What got you into cosplay?
Fell in love with the design of the D. Gray-Man uniforms and when v3 appeared, I felt the need to make it. LOL I'm still very new to the idea of cosplay (can't quite manage the "play" part yet).
What was your first costume and why?
I've made plenty of costumes over the years but they were science fiction-centric, not anime/manga. But if I tell you my first one, you'll realize how ancient I am.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My all time favorite character is Fujimiya Aya from Weiss Kreuz. So I've gotta say Aya's mission coat is my favorite. Danged hard to sew vinyl!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I don't know if it's a dream costume per se but I'm definitely going to make Saito Hajime's calendar uniform (from Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan) even though the costume doesn't appear in the game or the anime.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Walking around as Aya with my Yohji at Yaoi Con and getting stopped every few minutes for photos!
Do you participate in masquerades?
No, haven't yet. Not sure I'd want to, I have no talent whatsoever.
Tell us a little about yourself
Married with one offspring who joins me at cons. I love to ballroom dance but haven't been to a dance in a long time. I also love to ice skate and read...but not at the same time!
My favorite anime
Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, D. Gray-Man, Darker than Black, Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan, Sainkoku, Loveless, Rurouni Kenshin
My favorite book(s)
The Lord of the Rings, The Coldfire Trilogy, Tales of the Otori and probably lots more that I can't think of at the moment.
My favorite character(s)
Fujimiya Aya from Weiss Kreuz
My favorite movies(s)
The Lord of the Rings, Pride and Prejudice (A&E), Gladiator, Persuasion, Elizabeth