What got you into cosplay?
My brother randomly told me about London Expo and explained the idea of cosplay. Though it's only been 4 years, I really love it and have attended said con without fail. However, I have been watching anime since I was a child when I fell in love with The Moomins. I was then reintroduced to it when I received 'Spirited Away' for Christmas circa 2006/2007.
What was your first costume and why?
TF2 Scout. My brother and I love the game and thought it would be fun to do and wear. It was both, since we met up with lots of other TF2 cosplayers at 'Expo and had a cracking time!
What is your favorite costume and why?
It used to be Jade (Beyond Good and Evil) but now its gotta be Faye (Cowboy Bebop). It gave me confidence as well as making me feel happy/proud to be paying homage to probably my favourite anime. Moreover, the reception we got was great; lots of photographs taken and the piest de resistance of running into another 'Bebop group who we conducted a photoshoot with. That pretty much made my weekend! Although I did have an absolute blast as Yuffie and Yoko too...
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Monica from Dark Chronicle/Dark Cloud 2, another Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop) variant, Haru from The Cat Returns I have plenty to keep me going!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Faye might just top all my previous ones! The photoshoot is something I will never forget; not only just the pictures, but talking to other fans as enthusiastic as us and them being my first con-friends (if that doesn't sound silly!).
Do you participate in masquerades?
My first one was last November and whilst it was terrifying I really enjoyed the experience of being around epic cosplayers and having gazillions of eyes and cameras on you.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a contemporary circus skills tutor. In my spare time I play video games, nerd out with my friends, watch films, anime + documentaries, read books/manga, go to gigs, festivals, conventions and stand up comedy.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Forever reblog Spirited Away on tumblr. And Irish/Scottish actors, especially if they have blue eyes.
My favorite anime
all Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli films, Cowboy Bebop, Dennō Coil, Soul Eater, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Azumanga Daioh, Moomins, Full Metal Alchemist.
My favorite game(s)
Beyond Good and Evil, Dark Chronicle, Final Fantasy series and other Square Enix releases, Spyro & Crash Bandicoot series (not the new stuff), Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Micro Machines, Mario Kart, Animal Crossing.
My favorite book(s)
The Beach, Fever Pitch, Stargirl, Just Kids, Scar Tissue.
My favorite character(s)
Spike Spiegel, Faye Valentine, Chihiro Ogino, Zeniiba, Haru Yoshioka, Baron Humbert von Gikkingen, Yukari
My favorite movies(s)
Spirited Away, Withnail & I, Stand By Me, The Cat Returns, Trainspotting, Pan's Labyrinth, Shaun of the Dead, Kill Bill, The Lost Boys, District 9, Ghost World, Sideways, Wall-E.
My favorite actors/actresses
PenÚlope Cruz (only when she is in Spanish films), Kiefer Sutherland, James McAvoy, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Danny Pino, Uma Thurman, Kathryn Morris, Keanu Reeves, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Cillian Murphy, Benedict Cumberbatch.