What got you into cosplay?
I used to do Musical Theater in high school, and the university I was going to at the time had no theater program, so cosplaying was the next best thing for me! Now I've actually truly embraced costuming and am making a career in the film industry through it.
What was your first costume and why?
First costume EVER was The Crow back in middle school. It was for Halloween and I don't consider it part of my portfolio, but it was my first. I did it because I really wanted to scare everyone, and I succeeded! Plus, I had everything in my closet!
What is your favorite costume and why?
I have many I love, but I'd have to say my Leviathan Castiel. I'm extremely proud of the breakdown and textures I was able to get out of the coat, plus lots of blood and dirt! That and it's actually comfortable to wear, and I love acting the part. I learned so much with that coat, and I'm glad I did it.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Maria from "Maria and Draco" in Final Fantasy VI. It's been on my list ever since I started cosplaying!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Would probably have to be being asked if I stole my Leviathan coat off of set. You know you've done good when people think that it's the real thing!
Do you participate in masquerades?
I've only just started competing, but I hope to compete at most cons I go to now!
What was your best masquerade experience?
Definitely being on stage with my Castiel wings. They started closed, and then center stage I opened them...there was total silence for a second, then screaming, cheering, camera flashes everywhere...was really hard not to break character!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Castiel at VanCon 2013.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently in school for costuming, so costumes and cosplay at this point are basically my life.
My favorite anime
Digimon, To Aru series, Higurashi, Cowboy Bebop, Mahou Shojou Lyrical Nanoha, Madoka Magica, Sailor Moon, Card Captor Sakura, Gurenn Lagann, Shingeki no Kyojin
My favorite game(s)
Portal, The World Ends With You, Final Fantasy (IV - VII), Kingdom Hearts, Soul Calibur, League of Legends, Tales Of series
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter, Memoirs of a Geisha, Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe