What got you into cosplay?
Well actually I was into Japanese Culture first, but then I got into anime and noticed there were Cons around the area I live and dived right in
What was your first costume and why?
Miaka Yuuki from Fushigi Yugi was my first costume, because we only had a little time to make it but I really liked her as a character, too bad a lot of people find her to be unlikeable as a character, I got a bit of bad feedback from people in general when I talked about the series with others. Some also had good things to say, but there was a bigger presence of negative stuff. Overall though I really loved cosplaying her and would do it all over again even with the negativity, it's all about the fun you have, right?
What is your favorite costume and why?
My Milli Thompson Trigun costume, though lacking a StunGun it was pretty Costastic. My other favorite costume was my Black mage Duct tape Yuna woot! It took a year to complete, but it was well worth the one con wear. She has to be refurbished to wear again, and is only wearable at Katsucon or other fall/winter conventions.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I've already made it but it was my Miwako Sakurada Costume from Paradise Kiss the very first outfit you see her in in the manga, I wouldn't mind remaking it now though since I have gained a little bit more experience as a seamstress.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Being Nami at Otakon since Otakon 2005 and hosting a cosplay dinner on Thursday nights. I get tons of great response. We get atleast 20 people now, it got really popular from the first year, but we're a band of One Piecer's! So the more Pirates the better! ARR Me Mateys!
Do you participate in masquerades?
Otakon '05 "The Crush" a Ranma1/2 skit
AMA '08 "Kiba's Special Training Method" a Naruto Skit
More to Come from Ryuu Productions
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Honorable Mention in Hall Costumes at Katsucon 03' for my Miaka Cosplay.
Tell us a little about yourself
I go to College for Fashion Design I have one sister, my mother and father and I work at a small town italian place near some college folks. I LOOOOVEE Drawing,Singing,Cooking,Sewing,LARP,Acting and being weird in general...etc...
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
DESU DESU DESU!
Edward like to play with Ein! Good doggy!
Ed is also a hacker! OoooOOoo! Spooky internet hacker!
I am on the Bebop with Faye Faye, Spike, and Jet!
But Edward is the hero! Question me not!
My favorite anime
Trigun,Cowboybebop, FLCL, RayeEarth, Marmalade Boy, Peach Girl, Kare Kano *my friend says i act like Yukari...u.u* takes out her anime mallet*, Monster Rancher, Flint Time Detectives, Outlaw Star *I want Harry Mcdougal! *sob*, and many more just ask! ^.^
My favorite game(s)
I have many...
My favorite book(s)
Matilda and all Books By Rohl Dahl, GooseBumps R.L. Stein, Piers Anthony Stuff, Paradise Kiss, Kare Kano,Demon Diary, Azumanga Daioh, Peach Girl, Pitaten, Devil's Candy, etc.
My favorite character(s)
Yukari *my friends say i act like her...u.u* *Takes out mallet*, Fuu, Shampoo, Miwako, Milli Thompson, Hokuto Sumeragi, Miaka Yuuki and Many Many others! ^.^
My favorite movies(s)
Howls Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service, Treasure Planet, and home made movies
My favorite actors/actresses
Robin Williams and Julia Roberts