What got you into cosplay?
A good friend who tricked me into it.
What was your first costume and why?
Milly Thompson, because I have a friend who cosplays Vash and he needed a Milly and Meryl; and my sister and I were the perfect heights/haircolors, lol. I also really like Milly as a character anyways which is why I went along with it. That and the giant stungun... actually the stungun is probably what sold it for me. I love that gun.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Currently, it's my Jade Curtiss cosplay. I love him as a character so much, so I really enjoy cosplaying as him. I think it's his attitude towards everything and I can just imagine the kinds of things he would say at a con.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Valus, the first Colossus from Shadow of the Colossus. I've started it, but finishing it is going to take an unimaginable amount of work, so its a "dream costume" of mine right now. If I ever finish that one, the new dream costume will be a full fursuit Ammy from Okami or a Sister of Battle from Warhammer 40K.
Do you participate in masquerades?
What was your best masquerade experience?
Winning at San Japan 2.X I totally did not expect it at all. It was my very first time cosplaying as well.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Award for "Best Stage Presence" at San Japan 1.5 (for Ryoko, but worn by my sister).
Best Craftsmanship for the Novice Walk-On Division at San Japan 2.X 2009 (Award was for both me and my sister who was Meryl Stryfe).
Best Overall Group Walk-On at RealmsCon 2009.
Best of Show at MizuumiCon 3, February 27, 2010.
Award for Creativity in the Professional Division at AnimeFEST, September 3rd, 2010 (under the name of "Team Sea-Slug").
Best Overall Walk-on at RealmsCon 6, October 2nd, 2010 different group than previously.
Best in Show at Ikkicon 5, January 1st, 2011 (Award was for the Corpse Bride, made by both me and my sister).
Best in Show at San Japan 4tw, August 6th, 2011. Best Group Walk-On at RealmsCon 7, October 8th, 2011.
Best Craftsmanship at Ikkicon VI, December 31st, 2011.
Judges Choice Award at MizuumiCon 5, March 31st, 2012.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I like bunnies. A lot. Yep.
My favorite anime
Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Tiger & Bunny, Baccano, Elfin Lied, Paranoia Agent, Paprika, Hellsing, Fruits Basket, Azumanga Daioh, VanDread, Heat Guy J, Claymore, XxxHolic, Excel Saga, Last Exile, GunXSword, Kakurenbo, Most of the Studio Ghibli films.
My favorite game(s)
Tales of Symphonia, Tales of the Abyss, Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, Okami, The Resident Evil series, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, God of War series, Super Mario Brothers 3 (NES), Devil May Cry series, BioShock, Assassin's Creed series.
My favorite character(s)
Jade Curtiss (Tales of the Abyss), Zelos Wilder (Tales of Symphonia), Spike (Cowboy Bebop), Teresa (Claymore), Vash, Wolfwood, Legato (Trigun), Sephiroth (FF7), Axel (various KH), Leon (Resident Evil), Osaka (Azumanga Daioh), Dante (Devil May Cry), Nanashi (Sword of the Stranger), Wander/Wanda (Shadow of the Colossus)
My favorite actors/actresses