What got you into cosplay?
I think was mostly got me into cosplay was my love of dressing up and pretending to be someone else. I love the way playing pretend makes me feel. I also have to credit my love of anime for it as well.
What was your first costume and why?
My first cosplay ever was Sora from Kingdom Hearts 1. Yes, it's the red outfit I speak of. I wanted to be Sora because I am a huge Kingdom Hearts nut and Sora is my hero. I even have him tattooed on my back!! :D
What is your favorite costume and why?
My favorite costume so far is Egyptian Yami Marik because I had to make it from scratch and it came out so awesome! I could not be more proud of it! Even everyone at NDK 2009 loved it! Woot! It was a total success!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
There are too many to list and one I want to keep secret :3
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My most memorable cosplay experience has to be Animeland Wasabi 2009 because my friends and I cosplayed as a couple of the Yu-Gi-Oh! antagonists. We were praised for bringing back old favorites.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Nan Desu Kan 2009 and Animeland Wasabi 2010 & 2011
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
My friends and I won a judge's award for our YuRiPa Pixies at Animeland Wasabi 2010.
I won the "Princess" title in the costume contest at the NDK NYE Ball. I won a free pass to NDK 2011 and I was reimbursed for the price of the ball ticket. I was also given some really cool NDK shwag and a certificate and a tiara! My boyfriend, who was Sora, won the "Prince" title and reciveved the same awards but got a crown in place of a tiara!
Won 1st place in the cosplay contest in the beginner's category for my Anti-Sora cosplay at Animeland Wasabi 2011
Tell us a little about yourself
I am a self taught artist so I obviously love to draw. It's been a passion of mine for a long time and I have even won two awards for two of my drawings I did while I was in school. I won "Best of Show" in the art show in 8th grade for a drawing I did of Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys and I won "Best of Show" again my senoir year of high school for a beautiful portrait of Johnny Depp I did, that picture is my most prized possession. If my house was on fire, that would be the one thing I would run back in and get... screw the ps3 XD
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I couldn't love anything more than anime...well I lie, there is one other thing I love just as much... my otaku, german band, CINEMA BIZARRE! The best thing about Cinema Bizarre is that they're five otaku's that happen to be very talented, music wise. The bassist, Kiro, actually draws anime! ^.^ And whats even cooler is that Strify (lead singer), Kiro (bassist) and Yu (guitarist) actually met at an anime convention in Germany called "AniMagic"! If you like what you hear so far, check them out at:
My favorite anime
Sailor Moon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Gravitation, Loveless, Trigun, Inuyasha, Blood+, Trinity Blood, Death Note, Princess Princess, Pretear, Fullmetal Alchemist, Gun Grave, Silent Mobious, S-cry-ED, Paranoia Agent
My favorite game(s)
Kingdom Hearts, Devil May Cry, Ratchet and Clank, Final Fantasy, Star Ocean
My favorite book(s)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and all kinds of Manga
My favorite character(s)
Sora (Kingdom Hearts), Rikku (Final Fantasy X & X-2) Katsuya Jounouchi (Yu-Gi-Oh!), Shuichi Shindou (Gravitation)
My favorite movies(s)
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Grave of the Fireflies, Labyrinth, Hercules, Mulan, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Grinch
My favorite actors/actresses
Gillian Anderson, Sandra Bullock, Hugh Laurie