What got you into cosplay?
I like making costumes. It's one of the creative things I like to do in my spare time, and there's such a feeling of acomplishment when I am able to recreate my favorite characters.
What was your first costume and why?
It was a can-can outfit I made for Halloween. It was the first costume that I made from scratch. I just always like to be a little different and I never liked putting up with the popular costumes that were always available for the holiday.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I have 2...
Seth "Augusta Vradica" Nightlord. I <3 this costume. It's taken me over a 2 years of work and I've surprised myself with the ability to actually pull it off since it has so much intricate detail on it. I gotta admit, I love showing this one off.
Naruto. Come on, I can act all hyper and stupid and it fits his personality. Plus, for some reason, it's always the costume that everyone remembers me as, beack when I cosplayed him consistently.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Well, my dream costume was the ROM III cover gown of Seth Nightlord's from Trinity Blood. But now, since I have that done, I plan on making her Tarot card gown. Yeah, just shoot me now cause I'm a glutton for punishment.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I think when I first made my Queen Amidala traveling outfit (EP 1) and I had worn it to work (which was EBGames at the time), and kids were coming up and hugging me and talking about Star Wars with me. It was really fun.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I actually did my first masquerade at Philcon 2004. We made it up that day, signed up, and competed. We were just acting silly and we ended up winning a prize! See what happens when you do things just for fun?
What was your best masquerade experience?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
*King Mickey from Kingdom Hearts II group - Saturday 1st place Journeyman at AnimeNEXT 06. This was a group award cause we had 26 members do almost every single character from Kingdom Hearts.
*Seth Nightlord (tea seller outfit) from Trinity Blood- Best Walk on group at Toracon 06.
*Deidara from Naruto - Honorable Mention Nekocon 05 Hall Cosplay Contest.
*Zephyris from Scrapped Princess - Attention to Detail award at Kosaikon fall '04.
*Queen Amidala's travelling outfit from Star Wars Episode I - Honorable Mention Craftmanship @ Philcon 04.
*Pakkun from Naruto - 1st Place at the Rogues Den Costume contest
*Naruto from Naruto - 1st place Novice at Kosaikon 05
*Seth "Augusta Vradica" Nightlord (ROM III cover) w/ Yesod as Cain Knightlord from Trinity Blood - Best of Weekend at Otakon 2007
*Juno from Persona 3, with Yesod, Best In Show at AnimeUSA 2008
Tell us a little about yourself
I program financial software for a living. In my spare time, I work on designing websites and play video games. Attend the occasional con and cosplay (duh). I have 2 adorable nieces and 2 kitties named Luna and Artemis. (yeah how typical...) With one more kitty edition that goes by R.E. (short for Resident Evil)
I also have a motorcycle that I love riding around during the warm weather months.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
You can always check out my website: www.gamergirlx.com if you want to find out more about me and my cosplays.
My favorite anime
Naruto, D.Gray-man, Kiba, Bleach, Trinity Blood, InuYasha, Scrapped Princess, Sailor Moon, Mai (My)-Hime, My-Otome, My-Otome Sifr, Toward the Terra, Aquarion, and the list goes on and on...
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy 7, 8, X, X-2; Resident Evil Series, Silent Hill Series, Soul Reaver 1 & 2, DDR, Karaoke Revolution, and more...
My favorite book(s)
Anything Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Harry Potter series.
My favorite character(s)
*Apollo from Aquarion
*Naruto from Naruto
My favorite movies(s)
Transformers, Enchanted, Silent Hill, Practical Magic, Ever After, Stardust
My favorite actors/actresses
I am just not interested in celebrity...at all.