What got you into cosplay?
I've always loved dressing up in costumes - originally for Halloween and Renaissance Faires - and of course was a huge gaming/anime/manga fan. So getting into cosplay was a natural progression for me. :)
What was your first costume and why?
Fuu from Samurai Champloo at Otakon in 2010. I had one month to make Fuu and Jin's costumes around a 50 hour per week work schedule at a mega-stressful job... x_x;; YAY FOR TIGHT DEADLINES! Anyhoo, my boyfriend and I chose Fuu and Jin because we not only like the characters, but also because we thought the costumes wouldn't be as demanding to make or wear as some of the others on our wishlist.... we were wrong!!
What is your favorite costume and why?
So far... Judith! :3 It was much easier to wear than Fuu, oddly enough. (Save for those blasted boots... x_x)
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Zelda (Twilight Princess version) ... Estelle from Tales of Vesperia... Hazuki from Suikoden V... etc...etc!
Do you participate in masquerades?
Stage fright! D:
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I won Best Novice at Otakon 2013 for my Deedlit costume (along with my Slayn!).
Tell us a little about yourself
Currently working as a Graphic Designer, am a sculptress by trade and try to play as many video games as possible in the shreds of spare time that I have. In the midst of that, I work on costumes. :)
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
A dash of wit and a pinch of crabbiness?
My favorite anime
Record of Lodoss War, Paradise Kiss, Howl's Moving Castle, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fushigi Yuugi, Cowboy Bebop, Magic Knight Rayearth, Peach Girl, etc, etc...
My favorite game(s)
SUIKODEN!!!, the Tales series (Symphonia & Vesperia especially <3), Mario games, Smash Brothers, Soul Calibur, classic Final Fantasy games (pre-10, in my opinion), Zelda, Okami, Wild ARMs 1 & 3, KATAMARI~!
My favorite book(s)
The Dragonlance Chronicles, Howl's Moving Castle, The Neverending Story, Unicornis, Dragonsbane, etc..
My favorite character(s)
Georg & Ferid - Suikoden V | Judith - Tales of Vesperia | Schwann/Raven - Tales of Vesperia | Malik - Tales of Graces f | Flik & Viktor - Suikoden I & II | Kratos Aurion - Tales of Symphonia
My favorite movies(s)
Labyrinth, Legend, Lord of the Rings, The Mummy Returns, The Count of Monte Cristo, Conan the Barbarian/Destroyer, The Neverending Story, the Harry Potter series, Tombstone, Peter Pan, Hook, Spaceballs, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Princess Bride, Avatar, Shrek, Maverick, The Road to El Dorado, Beauty and the Beast, etc...