What got you into cosplay?
The main reason was a great passion for anime, manga and Japan culture. In Italy in 98 there were few cosplayers but nowadays this hobby grown up very much in my country.
What was your first costume and why?
Rei Ayanami, to try my first cosplay experience during an exhibition.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Rikku and Hildegard, for the long work they required
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Galadriel mirror dress..
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
* August 2004 - special guest at 2nd World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya (Japan)
* April 2006 - special guest at Expo Tnt 11 in México D.F. (México)
* May 2006 - special guest at Expo Tnt 1 in Guadalajara (México)
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes, in particular for performance, best group or best female cosplay and invitations as special guest in Japan and México
Tell us a little about yourself
In 2007 I've graduated at Oriental language and culture University of Venice, Japanese language. At the moment I'm having a part-time jobs: I create websites, give language lessons and translate. I love cosplay, sewing, lyrical singing, metal, rock and classic music, fantasy books, manga, fitness, anime, drawing and html programming, Ps2 and videogames, Hello Kitty and other puffy, pastel and cute stuff, shopping (Fornarina and other shoes, corsets and unusual dresses), nailart, make up, silver rings, fashion reports and magazines.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I think life is too short and difficult too.. so we have to do whatever makes us happy for an optimistic life!
My favorite anime
Tenku no Escaflowne, Tonari no Totoro, Hikari no Densetsu, Creamy Mamy, Lilo & Stitch, Nana
My favorite game(s)
Final fantasy VII-IX-X, Space Channel 5, Silent Hill, Dancing games, Soul reaver, Chrono Cross, Castlevania, Prince of Persia serie, Fatal Frame
My favorite book(s)
LOTR, Harry Potter, Tsugumi, Shiosai, Neverending Story, Momo, Pollyanna, Anne Rice's "Vampires' chronicles", S. Kinsella's novels (especially "Shopaholic"!)
My favorite character(s)
Alucard from Castlevania
My favorite movies(s)
Indiana Jones, Lotr - Fellowship of the Ring, Billy Helliot, Le Fabouleux Destin D'Amélie Poulain