What got you into cosplay?
I always liked the idea of being my favorite characters, whether through roleplay or costume. I'M ALSO AN ATTENTION WHORE so that helped...
What was your first costume and why?
Sweet the dancing demon, if Buffy costumes count, I guess. It was a half-assed thrift store thing, but it made me popular in the world of BUFFY CONVENTIONS anyway. Nami from One Piece is the first one I actually finished and wore to an anime con though. My host sister in Japan had liked One Piece a lot and had me watch it, so I thought she'd enjoy knowing she succeeded in getting me into the show.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I'm not sure! I love Nuriko because I've loved the character for over a decade and got to take a picture with his seiyuu while wearing it, which was an awesome experience. I like Mami Tomoe a lot because I rarely do feminine costumes and it's a fun change. And I love Mephisto because I LOVE MEPHISTO... and because I'm proud that I made a hat. (Hello, Stephen Sondheim.)
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Szayel's released form, one of many costumes I planned to make years ago and started getting stuff for and then just... put on hold and never picked back up. I AM VERY INTIMIDATED BY THE WINGS.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Possibly when we were doing our Leviathan's Claw group at Katsucon 2010 and had the waiter at Olive Garden take a picture of us as we tried to recreate a piece of fan art.
Do you participate in masquerades?
No, I tend to always plan a million costumes for every con so I'm always wrapped up in photoshoots and costume changes like there's no tomorrow.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
3rd runner up at Vulkon Scifi Orlando 2004 for the Romulan deal. And apparently, I've won several copies of the Internet for my Klinger. Sounds about right.
Tell us a little about yourself
My favorite anime
Blood+, Utena, Dragonaut, Evangelion, Ao no Exorcist (...well not the anime, but the manga), Fairy Tail, NG Knight Lamune & 40, Outlaw Star, Fushigi Yuugi
My favorite game(s)
Tales of the Abyss, Tales of Vesperia, BlazBlue, Chrono Cross, King's Quest VI & VII
My favorite book(s)
My favorite character(s)
Charles (Blood+ manga), Dist (Tales of the Abyss), Mephisto Pheles (Ao no Exorcist), Yeager (Tales of Vesperia). .......Apparently I like ambiguously villainous types.
My favorite movies(s)
The Brave Little Toaster, The Year Without a Santa Claus, The Final Sacrifice (MST3K)
My favorite actors/actresses
David Hyde Pierce, Mira Sorvino, Rick Moranis, Adam Busch.
Unless this was supposed to mean voice actors, because I don't know what this has to do with anything.