What got you into cosplay?
I've always been into anime/manga, but I never thought I had enough time to actually do cosplay or anything until I started. Now I love it, and I hope to do more :)
What was your first costume and why?
My first one was an Akatsuki uniform; however, it was never finished because the person I was working with slacked off on completion, and I was never really into Naruto anyways so I didn't bother finishing it on my own time.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Steampunk; specifically at the moment the formal version :) I just have a lot of fun wearing it; I get a lot of stares because it's elaborate/makes a lot of noise, and I get approached by a lot of people who are really impressed. It makes me happy haha and I also do love taking photos in it.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
One day, I'd really love to cosplay Fang from FFXIII. And maybe, a Ragnarok Online High Wizard or Creator.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Fanime 12! In addition to the overall convention being the most fun so far, every memory I have whenever I had cosplayed is happy. I had random strangers approach me just to compliment me on my outfit and no end in people who stared or took photos. It was overall a very flattering experience, and it meant a lot to me especially because it was an outfit I had put together. It wasn't some other character from a show - it was something of my own.
Do you participate in masquerades?
No, and I don't think I'll plan to. The closest thing I might consider doing is just a walk-on or something.
Tell us a little about yourself
Currently, I am in my freshman years of college. I live with my mom with my little sister, although my mom is busy with work so I take care of my sister most of the time. She's only 2 years younger than me, though, and a wonderful photographer :) I also have an absolutely amazing boyfriend whom I adore very much <3
As for hobbies, like most of the people in the animanga universe, i like drawing and writing, although I'm not much of a fanartsy person. Video games are also a must for me; I enjoy anything Square Enix has coughed up as well as anything Legend of Zelda, Ragnarok Online, Minecraft, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Dead Space, Left 4 Dead, Assassin's Creed, Katamari Damashii, Harvest Moon, Jak & Daxter, Red Dead Redemption, Mirror's Edge, L.A. Noire, etc, and more recently, SoundShapes.
Other stuff...I'm a total nerd, i think :B I'm really into Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Merlin, Supernatural, Weeds, and Battlestar Galactica; I love eating, sleeping, talking to people, making friends...generally, I'm very happy with my life. <3
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
At the moment, I am working on a Kingdom Hearts original character cosplay that I am VERY excited to wear.
My favorite anime
Fullmetal Alchemist, D.Gray-Man, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, DOGS, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Deadman Wonderland, 07-Ghost.
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy Series, Kingdom Hearts Series, Katamari Damashii Series, The World Ends With You, Tetris, Jak & Daxter Series, Harvest Moon Series, The Legend of Zelda Series, Super Smash Brothers Series, Sims 2, Diablo II, Ragnarok Online, Dark Cloud 2, Fable I, II, & III, Resident Evil Series, Left 4 Dead 1&2, Dead Space 1&2, Silent Hill Series, Red Dead Redemption, Mirror's Edge, Assassin's Creed 1-3, L.A. Noire, Portal 1&2, Pikmin 1&2, Kid Icarus, Metroid Prime, Metroid Fusion, Minecraft.
My favorite book(s)
His Dark Materials, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Gregor the Overlander, Peter and the Starcatchers, The Sea of Trolls trilogy, Harry Potter series, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Existentialism is a Humanism, Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass, The Bell Jar, The Fault in Our Stars, Great Expectations, The Little Prince, Demian.
My favorite character(s)
Edward Elric, Alphonse Elric, LanFan, Lenalee Lee, Allen Walker, Kamina, Simon, Yoko, Viral, Gimmy, Darry, Kittan, C.C., Haine Rammsteiner, Badou Nails, Nill, Naoto, Shinji, Kaworu, Ganta, Shiro, Cloud Strife, Tifa Lockhart, Zack Fair, Cissnei, Lightning, Fang, Noctus, Neku Sakuraba, Joshua Kiryuu, Jak, Keira, Link, Harry Mason, Heather Mason, Altair, Bill (L4D), Nick (L4D2), Isaac Clarke, the Doctor, Rose Tyler.
My favorite movies(s)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa, Pan's Labyrinth, Star Wars Saga, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Sherlock Holmes, Inception, (500) Days of Summer, JUNO, Whip It, Edward Scissorhands, Crazy, Stupid Love, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Up, Les Choristes, Fight Club, Up, The Lookout, Hugo, Rango, Memento.
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Depp, Emma Watson, Robert Downey Jr., Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hanks, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, David Tennant, Billie Piper, Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio.