What got you into cosplay?
I love anime, manga, and video games.
What was your first costume and why?
The first costume I started MAKING was Summoner Yuna, then Mew Ichigo, I never actually finished either.
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?
Hinata Hyuga (Naruto Shippuden) because she's my favorite female character from the series and I can relate to her in some ways. The first year I did Hinata, I got so many compliments and photos, and it was the first cosplay that I had gotten such a big reaction from fellow con goers!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Meeting the voice of Kiba from Naruto, while I was cosplaying Hinata!! They are teammates in the series lol, he loved my cosplay!!
Do you participate in masquerades?
I haven't yet but I'd like to some day.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Haven't competed yet, but hopefully this year!! The mascot randomly gave me a green ribbon that says "Great Cosplay!" last year at the Closing Ceremony, I was cosplaying Hinata at the time.
Tell us a little about yourself
University of Iowa 2014 Alumni, Bachelor's Degree in Cinema. I have many hobbies.
My favorite anime
Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, Kiki's Delivery Service, 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)
Zelda Breath of the Wild, 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)
Naruto, Kakashi, Shikamaru, Gaara, Rock Lee, Hinata, Sheldon Cooper, Edward Elric, Dark Mousy, Yuna and Tidus, InuYasha, Mew Ichigo, Indiana Jones, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, 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)
Ninja Turtles, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, 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...
My favorite actors/actresses
Harrison Ford, Robert Downey Jr., Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, younger Tom Cruise, Josh Hartnet, Nicolas Cage. Halle Berry, Kate Beckinsale, Meg Ryan, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence, JoJo.