What got you into cosplay?
I just decided to jump into it one day because I thought it was a cool idea. But I never thought of it as 'cosplay' (per se) until a while later.
What was your first costume and why?
I had two weeks to put something together for a small con nearby, so I found a red shirt and some overalls. I whipped up a hat by hand with a really makeshift pattern made out of paper bags and it was like an instant Mario. It wasn't the greatest costume in the world, but it looked pretty good for what it was.
What is your favorite costume and why?
That first Mario costume. I've still got it packed away and I wear the hat now and again.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I'd really like to make a lolita-style dress just to prove that I can. It's hard to find dresses that fit me really well, so I'd like to make a couple of my own. As far as actual costumes go, I love anything that even vaugely looks like a military uniform, especially if they're "dressy" in any way, shape, or form. But my current dream cosplay is Ezio Auditore from AC2; I just don't know how I'd so all that floral embroidery on the front of his cowl. -_-
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Cosplaying America at Otakon 2009 was so much fun, and so many people asked for pictures and knew who I was. I really hope my next costumes are as successful and good as that one.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
No, because most of them come from pre-made pieces that I've modified to fit my needs.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently in a local community college getting my A.A. in Creative Writing and minoring in Anthropology. I have a lot of other assorted talents and hobbies that I love doing, but I've never thought of making a real career out of any of them. I have a history of dabbling in weaponology, animal husbandry, botany, archaeology, and other science-y things, but I'm really an art minded person. I also like to sew in my free time, but I do most of it by hand because I (and this sounds dumb and I admit it) am terrified of my own sewing machine. lmfao, it sounds so strange! I'm conquering that fear, though, by just sitting down and forcing myself to work on cosplays.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
My absolute downfall is potato chips, Milky Way bars, and blue Jell-o. I don't know why.
My favorite anime
Darker Than Black
Axis Powers Hetalia
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor
Ouran High School Host Club
Welcome to the NHK
Hare & Guu
Hunter x Hunter
My favorite game(s)
Any and all of the Tales games!
gameboy-era Pokemon games
Ratchet and Clank
Super Mario Bros.
Legend of Zelda
My favorite book(s)
Don't Think Twice
Why I Let My Hair Grow Out
Color of Magic
The Light Fantastic
A Hatful of Sky
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
The Plot Against America
Ruler of the Realm
The Purple Emperor
How to Get Suspended and Influence People
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl
Annie on My Mind
Let's Get Lost
The Silent Boy
The Looking Glass Wars
Once Upon Stilettos
A Night To Remember