What got you into cosplay?
The first con I ever went to blew me away. I thought that people only dressed up for Trek cons, but the idea of dressing up for anime cons was strangely appealing.
What was your first costume and why?
I tried a "thrown together" costume at CNAnime 2002, dressed as Pan from DBGT. It seemed simple enough. Then, at Anime North 2003, I tried an actual "effort-made" costume, dressed as Anthy Himemiya.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My Katara one is my favourite because of how accurate I made it and how I look so much like her. Plus the parka is super warm! :D
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I want to make a highly complex costume, like something from a Clamp series or Final Fantasy.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Dressing up as Oerba Yun Fang and flirting with all the Vanille cosplayers. ;D And since I had an Australian roommate, I learned how to do Fang's accent perfect.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I participated in Toronto Paradise Comicon in 2006 wearing my Lolita inspired maid-like outfit. That's the only real experience I have. I plan to participate in future masquerades.
What was your best masquerade experience?
The only one so far is at the Comicon in Toronto. There weren't too many other cosplayers, so I felt kinda special.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I won first place in the Novice category in the Toronto Comicon.
I won an award at Anime North's 2008 Fashion Show as a walk-on wearing my Xing Cai (Dynasty Warriors 5) costume.
Tell us a little about yourself
I love drawing anime. I also love sewing, designing outfits, rock music, sci-fi/fantasy shows and movies, and browsing the internet.
I graduated from George Brown's Fashion Design and Techniques program, so I'm all revv'd up to use the skills I learned to make the best damn cosplays ever! :D
My favorite anime
Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, and Chrno Crusade.
My favorite game(s)
Skyrim, Kingdom Hearts, Vice City, Midnight Club, Final Fantasy X, Okami
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Ghost Hotel, Lord of the Rings, The Time Machine, Enchantress from the Stars
My favorite character(s)
Vash the Stampede, Spike (the bounty hunter), Spike (the vampire), Col. O'Neill (SG1), the Tenth Doctor
My favorite movies(s)
Matrix, LotR, PotC, Fifth Element, Kill Bill, Memento, 300, Stardust, Lion King, Hook
My favorite actors/actresses
Bruce Willis, Keanu Reeves, Uma Thurman, John Cleese, Michael Shanks, Emma Stone