What got you into cosplay?
A convention held for the first time in the city where I live! There weren't any that I'm aware of before, and since I had interest in looking at cosplay pictures on the web, I thought: This time, might as well get into it! It was a real challenge!
What was your first costume and why?
Ash Ketchum! (Pokémon)
I'm pretty glad I did cosplay him, and I think I made a good job at it. I asked some friends to make a group with me, and we finally chose Pokémon, as it was easy to make, very popular, and probably fun to play as well. (It was!)
It think Ash will always be special to me. :)
** In fact, the first "cosplay" I did was one of Bellatrix Lestrange, the first day HPDH was sold. The fact is, I didn't know about the "cosplay" as it is at that time, and I was more or less playing "dress-up". It was still pretty cool though.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Tomoyo, because I worked the hardest on it. I learned A LOT of things while making this costume. It also brought me to make new friends (*coughwastreatedtosomelivekurofaiactioncoughcough*), win a handful of prizes in masquerades, and was featured in one of Ackson's cosplay videos. I love her. <3
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I think Coco Bandicoot would also be something very special to try out, because there's a nostalgic feeling tied to oldschool games.
Ryuuoh from Tsubasa Chronicles, as well as Himawari from xxxHolic are also pretty strong crushes. Oh and, Grell Sutcliff from Kuroshitsuji, too. 8D
I'd say Angela was pretty close to a *dream costume*, too.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Cosplaying Ash Ketchum at Otakuthon 2009 : I got to meet Sébastien Reding, who's the French (Québec) voice actor for Ash in movies. I lipsynched him saying: "Go, Pikachu, Thundershock!" It was too awesome for words.
All crossplaying moments where I manage to make people doubt about my real gender is, of course, delicious. (Trips to the men's washroom included, lol) The best one was definitely at Anime North, 2011, as Simon, when I was asked very seriously by a young man if I was a dude, and answered "yes" with a deeply annoyed voice, then turned and walked away. LOL 8D
Also, I love being part of groups with full (or almost full) casting. Tsubasa, Ace Attorney and Seiken Densetsu for example <3
Do you participate in masquerades?
I did participate in my first masquerade at Otakuthon 2010. I like being on stage, to be honest, and would gladly do it again. ^_^
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Ash won "Hall Cosplay Award" at Otakuthon 2009 and
Tomoyo won "Most Beautiful Presentation" and "Best in Class for Workmanship" (Novice) at Otakuthon 2010, and "Best in Show" at G-Anime 2011.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm studying communications and linguistics at university.
I like to draw, write, watch animes, play video games... you know, the usual stuff! :3
I've also been a dancer for 13 years (jazz, hip hop, lyrical, ballet, pointes, and more recently baladi) and I love to sing, too!
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
My favorite anime
.Hack //Sign, Azumanga Daioh, Code Geass, Death Note, Full Metal Alchemist, Hauru no ugoku shiro (Howl's moving castle), Kuroshitsuji, Mononoke Hime, Noir, Pokémon, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Spirited away), Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles
My favorite game(s)
Ace Attorney, Crash Bandicoot, Chrono Trigger, Dance dance revolution, Final Fantasy VII, X, Frogger, Guitar Hero - World Tour, Harvest Moon, Pacman, Pokémon (I've played Red and Pearl only), Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Ragnarök Online, Seiken Densetsu III, Spyro the Dragon, Tetris!, The World Ends With You, The Sims, True Love, World of Warcraft
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling), His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman), Life of Pi (Yann Martel), Sally Lockhart (Philip Pullman), The Chronicles of Narnia (C. S. Lewis), The Lord of the Rings (J. R. R. Tolkien), The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini), The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley), The Perfume - Story of a murderer (Patrick Süskind), The Vampire Chronicles (Anne Rice), Wind On Fire (William Nicholson)
*and many more*
My favorite character(s)
Amongst them... Most of Phoenix Wright casting, but Godot the most <3 , Most of TWEWY casting, Crash and Coco Bandicoot, The Doctor <3