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 kind of AM Ruby--we both love and adore weapons (better than people), prefer to stick close to the people we know rather than branch out, get a little carried away with things we're excited about, dress similarly, react in many situations the same way (I can often predict Ruby's lines and actions based on myself), and we have the same favorite foods. Dressing as Ruby is basically getting praised for being myself, but getting to wear a cape and carry a huge scythe.
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 for a walk-on skit I wrote in like 5 seconds for myself (Juvia) and my friend (Naruto). The judge said that she didn't watch Fairy Tail or Naruto, but our skit made her laugh herself stupid.
The other was the craftsmanship award listed above.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm in university for costume design. I work custodial, but I'm starting to do small sewing commissions to make some extra cash. I'm the second of four kids, my family has three cats, a dog, and a rabbit. I love roller derby and roller skating, ice skating, yoga, martial arts, and weapons training. ALL the weapons.
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
Shingeki no Kyojin, RWBY, Hetalia: Axis Powers, D. Gray-Man, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fairy Tail, K-On!, Samurai 7, Darker than Black, Death Note, Bleach, FMA Brotherhood, One Piece, xxxHOLiC, Soul Eater, Tsubasa, Sword Art Online.
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, League of Legends.
My favorite book(s)
All Quiet on the Western Front, the Hobbit, Dracula.
My favorite character(s)
Ruby Rose (RWBY), Petra Ral, Annie Leonhardt, Armin Arlelt, Levi (SNK), Koushi Sugawara, Kenma Kozume, Tadashi Yamaguchi, Iwaizumi Hajime, Keiji Akaashi (Haikyuu!!), Makoto Tachibana (Free!), Kili, Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit), Riza Hawkeye (FMA), Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach), Sanji, Nico Robin (OP), Kyoko Sakura (PMMM), L (DN), Fai (TRC), Tifa Lockhart (FFVII), Lightning Farron, Hope Estheim (FFXIII), Belle, Layle, Keiss (FFCCCB), Yui Hirasawa (K-ON!), Haku Yowane (Vocaloid), Juvia Loxar (FT), Maka Albarn (SE), Romano, England, and of course PRUSSIA (APH).
My favorite movies(s)
How to Train Your Dragon.
My favorite actors/actresses
Romi Paku, Hiroshi Kamiya, Jennifer Hale, Martin Freeman, Michelle Ruff, Robert Downy Jr, Tom Hiddleston, Joe Flanigan, Johnny Yong Bosche, Benedict Cumberbatch.