What got you into cosplay?
I used to hate dressing up as a kid, but somehow I grew up and loved it. I think it's because I'm a science teacher so I'm all logic and technical during the day. I must need the creativity to balance me out.
What was your first costume and why?
Luthien Tinuviel. I made it for a Halloween party while in grad school. It was my first attempt at sewing with a machine.
What is your favorite costume and why?
So far my favorite costume is my pink ballgown from Kuroshitsuji. I got a lot of compliments on it and won best novice. It was my first attempt at making a ballgown too.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Hiiro no Kakera cosplays. Not enough love for that game...which I have, admittedly, not yet played.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Entering Hall Cosplay at Animazement '05 and having my back patted down by Chika Sakamoto. She was feeling to see the stitches on the back of my Kamui costume. It was amusing. :D
Do you participate in masquerades?
Nope. I'm not very competitive by nature.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Novice Hall Cosplay at AMA 2009 with Ciel pink ballgown, 2nd place Novice category at Nashi Con 2010 for Ciel's blue corset, Best Group at Nashi Con 2011 for Aku no Musume/Meshitsukai, Judge's Choice Award (Riddle) at AWA 2011 for Yuiichi
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a biology/biotechnology instructor at a small community college. My family consists of my mother, my younger brother, and my cat Kuro. My other hobbies include jewelry making, sketching, and just generally trying my hand at all sorts of crafts.
My favorite anime
Nurarihyon no Mago, Uragiri wa Boku no Namae Shitteiru, Hetalia Axis Powers, Kyou Kara Maou!, Kuroshitsuji, Natsume Yuujin Cho, Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto, Saiunkoku Monogatari, Pandora Hearts, Shinrei Tantei Yakumo, Otome Yokai Zakuro
My favorite game(s)
Lord of the Rings: The Third Age, Hakuranaru Toki no Naka De: Yume no Ukihashi, Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan, Hakuouki Zuisouroku, Hiiro no Kakera, Hatsune Miku Project Diva, Hatsune Miku Project Diva 2nd
My favorite book(s)
The Nightrunner Series, The Tamir Triad, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, The Book of Lost Tales II, Harry Potter, Cambridge Fellows Mysteries, Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru (UraBoku), Silver Diamond, Gorgeous Charat, Kuroshitsuji, Yellow, Yokan EX, BrotherxBrother
My favorite character(s)
Cure Moonlight (HeartCatch PreCure!), Okita Souji (Hakuouki), Saito Hajime (Hakuouki), Luka Crosszeria (UraBoku), Ciel Phantomhive (Kuroshitsuji), Sebastian Michealis (Kuroshitsuji), Tsukiyomi Ikuto (Shugo Chara), Hoshina Utau (Shugo Chara), Senrou Chigusa (Silver Diamond), Gil Nightray (Pandora Hearts), Jack Bezarius (Pandora Hearts), Komura Yuichi (Hiiro no Kakera), Shion Kaito (Vocaloid), Kagamine Len (Vocaloid 2), Kamui Gakupo (Vocaloid 2), Japan/Honda Kiku (Hetalia), China (Hetalia), Hong Kong (Hetalia), Taiwan (Hetalia), England/Arthur Kirkland (Hetalia), Norway (Hetalia), Austria (Hetalia), Night Nura Rikuo (Nurarihyon no Mago), Kurotabo (Nurarihyon no Mago), Saito Yakumo (Shinrei Tantei Yakumo)
My favorite movies(s)
Lord of the Rings, Amelie, Hetalia: Paint It White, Pretty Cure All Stars DX 2, Red Cliff