What got you into cosplay?
I went to an Anime convention, and I wanted to cosplay. So I threw myself a costume of Sanosuke together, and it was cool. So I stuck with it. After that, I really began to enjoy cosplaying, so I began working on more costumes. Now, even though I'm not all that good, I love it.
What was your first costume and why?
Sanosuke Sagara, from Rurouni Kenshin. I already had the material for it, and Sano is my favorite character, so it worked out fine.
What is your favorite costume and why?
That would probably be my Aizen costume. I spent a lot of time and effort on it, and the result I'm very proud of. Plus, Bleach gatherings are always loads of fun to go to, I always like seeing everyone there.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
The awoken form of Isley from Claymore. Way beyond my current abilities, although theoretically possible. But to become a giant centaur-like demon with arms that turn into weapons and skeletal wing-like things coming off of my back... it would take a while.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Probably at the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Cosplay Parade. As always, I met a ton of great people, and during the parade, a few of us had a little endurance competition, trying to carry another cosplayer piggyback as long as possible. I was cosplaying as Manjoume (from Yugioh GX) and carrying Sasuke (from Naruto), and we made it a relatively good distance.
Do you participate in masquerades?
When I can. I write skits and participate in other groups' skits, so if anyone wants me to join their group, or wants to join in one of my skits, just ask.
What was your best masquerade experience?
JTAF 2008. I was cosplaying as Luffy, and me and an Itachi cosplayer entered with a little Ninjas vs Pirates skit. We both used our ultimate attacks - Gum Gum Boot to the Head vs Reverse-Boot-Jutsu.
In the end, I apparently lacked hatred, so Itachi went off mysteriously.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Not yet. Note the yet.
Tell us a little about yourself
Currently attending college, majoring in Literature and recently got into the Creative Writing program.
I spend a lot of my time writing, usually comedy stuff. I also participate in a lot of online text-based RPGs.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
All glory to the Hypnotoad.
My favorite anime
School Rumble, Bleach, Azumanga Daioh
My favorite game(s)
Golden Sun, Pokemon, Soul Calibur, and I'm damn good at the Yugioh card game.
My favorite book(s)
Battle Royale, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, probably the Broken Sky series as well.
My favorite movies(s)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Casablanca, Star Wars (I prefer the original trilogy, but I don't dislike the prequels).