What got you into cosplay?
Watching SailorMoon and reading Magic Knights Rayearth in Mixzine (Does anyone else remember that??!).
What was your first costume and why?
Sailor Mercury...and I need to find a picture of it because it was AMAZING! My mom made it for me after much begging and pleading.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Gosh...in all honesty right now I am loving my Cooking Mama costume. It is comfortable and easy to wear, plus I love to cook in real life!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Anything with complicated armor...I really want to learn how to use resin and other things like that.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I don't even remember what I was wearing, but it was when I met one of my best friends, Crizl, at a Katsucon long ago. I just had to talk to her! We've been great friends ever since!
Do you participate in masquerades?
I used to be part of the Ranma Troop from long ago, but I've stepped out of that for a loong time.
What was your best masquerade experience?
A close tie between the Anime Personality Death Match (playing Mari Iijima) and the Soul Calibur spoof (playing a dead school girl...i know, really?!)
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
None, because I really don't like the pressure of competing, I just like to have fun!
Tell us a little about yourself
I am currently working at Joann fabric, and also looking for other part time work. I was a middle school teacher for 2 years, but decided that even after 5 years of school, I can't make myself like kids that discriminate against you just because you're Asian.
My other hobbies include drawing, playing the electric bass, video games, and watching anime with my hubby!
My favorite anime
Fairy Tail, Magic Knights Rayearth, Sailormoon, Hellsing, Naruto
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, RPGS in general, Rift
My favorite book(s)
Hellsing manga, Fairy Tail manga, The Looking Glass Wars, Percy Jackson, His Dark Materials
My favorite character(s)
Juvia, Cooking Mama, Cid, Integral
My favorite movies(s)
Shawshank Redemption/Jurassic Park