About Me / Q&A

What got you into cosplay?
I enjoy putting my talents to use in a way brings a smile to others.
What was your first costume and why?
A set of 1st Season "Star Trek: The Next Generation" uniforms: Red Command, Gold Security/Engineering, and Wesley's Acting Ensign uniform. I loved (was obsessed with) the show and HAD to have the uniforms.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My daughter's Belle ballgown, my son's Prince Eric, and my King Triton costume.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Prince Philip from Disney's Sleeping Beauty for myself. I made it for my son a few years ago, but I want one, too!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Performing Disney songs as piano duets with my daughter, dressed as the characters. Cinderella: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k_Vs3mZFII Snow White: www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4k9r823dI8 Peter Pan: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRw4oogyGXg&feature=g-upl&context=G21c84dbAUAAAAAAAbAA Beauty and the Beast: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W7CCx7Hd3c&feature=g-upl&context=G2cf6066AUAAAAAAAUAA The Little Mermaid: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWk_jvHw3yg&list=UU_peBDcevqGDZvrxpI-QbUQ&index=5&feature=plcp
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
My Star Trek costumes have won first place honors at several Star Trek Conventions around the US.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a college professor, married with two kids. I'm also a professional composer and arranger. Unlike music, costuming lets me create something tangible that can be seen and touched ... and worn in public :~)

ralphraymond

United States



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