What got you into cosplay?
I went to my first Tekkoshocon in Pittsburgh in 2009. I sort of wore a costume, but not really. But seeing all the cosplayers there and how awesome their costumes were, and the great feeling of being around people with similar interests to mine, made me want to be part of that world, and so I got into cosplay. :)
What was your first costume and why?
My first costumes were Hakkai from Saiyuki and Matt from Death Note, both around the same time, because I was into those with groups of friends I was in and we did group cosplays together.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My Canada from Hetalia cosplay. :) I was so proud of myself for styling the wig myself and painting the maple leaf onto the shirt. I think overall the pieces came together nicely to make a fairly accurate costume that was also comfy AND I had tons of fun wearing with my friend who went as America! And I got to carry a teddy bear.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
There are some that would be AMAZING but also way out of my range of abilities.
Right now on my list are:
Rose Tyler - Doctor Who (90% done)
Gwen - Torchwood
River Song - Doctor Who
Red Riding Hood - Once Upon a Time
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
One awesome experience was going with a group of Hetalia cosplayers to a McDonalds in Pittsburgh all in costume, and all goofing off together and making cheeseburger-related jokes. :)
Another was going to Kurokiiro as Rose Tyler and being picked up by a Tenth Doctor cosplayer. I don't think I've been picked up since I was a child. ._.
Tell us a little about yourself
I graduated college in 2011 and find myself stuck in a crummy job, but I still feel lucky to have a job. I live with my family still but I'm enjoying spending time with them after being away for school.
Hobbies include arts/crafts/photography/knitting, reading, Zumba, walking, and of course fandom and cosplay. :)
My favorite anime
-Tales of the Abyss
-Axis Powers: Hetalia
-Ouran High School Host Club
My favorite game(s)
-Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
-Super Smash Bros.
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter, Five People You Meet In Heaven, the Percy Jackson series, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Hunger Games trilogy, The Shadow of the Wind, and so so many more!
My favorite character(s)
Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, the Weasley Twins, Neville Longbottom, The Doctor, Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Rory Williams, Amy Pond, Ianto Jones, Mal Reynolds, Kaylee Frye, Wash and Zoe, Grover (Percy Jackson series), Sam and Dean, Castiel, Sean and Gus, Sherlock and John, Katniss, Peeta, Finnick, Red/Ruby, Rumplestiltskin, Belle, Beast, Rapunzel, Flynn, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Canada, Fai, The Avengers...I could go on forever really....
My favorite movies(s)
V for Vendetta, 300, Cars, Remember the Titans, The Holiday, Young Frankenstein, Monty Python, The Breakfast Club, Harry Potter, Rent, Sin City, Hairspray, Love Actually, The Princess Bride, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, The Producers, Inglorious Basterds, Up, Brave, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, Wreck-It Ralph, Crazy Stupid Love, Xmen First Class, Cloud Atlas, Mary Poppins, and so many more. Anything Disney, anything by Mel Brooks.
My favorite actors/actresses
I'll get back to you on that one...