What got you into cosplay?
Mostly Halloween. I loved to dress up, and then when I was in fifth grade, my best friend Becca, got me into anime and manga, and then it kind of took off from there.
What was your first costume and why?
Genkai from Yu Yu Hakusho. (the young her in the dark tournament) I love her. She is so kickass and calls Yusuke dimwit all the time. It was just amazing to have that kind of power that she did in the show. Also, I am short like her.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My favorite costume now is Rin from Inu Yasha. It was a pain to make the costume (with the help of Becca with a sewing machine) but I sewed all of the orange squares by hand. Plus it's such a classic anime that almost everyone knows who she is.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Edward Elric, any of the Card Captor Sakura costumes.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My most memorable cosplay experience was at AnimeNext 2003, there was this DDR cosplayers and they were on the stage dancing in sync to the DDR music in the background. It was great. It was my first anime convention and I guess that's my most memorable.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Novice -Rin Inu Yasha cosplay -Hatsume Fair '12
Tell us a little about yourself
Currently applying to graduate school.
I love my family, and my friends. They are really in support of my love of anime and manga. Most of them actually like anime and manga themselves, so it's fun to talk about anime with them. My hobbies include photo taking of myself, skiing, filming movies, and singing.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
My favorite anime
Spice and Wolf, Yumiero Patissiere, Death Note, Ouran High School Host Club, Marmalade Boy, InuYasha, Yu Yu Hakusho, Sailor Moon, Gravitation, Fruits Basket, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Chobits, AzuManga Daioh, Soul Eater!
My favorite game(s)
Halo 2, and DDR, Final Fantasy VII, Guitar Hero, Mad World, Resident Evil 5, Super Mario Brothers Brawl, Super Mario Kart, Halo 3, Rock Band.
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter, Equus(play), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ordinary People, Catcher in the Rye, The Outsiders.
My favorite character(s)
THE DOCTOR, House, Near, L, Sesshoumaru, Yusuke, Haruhi, Tamaki, Shimbo, Yukari-sensei, Shuichi, Eiri Yuki, Kyo, Tohru....
My favorite movies(s)
Harry Potter Series, Back to the Future Series, Ten Inch Hero, Pirates of the Caribbean series.
My favorite actors/actresses
Robert Downey Jr