What got you into cosplay?
Friends. I've got a few friends who are just beyond incredibly talented cosplayers. Their work is incredibly inspiring and I'm sure I'll never be as good as they are but I can still have fun with it, yeah?
What was your first costume and why?
I'm not sure this should even count but it was Misao from Rurouni Kenshin. I think I was in middle school or maybe early on in high school but she was my favorite character at the time. So, of course, when I was invited to a costume party I wanted to dress up as her. My grandma helped me make the costume. We pretty much just altered some clothes... It was pretty bad. Hideous, in fact.
What is your favorite costume and why?
By default I guess it'd have to be my Craptastic!Misao. Everyone has to start somewhere though, yeah?
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I have quite a few actually but the one cosplay I want to do above all others is Nhadala from Final Fantasy X-2. She's surprisingly under-cosplayed considering that she's such an awesome character and her design is pretty cool. Hopefully one day I'll be able to make her and do her justice.
Do you participate in masquerades?
The idea of walking across a stage, in costume I made, in front of hundreds of people makes it hard for me to breathe. So no I do/would not... not even if I had a seriously well crafted/accurate cosplay.
Tell us a little about yourself
I love math and photography more than anything. Math helps to calm my nerves and people seem to think I'm an alright photographer. I don't think I'm that great really.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Pi is my favorite number. True story... and I fall upstairs more often than I fall down them.
My favorite anime
Sailor Moon, Yu Yu Hakusho, Gundam Wing, Outlaw Star, Cowboy Bebop... pretty much anything I watched when I was a kid.
My favorite game(s)
Any Legend of Zelda, any Final Fantasy, any Kirby, Chrono Trigger, Mario Sunshine.
My favorite book(s)
Anything by Douglas Adams or Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, the Harry Potter series, Cut, Go Ask Alice, and a few miscellaneous titles.
My favorite character(s)
Malon(OoT), Medli(Wind Waker), Remus Lupin, Lulu and Rikku(FFX) and... someone else.
My favorite movies(s)
Anything Hayao Miyazaki, MirrorMask, Requiem for a Dream, The Hitchhiker's Guide the the Galaxy, That Thing You Do.
My favorite actors/actresses
Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Alan Rickman (not because of Harry Potter but, yes, I did squeal like a fangirl because they were all in the third movie)