What got you into cosplay?
I've always wanted to cosplay but never had anyone to go to a convention with. Then, in 2009, I realized Youmacon was a possibility, so my roommate and I decided to make cosplay and go for it! I also met another friend that cosplays so she helped me get more into it as well. Now it's an addiction.
What was your first costume and why?
Rinoa from FFVIII. I picked it because it looked simple enough for a first cosplay. Boy was I wrong haha. No patterns or anything to work off of @_@ However, I've remade it since I've improved a lot, and it's so much better now!
What is your favorite costume and why?
Man I don't think I can even pick a favorite costume. Rinoa was my first so it will always have a special place in my heart, and now I have a huge group for it; I loved wearing Yuna around with my adorable sister as Rikku; and Viki was amazing because of all of the other Suikoden cosplayers that I met! I just love all of my costumes XD
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
At the moment--- my dream cosplays are: Tali and armored Fem!Shep from Mass Effect, and The Boss from Metal Gear Solid 3. :) I just don't know where to begin with any of them haha.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My Final Fantasy VIII beach getaway/photoshoot weekend in NJ. Fun times were had by all and epic photos ensued.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Sure do (performance only)! I want to start doing skits as much as possible!
What was your best masquerade experience?
Our skit at Youmacon 2010 was a Soul Eater skit called "Caught in a Bad Resonance." It was so much fun! I love my friends soooo much!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Youmacon 2010 - Honorable mention in performance for our Soul Eater Skit, "Caught in a Bad Resonance"
Ohayocon 2011- 1st place in Novice category for our Higurashi Skit, "The Ohayocon Intruder"
Tell us a little about yourself
Just got married in July 2012 to the best man ever <3. I'm currently working as a kindergarten assistant but hope to become a full teacher in the near future. :)
I'm an avid reader and video game player. I can also sing and play the oboe and tenor saxophone.
My favorite anime
Fullmetal Alchemist, Higurashi no naku koro ni, Soul Eater, Higurashi, Meloncholy of Haruhi Suzamiya, and many more. That's just a few recent ones.
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy Series, Suikoden series, Kingdom Hearts series, Metal Gear Solid series, Dragon Age, Assassin's Creed series, Mass Effect series
My favorite book(s)
Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
Inheritence cycle (Eragon) by Christopher Paolini
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Warrior series by Erin Hunter
Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
My favorite character(s)
I lovelove Richard and Kahlan from Sword of Truth.
Tifa Lockhart is a badass. :D
Viki from suikoden.
Ed Elric is smexy :D
Cloud and Tidus are my love slaves :)
My favorite movies(s)
I don't watch many movies. FF7 Advent Children: Complete is pretty damn awesome though. And a Knight's Tale. That's a good one lol
My favorite actors/actresses
I like Voice actors more lol:
Vic Mignogna, Eric Vale, Caitlyn Glass, Travis Willingham, Jonny Yong Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal, Todd Haberkorn, Laura Bailey just to name a few favorites.