What got you into cosplay?
Hard question, um... I was browsing the internet and saw this AMAZING cosplayer. I can't remember their name but I really wanted to be like them. Then when I went to my first con, I threw something together, and while it wasn't glamorous or anything, it was my costume and I really liked it. I met other cosplayers and everyone I meet seems to inspire me to better my costumes and always do my best!
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was actually Winry from Full Metal Alchemist, but I don't have any pictures of it. I threw it together last minute when I found out I could in fact attend one day of Kunicon STL. I remember being so excited and like yeah. Good memories.
What is your favorite costume and why?
It's either 8Bit Link or Deidara. I LOVE my 8bit costume, like... he's my pride and joy. I wore him for the first time at ACen and I got so much praise for all my hard work, it's hard not to love him. As far as Deidara goes, he's so fun to cosplay as and I like to be a cocky little prick. His personality and views on art match mine fairly well though I'm not nearly as cocky as he is. He's the first costume I sat down and slaved for hours over and even went to far as to remake to be better.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Oh my god yes. I have several, let me just list them off. Zelda (Twilight Princess), Prince Mytho (Princess Tutu), and yeah... really hard costumes basically.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Getting on stage at ACen 2006 as 8Bit Link. It was so much fun, I can't wait to do it again someday! Another one would be being sold at the Anime St. Louis 2008 Bishounen Date Auction. Good times, good times.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I've done a few walk ons and one skit that went so so. I hope to participate in more in the future.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Can-Can'ing it as a walk-on at Anime Iowa 2006.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Nope, I've entered and failed many a time.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm in college. I work at a shoe store where I have a bad habit of oggling shoes I could use for cosplay. >_o I play too many video games.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
:D Visit my youtube? It's the same username.
My favorite anime
Princess Tutu, Naruto, Amatsuki, Tengen Toppa Gurren Laggan, Soul Eater, Baccano, and a bunch of other stuff. :3
My favorite game(s)
All the games in The Legend of Zelda series, Resident Evil 4, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Dead or Alive, Darkstalkers, Brawl, Devil May Cry, etc etc. I like too many things to list really.
My favorite book(s)
The Lovely Bones
My favorite character(s)
Deidara, Sasori, Zelda, Bonten, a bunch of other characters from Amatsuki, Trish, Lady, and the list goes on.