What got you into cosplay?
One summer a friend of mine randomly brought up conventions, saying that we should go to one and dress up. Thinking back, it could have been a joke, but I was so intrigued that I immediately started looking up cosplay photos on the web. Next thing I know, I'm off to my first convention with her anime club in a makeshift costume.
What was your first costume and why?
My first cosplay was Chii's bakery outfit. Chobits was the manga I was reading at the time and I thought she was so adorable. I didn't realize there would be so many other Chiis (Chobits was at the peak of its popularity) and was a little disappointed seeing 35 other mes, but I had tons of fun anyway.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Even though it's wasn't for a convention, my zombie outfit for Halloween was definitely my best experience being in costume. The reactions from everyone made the three hours I spent standing in my underwear in the shared, co-ed bathroom so worth it. Though they took time, my latex wounds ended up looking pretty real. They made a lot of people sick, which was great, obviously. Also, try explaining to the cleaning lady why there is fake blood and muddy hand prints absolutely EVERYWHERE. The residence bathroom looked like a murder scene.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
White Hexadecimal from ReBoot
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Just the attention my first costume received (Chii from Chobits). I couldn't take more than 5 steps without being asked for a picture and/or hug. The people with me were not too amused, because it made it impossible to travel around the con at a reasonable pace.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I'm too critical of my costumes for that.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Bakery Chii won a bunch of Hall Cosplay awards, but that's about it.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently in limbo as far as schooling goes, but I founded and help run the video game club at Guelph University, acting currently as the president. I live in Guelph with a whole bunch of housemates, both people and animals. Only one person and the rabbits belong to me though, heh. I don't have a job just yet, but I'm sure I would hate it if I did. I'm pretty obsessed with video games, liking a good RPG or survival horror over most else. I finally have a new computer, after owning the same one for 6 years, so I'm excited to finally play this generation of games! ...Not that I mind playing Morrowind and KotOR forever. Lastly, thunderstorms are the best kind of weather, and if I could I would live underwater.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Feel free to PM me about anything or add me to MSN. I love meeting new people but am usually too shy to do it myself, heh.
My favorite anime
GTO, The Twelve Kingdoms, Honey & Clover, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
My favorite game(s)
Morrowind, Resident Evil (all), Silent Hill (all), Legend of Zelda (MM, OoT, TP, LA), Super Mario World, Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Pokemon X, SSBB, KotOR, Indigo Prophecy (starts off well, then gets so bad it's just hilarious)
My favorite book(s)
Phantom by Susan Key, Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
My favorite character(s)
Ekichi Onizuka (GTO), Vash the Stampede (Trigun), Two-Face (Batman), Zelda (SSBB)
My favorite movies(s)
V for Vendetta, Planet Terror, Hot Fuzz, Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer, Tangled, Muppet Treasure Island, Interstella 5555, Casino Royale, Star Wars (the original trilogy)