What got you into cosplay?
Meeting new people and enjoying each others costumes and other hobbies.
What was your first costume and why?
Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. Rum and wenches. What else could one need?
What is your favorite costume and why?
I have no favorite costume. I go through phases where all I want to wear is one costume, but it changes every few months. I love all of my costumes, and I look forward to making many more.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Link had been my favorite since I was a little kid. So cosplaying Link was sort of my dream cosplay and I'm really glad I was able to do it for a short run. Nowadays I think I'm a tad too manly looking. Maybe I'll cosplay Link's dad. ;)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
The Rum Party at Anime Expo 2005 - a.k.a. the first Rum Party ever.
Do you participate in masquerades?
What was your best masquerade experience?
Resident Evil 4 at Anime Expo 2006.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
A few. I don't remember them all.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm one of the founding fathers of the Pirate Rum Party, and current Captain of the Sea Wolf crew. I attend various conventions in California, and a few out of state, as well as several Renaissance/Pirate/Fantasy Faires.
I'm also the founder of CosBlade, a custom costume and prop business, and through that I have made costumes for the web-series "ASSIST ME!"
I also do some writing and acting on the side.
Above all else, I'm a family man. I've got a wife and one baby.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
If you can't snatch the clothes, take the whole mannequin.
My favorite anime
Dragonball Z, GTO, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
My favorite game(s)
My favorite games range from a few mainstream FPS games like the Halo series, to the few lesser known but still popular Elderscrolls series, to the classic Legend of Zelda series. I like quite a range of videogames. A good story can keep me hooked in a game even if the gameplay has some faults or is mediocre, just as much as really good gameplay can keep me hooked on a mediocre story.
My favorite book(s)
Jurassic Park, Sphere, a few other Chrichton novels. I've read some of the Dragonlance series and loved that, as well as some of the Halo books. The Alphabet of Manliness and World War Z win over all, though.
My favorite character(s)
Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean), HUNK (Resident Evil), Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), King Uther Pendragon (The Adventures of Merlin), Batman (Batman, derp), and probably some others. I like a character with both wit and a mean right hook.
My favorite movies(s)
Jurassic Park, the Lord of the Rings series, Dog Soldiers, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, DOOM.
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Depp, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Christian Bale, Robert Downey Jr., Ray Winstone, Uma Thurman, Kate Beckinsale, Gwyneth Paltrow. I'm sure I'm forgetting some good ones... I own too many DVD's...