What got you into cosplay?
The local con, Sac Anime. Figured I couldn't go unless in costume - all or nothing and such nonsense.
What was your first costume and why?
Zelos Wilder (ToS). He's hilarious.
What is your favorite costume and why?
This changes hourly.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
All of my dream costumes are either made, in progress, or planned. I'm impatient.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
When I won first place in the writing contest for Yaoi Con 2009. It was my first Yaoi Con, and apparently there are some regulars who win every year, so I was very honored. Somewhere there is video footage of me looking shocked as I stumbled on stage to accept the award.
Do you participate in masquerades?
What was your best masquerade experience?
Haha...well, it's kind of silly. After my first walk-on as Mustang (I am INCREDIBLY nervous on stage), one of the girls who was on before me called me the "flaming HOT alchemist." She seemed so sincere...I'm sure I turned bright red, but damn if it didn't make my day.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
A few for propwork. Still too early in my sewing skills to compete.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a Ph.D. candidate in inorganic chemistry. I do research and teach general/inorganic chemistry. I'm a fiction writer when I have time to be.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I have a strange obsession with Sherlock Holmes (the original stories), and I love cats and SF Giants baseball. I am biologically female and an aromantic asexual.
My favorite game(s)
Tales of games, Eternal Sonata, Professor Layton. I like RPGs and puzzles.
Also, anything Mario, including Kart, Smash, and other varieties. Back in the day I was a savage at Golden Eye and Perfect Dark.
My favorite book(s)
Also Jane Austen, CS Forrester, Michael Crichton, Patrick O'Brien.
My favorite character(s)
Pretty much who I cosplay.
My favorite movies(s)
Master and Commander, Amadeus, Sleepy Hollow, the Horatio Hornblower series from A&E, Moneyball.
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Depp, Ian McKellan, Jeremy Irons, Willem Defoe, Nathan Lane, Ioan Gruffudd.