What got you into cosplay?
at first, i didn't cosplay, i just liked taking the pictures. but after seeing so many cosplayers, and finally finding the right character for my body type, i thought i'd give cosplaying a try.
What was your first costume and why?
my 1st costume was Jan from Iron Wok Jan. cuz i already work as a chef, so i have most of the materials.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Gluttony from Full Metal Alchemist, it works for my body type.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
the wrestler Hayabusa, from the defunct Fronteir Martial-Arts Wrestling.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Dressing as Keiichi Morisato at the Ah My Goddess gathering at Anime Expo 2006
Participating in the FMA gatherings as Gluttony at AnimeLA 07 - 10, Anime Expo 07 - 10, and PMX 07
Do you participate in masquerades?
no, but i've been taping AX masq since 2001
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
@ALA2010, I was Greed Approved.
Tell us a little about yourself
i am a graduate of loyola marymount university (b.s. math) and the california school of california arts (a.o.s. culinary arts)
My favorite anime
oh my goddess, crayon shinchan, Najica, Azumanga Daioh, Fruits Basket, Tsubasa the Reservoir Chronicles, xxxHolic, Ai Yori Aoshi, Full Metal Alchemist
My favorite book(s)
oh my goddess, crayon shinchan, love hina, cardcaptor sakura, Ai Yori Aoshi, Tsubasa, xxxHolic
My favorite character(s)
belldandy, shinchan, osaka, chiyo-chan, honda tohru, Kinomoto Sakura, Sakuraba Aoi
My favorite movies(s)
Mononoke-hime, oh my goddess the movie
My favorite actors/actresses
kikuko inoue, iwata mitsuo