What got you into cosplay?
It all started with my 17th birthday. I loved the idea of making my own costume that was from a video game and with out a pattern. I started out making costumes for fun and kinda stumbled upon the hobby. I was cosplaying long before I knew what it was.
What was your first costume and why?
Yuna's FFX costume. This was my first costume because 1) Yuna is my fav FF character. 2) I'm the same heighth and, at the time, age as her. 3) It posed a challenge.
What is your favorite costume and why?
So far it's Toph's fire nation disguise. The cosplay is so much fun to wear!!! Plus it's an added bonus to portray an awesome character.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
As time goes on this list grows bigger, but a few of the ones on the list are as follows: Aerith (Advent Children), 3-4 of Yuna's from X-2, all of Susan's from the Chronicles of Narnia, other miscellaneous costumes. My biggest dream costumes are Meliara Astiar's court gowns or dresses with lots flowy fabric and pretty designs.
One of my biggest dreams is to perform a K-On! song on stage in costume.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
While I was cosplaying Toph at my first con this guy walks up to me and comments on how awesome he thought my cosplay was. Being in character, I replied with a light, swift punch to his upper arm. The look on his face was a priceless mix of surprise and delight. He commented on how cool it was that I was able to stay in character so well and walked off.
Trying to sew Yuna's dark blue pleated skirt and constantly accidentaly jabing my hand with pins while trying to pin the pleats straight all the way down. Painful but memorable none-the-less.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I do! My first masquerade was in 2010 and I intend to participate in many more.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Placing in the top ten in my first masquerade with my first cosplay! It was such a confidence boost!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I have not won any awards at a convention though I have won minor awards at costume functions and blue ribbons at my county fair.
Tell us a little about yourself
I love Jesus with all my heart, soul, and mind. He is my all. I am currently in college. Sewing is my passion along with designing, creating, and problem solving. The reason why I like cosplay is that it incorporates all of my passions while adding the twist of dress up. It's also really fun to have that feeling of accomplishment when the costume you've been perfecting for a year is finally complete, especially when your prized work of art gets stares and gaped mouths from random people.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I really, really like A&W Cream Soda and pretending that I can fly. I love sweet and yummy foods and can often be found munching on some sort of snack or running across campus with my arms outstretched pretending I'm an airplane. I love to make life as exciting as possible and even though I may seem crazy at times, I am perfectly sane.
My favorite anime
My favorite anime is the ARIA series (ARIA the Animation, ARIA the Natural, ARIA the OVA: Arietta, and ARIA the Origination). I also like the Original Transformers series, Lost Universe, The entire series of Clannad (it's just so amazing and moving), Gundam Seed, Digimon (first, second and third seasons), Pokemon (Gotta catch them all!!!), Code Lyoko, Last Exile, Inuyasha, Ghibli and Miazaki films, K-On!, ect. I mainly like older animes though I'm starting to watch a new newer ones.
I like also like Firefly, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Andromeda, and Star Trek, but they don't count as anime.
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy X, X-2, VII, VIII, Tactics (for Gameboy), IX, XIII. Kingdom Hearts I and II and Star Ocean 3.Final Fantasy (IV, IX, X, X-2, VII, VIII, XIII, Tactics), Kingdom Hearts (1, 2) Star Ocean 3, Mass Effect Series
My favorite book(s)
The Bible, the Pendragon Cycle by Steven R. Lawhead, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, One Kingdom by Sean Russell, Crown Duel and Court Duel by Sherwood Smith, Princess Bride by William Coldman, other books by C.S. Lewis, Jane Eyre, and many more. I'm an avid bookworm.
My favorite character(s)
Yuna, Toph Bei Fong, Canal Vorfeed, Trance Gemini, Sophia Forrester, Kitty Pryde, Raven, Sango, Lacus Clyne, Akari Mizunashi, Akira Ferrari, Athena Glory, Aika Granzchesta, Sheryl Nome, Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun, Yui Hirasawa ...
My favorite movies(s)
The Secret of Kells, Tangled, Amazing Grace, Advent Children, Spiderman Trilogy, X-Men 1, It's Wonderful Life ( the old one staring Jimmy Stewart), Jane Eyre (2008), Little Dorit (2009), UP, The Incredibles, Race to Witch Mountain, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Butterfly Circus...
My favorite actors/actresses
I don't really have a favorite actor/actress though I do appreciate actors who can act.