What got you into cosplay?
My fangirlism, of course.
What was your first costume and why?
Haruko from FLCL because she's totally GAR (and I thought the costume would make a good first).
What is your favorite costume and why?
Yukari, Yuuko, and Six... probably because I feel most confident in those since I can stand up tall and not feel inaccurate. XD
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Eventually, I want to make a Grand Prix Yukari costume that doesn't look like an 80s prom dress reject. :D
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Epic fun times at cons- I can't pick just one!
Do you participate in masquerades?
Almost always. My group, Coconut Bubble Sex Cosplay performs at AX every year (and an assortment of cons outside California) with our crack-inspired skits for laughs. I write the majority of them (it's the crack).
Anime Expo 2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH16qnc31cE
Anime Expo 2006:
Anime Central 2007:
Anime Expo 2007:
Anime Boston 2008:
Anime Expo 2008:
What was your best masquerade experience?
Winning Best in Show Performance at Anime Central 2007 and Best Group Presentation at Anime Expo 2007. Coconut Bubble Sex Cosplay for life! <3
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
"Look-a-like" Award, Anime Weekend Atlanta 2004 - Haruko
3rd Place at cosplaylab_rats LJ Community Final Fantasy Contest - Tifa Lockheart
Mobicon 9 Hall Costume Award - Rikku
Best Group Presentation Runner-up at AX 2006 - Rikku
Best in Show Performance at Acen 2007 - Princess Tutu
Best Group Presentation at AX 07 - Excel
Best Group at AWA 07 - Satella
Best Group at Anime South 07 - Yukari
2nd Place overall at ACE 08 - Starfire
Best Choreography at Anime Boston 08 - Belldandy
Judge's Award at AX 08 - Revy
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Youtube us. :D
My favorite anime
Princess Tutu, Full Metal Panic!, Gundam Seed, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Excel Saga, Ouran High School Host Club, Paradise Kiss, Ah! My Goddess, FLCL, Macross 7, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Great Teacher Onizuka (live action)...
My favorite game(s)
FFX, Space Channel 5, Phoenix Wright, DDR, Resident Evil 4, Mario Kart 64, and Guilty Gear X2
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter and Twilight
My favorite character(s)
Kaname Chidori--Fullmetal Panic, Sheryl Nome--Macross Frontier
My favorite movies(s)
Spider-man (1 & 2), Harry Potter (all), Pirates of the Caribbean, Sleeping Beauty, Moulin Rouge, Aladdin, The Lion King (1 & 2), Centerstage, Grease, Bring it On, Peter Pan (live action), Ah! My Goddess the Movie, 10 Things I Hate About You, and that should do it. :)