What got you into cosplay?
As a kid I loved to play dress-up. I guess I never outgrew it.
What was your first costume and why?
Oh dear... Umm... I think it was Princess Jasmine. The first one I made (with the help of my mom) was Sub-Zero from Mortal Kombat when I was twelve. The first one that I made entirely on my own was Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Probably my DarK Zelda because I designed the costume. It is a combination of my favorite elements from all of the games.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Do you participate in masquerades?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Construction at Animegacon 2012; Hall Costume Award for the Costume Designers Guild at SDCC 2012; Best Group Performance at Anime Expo 2011; First place at the Final Fantasy Distant Worlds concert during San Diego ComicCon 2010; Second place for my Silver Fae costume at the former Aladdin's Halloween contest in Las Vegas.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a lawyer who loves ballet, video games, anime, drawing/painting, martial arts, and yoga.
I lived in Japan for four years while I was in junior high/high school. I also have bachelor's degrees in psychology and biochemistry. I'm living in Micronesia with my husband right now...I totally live on the LOST island, lol. I got married on the summer solstice of 2007 and I love my life!
I also love to game! Add me on PSN at x_Rosegoddess3_x or Rosegoddess3.
My favorite anime
Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D, FF VII Advent Children, Sailor Moon, Hellsing
My favorite game(s)
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Final Fantasy X, FFX-2, FFVII, Crisis Core, Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, Dragon Quest VIII, Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, Odin Sphere, Okami, Legend of Zelda (original, AoL, ALttP, OoT), God of War, Mortal Kombat I/II/9.
My favorite book(s)
Dracula, The Lord of the Rings, Kalki, Poetry of the romantic genre (Keats, Coleridge, Shelley)
My favorite character(s)
Jade, Sub-Zero, Cloud, Sephiroth, Tifa, Aeris, Sora, Kairi, Riku, Yuna, Auron, Squall, Lulu, Link and Zelda.
My favorite movies(s)
Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Final Fantasy Advent Children, Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D, Enter the Dragon, The Chinese Connection, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Princess Bride, Sleeping Beauty, Wayne's World, Legend, Labyrinth, etc...