What got you into cosplay?
I've always loved making and wearing costumes, and all the characters - all the excitement was an added bonus.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume that I made and care to record was an Elfmaiden. It was... a sack made of shiny fabric. I loved it though. It has since been cannibalized into other costumes.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Its been some time, and I now have a large variety to choose from on favorite costumes. I do still love my Aragorn costume a good deal, but it has seen its crowning glory. After years of wearing, I still love my Will Turner costumes, too. I've been having so much fun with my Captain Jack Harkness costumes - as well as learned a lot from them. I have to do a lot of historical research as well as learn new techniques that I would otherwise never have bothered with.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Oh, god. This is one of those "if I had a million dollars" questions. I always want to put my current huge obsession project in here. I always spend a good bit of time and money on my costumes, and when I'm doing that I really don't know how to think about other costumes (except for the ones I do for school).
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Meeting my best friends while cosplaying. I met my best friends while at a convention (ORC 2005). I never expected that after being a solo-cosplayer for so long, I would meet such fabulous cosplayers and we all really help each other. I love it.
Also... I claimed a pole in the name of the Republic (AX05 - Star Wars gathering)
And being pet by Orlando Bloom at the Pirates 2 world premier in my coat... and then being remembered at the Pirates 3 premier.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Sometimes... though I've only ever done one... but it was the big one! I did the San Diego Comic Con Masquerade in 2004.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Because I'm a lazy bum, I only have one. The SDCC 04 Masq is the first one I've been in (let alone seen all of), but it was so very awesome.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best First Time Costumer - SDCC 2004
Most Lived In - "Ringers: Lord of the Fans" Premire Line Party (2005)
Hall Costume Award - Anime LA 2006
Hall Costume Award - Anime LA 2006
Tell us a little about yourself
I am an assistant costumer for a large, well-known entertainment venue. I have a lot of fun doing it and work hard all the time with costumes. I hope to be a costume designer for television some day.
I met my best friends though cosplaying and conventions, which is really a neat experience. When we're not running around together, I'm on the internet. I do a lot of writing, drawing, and photography as well. ^.^
I participate in a lot of fandoms, spend loads of time on Tumblr, and all-in-all just love things. Lots of them.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Drop me a line if you want to talk to me! I love talking to cospalyers because they are my favorite people on this earth!
My favorite anime
Cowboy Bebop, Haibane Renmei, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Last Exile
My favorite game(s)
Tomb Raider (any), Fallout, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Grim Fandango, The Sims, Rock Band, Super Smash Bros, Mass Effect, BioShock
My favorite book(s)
Lord of the Rings, Ferenheit 451, Harry Potter (book 3 and on), Doctor Who: Stealers of Dreams, Torchwood: Trace Memory
My favorite character(s)
Aragorn (LotR), Lara Croft (Tomb Raider), Will Turner (PotC), Red XIII (FF7), Monica Reyes (X Files), Zoe Washburne (Firefly/Serenity), Sirius Black (Harry Potter), Captain Jack Harkness (Doctor Who/Torchwood), Dr. John Watson (Sherlock Holmes), Neal Caffrey (White Collar), Clint Barton "Hawkeye" (Marvel), James "Bucky" Barnes (Marvel); Magneto (Marvel)
My favorite movies(s)
Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Carribean, The Matrix (original mostly), Gladiator, Princess Mononoke, Star Wars, Finding Neverland, Harry Potter, Crash, Serenity, Master and Commander, A Knights Tale, Marvel Cinematic Universe Films, X-Men: First Class
My favorite actors/actresses
John Barrowman (Doctor Who/Torchwood), David Tenant (Doctor Who/Harry Potter), Christopher Eccelston (Doctor Who/Heroes), Misha Collins (Supernatural), Billie Piper (Doctor Who), Jill Hennessey (Crossing Jordan/Law & Order), Viggo Mortensen (LotR), Johnny Depp (many, many things - PotC, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), Sir Ian McKellen (many things - LotR), Gillian Anderson (XF), Sam Waterston (Law & Order), Liam Neeson (Star Wars Ep. 1/Narnia), Gary Oldman (many, many, many things The Fifth Element, Harry Potter: Prizoner of Azkaban, Batman Beyond, etc), Orlando Bloom (not because I'm a fangirl, I love what he does)