About Me / Q&A

What got you into cosplay?
Started something like LARPing (even though I didn't know what that was, when I was 8-years-old) at my cousin's backyard-"Renaissance faires". Went on to costuming for actual Renaissance Faires, then doing known characters for Halloween.
What was your first costume and why?
Sore wa himitsu desu.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Kikyo. Because I can be myself and everyone will think I'm just being "in character".
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Organization Riku (Kingdom Hearts II), Akane Tendo (Ranma 1/2), Kozoku no Ken Irene (Claymore), C.C. as Zero (Code Geass), Yuki Sohma (Fruits Basket), Isawada Maho (Kare Kano), Clare in uniform armor (Claymore), Dante/Lyra (Fullmetal Alchemist), Galatea as Sr. Latea (Claymore), Tamako Rinne (Rin-ne), Anthy Himemiya as prince (Utena manga vol.5), Nanaka Kirisato (Nanaka 6/17), Dizzy (Guilty Gear), Tamaki Kawazoe (Bamboo Blade), Reiko Kanazuki (Ouran Koko Host Club manga vol.10), Meryl Stryfe (Trigun), Toshie Hijikata (Mobile Shinsengumi / Moeyo Ken), random magic division Seikishidan soldier (Guilty Gear), Akabane Kurodo (Get Backers)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I was not cosplaying, but as a photographer, I dumped a bag full of paopu fruit wholes and halves at the Anime Los Angeles 2009 Kingdom Hearts gathering. Everyone was so giddy with my home-made paopu, that I gave it away! ^o^ --------- PMX 2009, I showed up at a Kingdom Hearts gathering, as a photographer, but dressed as a gijinka-Heartless. The cosplayers shouted, "It's a Heartless!", ran after me with their Keyblades, and I had to throw paopu fruit at them, as a distraction while I made my escape. @.@; I got chased behind a structure, and I heard, "Aw, it's a good Heartless. It gives paopu fruit!". ^v^
Do you participate in masquerades?
Only when necessary. I'm actually _very_, *SEVERELY* shy.
What was your best masquerade experience?
A simple Kikyo walk-on at Mikomicon 2007, surprisingly got a big reaction when I aimed my bow and arrow at the crowd/judges.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Anime Los Angeles 2007 Hall Costume Award for Kikyo. SoCal Summer cosplay picnic 2007 for Kikyo.
Tell us a little about yourself
Flying blind with fabric/sewing, but love to make props.
My favorite anime
Ranma 1/2, Slayers, Get Backers, Code Geass, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, Bleach, Azumanga Daioh, Ouran High School Host Club, Devil Hunter Yohko, Claymore, Kare Kano, The Third, Trigun, Lucky Star
My favorite game(s)
Project Justice / Rival Schools, Guilty Gear series, Tenchu series, Kingdom Hearts series, Devil May Cry 3, Mega Man 2-3, Dragon Spirit, Bubble Bobble, Ninja Gaiden (original NES/sprite games)
My favorite book(s)
anything by Rumiko Takahashi, Sanami Matoh, Sakura Tsukuba, Makoto Tateno, Hinako Takanaga, Hyouta Fujiyama. "Claymore" by Norihiro Yagi. "Bleach" by Tite Kubo. "W Juliet" by Emura. "Mousou Shoujo Otaku Kei" (Fujoshi Rumi) by Natsumi Konjoh. "X" by CLAMP. "Man and His Symbols" by Carl Jung. "The Hero With a Thousand Faces" by Joseph Campbell. "Dragonsong" & "Dragonsinger" by Anne McCaffery. "Oathbound" by Mercedes Lackey. "Understanding Comics" by Scott McCloud.
My favorite character(s)
Akane Tendo (Ranma 1/2), Kikyo (Inuyasha), Clare (Claymore), C.C. (Code Geass), Lelouch (Code Geass), Tifa Lockheart (Final Fantasy VII), Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII), Dizzy (Guilty Gear), Ky Kiske (Guilty Gear), Sakura Kasugano (Street Fighter II Alpha), Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach), Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach), Dante (Devil May Cry), Lady (Devil May Cry), Hinata Hyuga (Naruto), Sora (Kingdom Hearts), Riku (Kingdom Hearts), Dee Laytener (FAKE), Ryo McClean (FAKE), Lina Inverse (Slayers), Zelgadis Greywords (Slayers), Sakaki (Azumanga Daioh), Mitsukuni "Hunny" Haninozuka (Ouran Koko Host Club), Kumiko "Yankumi" Yamaguchi (Gokusen dramas), Mido Ban (Get Backers), Akabane Kurodo (Get Backers), Amano Ginji (Get Backers), Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist), Tida/Tidus (Final Fantasy X), Vash the Stampede (Trigun), Jon Talbain (Darkstalkers/Vampire Savior), Multi-chan (To Heart)
My favorite movies(s)
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, Street Fighter II the movie (anime), Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust, Utena the movie, Aliens, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, Wall-E, Howard Ashman Disney movies, Tim Burton movies, Star Wars, The Matrix
My favorite actors/actresses
Megumi Hayashibara, Hikaru Midorikawa, Tomokazu Seki, Nobutoshi Kanna, Morikawa Toshiyuki, Miyu Irino, Kikuko Inoe, Takehito Koyasu, Vic Mignogna, Johnny Young Bosch, Crispin Freeman, Kari Wahlgren, Kyle Hebert, Patrick Seitz, Rob Paulsen, Jim Cummings

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