What got you into cosplay?
Envy of other people at conventions wearing cool costumes.
What was your first costume and why?
Dawn for the 1999 Dawn Look-A-Like Contest at Dragon*Con. I was a fan of the comic book series and thought it would be fun.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Of all the costumes I've made, I think Katrina van Tassel is my favorite of my personal costumes and Kankuro is probably my favorite of the commissions.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I have dozens, so I'm slowly making them as I go along.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I love being recognized at conventions, either as a cosplayer or a character.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I did the Dawn Look-A-Like Contest for a number of years, a couple of official Hall Contests, and the Fabrications contest at Dragon*Con 2006. Honestly, I'm pretty sure I'm not interested in doing costume contests at this point. They take up so much time.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I won a "Best Costume: Male" for a commission I made at a costume ball.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a full-time student majoring in English literature. I sometimes do sewing commissions for a little extra money on the side, but I'm mainly focusing on school right now. I have a seven year old son (who primarily lives with his father and stepmother). I live in Durham with my wonderful husband, our two caiques (parrots; named Pollux and Penelope), and our greyhound (Odin). Aside from school and sewing, I also make hats and scarves, some jewelry, and soap and bath products to sell at craft fairs.
My favorite anime
Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Lupin III, Kiki's Delivery Service, Chobits, SunaBozu, Naruto, Yakitate Japan, Genshiken, the list goes on an on.
My favorite game(s)
Tekken, Resident Evil, Monster Rancher, Sukodien, Fatal Frame, Ghost Master, The Sims.
My favorite book(s)
Far too many to even begin to list.
My favorite character(s)
I'm a big-time Iruka fangirl (from Naruto), and I'm also very fond of Shikamaru from the same series.
My favorite movies(s)
Casablanca, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Lost in Translation.
My favorite actors/actresses
James Mcavoy; cute, talented, and Scottish!