What got you into cosplay?
Halloween, without a doubt. I'm also crazy over arts and crafts and have a BA in Studio Art--I found the perfect hobby!
What was your first costume and why?
The first costume I ever made entirely by myself was Tsunade from Naruto, back in 2005, and looking at it again I realize how much better I've gotten in my sewing and crafting skills. (Made it entirely from broadcloth *blegh*, didn't even line the jacket *double blegh* and I didn't even have a wig...)
What is your favorite costume and why?
My favorite costume is pretty much whatever I'm working on at the time, so it's never one in particular.
As for time spent on a costume for "favorite" I'd say it's a tie between Boushh, Merida, and now the Ice Queen.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Anna's "Shall We Dance" gown from Anna and the King, Mary Poppins' Jolly Holiday dress, Kimberly the Pink Power Ranger, and Barbara Gordon's Batgirl.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I've had quite a few, but the most recent would have to be Comic Con 09. I was cosplaying Nurse Chapel on Friday, and I got to strike up the most amazing conversations with people who actually recognized my character!
Disney cosplay has also been a blast--I had so many people yelling "Sleeping Beauty!" when I wore Briar Rose at Comic Con, and got to wave to several excited kids XD (Lets see...Ariel, Lottie and Drizella are next...noooo...I'm not addicted, lol)
Do you participate in masquerades?
Nope, but I'd like to in the future~
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Hmmm...not really. But then I've never really entered anything >.<
Tell us a little about yourself
Currently working a part-time job at a museum so that I can start paying off student loans and save up for Grad School and get my Masters in Studio Art. (And, of course, keeping a reserve to pay for costumes!)
My favorite anime
Kuroshitsuji, Ouran Highschool Host Club, Mushishi, Beck, Monster, D.Gray-Man..to name a few~
My favorite book(s)
Prodigal Summer, Welcome to the World Baby Girl, Chocolat, Angels and Demons, If Tomorrow Comes, Timeline, Sword of Truth series, Wheel of Time series, Redbird Christmas..
My favorite movies(s)
Beetlejuice, 3 Ninjas Kick Back, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Addams Family, Finding Neverland, Hook, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Benny and Joon, Much Ado About Nothing, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead...