What got you into cosplay?
During Halloween of 2009, I wanted to crossplay as Sadako Yamamura from The Ring, but I didn't have the chance to really show the costume off that night and decided to go to Aki Con in Everett, WA a few weeks later after a friend suggested I go there. I have been into cosplay ever since and have become quite enamored with it. The encouragement of others, both friends and acquaintances met at cons and gatherings have persuaded me to continue cosplaying at any chance I am given.
What was your first costume and why?
Technically, my first costume was way back in 2004 when I cosplayed Reno at Sakura Con expecting to be "unique" amongst Final Fantasy VII cosplayers for my choice of character. Little did I realize that Reno was probably THE MOST cosplayed Final Fantasy VII character at the con that year and it was mostly a total bust. Therefore, I don't really count that one. So, my "official" first costume would be a crossplay as Sadako Yamamura which used only a simple black wig, white dress, and a little corpse paint. It got a lot more attention than Reno, that's for sure.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I haven't cosplayed a lot so far, but I can't wait to try out my upcoming Mitsuhide Akechi (Sengoku Basara) costume at Sakura Con. I have worked rather hard on that one.
My favorite anime
Gundam, Code Geass, Ghost in the Shell, Excel Saga, Five Star Stories, Hellsing, Sengoku Basara, Rurouni Kenshin, uhh...
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy, Eternal Sonata, Suikoden, Assassin's Creed, Sengoku Basara (NOT Devil Kings), Pokemon, Chrono Trigger, Bioshock, American McGee's Alice, Dead Space, Fatal Frame