What got you into cosplay?
Just watching anime and seeing the costumes--they rock!
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?
My very first con: Anime Banzai 2010!
Do you participate in masquerades?
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.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a junior in college this year, majoring in Asian Studies; I hope to be a government translator when I graduate. I like anime, manga, cosplay, pocky, CHOCOLATE, sewing, making cosplay, Star Wars, and learning a bunch of languages all at once (hurray for multi-tasking!)
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'm weird. I like chocolate. I'm often compared to L from Death Note. I'm the go-to for anything Star Wars-related. I believe that if violence isn't solving your problems, you're not using enough of it.
My favorite anime
Shingeki no Kyojin, Free!, RWBY, Hetalia: Axis Powers, D. Gray-Man, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, FAIRY TAIL!!, K-On!, Highschool of the Dead (which I'd like much better if the author weren't a pervert -.-), Samurai 7, Black Butler, Death Note, Bleach, FMA Brotherhood, One Piece, Naruto, xxxHOLiC, Soul Eater etc.
My favorite game(s)
Mass Effect (goes on a fangirl tirade about the wonders of ME), Final Fantasy XIII, Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers, Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution III, etc.
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), Makoto Tachibana--aka THE PERFECT MAN--(Free!), Kili, Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit), Riza Hawkeye (FMA), Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach), Nico Robin, SANJI, Nami (OP), Kyoko Sakura (PMMM), Sakura Haruno, Temari, Deidara (Naruto), L (DN), Fai (TRC), Tifa Lockhart, Yuffie Kisaragi (FFVII), Lightning Farron, Hope Estheim, Oerba Dia Vanille, Oerba Yun Fang (FFXIII), Belle, Layle, Keiss (FFCCCB), Yui Hirasawa (K-ON!), Haku Yowane (Vocaloid), JUVIA LOXAR!!, Erza Scarlet, Lucy Heartfilia (FT), Eruka Frogg, Maka Albarn (SE), Takashi Komuro, Saeko Busujima (HOTD), Romano, England, and of course PRUSSIA!!!! (APH).
My favorite movies(s)
The Hobbit!! (grossly sobs and rants and rewatches obsessively), the Avengers, Iron Man, , Lord of the Rings, How to Train Your Dragon, Star Wars (yes, I DO love Phantom Menace!), The Bourne Identity (and sequels), Strong World (One Piece), Bleach movies, etc.
My favorite actors/actresses
ROMI PAKU!!!, Hiroshi Kamiya, Martin Freeman, Michelle Ruff, Vic Mignogna, Robert Downy Jr, TOM HIDDLESTON!!! <3, Joe Flanigan, Rachel Leigh Cook, Johnny Yong Bosche, Benedict Cumberbatch.