What got you into cosplay?
At my first anime convention I thought, "Hmmm, if I dress up, I'll probably be the only dork that's there in costume. So I won't go in costume."
When I got there, I felt like a dork for NOT dressing up.
Ever since, I've been an addict for cosplay.
What was your first costume and why?
Kikyo from InuYasha. I was young and I thought she was the most badass thing on the planet. I don't think that anymore, but I keep the costume anyway.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Derpy Hooves, while she has not won any awards, Derpy has been by far the most rewarding cosplay. Really, I have never felt more loved or appreciated in any other costume I've put together until Derpy. The fact that i made so many people happy in that costume was a reward in its own self, so I have a feeling I'll be cosplaying Derpy for quite a long time. XD
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Tons... I won't get into it right now.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Aside from my first glomping when I was cosplaying Marluxia, just recently when I cosplayed Kagome there was another Kagome. She was a little girl who loved my costume and wanted to take a picture with me. I was very flattered. ^^
Do you participate in masquerades?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Skyward Sword Zelda (Wing Ceremony) won Best Novice at Miami Supercon 2012.
Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin) has won Best Anime (Hurricon 2013) and a Judge's Award (Morikami Hatsume Fair 2013).
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm in college, have a full scholarship, read too many books and I have no life. I am learning Japanese and work in the university library.
I'm a writer and ARTEEST, but I still have a long way to go on both of those.
I am an Art History and Costume Design major, but I plan to focus on Art History, and perhaps one day work at the Morikami Museum & Gardens.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'm addicted to Diet Coke and I seriously think I have mental problems... And I hate gum. You know the new Charlie and The Chocolate Factory movie? There's a line that Johnny Depp (that man is gorgeous) says to which I wholeheartedly agree: "Chewing gum is really gross, chewing gum I hate the most."
My favorite anime
Ah... this is going to be quite a list...
Cross (manga), Rurouni Kenshin (anime AND manga), Yu Yu Hakusho (mostly anime), Fruits Basket (manga), Hana-Kimi, InuYasha (manga), Princess Ai, Samurai Champloo (anime AND manga), Fullmetal Alchemist (anime AND manga), Tactics (anime AND manga), Yu-Gi-Oh! (anime AND manga), Zoids: Chaotic Century/Guardian Force/Century Zero, Legend of Zelda Minish Cap/Ocarina of Time (I like the manga...), Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service, Ai Hime ~ Ai to Himetogo (manga), Wild Ones (manga), Kurohime (manga), Faster Than A Kiss (manga), 7th Period is a Secret (manga), You're My Girlfriend (manga), Kare First Love (manga), Hanatsuki Hime (manga), Sakura Hime Kaden (manga), Gokusen (anime AND manga), Dragon Ball/Z (anime, starting manga), Kingdom Hearts (I like the manga too), Hellsing (manga AND OVA), Sugar Princess (Hisaya Nakajo better finish that manga...), Tsubasa (manga), Kuroshitsuji, Chocolate Cosmos
I'll leave it at th
My favorite game(s)
Breath of Fire series (except for DQ), Final Fantasy VIII and Crystal Chronicles, Dead or Alive 2, Super Smash Brothers series, Legend of Zelda series, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (a little too dramatic but... Albel's hot), Kingdom Hearts 1/CoM/2, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Bioshock: Infinite, Ib, Pokemon...
Thas all for now.
My favorite book(s)
Chronicles of the Black Company (Glen Cook), The Last Unicorn (Peter S. Beagle), The Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey), Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier), Dragon Rider (Cornelia Funke), Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden), The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (Avi), Where The Red Fern Grows (Wilson Rawls), An Unexpected Apprentice (Jody Lynn Nye), Harry Potter (JK Rowling)
Thas all for now.