What got you into cosplay?
I always loved going to cons (anime and sci-fi) and seeing people dressed up. I also have always loved to sew. And after always seeing all these cool costumes I decided I would try to make my own.
What was your first costume and why?
For Halloween 97 I made a Princess Leia costume for a costume party, it looked kinda cheesy but I tried really hard to make it, I even had a little Ewok doll that I carried around with me. I also wore it for a Sci-Fi con in NC in 1998 but the Halloween party came first.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I cant decide! They change every so often.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I would like to re-do my Kingdom Hearts Donald, I really hate how the bottom of the costume came out and want to re-make it.
Do you participate in masquerades?
What was your best masquerade experience?
Anime Mid-Atlantic where I played a 3 min version of Mizu no Akashi on the Oboe. My friend Riji came on stage with me and was holding a large Haro doll, making it dance, and the crowd started to wave their arms. it was really cool
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
First Place Craftsmenship Novice - AMA 2005,
Judges Award- AMA 2005,
Best in Show Manga - Anime Weekend Atlanta 2005,
Judges Award - Otakon 2005,
Judges Award- Anime USA 2005,
First Place Craftsmenship Masters- Animazement 2006,
Judges Award - Animazement 2006,
First Place Craftmenship Masters- AMA 2006,
Judges Award - AMA 2006,
Best of Friday Hall Cosplay Award - AMA 2006,
2nd Place Masters Craftsmenship - Stellar Con 31 (2007),
3rd Place Masters - Animazement 07,
Best Masters Craftsmenship - AMA 07,
Best Masters Friday Hall costume contest - AMA 07,
Best Presentation Masters Div - Otakon 07,
Judges Award - AUSA 07
2nd Place Hall Costume Contest Friday - AUSA 07,
Judges Award - NekoCon 07,
1st Place Masters Class StellarCon 32 (2008),
3rd Place Costume Contest Stellcon 33 (2009)
Honorable Mention Advanced Catagory - Animazement 12 (2009)
Best Craftsmenship Masters Div. - AMA 2009
My favorite anime
Hana Yori Dango, Sailor Moon, Tokyo Mew Mew, Ronin Warriors, Saint Seiya, Sugar Sugar Rune, Gundam Seed, Rosario Vampire, Slayers, Onegai My Melody,
Sentai anything! and Kamen Rider (yeah not anime but still awesome)
My favorite game(s)
Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Parasite Eve, Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon, Taiko Drummer, Para Para Paradise, Cooking Mama, Old nintendo Games, IdolM@ster,