What got you into cosplay?
When I was in Otakon 2002, I saw a lot of people with nice costumes. Also they get free pictures showing off their costumes. So I decided next year to dress up as someone from the anime and movies I watch and also the games I play with.
What was your first costume and why?
I dressed up as Luffy from One Piece because it was my friend's idea to dress up as him because of how I look. He thinks that I will be a perfect Luffy. I was planning to go as Testament that year but my friend gave me an idea to dress up as Luffy instead of Testament.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Sie Kensou is the my favorite costume because it is easy to made and also I love playing King of Fighters a lot. He is also my favorite character in the fighting series KOF.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
1. Bucky O'Hare
2. Tekkaman The Space Knight
3. Complete Kensou's Wardrobe
4. Complete Yamcha's Wardrobe
5. The Guyver
6. Count Metal(a character I made up/alter ego)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Fanime 2005 was the greatest experience I ever had in cosplay. It was a 4 day long convention. My favorite thing about the con is the photo shoot. When doing Kensou's special kick move, I had a hard time doing a hand stand but was able to get some help with the other cosplayers. I can't keep still and I thought I was gonna break my neck.
Another one is the last day at Fanime 2007 when I hosted a small Naruto photoshoot that lasted until the con is closed. The most priceless moment that I ever had was the Team 7 foursome. There is a video of it on youtube.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I had so many Masquerade ideas for KoF at future cons, but decided not to do Masquerade anymore.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
No maybe next convention I will win.
Tell us a little about yourself
I work as Lab Consultant at HCC and as a Web Designer/Developer Intern online. I use to work in hardware in the past but I am interesting in working as a web developer. Right now I decided going back to school to get an IT certificate in web developing. I also would love to do voice acting as a side job as well.
My hobbies include watching anime, video gaming, listening to metal music, surfing the net, hanging out with friends, roleplaying, table top gaming, web designing, playing guitar, watching sports, etc.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Check out my Cosplay Facebook Page.
My favorite anime
Tekkaman:The Space Knight, Gatchaman, Yatterman, Neo Human Casshern, Hellsing, Vampire Hunter D, old Inuyasha is better(I didn't like any of the episodes after the Magnificient 7 Angle arc), Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Naruto, Full Metal Panic, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Full Metal Alchemist, Bleach, Trinity Blood, Deathnote, Slayers, and the list goes on.
My favorite game(s)
The King of Fighters (1994-2003, 2006, XI), Ultima Online, Dragon Quest, Guitar Hero 2, Guitar Hero, Guitar Freaks, DDR, Tekken 6, BlazBlue, Battle Fantasia, Castlevania:Symphony of the Night, Guilty Gear X2: Reloaded and Guilty Gear Isuka, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Final Fantasy 6,7,8 & 10, Samurai Showdown 1-6, Contra 1-3, Legends of Zelda, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2, Silent Hill 2, Naruto Ultimate Ninja 1-2, etc.
My favorite book(s)
Manga:Hellsing, Trigun, Rebirth, & Full Metal Panic
Novels: Interview with the Vampire, Frakenstein, Dracula, Alice In Wonderland:Through the Looking Glass, Along Came a Spider, Chronicles of Narnia, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Hobbit, Neuromancer, Shadowrun Novels(Born to Run, Poison Agendas, etc.), A Scanner Darkly, Redwall, and the Lord of the Rings Series
My favorite character(s)
Tekkaman: The Space Knight: Tekkaman
Gatchaman: Ken the Eagle and Jun the Swan
Cowboy Bebop:Ed, Faye Valentine, and Spike Spiegel
DragonBall: Goku, Yamcha, Ninja Murasaki, and Android 17
FLCL: Naota and Mamimi
Full Metal Alchemist: Edward Elric, Alphonse Elric, and Winry Rockbelle
Hellsing:Alucard and Seras Victoria
Trigun: Milly Thompson, Vash the Stampede, and Wolfwood
King of Fighters(including Art of Fighting and Fatal Fury characters): Ryuhakuh Todoh, Mai Shiranui,Sie Kensou, Athena Asamiya, Bao, Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami, and Ash Crimson
Street Fighter: Guile, Ken, Ryu, Chun Li, Cammy, Fei Long and T Hawk
Castlevania: Simon Belmont(Not the Simon Belmont from Captain N),Richter Belmont and Alucard
Final Fantasy: Cloud Stryfe, Tifa Lockheart, and Auron
Suikoden: Geddoe, Kika, Luc, Sarah, and Yuber
Puppet Master: Blade
The list goes on.
My favorite movies(s)
Puppet Master(1-5), A Better Tomorrow 1 and 2, Hard Boiled, Equilibrium, Gen X Cops, Game of Death, Hellboy, Enter the Dragon, The Matrix, Willow, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Full Metal Jacket, Beowulf, Kill Bill, Blade Runner, Hard Target, Van Hellsing, Terminator 2, Cradle to the Grave, Kiss of the Dragon, Conan the Barbarian, Star Wars(IV-VI), Indiana Jones(I-IV), etc.
My favorite actors/actresses
Chow Yun Fat, Orlando Bloom, Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Jackie Chan(his old stuff is way better than new), Dolph Lundgren, Kristen Dunst, etc.