What got you into cosplay?
I thought it would be fun to try, and it looked interesting. Plus, I've always liked dressing up, so I guess this is just an extension of that.
What was your first costume and why?
First attempted one was Rinoa from Final Fantasy VIII. I liked her character design a lot and I wanted to try to make it. Naturally, I failed since I had no idea what I was doing. The second one, and the first one I actually completed, was Kisara from Yuugiou.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Spain from Hetalia, the special Volume 3 outfit. It's not my best sewing work by far, but the work I put into it - and the fact I sewed velvet - makes me very proud of it.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Winning second place in a cosplay contest with friends. It was great, and my first time on stage with a group.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I tend not to, since I never tend to have something fancy enough to wow the crowd, and they take up quite a bit of time. I also have quite a bit of stage fright. I did, however, go on the stage in: Naka-Kon 2008 (Zelos), A-Kon 2010 (group cosplay - won second place overall), Naka-Kon 2011 (Spain - won Best Beginner), A-Kon 2011 (Spain and Belgium).
What was your best masquerade experience?
Winning second place at A-Kon 2010's contest, even if it was just being in a friend's group. :)
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Haha, I won an award for one of my France costumes at a Japan fair in my area. It was run by Naka-Kon though! I got second place.
I also just won an award at Naka-Kon 2011 - I received Best Beginner for my Volume 3 Spain cosplay! :) After not sleeping the night before to finish it, that made me very happy, haha.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently in college, and majoring in history. I am an only child, and not very close to my extended family anymore. I do not currently have a job, but hope to get one soon. I love to draw, read, write, listen to music, and sew!
My favorite anime
Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, Princess Tutu, Rurouni Kenshin, RahXephon, Yuugiou, Gurren Lagann, Axis Powers Hetalia, Magi: The Magical Labyrinth
My favorite game(s)
Tales of series (namely Symphonia), Legend of Zelda series, Assassin's Creed, Final Fantasy VIII, Persona series.
My favorite book(s)
Howl's Moving Castle, Dune
My favorite character(s)
Zelos Wilder, Sheena Fujibayshi, Colette Brunel, Rena Ryuguu, Yoko Littner, Kaname Kuran, Zelda, Belarus, Spain, Maria Thorpe, Ja'far
My favorite movies(s)
Ever After, Howl's Moving Castle, Garden State, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Donnie Darko, Star Wars
My favorite actors/actresses
Drew Barrymore, Robin Williams