What got you into cosplay?
My friend Travis aka Izuru took me to Ikkicon and at first I wasn't too into it... didn't cosplay was kinda sick wasn't able to get a pass since I was late... just not a great day but I've always loved anime and fantasy rather than reality and to help me deal with life in general so I decided to try out cosplay at A-Kon 20 as Vizard Ichigo Kurosaki... well needless to say I've become addicted since then and I've been working on ideas and projects ever since with pretty much every bit of free time I get.
What was your first costume and why?
Vizard Ichigo... I can relate to Ichigo since we have similar personalities... I've always put family and friends above all else and I've always been nice to everyone I meet... that doesn't mean I can't get angry but usually in a funny way... but don't hurt anyone I care about because I will turn in an instant... we all have demons inside... it just depends on how much we let them out.
What is your favorite costume and why?
my favorite cosplay use to be and still is in a way my Vizard Ichigo costume since it was my first but currently my Henchman 21 is becoming more and more my favorite to do since not only is it fun but people seem to enjoy it.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Were Garurumon has to be one of my current dream cosplays that I hope to do someday soon... there's a lot rumbling around up there
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
A-Kon 20... just really EPIC... it was the first con that got me into cosplay and I just enjoyed being around all the people that shared a common interest and some a state of mind as myself.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I go to both Masquerades and Raves when I feel up to it or when things go according to plan XP
What was your best masquerade experience?
best masquerade experience has to be San Japan 3 since that was the only one thus far but hopefuly my next one at A-Fest will be better and go more according to plan XP my best rave experience has to be bouncing around with glow sticks in my goggles like horns during Anime Overload with my good friends XP
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Thus far I've won in two contests... one was during Anime Overload 2 where I tied for Judges Choice with my Henchmen 21 cosplay, and my Santa Ichigo Hollow Claws for Best Prop during Ikkicon VI.
Tell us a little about yourself
I am currently going to college to be a Character Designer and Animal Science... I have alot of ideas and I'm hoping to apply it to something in life that I love that I can also live off of... I got my mom into cosplay which is both kool and wierd lol, and like most everyone I currently hate my job (but doesn't everyone lol), and two of my many hobbies are paintball and of course cosplay.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I always try to be the nicest guy you'll ever meet (too nice at times)... I can be shy at first but sooner than I can realize it I'm bouncing off the walls being my regular Goofball self... and I love every minute of it XP I'm pretty much a living cartoon when I'm at my best. I think I can best Describe myself as a Cowboy who's been stuck in the city for too long since I'm both a Country boy and a dork/Otaku.
My favorite anime
Bleach, Trigun, Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist (including Brotherhood), Death Note, Mushishi, Code Geass, Air Gear, Cowboy Bebop, Scryed, Inuyasha, Hellsing, Big O, Yu Yu Hakusho, Dragon Ball Z, Digimon, Poke'mon, Monster Rancher... Miyazaki Films.
My favorite game(s)
Halo, Zelda, Gears of War, Final Fantasy, Fable, Super Mario Bros, Tekken... the list goes on!
My favorite book(s)
I don't read a whole lot these days sadly since I don't find time to get a good book in, except the random Manga, comic, or subtitles... it's not because I don't love reading but I'm always busy doing things mostly stuff I don't want to do but have to and I just forget to read with my free time I suppose it's just not in my schedule among other things... also I think if I pick up a book I might not want to put it down.
My favorite character(s)
Ichigo, Hollow Ichigo, Grimmjow, Naruto, Vash the Stampede, Spike Spiegel, Edward Elric, Lawliet, Ryuk, Inuyasha, Agumon, Tiger of the Wind, Link, Cloud, Master Chief... there are many a hero and villian I love
My favorite movies(s)
Anime movies, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Transformers, Myazaki Movies (Spirited Away/Howls Moving Castle... well all of them really), Ironman, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings...
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Yong Bosch, Vic Mignogna, Steve Blum... not so good with names but I'm sure there are quite a few