What got you into cosplay?
I found out about cosplay from seeing pictures on the internet. It seemed like fun to me because I could combine my love for dressing up with my love for fictional characters. I did some research, had my mom teach me how to sew, and made an easy costume for Anime North 2011. It was such a wonderful experience that I decided I wanted to make even more costumes.
What was your first costume and why?
The Vocaloid Luka Megurine from her Just Be Friends PV. I chose it because it was simple to make and I love that song. The wig isn't quite right but otherwise I still like it.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I love my Tsumugi cosplay because I think I look the most like her out of all the characters for whom I've made costumes. I'm very proud of my pickled radish eyebrows!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Goddess Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Madoka is my favourite anime and it's such a beautiful dress.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
At Anime North 2012, I met Yuu Asakawa while wearing my JBF Luka cosplay (she provided Luka's voicebank). Someone in the crowd asked her to sing Just Be Friends, and since I was wearing the costume from the PV, she invited me to stand up and sing with her! I got to talk to her afterwards and she was very kind. She even asked for a picture together. :)
Do you participate in masquerades?
Not yet; I will once I have a costume that I think is truly worth the judges' time.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm starting my first year of university, hopefully focusing on English and Creative Writing in my second year. I love to write and draw. I have a tea addiction and work at my local library.
My favorite anime
Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Angel Beats, Baccano, K-On, Ouran High School Host Club, Okamisan
My favorite game(s)
Mass Effect, Persona 3, Persona 4, Pokemon, Dragon Age, Harvest Moon, Valkyria Chronicles, Animal Crossing, Katawa Shoujo, Ib
My favorite book(s)
Charlotte's Web, Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series, Darkest Powers trilogy, Pride and Prejudice
My favorite character(s)
Naoto Shirogane, Kanade Tachibana, Tsumugi Kotobuki, Garrus Vakarian, Tali'Zorah vas Normandy, Madoka Kaname, Yoko Littner, Eridan Ampora, Richard Castle, Morrigan
My favorite movies(s)
Tangled, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Legally Blonde, Love Actually
My favorite actors/actresses
Colin Firth, Audrey Hepburn, John Cleese, Emma Watson, Nathan Fillion, Rowan Atkinson