What got you into cosplay?
It just seemed like the next logical step ^_^
Actually, I just really like to create things and share my love for Anime.
What was your first costume and why?
Sailor Pluto. I love Sailormoon, and I figured I could pull off a rather decent Pluto, plus I dressed my daughter up as Chibi Moon :D That costume basically consisted of a white body suit (purchased) a black hand-sewn lycra circle skirt, a halloween wig, and some other odds and ends. Its the first real thing I ever sewed apart from a cheesy kite we did in jr. high. I do not think this costume will ever see the light of day on the internet. The first thing I made with a sewing machine (and the next costume I made) was a Kagome outfit for my daughter. That was an interesting thing to make. I don't really sew all that often.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I really like the Noah costume I made recently. I think its lightyears away from the quality of my Sailor Pluto costume. I suppose thats a big factor. I always felt that the other one I had made had too much that it lacked in. I consider this to truly by my first "real" costume. I felt for Noah in the movie. To use a cliche -she was a stranger in a strange land. Not only that, but she was also always plagued with visions when she made physical contact. All in all, I just really liked her character and I am glad I got a chance to cosplay her.
It also was created with the intention of wearing it to attend Acen 2k7. It made Friday very memorable. :D
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I'll dream small and work my way up. :D Currently, I'd like to make a really nice version of Pluto or Saturn's princess dress. Something that looks rather pretty, nice enough to wear for something other than cosplay, and also because I do not believe I've seen it done that much, if at all. Oh, did I mention my fav. color is purple? (which would be a reason for doing Saturn's)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
This year at Acen 2010. Hearing fans of Slayers saying "Dragon Spooker" and "Bandit Killer" from even across the street - it was just so fun to be able to walk around as Lina and try to react as she would :D
Do you participate in masquerades?
I entered a Hallway contest again this year at Acen. My goal is to participate in next year's (2011) Masquerade.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm married, I have 3 kids. The oldest is 12 and a girl, the next is a boy and he's 10, and the youngest is a girl who is 7 yr old
I'm a stay-at-home mom currently. I sew plushies on occasion. I have also written a few reviews over at Anime on DVD -now the anime section at mania.com. I also collect animation cels.
Hobbies and all that good stuff are listed further down below ^_^.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Lets sum up my likes/personality in as few words as possible:
Star Wars, The Beatles, Glay, X Japan, Weird Al Yankovic, Sailormoon, Slayers, Cowboy Bebop, Photography.
One more thing... I've played the clarinet since summer of 1988 before I started the 5th grade.
Ok so I lied... another thing... I like to 'dabble' in various kinds of hobbies.... making doll clothes, sewing plushies. I've sewn my own halloween costume and one for my daughter a few years back. We went as Sailor Pluto and Chibimoon from the Sailormoon Anime show. So yeah, I guess I like to sew and I need to get a sewing machine so I can populate the world with plushies and not kill myself at the same time due to random needle jabs from trying to embroider various little plushie accessories. MY plushies shall rule the world! BWAHAHAHAHAHA
Hmm.... oh yeah, I like to draw and also write a little bit here and there... although my spelling still leaves a bit to be desired ^_^;; I'd like to learn/study Japanese some day. I like learning new languages and think Japanese sounds very pretty and would like to take a trip there some day with my family to see Kyoto and Tokyo as well as other places. I also speak Spanish and German. Although, lately it seems that my German is fading a bit through lack of use -I only practice it when reading foreign sites. Spanish, well.... did I mention that the majority of my extended family speaks it? ^_^ At least THAT wont fade out ^_~
Ok, I'm done. Really. so... shoo!
My favorite anime
Sailor Moon, Fullmetal Alchemist, Slayers, Fushigi Yuugi, Peach Girl, Crest of the Stars, Inu Yasha, Marmalade Boy, Dual!, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, R. Kenshin, Ranma 1/2, Detective Conan...
I really like Ultra Maniac, .hack//sign, and Kimi ga Eien ( I think thats how its spelled) too.
My favorite game(s)
I loved the Phantasy Star games on the old Sega platforms. Generally, I enjoy playing fantasy rpgs. I also have quite a bit of fun with Little Big Planet
My favorite character(s)
Usagi Tsukino, Lina Inverse, Edward Elric, Seiya Kou....