What got you into cosplay?
My love for dressing up as a little child. I didn't really have costumes to play with back then, other than my parents old clothing. *laughs* 10+ years later, I first learned about cosplay by stumbling across some Final Fantasy cosplay videos on the web of very beautifully made costumes, and I was AMAZED!! I couldn't believe they made them! And I said to myself, "Why didn't I do the same and make my own costumes when I was 8?!" XD And so I guess that's where it kinda started... inspired. And I still am inspired! 8D
What was your first costume and why?
'The Emperor' from Final Fantasy II was my first costume.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Emperor Mateus. <3 Sooo much! Though that is probably an obvious costume for some people.. lol. My next favorite, would HAVE to be Lord Orlouge. Defintally.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I have made this dream costume of mine: The Emperor from Final Fantasy II. YAY!!! It was such a strong dream of mine that I made it right away, being my first costume. xD And to this day, I can't think of a bigger dream costume to make. Maybe Exdeath lol.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Being Emperor Mateus at Anime North 2010 and having a billion people bowing down before me all at once... It was fun playing along with it in character! xD If that would have happened to me just being myself, I would have ran away screaming with my arms in the air lol. ..........But the most VERY best experience... Is the amount of friends I have made through this hobby. Never in my life have I ever had friendships like I do now. Sweet friends near and far. I love you all very, very, very much. <3
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes, 'sometimes'. Not so much for the competition, but rather to have fun. *loves going up on stage!* I hate drama, so I tend to avoid attending these things as competition is a good root from where drama starts.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Erm.. Winning competitions I guess.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Tell us a little about yourself
I am a musician - a violinist and a violist. Music is a BIG part of my life and I can't live without it! I very much love playing both instruments! I've been playing them for 7 years, and I'm in the advanced level, playing all sorts of crazy concertos and stuff... x.x I love every moment of it.
I often play video game music on my violin just for fun. I ADORE Nobuo Uemastu, Koichi Sugiyama, Kenji Ito and other Japanese composers like them, they really inspire me in my music.
I'm very grateful for this gift of music God blessed me with. I love flowers and plant many different types of flowers in my familys back yard! :O I can also speak some German (as it is my background) and a little bit of Japanese, but I have a lot of troube with Kanji! Dx *SAWBS* I loves sweets and adore kitty cats too! I like cooking asian food too.~ I'm also known as 'miss goofy'... ...Must I explain..? XP
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Chocolate cheese cake is YUMMY!
My favorite anime
Uhhh... ... La Corda D'oro, Fushigi Yuugi, Magic Knight Rayearth, and the random weird one - Bobobo-bo bo-bobo. XD I RARELY watch TV nowadays lol.
My favorite game(s)
HARVEST MOON, Fire Emblem, Dragon Warrior/Quest, Animal Crossing, Banjo Kazooie, Pokemon series, and... Final Fantasy I guess. (duh?) xD My favorite Final Fantasy? All of them. But I must say that VI and IV have a special place in my heart.
My favorite book(s)
The Holy Bible, and Different kinds of manga like V.B. Rose and Fruits Basket I guess... But I don't really read much manga - I mostly read sheet music lol.
My favorite character(s)
FF II - 'The Emperor' Mateus of Palamecia, FF IV - Rosa, FF V - Lenna, FF II - Firion, <3 FF VI - KEFKA, <3 FF VII - Sephiroth, FF X Seymour, FF IX Kuja, FF II Borghen, FF XII Dr. Cid, FF V -EXDEATH, <3 (lul at all the bad guys) FF V - Bartz, FF IV Cecil *heart flutters* KING EDGAR FROM FF VI!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 *fan girl screams* .... And FF VIII Laguna...All FF characters really. Those who aren't FF, Hotohori - Fuushigi Yugi, Lance - Pokemon, ZAGATO - Magic Knight Rayearth... I'll think of more later. XD
My favorite movies(s)
..I really don't watch anything... O_O Rarely do I sit in front of the TV. But I do love the Lord Of The Rings trilogy and Pirates of the Caribbean. ^__^ Also some of those old classic Disney movies! You know, the kind where they painted on all that GLASS.
My favorite actors/actresses
Voice actors? =D Johnny Yong Bosch, Veronica Taylor, Crispin Freeman <3, and Christopher Corey Smith!!! *__* <3