What got you into cosplay?
I could be myself and not worry about what other people thought of me. It was a way to build confidence about myself.
What was your first costume and why?
Yami no Bakura (YuGiOh!) because he is an awesome (highly underappreciated) character and I (literally) pulled the costume out of my closet. although the wig was horrendous. My roommate called me Barbie Bakura. >.<
What is your favorite costume and why?
>Konoha chuunin / jounin fuku because I can play multiple characters with it - Kakashi, Iruka, Ebisu (so far.... i plan for more)
>my hwoarang costume because i scare people with the brightness of my wig
>my maxi costume because i get to wear giant platform boots
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Yunsung from Soul Calibur II because i could be a psycho with a sword. w00t.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
As security staff for NekoCon 7 (2004), I accidentally snitched a vendor's pen to get Rock Lee's email. He found me a few minutes later to return it to the vendor. Later that day, a different Rock Lee snitched my pen when I got his email.
Do you participate in masquerades?
yeup. acts i've been in:
>Katsucon 11 (2005) - "journey to wave country, take 2"
>Fanime 2006 - "Final Fantasy Idol"
>Yaoi-con 6 (2006) - "Let's Sexy Yaoi Engrish!" [best in show, group]
>ACen 2007 - "Gippal the Explorah" [unofficial judges choice
>Yaoi-con 7 (2007) - "Edgeworth on Trial" [Wildcard/judges choice award]
What was your best masquerade experience?
Katsu11's "journey to wave country, take 2"
~kakashi: "oh no! my eye! it's sharingan time!" (I loved saying that line!)
Yaoicon6's skit, our signs used to 'instruct' japanese people how to speak yaoi english were referenced throughout the entire convention. we won best in show (group) X3
Tell us a little about yourself
i'm studying to be a video game programmer. i also compete in tekken and soulcalibur tournaments.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I have no personal bubble when I cosplay.
Be warned. I invade personal space all the time.
I belong to Limited Liability Cosplay, the crack masquerade group from the west coast.
My favorite anime
Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, YuGiOh! (not the dub!), Battle Athletes, Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon, Bleach, Trigun, Death note
My favorite game(s)
Tekken (all), Soul Calibur (all), Bujingai: The Forsaken City, Legend of Legaia, Legaia 2, Final Fantasy 8, DDR, Chess, RPGs
My favorite book(s)
Mythology. All kinds.
My favorite character(s)
Ishida, Urahara (Bleach); Bakura (YuGiOh!);
Ed, Roy, Hughes (FMA);
Touya (Cardcaptor sakura);
Iruka, Kakashi, Rock Lee, Shikamaru (Naruto);
Chichiri, Tasuki, Tama-neko (Fushigi Yuugi);
and many many more
My favorite movies(s)
My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaa, Venus Wars, among many others
My favorite actors/actresses
seiyuu: rika matsumoto, hikaru midorikawa