What got you into cosplay?
Originally, my Jrock obsession and from then on..my interest in role playing. I always desired to make my imaginative manifestations into concrete articles and items - cosplay is one method of achieving this. I mean, after all, where else can you consider a pirate as an occupation o.o?
What was your first costume and why?
Shuichi Shindou from Gravitation. I was really into Gravitation at the time (And I still am!) and I wanted to go a little crazy so I dyed my hair pink and being that I had blue eyes, it was a piece of cake.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Sohma Akito. Why? Well, he was my first, aside of my thrown together Shuichi. I'm so going to redo both at some point. Plus, I also went to Otakon as Akito my first time around.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Ball gowns, anything that has elegance. I crossplayed for a number of years and finally I'm ready to embrace the dresses.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Getting pictures taken at the PMX exibit hall (This was my first convention). I felt like a movie star or actually like Shuichi himself! I didn't even think my costume was that great but apparently it was! I remember this one old (cute) Japanese man had this huge camera and took three or four shots of me and my other friends with two different characters. So funny and amazing.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes, whenever I get the opportunity and a group together.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Winning the award for the best performance at AnimeNext several years ago - it was AWESOME. My friends worked hard.
Tell us a little about yourself
If you really want to know, don't hesitate to ask ^.-
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I like to associate with people who share similar interests as me, especially when it come to cosplay. I'm not a die-hard anime nerd as I used to be due to the reciprocated storyline between most animes; however, I'm open to trying new things. I'm definitely a HUGE comic nerd though.
My favorite anime
The Slayers, Ouran High School Host Club, One Piece, Wolverine
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy - II IV V VI VIII VIII IV X X-2 (Whew!), Castlevania - CotM SotN LoD HoD AoS LoI CoD, The Bouncer, Wild Arms, Lunar: Silver Story, Chrono Cross & Trigger, Dynasty Warriors, DDR (Heh..heh..), Soul Calibur I II, Virtua Fighter, Tekken, King of Fighters, X-Men, Shinobi, Kingdom Hearts I & II, Wild Arms
My favorite book(s)
Marvel Comics (various), Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, Stephen King novels, Harry Potter
My favorite character(s)
Wolverine, Suoh Tamaki, Lina Inverse, Gambit, Rogue
My favorite movies(s)
X the Movie, Bastard!!, Spirited Away, Princes Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, Final Fantasy VII:AC, X-Men movies, Disney movies
My favorite actors/actresses
Hugh Jackman, Jonny Depp,