What got you into cosplay?
I've always been really nerdy, and I love fashion and making clothing, so cosplay was something that just clicked.
What was your first costume and why?
Charlotte Aulin from Castlevania. It was a horrible costume, rushed, and made by my mom pattern-less. So embarassing, but I loved it.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Philia Felice, hands down. Big poofy dress, big details, and my all time favourite Tales character.
I really enjoy wearing all of my costumes though.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Philia is one of my dream costumes I have already made.
Haha, if I had to choose another though, either Cielo from SMT: Digital Devil Saga or an 100% accurate costume from Mass Effect. Preferably a medium armored Shepard or Garrus, heck even an Asari. Anything with a big dress or real prop heavy.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
At Animethon 2010, when I cosplayed as Philia, I didn't expect anyone to recognize me. I had a handful of recognition, and best thing of all, there were other Tales of Destiny cosplayers there!
Either that, or when I went to CCEE in 2010 and was stopped constantly for photos. For the first time ever, I couldn't walk a metre without being asked for photos. It was a nice ego boost, and it made making the costume definitely worth it.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I've only participated once, and it was horrible, haha. I plan to have an actual skit in the future rather than walk-ons.
Tell us a little about yourself
On top of cosplay, I also wear lolita. Video games rule my life. I collect BJDs and shoes. I love designing clothes, characters, and stories.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Fill half a cup with doctor pepper, and the other half a mix of orange juice, pineapple juice, and ginger ale. The results are delicious.
My favorite anime
I don't watch a lot of anime, but I love the original Harlock series and almost all of the anime that Tatsunoko has made. Zeta Gundam, Macross: DYRL, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.
My favorite game(s)
That's a hard one. Fallout series, Almost all Shin Megami Tensei games, anything Bioware puts out, Castlevania, Darkstalkers, old school JRPGs. Strategy and puzzle games are incredibly addicting.
My favorite book(s)
Everything Tolkien, mostly fantasy and scifi. I mostly read comics, I don't have enough time for huge novels, unfortunately.
My favorite character(s)
Liara. Wrex. Or Garrus. The Doctor (4, 6, 8, 10, 11), Mister Miracle and pretty much anyone who was in the JLI, Arcee, Wonder Woman, Lily (Fallout NV)... do I have to list them all? Just ask me about a game, tv show, whatever and I'll have a favorite from it.
My favorite movies(s)
Don Bluth's animated works, Kevin Smith flicks, LotR films, 50s-80s zombie movies, Space Mutiny, the Disney films of my youth, different sci fi movies, and I have a forbidden love for comic book movies.
My favorite actors/actresses
Jennifer Hale, Niel Patrick Harris, Tahmoh Penikett, Sir Ian McKellen, Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, etc, etc too many to list.