What got you into cosplay?
I've always been interested in dressing up in costumes! But what really got me to join the cosplay scene was my first con in 2008, Fanime.
What was your first costume and why?
Oh god. Uh. FIRST COSTUME EVER I think was the Genie from Aladdin. First costume for Conventions was Edward Elric from Full Metal Alchemist.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I really miss my Tetris Block costume, which has since been destroyed. I love my Turniphead outfit, though, because that means I get to run around in stilts. I also really like my Aziraphale costume, but only as long as I have my Crowley with me. 8D And I enjoy my Claire costume, but that was ridiculously difficult and messy.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Right now, my next dream costume is Kubinashi from Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, but my ULTIMATE DREAM COSTUME is to do something ridiculous with stilts and arm stilts, so it would be a quad stilt crazy awesome costume.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I was a part of a Final Fantasy Tactics cosplay group that was a lot of fun to do when we were together. We stood in battle formation in front of the convention center and had a life sized FFT battle! It was great. Another experience was when I was in my Claire outfit, the bloody Rail Tracer character from Baccano! which was a white suit covered in red dyed corn syrup. It just so happened that when my friend and I had to go to the hotel from the convention to set up a surprise party, we were beset with rain. It was pouring BUCKETS in front of the convention center, which was weird for the early summer. But we had to run through it anyways, and I, covered in blood, screamed and wailed and melted throughout the entire block and a half run to safety. By the time we got to the hotel, I was melting, and my entire costume was ruined, and had soaked onto my clothes underneath and to my skin, which made it very hard to get undressed and take a shower and get off the head to toe red that I was covered in. But, looking back, it was fun as hell.
Do you participate in masquerades?
No I don't. 8'D I've never been in a group interested enough to pull one off.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I won a Best Group Costume award for my Tetris group cosplay! 8D That was goood times. We got STARBUCKS gift cards.
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