What got you into cosplay?
Well, I have this habit of if I look at something and think it's cool, I will want to wear it. I have a lot of interest in styles like glam and I've been wearing lolita fashion for a long time... some cosplay, esp. when paired with my love of some video games has an "ooh shiny" factor.
I enjoy constantly and dramatically changing my looks, and cosplay does a great job satisfying that.
What was your first costume and why?
Nozomi Kasuga from Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3.
She has a beautiful design and I love the game, and who wouldn't want to be a time-traveling samurai schoolgirl who changes the world (and looks like Utena!!)? I like her as a heroine because she isn't overly perfect or helpless, and she doesn't give up even after total failure.
Tell us a little about yourself
I LOVE sweets, especially chestnut/marron cake, ice cream, etc. and all kinds of fish and shrimp dishes. And cheesecake. And rice bowls. mmm food =)
My hobbies/interests aside from cosplay are video games, perfume collecting, music, and philosophy. And good food. Emily Temple cute is my favorite clothing brand. ~Level 2 Japanese proficiency, currently working toward Level 1.
Also cats. And Twin Peaks.
I need a jerb.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
David Bowie's music inspires me (as does J.A. Seazer's), and right now I'm hooked on capsule
My favorite anime
Revolutionary Girl Utena, Mawaru Penguindrum, Gintama, Oniisama e, One Piece
My favorite game(s)
Xenogears, Xenosaga, Xenoblade, Harukanaru Toki no Naka de, Persona, Final Fantasy, Harvest Moon, Rune Factory, Chrono Trigger, Umineko no Naku Koro ni
My favorite book(s)
Demian by Hermann Hesse blew my mind. For manga, Candy Candy and Rose of Versailles maybe. I also like most of Haruki Murakami's novels.
My favorite character(s)
Ziggy Stardust *____* Does that count? :P
Jr. and KOS-MOS (Xenosaga), Vivi (FF9), Atsumori, Tooya and Souji (Haruka), Anthy, Miki and Nanami (Revolutionary Girl Utena), Shinjiro (Persona) etc etc.
My favorite movies(s)
2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove, Zoolander, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch are my fave directors.