What got you into cosplay?
It was a long, long road that started with watching Sailor Moon at 5 am, then being bombarded with video games from friends, and finally being encouraged to make an outfit. Once you pop the fun don't stop- I can't stop cosplaying!! It's a NEED now!!
What was your first costume and why?
Ino Yamanaka, looked easy to recreate, my friend made me do it...and then I got attention for it and realized that I could make some fun friends with this hobby.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Sora from KHII, because he's so adorable and happy. I have a ton of fun being randomly crazy and spontaneous, it's like I'm a whole different person when I wear it!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Several...Sakura, Syaoran and Fai from Tsubasa, Bahamut and Valefor from FFX, Penelo or Ashe from FFXII, Dio from Last Exile, Julia from Kyou Kara Mou
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Going to Anime Expo for the first time and holding hands with Seifer. Hehe and the many inside jokes such as eating baby crabs from the Japantown market. O_o And meeting Dennis Rodman at the Hyatt hotel!!
Do you participate in masquerades?
I did once at a con and a couple times at smaller animefests at atomic comics.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Getting up in front of hundreds of people as Sora and repeating the letter from Kairi as a sort of monologue, then saying at the end, "let me save YOUR world!" and winking coquettishly. Very hilarious.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I won a $25 gift certificate, 3rd place, at a local animefest. I think I bought a Do As Infinity CD. DOA=win. I also won about $30 in Utah to a local Asian goods store where I bought a drawing book and a cute fashion mag from Japan.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a graduate from BYU in Advertising. I'm married to the love of my life, and he is great at Starcraft and programming. I love to make costumes!! I would love to work for Square-Enix someday ^_^ I like a variety of things but always come back to video games and cosplay the most.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I am super friendly and happy all the time for no particular reason. Life is excellent! Cosplay is such a great artistic expression and I'm so impressed by what I see at conventions.
My favorite anime
InuYasha, Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Wolf's Rain, Tsubasa Chronicle, DNAngel, Last Exile, Ergo Proxy, Karas, Metropolis, Pokemon
My favorite game(s)
Zelda, all games with Yoshi in them, Kingdom Hearts, FFX, the Harry Potter games (esp. the 3rd one, go Buckbeak!), FFX-2, FFXII, Katamari Damacy, Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, DDR
My favorite book(s)
anything by Brian Jacques or Michael Crichton, the Death Gate Cycle by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
My favorite character(s)
My favorite movies(s)
Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Harry Potter, LOTR, DragonHeart
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Depp, Daniel Radcliffe, Kirsten Dunst