What got you into cosplay?
I like the cute colorful clothes of anime characters as well as school uniforms. As I started playing video games I couldn't help but admire the beautiful and daring designs for the costumes. I think it's amazing when you realize those impossible looking outfits and give them life in this plane.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costumes were usually catgirls, but my first attempt at cosplay was Jesse from Team Rocket. The design looked simple enough to undertake (except for the hair which I ended up not doing). I also had a friend that was willing to be my James, so that was a great motivation!
What is your favorite costume and why?
(This is going to change with time)
My favorite costume right now is the Felicia/kitty girl outfit. It is extremely comfortable and an attention grabber.
I will give this spot to Cocona. She is my baby and I birthed her with many hours of hard intense labor. The costume is a pain to wear and I'm constantly finding things to improve on it, but I consider it my first TRUE cosplay.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I have several dream costumes! Among them a perfectly accurate Felicia (from darkstalkers) Sailor Mercury, all of Lynn Minnmei's wardrobe in the Macross DYRL movie, Ohtsuki Mina, Reika from Gantz, the great majority of Shunya Yamashita designs, and so many more~
Do you participate in masquerades?
I usually don't enter the costumes because that takes away time from taking pictures and I don't feel my costumes will win awards in the contest.
Tell us a little about yourself
I went to college for Graphic Design, but don't seriously work in the field, I apply my knowledge/skills in that field mostly towards my artwork.
I regularly rescue stray kittens, work odd jobs where I can take lots of days off, enjoy eating out and doing things with my friends.
I haven't been watching anime in the last couple years since it all feels repetitive, or overdone. I adore all 80's music, pop and J-pop.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Please call me Romy-chan!
My mission is to try as many daring/sexy costumes as I can!
My favorite anime
Evangelion, Onegai Teacher, Kare Kano, Sailor Moon, Deathnote, Gantz (manga), Hot Gimmick (manga), Excel Saga, Colorful, GoldenBoy, Pretear, Saint Seiya, Ranma 1/2, Wordsworth...
My favorite game(s)
We love Katamari Damacy, Animal Crossing, Tetris, Bomberman, Final Fantasy X, X-2, XII, Kingdom Hearts, Dead or Alive, Rumble Roses, King of Fighters, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, DDR, Monopoly, Settlers of Catan
My favorite movies(s)
The Fifth Element, The Little Mermaid, Pan's Labyrinth, The Dark Knight, The Incredibles, Watchmen