and hall cosplay ribbon@Anime Boston 2005 /
Warrior Rikku:Best Costume Design@Anime Boston 2007 /
Amano Rydia:2nd place advanced craftsmanship @Connecticon 2010 / Windia(with Deathsmiles Group):Best Overall Craftsmanship@Anime Boston 2011
Tell us a little about yourself
I work in the video game industry as the assistant to a well known creative director. I love buffalo chicken cheese french fries, and I have an obnoxious corgi side kick.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I repeat... buffalo chicken cheese fries...
My favorite anime
Princess Tutu, Outlaw Star, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Chobits, XXXholic
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IV, Katamari, Castlevania SOTN, puzzle quest, Bioshock, Overlord, Chrono Cross, Space Channel 5, Patapon, Fallout New Vegas.
My favorite book(s)
Alice in wonderland, alice through the looking glass, jhereg, Phoenix, amityville horror
My favorite character(s)
Aeris, Rikku, Ulala
My favorite movies(s)
Howl's Moving Castle, Marie Antionette, Tomb Raider, Labyrinth (ZOMG BOWIE!!!), Fifth Element, Run Lola Run
My favorite actors/actresses
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Mila Jokavich, Johnny Depp