What got you into cosplay?
While I've always loved dressing up as characters, I didn't actually know what cosplay was until I went to my first convention - Sakura Con 2007.
My mom taught me to sew when I was a wee babby, and I have been involved in theatre for a majority of my life, so cosplaying as a hobby just sort of fits.
What was your first costume and why?
My first official cosplay was Toph Bei Fong from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Sakura Con was my first anime convention, and I knew next to nothing about any of the few series I had actually seen. I was much more comfortable with the show Avatar, and thought that while it wasn't "anime" it was close enough. I didn't feel that I could pull off my #1 favorite character, Sokka, so I chose my next favorite character. I had a blast as her, and I even ran into another Toph, and got to meet an Aang. It was definitely a great first experience.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My favorite costume to date is Jacuzzi Splot from Baccano! I have so much in common with his character it's crazy, and cosplaying from my favorite show doesn't hurt either. I always love finding other Baccano! cosplayers and getting to meet them.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I'd love to make Violet Baudelaire's dress and coat from A Series of Unfortunate Events. I'm a huge fan of the book series, and I love the entire look of the film. I'm waiting until I have the time, patience, skills, and money to make it the way I want. One day...
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My most memorable experience has definitely been running into the most wonderful Baccano! group at Sakura Con 2011. I had so much fun interacting with them in character, and I made so many lovely friends.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I've never done it before, but I'd like to! I even have a few ideas...
Tell us a little about yourself
I recently graduated from my university, with a BA in Theatre Arts and an emphasis in costume design and construction. I absolutely love theatre, both technology and performance.
I have two cats, Chai and Navi, and they are sweethearts.
I love improv, piano, argyle, purple, films, amusement parks, tea parties, and sidekicks.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I love saltwater fish.
My favorite anime
Baccano! - hands down,
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle,
Ouran High School Host Club,
Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt,
My favorite game(s)
9 hours, 9 persons, 9 doors,
Lord of the Rings Monopoly,
Apples to Apples,
My favorite book(s)
My favorite Books/Authors:
Scott Westerfeld (namely his Leviathan series, but everything he's written is amazing),
Harry Potter and All of the Things (PoA is my fave),
Lord of the Rings,
Vivian Vande Velde,
Jillian Venters' Gothic Charm School,
Edgar Alan Poe,
Gail Carson Levine,
Coffee Table Books
My favorite character(s)
Dory - Finding Nemo,
Crush - Finding Nemo,
Jacuzzi Splot - Baccano!,
Brief - PSG,
Luna Lovegood - Harry Potter,
James Potter - Harry Potter,
Dr. Delbert Doppler - Treasure Planet,
Suzaku - Code Geass,
Zazu - The Lion King,
Ling - Mulan,
Giselle - Enchanted,
Dib - Invader Zim,
Sokka - AtlA,
Toph - AtlA,
Junpei - 999,
Grell - Kuroshitsuji,
Tamaki - OHSHC
My favorite movies(s)
Finding Nemo - Top,
The Dead Poets' Society,
The Princess Bride,
The Lion King,
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,
Dan in Real Life,
Little Miss Sunshine,
Back to the Future,
My favorite actors/actresses
Michael J. Fox