What got you into cosplay?
Attended anime cons before and enjoyed taking photos of the cos-players; decided that it would be fun to reverse the roles so to speak and now I only wish I'd started earlier...cosplaying is just so much fun!
What was your first costume and why?
Ike (Fire Emblem/SSBB); my anime group was doing a skit for the AX '08 Masquerade. Out of the characters I could cos-play, I felt like Ike was the one I could pull off best.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Haruhi Suzumiya...that costume is comfortable to wear for long periods of time and it's also the first cross-play costume I had commissioned :). Close second would by Yui Hirawasawa since that was the first cross-play I actually wore.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I think a real life Bonta-kun with working voice controls would be awesome!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Getting high fives from random con goers at AX and ALA while walking around in cross-play is definitely up there, but all time would be participating in the Masquerade at AX in 2008 and winning Best of Show :)
Do you participate in masquerades?
Participated in AX '08 Masquerade, was a lot of fun, but very nerve wracking!
What was your best masquerade experience?
Winning Best In Show at said Masquerade ^_^
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I have not and likely won't since all of my costumes are not hand made (at least not yet)
Tell us a little about yourself
Would like to go to school, but as of right now, that's not financially possible for me. So for now, work a full time job in a warehouse for a growing company, so at least it pays the bills. Hobbies? Well, obviously anime, manga, cos-play and conventions are up there since I'm on this site :). Aside from that, I'm a huge sports fan; I watch baseball, hockey, football and basketball and love to go to as many sporting events as I can.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Not really; at least not at the moment
My favorite anime
Log Horizon, Cross Ange, K-ON, Sailor Moon, Love Live, Sword Art Online, Non Non Biyori, Outbreak Company...I could go on for hours
My favorite game(s)
Slice of Life, mecha, drama, action
My favorite book(s)
Anything with Harry Potter in the title. Manga wise, Higurashi and Skip Beat
My favorite character(s)
Way too many characters to list here
My favorite movies(s)
The Avengers, Iron Man (the first one, not too thrilled with last two), Captain America The Winter Soldier, Saving Private Ryan