What got you into cosplay?
My first convention. I was fourteen at the time, and had no idea what to expect when I walked in the door. And then, the outfits! They were everywhere! It looked like so much fun that I decided I NEEDED to cosplay the next year. :)
What was your first costume and why?
Nuriko from the Fushigi Yugi OVA, because I was OBSESSED with the anime for a long, long time... and I had the whole Cho family with me, plus the memory jewel. It was AWESOME.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Oooh boy. I like all of them for different reasons (of course) but my current favorite has got to be hitokiri battousai-version Kenshin. It's comfortable, I love love love the story behind it, it's my first successful attempt at lining a kimono, and I have a group of win. :)
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Howl from Howl's Moving Castle, Link from Legend of Zelda, Doll from Kuroshitsuji, Tira from Soul Calibur, Nakago from Fushigi Yugi. :)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Accidentally crashing some poor school's prom during Acen '10 when the hotel nearly caught fire and we had to evacuate. XD
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes! And I enjoy it, though I'm clumsy. XD
What was your best masquerade experience?
Anime Iowa '10. CatTheTerrible, Seventh Sin and I derped around as Sebastian, Grelle, and Will to Wicked's "What is this Feeling?" And then we won best master workmanship. HELL YEAH.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Master Workmanship at AI '10 for Sebastian Michaelis of Kuroshitsuji.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm 22 and I've been cosplaying since I was 14. I love theatre, dance, circuses, music, and art of all sorts. I aim to be a costume designer once I'm out of college.
My favorite anime
Akira, Angel Sanctuary, Rurouni Kenshin, D. Gray-man, Bleach (much as I hate to admit it XD), Kuroshitsuji, Cardcaptor Sakura, Tenchi Muyo! The Slayers, Fushigi Yugi
My favorite game(s)
Legend of Zelda, anything from the Fatal Frame series.
My favorite book(s)
Good Omens, The Count of Monte Cristo, Howl's Moving Castle
My favorite movies(s)
V for Vendetta, Clue, Repo! The Genetic Opera, MirrorMask, anything Cirque du Soleil.