What got you into cosplay?
I've always loved making costumes and dressing up, but never did it for anything more then Halloween or the occasional party.
It wasn't until my friends and I decided to go to Anime North 2009 that I started making for more then just Halloween costumes. This was my first convention and I knew people dressed up for them, so my friends and I all worked on cosplays. After going and seeing all the amazing costumes, and all the possibilities, well that just gave me fuel for my love of making costumes and dressing up. I've been making costumes and hoping to go to more cons ever since.
What was your first costume and why?
The Sakura's school uniform from Cardcaptor Sakura.
Cardcaptors is one of my favourite animes so I wanted to dress up as something from that series. I went with the school uniform because it was simple yet recognizable. I wouldn't have to put in too much effort for my first try and it would still look good. It turned out really great and I still love it.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I have a few.
I'd love to make Sakura's fairy battle costume from Cardcaptors when she is going up against the time card.
Belle's golden dress from Beauty and the Beast is also one. I LOVE that dress and it would be a dream come true to have one myself.
Tell us a little about yourself
Masters degree in Astronomy and Planetary Science.
I also love pandas and have a collection of panda plushies and other paraphernalia.