What got you into cosplay?
My first con was in 2001, and seeing all of the costumes made me decide to make a costume for the following year. And my love of Sephiroth made me do it. So I guess I can say I learned how to sew and make props/armour when I was 12 thanks to my parents.
What was your first costume and why?
Sephiroth. I really love the character, and he was a lot of fun to make and I had my parents' help. My first version of Sephiroth is long-since retired.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My final version of Sephiroth. (Sephiroth -ver. 3- in my gallery). I spent a really long time on it, and I did it all on my own using materials that most shy away from.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Angemon is definitely at the top of the list. I'm willing to take up the challenge of making the wings. I especially want to be able to make them move. There's also Xemnas' armour form, and a full-out Gundam.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Having a girl come up to me in an Aerith cosplay and asking me to do a picture with her. We posed in the fashion of Sephiroth killing Aerith, she even had the white materia in her wig. It was completely epic.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I can't... I work professionally in the field... and I'd have to do out of competition anyway. And besides, I've never felt comfortable on stage in a costume.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I've won a couple. Mostly just Best Hall Cosplay. I don't really participate in competitions/contests for cosplays.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently working for a fashion company in Toronto, and having the freedom to design clothes that people could wear in every day life.
I'm also married with my first child, Lulu.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Yes, I am seriously addicted to my fiancée, Sephiroth, and chocolate.
My favorite anime
D.Gray-Man, Death Note, FullMetal Alchemist, Gankutsuou, Chrno Crusade, Hellsing
My favorite game(s)
All Final Fantasy games (I own them all!), and Devil May Cry.
My favorite book(s)
Anything that involves going to another world. I also like stories with vampires, but not sparkly ones.
My favorite character(s)
My favorite movies(s)
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children & James Cameron's Avatar
My favorite actors/actresses
..... I like the voice actor for Sephiroth