What got you into cosplay?
I've always loved the idea of dressing up as my favorite anime characters, ever since I was a little kid. So as soon as I found out about Otakon, that was my chance.
What was your first costume and why?
My first cosplay was Ichigo from Tokyo Mew Mew. I will always love TMM since it was my first manga. It's such an adorable costume so I had to make it. Of course, like most first cosplays, it didn't come out perfect.... or very close, hahaha. My friend and I made our outfits with her mother, and she bought a pattern that wasn't that good for it, but it came out cute!
What is your favorite costume and why?
China and Sirius Black. For China, it's so much fun to cosplay as him! Hetalia cosplayers are some of the most amazing people you will ever meet. They're so fun!
For Sirius, he has always been one of my favorite fictional characters. I love everything about his characterization, and his story is just so tragic. I can't wait to cosplay him to a convention.
Previous favorite was the Hatter. I get to be completely mad! <3
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Hmm. I'm not exactly sure. I have a lot of those.
Every single outfit that Ciel Phantomhive wears in both the anime and manga versions of Kuroshitsuji. Hahaha.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
One that definitely sticks out was at Otakon 2008. I went up to a Nurse Joker cosplayer from the Dark Knight to get a hug and a picture. He was like, "Here's my card..." and gave me a little card that said "In the style, 10/6", then asked for a picture of me as well. It made my day.
And I guess I'll put a bad memory, too. So, Otakon 2006, I was Meroko from Full Moon. We were walking to the MUCC and Nana Kitade concert and a drunken Yankee's fan "fell" on me and groped me. Eww. (There was an Oriole's vs. Yankee's game that year. PACKED WITH DRUNKEN BASEBALL FANS.) I was about thirteen. I was kind of shocked.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I hope to, some day.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a freshman at Juniata College in PA. I'm majoring in marine science with a minor in French. I have a mother and a sister. I love to sing, draw, cook, bake, use the internet, read, make clothes/cosplay, etc.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'm absolutely in love with teacups, coffee, sweets, pandas, Wolfstar (Sirius/Remus), Victorian England, Victorian literature, Sherlock Holmes, Alice Liddell, etc.
My favorite anime
Of all time? Kuroshitsuji, Hetalia, Bokura ga Ita, Shugo Chara, Fruits Basket, Chrno Crusade, etc.
My favorite game(s)
SMT: Persona 3, Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper, Kingdom Hearts II, Dance Dance Revolution, Mario Kart for the Wii, Cooking Mama, Super Smash Brothers Melee, Brawl, Devil May Cry, P3:FES, Baroque, Final Fantasy XII, SMT: Persona 4, SMT: Devil Survivor, KH, KH RE:CoM, KH 358/2 Days, etc.
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter series, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Saw There, Alice I Have Been, Sherlock Holmes, The Looking Glass Wars, Tithe, Memoirs of a Geisha, Gone, Hunger, The Vampire Chronicles etc.
My favorite character(s)
Sirius Black, The Golden Trio (HP), Arisato Minato, Wang Yao, Im Yong Soo, Ciel Phantomhive, Sebastian Michaelis, Elizabeth, Takeba Yukari, etc. (P3), Kyo Sohma and Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket), Hinarmori Amu, Takahashi Nanami, Motoharu Yano, a TON of others.
Ciel Phantomhive and just about every single character from Kuroshitsuji.
My favorite movies(s)
Currently: Titanic, Interview with the Vampire, Sherlock Holmes, Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice in Wonderland, etc.
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, and a ton of others I can't think of right now!