What got you into cosplay?
Well, my friends wanted to be Sailor Scouts for costume day during Spirit Week of school. That was, oh, 10th grade. I had to be Sailor Mercury. I knew NOTHING about it. Seriously. NOTHING. But I agreed, and we made makeshift costumes based on...I don't even remember. They were terrible. XD
But...it got me into anime, and into cosplay.
I would have gone to NDK for the first time that year, but I was grounded.
I'm actually glad I didn't go...I would have felt out of place with my shitty not-costume and nothing else. I had no idea what kind of environment an anime convention would be!
What was your first costume and why?
The year after we were Sailor Scouts at school, I was Serena (forgive me, I didn't know her Japanese name then) for costume day. The wig was a mess! I couldn't believe it. I wore the same 'costume' on Halloween that year. Incidentally, I tore the cartilege in my left knee the day I wore the 'costume' to school. Very Usagi-like of me. Seriously. @_@
For Junior Prom, I decided I wanted my mom to make me a dress like Princess Serenity's. Well, my mom was like ". . ." about it. She found a website with a Princess Serenity dress for sale. I emailed the lady about it, and we became friends. She did make the dress for me, and in return, my parents bought her a plane ticket to Anime Expo in California. This wasn't a very hard thing to do; my dad works for United Airlines and we can get cheap stand-by tickets.
I wore that dress to prom, indeed, and I think I looked rather good. I didn't have a wig or anything like that, but damnit, I had the dress!
That dress has since been ruined, much to my chagrin, but I prefer not to get into that story. >.>
What is your favorite costume and why?
My Sailor Moon costume. Not because it's especially good, or anything like that. But because of the personal significance to me regarding it.
I do need a better wig, though. ^^
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Oh, you know. That one. This answer changes every time I think about updating this page. My answers here are so flippant and I can't believe how dumb I was a few years ago. Um, new account time? Probably.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Probably when I busted my knee! XD
No, but seriously. Maybe the first con we went to. We had shitty thrown-together costumes, except for Kasandra's Sailor Saturn fuku. We still have that fuku. It's neat. ^^
SCOTT MCNIELL TOLD ME I HAD A GOOD SINGING VOICE THAT YEAR.
I WON SO MUCH.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Hell yes! Both years that Yume no Densetsu has gone to NDK we've done a Japanese skit. We didn't win, but it rocked, yo.
I'm actually all disappointed because we're not doing it this year. We didn't have the money to do it this year. Next year, I totally intend to make up for that!
What was your best masquerade experience?
The first one. They would be the same, I think, but last year someone told us to get the fuck off the stage, and I quote that. That's really discouraging, especially because I personally drew the pattern for the costume I was wearing, and we'd spent many long hours working.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Pffft, I wish.
I'm hoping we get one next year.
Tell us a little about yourself
Well, I used to have a space here gushing about Silver, and how wonderful he is.
God I'm such a fucking liar, aren't I?
In truth, Silver was an abusive person, and now...well, now I have a stupid fat ugly hole in my life to make up for all of that.
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I'm making my own video game, called Pretzel Crisis. God, it's forever in the making, and I do need volunteers to help me get it done. I don't want it to be some big corporate project, because then it won't be MINE anymore. If that makes any sense.
I'm an avid artist.
My deviantart gallery is full of work: http://tsukiguujin.deviantart.com
So go see that.
I've been told my art is 'amateurish' which really just pisses me off, considering how many long hours I spend on some things. That was my Illustrator work, though, so I guess we'll see, won't we?
My favorite anime
In order: Sailor Moon, Fullmetal Alchemist, Gundam Wing, Ai no Kusabi, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun (but my all time favorite MANGA is Angel Sanctuary.)
My favorite game(s)
Only the first one is in order: FFX, all other FF games except 5 and 7, Ocarina of Time, other Zelda games, Legend of the Dragoon. Prolly others. ^^;
My favorite book(s)
My favorite character(s)
Rosiel, Sailor Moon/Usagi, Mokuba Kaiba, Edward Elric, Duo Maxwell, Bakura (not Yami Bakura, just Bakura), Yuna (although I'm sick of seeing Yuna cosplayers, to be totally honest)
My favorite movies(s)
Advent Children!!!!!, American History X (it's an amazing acting job and a serious eye opener for some people. Go watch it!!), Titanic, Legend, Labyrinth, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Neverending Story (just the first one!)
My favorite actors/actresses