What got you into cosplay?
My love of all things Final Fantasy.
What was your first costume and why?
Rinoa Heartilly from Final Fantasy VIII. I chose her because I figured it would be an easy costume to do for my first time. And because I've been obsessed with Squall Leonhart since the 7th grade.
What is your favorite costume and why?
So far, Ramona. It's a comfortable costume and I just really enjoy portraying the character because I LOVE her.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Paine's Warrior Dressphere from Final Fantasy X-2.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
So far, I have entered 2 Hall Contests and received awards in both. I received a Judge's Award for Outstanding Wings at Anime USA 2009 for my Van Fanel costume and the Best of Saturday Award at Anime USA 2010 for my Fang costume.
Tell us a little about yourself
My favorite costumes to do are Final Fantasy (obviously).
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'm completely obsessed with anything that has to do with Squall Leonhart.
My favorite anime
InuYasha, Fushigi Yuugi, Ceres: Celestial Legend, Cowboy Bebop, The Vision of Escaflowne, Nana, Paradise Kiss, Wolf's Rain, Fullmetal Alchemist, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Case Closed, Lupin III, Yu Yu Hakusho, Naruto, Alice 19th, Imadoki, TriGun, Rurouni Kenshin, Gundam Seed, Gundam Wing, Kaze No Stigma
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy series (especially VIII), Kingdom Hearts series, The Bouncer, Chrono Cross, Tekken series, Soul Calibur series, DDR, Folklore, Heavenly Sword, Street Fighter, Golden Axe (the original), World of Warcraft
My favorite book(s)
The "Twilight" Saga by Stephenie Meyer, Harry Potter series, Cirque Du Freak series, "Tithe", "Ironside" and "Valiant" by Holly Black, "Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side" by Beth Fantaskey, The "Vampire Diaries" series by L.J. Smith, The "House of Night" series by P.C. Cast, "Guitar Girl" by Sarra Manning, "Kingdom Keepers" by Ridley Pearson, "I Was a Teenage Fairy" by Francesca Lia Block, "Wicked Lovely" by Melissa Marr, "The Summer King" by O.R. Melling, "War for the Oaks" by Emma Bull
My favorite character(s)
Squall Leonhart from Final Fantasy VIII
My favorite movies(s)
The Twilight Saga, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sweeney Todd, Sleeping Beauty, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Superman Returns, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Phantom of the Opera, Pirates of the Caribbean, Escaflowne: The Movie, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Edward Scissorhands, Cry Baby, Sleepy Hollow, Beetlejuice, Batman, Kill Bill, Hero, On the Town, Anchors Aweigh, Singin' in the Rain, Brigadoon, Tangled
My favorite actors/actresses
Gene Kelly, Johnny Depp, Ben Barnes, Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Kirby Morrow, Kelly Sheridan