What got you into cosplay?
i've always enjoyed making and wearing costumes. i've always wanted to go to cons and gatherings but most of my friends aren't into it and i didn't want to go by myself
What was your first costume and why?
ok i was wrong, havoc wasn't my first "real" cosplay... ryoko was. it's only natural that i would cosplay as her; she's loud and obnoxious and loves sake and pale skinny boys, just like me!
What is your favorite costume and why?
i'd have to say havoc, because even though ryoko is easy for me (i just have to be myself without the mind-to-mouth filter!) havoc is actually a little bit of a challenge and he's just cool.
ANYTHING THAT DOESN'T INVOLVE A WIG!! those things are hot, itchy, and impossible for me to style ><
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
i'm not good with the sewing :( although the bleach costume turned out GREAT. i'm dreaming of something from final fantasy, but i refuse to sew that!!
an entire steampunk wardrobe would be incredibly awesome, but i lack the funds. i don't know if i will be able to piece an outfit together with random clothes, but i will try!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
went to my first con in 2010 as havoc and had a blast. met some amazing people, another mustang and a hawkeye in particular. also got my jacket signed by voice actors, so havoc in uniform has been honorably discharged from my cosplay wardrobe ^_^ he only comes out for more autographs
Do you participate in masquerades?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
if i had entered any contests with havoc i would have done so for accuracy (instead of craftsmanship) since i didn't actually make it. i'm hoping to enter ukitake in a contest at some point since i'm sure i'll at least get an honorable mention
Tell us a little about yourself
i have a son, he's 5 and the cutest little bugger in the world :D i like to write fanfiction and draw when the mood strikes me. i'm still searching for my dream job, but aren't we all?
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
i just want to say THANK YOU to the people who have commented! i don't check this nearly as often as i should. also for people going to any of the cons around ks and stl, please keep an eye out for me. i am THE region's havoc (even though i said he's retired) and will probably bring him along wherever i go since he has kinda become my trademark
My favorite anime
i'll watch anything. dbz got me started and i've never looked back
My favorite game(s)
recovering WoW "addict", playing guild wars for now, proud owner of FFI-FFIX and FFX-2
My favorite book(s)
sword of truth series by terry goodkind
My favorite character(s)
havoc (duh!), he's really fun to play. sebastian, because he's evil with an air of innocence. ukitake, who would be a BAMF if it weren't for his poor health (which is actually very fitting for me). germany has become a lot of fun as well, although i think denmark suits my personality a little better.
so in other words, i like all the characters i cosplay and don't really have a favorite XD
My favorite movies(s)
anything anime, sci-fi, or middle ages to victorian period fantasy