What got you into cosplay?
I honestly can't remember. I have no idea how I first learned about cosplay.
What was your first costume and why?
Actually, it was Lavi from D. Gray-Man. It was a last-minute Halloween costume I made literally the night before.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Ruby Rose from RWBY. I have a huge emotional connection to Ruby as a character and to RWBY as a show, and it's really helped to shape who I am, so I'll always be very fond of Ruby and will continue to cosplay her.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
YES. Lightning Farron from Final Fantasy XIII. I want it to be PERFECT, which is why I haven't done it yet.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Fannatiku Fest 2015 in St. George--I competed with my cosplay partner there for the first time as Morgiana and Alibaba from Magi, and we won Best Novice Craftsmanship. The feeling was...indescribable.
Do you participate in masquerades?
What was your best masquerade experience?
Winning Best Novice Craftsmanship with my cosplay partner. We were absolutely thrilled and over the moon, I could not have been happier, I was literally in tears.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Judge's Choice Award (Juvia Loxar), Best Novice Craftsmanship (Morgiana w/ Su'tol Cosplay as Alibaba), Best Veteran Craftsmanship (Yona, w/ Su'tol as Jae-Ha), Judge's Choice Award (Kyoko w/ Pink Lemonade Cosplay as Sayaka)
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a college student who has cycled through a few majors and is now trying out Computer Science. I work in food service at the moment (which I can't seem to escape), and I'd eventually like to work in programming. I tried to do costuming as a job but it really sucked the joy out of it, so I keep it as a hobby. I collect weapons (anything sharp and pointy, I'm not a big fan of guns), I own way too much Rooster Teeth merch, and my ultimate goal is to be real-life Commander Shepard.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I like chocolate. I believe that if violence isn't solving your problems, you're not using enough of it. Earthbending is life.
My favorite anime
Yona of the Dawn, Owari no Seraph, Shingeki no Kyojin, RWBY, D. Gray-Man, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, FMA Brotherhood, Snow White With the Red Hair, Gekkan Shoujou Nozaki-kun, xxxHOLiC, Soul Eater.
My favorite game(s)
MASS EFFECT. Also Transistor, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Assassin's Creed (II and Brotherhood, mostly), Final Fantasy XIII (XIII-2 is garbage), Age of Empires, Skyrim, Sid Meier's Pirates, Neverwinter Nights, Harvest Moon, LoZ: Twilight Princess.
My favorite book(s)
All Quiet on the Western Front, the Hobbit, Dracula.
My favorite character(s)
Ruby Rose, Pyrrha Nikos (RWBY), Keith (Voltron), Commander Shepard (Mass Effect), Koushi Sugawara, Kenma Kozume, Tadashi Yamaguchi, Iwaizumi Hajime (Haikyuu!!), Kyoko Sakura (PMMM), Lightning Farron (FFXIII).
My favorite movies(s)
How to Train Your Dragon, Tangerines (the Estonian film).
My favorite actors/actresses
Jennifer Hale, Robert Downy Jr, Johnny Yong Bosche, Steven Yeun.