What got you into cosplay?
I recall at the time being in 8th grade and reading Tokyo Mew Mew the manga and thinking, "If I were sexy and older like in high school I could dress like Zakuro!" even though she herself is only 14...I was stupid haha. But basically I wanted to wear cute things like Mew Zakuro and decided it would happen when I got into high school! Little did I know it would spiral into this huge thing for me.
What was your first costume and why?
Mew Zakuro from Tokyo Mew Mew was my first cosplay. Why? I was at that age when I wanted to be cute and thought skimpy clothes would be a nice way to start off >.< I was a moron, but the design of her battle suit was (and IS) really cute so I wanted it to be my first cosplay.
What is your favorite costume and why?
That's probably got to be a tie right now between my Tamaki Suoh from Ouran High School Host Club and my Koga cosplay from Inuyasha. Tamaki because of the fantastic reception I got when I first wore it to Ikasucon in 2009 (I was glomped by shrieking fangirls the moment I walked into the room. It was...surprising to say the least). And Koga because at Ohayocon in 2012, I got my picture taken a lot, and I got told I had a fantastic cosplay of him, and had my picture taken a lot. It warmed my heart to know so many people still like Inuyasha even though it's going "out."
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
To MAKE?! That would probably be Sesshomaru from Inuyasha. I'm kind of an "out" otaku cosplayer. I like reading manga, watching the anime, and cosplaying from series that nobody else seems to really enjoy anymore. Plus I want that huge fluff of Sesshomaru's haha!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Hmm. A tie again between my first moment as Zakuro when a creepy dude was coming towards me with a cellphone (I'm assuming to ask for a picture) and I ran away towards the bathrooms at Ikasucon 2007 (This was all before anything was supposed to be open) but as I ran by the doors to the Dealers' Room I saw it was cracked open and my shoes (Having no sole and being made of cotton) caused me to slide and crack my head on the floor xD.
Second thing may be when at Sugoicon 2009 (As Tamaki again) this girl in a Lolita dress I thought was sooo cute asked for my picture and then a hug which I gladly gave her. What I did NOT expect was to have her throw me over her shoulder and walk down the hall with me! And my boyfriend at the time just stood there in shock as I was carried away. It was a terrifying experience then too though ^^. She looked just like my friend Dakota, just smaller which I told her.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Sadly no. I haven't "fully made" my entire cosplays except the first two (Zakuro and Koga, neither of which are worthy enough to enter a competition). However, I WOULD want to do a skit! Just NOT A DANCING SKIT. Those are too lame.
What was your best masquerade experience?
See the aforementioned block.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
See the aforementioned block(s).
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a social work major at Indiana University here in Indiana! Big 10 school baby! I'm loving my college life, I can cook (Especially baking <3) and I love to draw. I work in the Well's Library and it's so boring though. No one in my family really thinks positively as my hobby. This time when I told them my newest cosplay would be a girl they were really happy though! :D
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Umm...I like trains...:SLAM:
My favorite anime
Inuyasha (My first anime I KNEW was anime!), Angel Beats, High School of the Dead, Azumanga Daioh, No. 6, Ao no Exorcist, Lovely Complex, Full Moon...Too many to count, but I tend to like shojo-ish high school story types. Feel free to suggest these to me!
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy X for the PS2 for sure :drool: I love the cut scenes! I would save before each one under a new save file so I could watch them whenever I felt like it. I spent almost 300 hours playing that game! I'm replaying it too.
My favorite book(s)
I'm assuming this isn't asking about manga...I'm confused?!
My favorite character(s)
Any of the ones I've cosplayed as of course...I plan on doing Yurippe from Angel Beats, Aaya from Fruits Basket, And Sakaki from Azumanga Daioh in the near future.
My favorite movies(s)
Duuurrrr....Can't choose! Or think...
My favorite actors/actresses