What got you into cosplay?
I love anime, manga, and video games. Ever since I started playing FFX, a long time ago, I've always wanted to cosplay Yuna, partially because my brother used to say I look like her. So that's what I started with, this year.
What was your first costume and why?
The first costume I started MAKING was Summoner Yuna, then Mew Ichigo.
The first cosplay I actually did was Gunner Yuna for Halloween 2010, but I bought that one off ebay for last minute idea.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Well, right now I've got 2 different cosplays in progress, Summoner Yuna and Mew Ichigo. I'm excited for both of them.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I'm hoping to finish Summoner Yuna and Mew Ichigo this year, those are my dream cosplays right now.
Other ideas for characters include: Songstress Yuna, Princess Sakura, Jesse from Pokemon's Team Rocket, Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell, Sango, Hell Girl, Cheza the Flower Maiden, Princess Elincia and Lethe from Fire Emblem PoR, Sarah Trantoul from Casltevania LoI, Haruhi from Ouran HSHC, and Kiki the witch.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
well, since I havent been to any cons yet... I'd say my most memorable experience so far has been making Yuna's staff and earring. Yeah the Hibiscus flower and beads took a while to do too, but the staff and the earring are my favorite parts so far!
Do you participate in masquerades?
um... does high school Junior Prom count? The theme for that was Masquerade! And my date and I were the only ones who actually took masks, how lame is that?! And I made both of them! The only other masks there were was at the Prom dinner, there were masks on the tables for decoration... pff, how lame... >.>
What was your best masquerade experience?
Again, Junior Prom was the only masquerade experience I've had. I was obsessed with Phantom of the Opera around that time too, so I kept watching the Masquerade scene to get ideas to make my own, and one for my date. The Prom colors that year were black and silver, so I put silver sequence on his black eye mask. And my dress was a simple red strapless dress (from my sister's wedding), and I put my mask on a stick, red sequence, and red and black feathers.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Never been to a con, so no. But I have gotten some praise for what I've done so far. I put pictures of my cosplays in progress on facebook and people say they like it so far. :D
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a Sophomore in college, almost done with 2nd semester at the local community college, and then taking a couple summer classes. I live at home with mom and dad, have an older brother and older sister. My first job sucked ass cuz the manager treated me crappy. I have a new job as a hostess at a local buffet in the casino.
My hobbies include hanging out with friends, going to movies, shopping, singing, dancing, acting, photoshop, reading, drawing, video games, I could go on and on...
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'm a 3 year member of Risembool Rangers, official fan group of voice actor Vic Mignogna (voice of Edward Elric in FMA, Dark Mousy in DN Angel, Fay D Flourite in Tsubasa, Brolly in DBZ, Kurz Webber in FMP). This is currently my 3rd year as a member.
My favorite anime
Fullmetal Alchemist, Ghost Hunt, DN Angel, Tsubasa Chronicles, Tokyo Mew Mew, InuYasha, Bleach, Cardcaptors, Pokemon, Hell Girl, Wolf's Rain, Ouran High School Host Club, etc...
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy X, Zelda Ocarina of Time, Fire Emblem Path of Radiance, FZero X and GX, Ridge Racer, Tetris, Sonic Heros, Goldeneye 007, Perfect Dark, Castlevania Lament of Innocence, Pokemon Colosseum, lots of others...
My favorite book(s)
Warriors, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Eragon, Twilight, House of Night.
My favorite character(s)
Edward Elric, Dark Mousy, Yuna and Tidus, InuYasha, Mew Ichigo, Indiana Jones, Luke Skywalker, Harry Potter, Fireheart and Graystripe and other Warriors characters, Jake Sully and Neytiri, everyone in That 70s Show, lots of others...
My favorite movies(s)
*James Cameron's Avatar!!!* Harry Potter, Twilight, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, Underworld, XMen, Iron Man, Paranormal Activity, Billy Madison, 17 Again, Prince of Persia, Tangled, Lion King, many scary/horror movies, MANY other movies, but Avatar is my absolute favorite!
My favorite actors/actresses
Harrison Ford, Shia LeBouf, Robert Downey Jr., Viggo Mortenson, Elijah Wood, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, younger Tom Cruise, Josh Hartnet, Nicolas Cage. Halle Berry, Kate Beckinsale, Meg Ryan, Kirsten Dunst, JoJo.