What got you into cosplay?
I found out about it over the internet. I like to figure out how the different garments are made and how I can make them.
What was your first costume and why?
Naru Narusegawa (Love Hina), because I was obsessed with that show when I was 13, and it was an easy first cosplay.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I would have to say Lady Blackpearl from Legend of Mana. She's one of my favorite video game characters of all time, and her outfit is gorgeous. I feel really elegant when I dress as her, and I'm really proud of my giant fishhammer!
I tend to prefer wearing my cosplays of characters that I love, rather than cosplays of characters that I chose based on series and design. I love every series that I cosplay from, but sometimes I'll cosplay a character I don't love (or even like very much) because of the character design and a desire to show support for the series (I dislike Julia but she has the best character design from Cowboy Bebop, Jet Set Radio has no real character development so I chose Ryth based mostly on her design, etc.).
Lady Blackpearl seems to have the perfect mixture of me loving the character and series (fave video game character, fave game) and being a lot of fun to wear (fairly physically comfortable, really elegant feeling, etc.). Maj. Kusanagi is my fave character in anything, but neither outfit of hers that I've done has been particularly fun to wear, though Hard Disc wouldn't be bad if it were more physically comfortable (and didn't attract the wrong kind of attention).
Posing in Ulala, Rainbow Quartz, or any other "flirty" type character is fun because it's something so different for me. Ulala tends to be very popular!
Sadly, most of the costumes that are really flashy and cool-looking (Ultimecia, Condesce, Roxy Lalonde ballgown, etc.) tend to so uncomfortable to wear that I can only wear them for short periods to time.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Something incredibly detailed and elaborate. I'm always looking to push myself.
Tell us a little about yourself
In my non-cosplay life, I am a graduate student studying cinema.
My favorite anime
Revolutionary Girl Utena, Kino no Tabi, Red Garden, Cowboy Bebop, Noir, Ghost in the Shell.
My fave manga are GitS and 2001 Nights.
I'm not much of an anime fan, generally, and only like a few series.
My favorite game(s)
Chrono Trigger, Jet Set Radio, Space Channel 5, Legend of Mana, Catherine, Phoenix Wright, Radiant Historia.
I typically like JRPGS, puzzle games, and platformers. I'm more of a gamer than an anime fan, but I'm really picky when it comes to games.