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 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?
The three I'm running right now are all my favorites for different reasons. Ryuko Matoi I sewed entirely by myself - Mikasa Ackerman because she's my favorite character and I designed the belt system - Akemi Homura because she's so different from what I normally do.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Nargacuga Z Gunner set from Monster Hunter.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Fanime 14 has definitely been the best. From start to finish I had a ton of fun - but it also marks the first year I have ever participated in a panel. And that entire panel experience was fantastic.
Do you participate in masquerades?
No, but I'm highly considering participating in a walk-on for my SnK costume.
Tell us a little about yourself
Currently entering my junior year of college and also working part-time.
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, Hotline Miami, Animal Crossing, Monster Hunter, etc, and more recently, SoundShapes.
I'm really into Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Merlin, Hannibal, Weeds, Pushing Daisies, American Horror Story, and Battlestar Galactica; I love eating, sleeping, talking to people, making friends...generally, I'm very happy with my life. <3
My favorite anime
Fullmetal Alchemist, Shingeki no Kyojin, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, D.Gray-Man, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, DOGS: Bullets & Carnage, 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, Monster Hunter, Hotline Miami, SoundShapes, Animal Crossing.
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, Mikasa Ackerman, Armin Arlert, Eren Jaeger, Lenalee Lee, Allen Walker, Kamina, Simon, Yoko, Viral, Gimmy, Darry, Kittan, C.C., Haine Rammsteiner, Badou Nails, Nill, Naoto, Shinji, Kaworu, 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.
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.