What got you into cosplay?
My friend Ashley and I were going to our first convention: Anime North 2004. We were excited because we had heard of cosplay and quickly jumped at the idea! We cosplayed from DiGi Charat, she was Puchiko and I was Pyocola the cute villian of the series. We had alot of pictures taken, we had lots of fun and made tons of friends at the con but the cosplaying made it extra special.
What was your first costume and why?
Pyocola Analogue III from DigiCharat. Why? Well this was one of the first non-YTV anime I had watched fully and I just fell in love with the cute villain who constantly fails at her evil goal of capturing digiko.
What is your favorite costume and why?
ohhh I have so many now it's become difficult to choose. Dark Magician Girl is my favorite character so she is up there, I want to re-do the costume to fix some of the issues with it.
Mismagius is my favorite to wear since it is easy to put on and comfortable, and the hat is awesome!
I also am very fond of valentine and rozalin
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I don't even know anymore! My dream costume usually is the one I am currently working on or have planned to work on soon, so there isn't really an unobtainable dream costume right now.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
At anime north 2006 I was recognised as someone who cosplayed as a character the year before. It was awsome because they said they liked both costumes and I felt all cool. Nothing is better than being recognized.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Not anymore, I just don't find it worth the wait in the greenroom especially since my friends don't cosplay with me and if they do they don't want to go on stage! But I'd participate again if I was in a large group of I thought up an amazing skit.
Tell us a little about yourself
I've graduated and have entered the real world of work, which surprisingly gives more time for cosplay and other hobbies than you would think! I love my job, it's like my dream job with a little less pay :P
My other hobbies are playing yugioh cards, website design, drawing and painting, graphic design and helping cosplayers. I run cosplaytutorial on facebook and twitter and the large tutorial list on darkelements.ca. Everytime I get told my cosplay tutorial lists have helped someone, it makes my day!