What got you into cosplay?
I have always been an avid fan of anime and manga. I appreciate art and creativity, and cosplay is a perfect outlet for all these passions.
What was your first costume and why?
Lightning from FFXIII. I am a very big fan of most of all of the final fantasy games. Lightning is a strong, elegant character. Not only do I admire her but I felt her outfit would be a nice one to start out with. Next up, Ryddia perhaps?
What is your favorite costume and why?
Angel Sanctuary by Etaru. Not only is the costume creative and impeccably made, she possesses great poise and elegance in modeling it. My breath was taken back by the epicness of her picture, I think it was a big impact on my introduction to the beauty, fun, and sophistication that cosplay can be.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
REI PLUG SUIT!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Well, I guess I lied before. My first "cosplay" might have been dressing up as Sailor Moon in my room as a kid. But if my brother started walking up the stairs I'd get scared and shut the door and hide haha.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I need a creative friend to rope me into one ;)
Tell us a little about yourself
I am a high school teacher who teaches in Toronto (and runs the anime club, of course)
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I believe that everyday is special and we need to embrace who we are and pursue our dreams and the desires we might have (in a healthy manner). Life is short, do things so you don't regret it! ^-^
My favorite anime
Honey and Clover (manga), Solanin (manga - should be made into an anime movie), Ah My Goddess, Lodoss War, Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Sailor Moon (just admit it, you love it too. It's epic!). And of course the works of Miyazaki
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy, especially 7 and 10. Disgaea, Zelda: Twilight Princess, Zelda: Link to the Past, Tales of Symphonia
My favorite book(s)
My favorite movies(s)
My Neighbour Totoro, Nausicaa, Princess Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service