What got you into cosplay?
I've always enjoyed dressing up in costumes at Renaissance faires and just for fun.
But I first saw cosplaying in the magazine Anime Insider, and I wanted to do it so badly. I didn't really have anyone to go to cons with, though. Then I met my friend who started going to cons with me, and we ended up cosplaying together at Anime Boston 2010. Now we're hooked.
What was your first costume and why?
Ryo-ohki from Tenchi Muyo. My friend and I love Tenchi, so we decided to go as Sasami and Ryo-ohki. I chose her because I had no real sewing skills, so it was relatively easy to put together for my first. Also, for some reason I was anxious about cosplaying a "human" character. I felt more comfortable starting out with a cute and cuddly cabbit.
What is your favorite costume and why?
GLaDOS. Not only did I love being in character with my brother as Wheatley, but I had so many people asking for pictures. I've never had that happen, and I had to admit, it was a great experience.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
GLaDOS was a dream cosplay, and I finished and cosplayed her. Princess Cadence from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (another dream cosplay realized). Popuri from Harvest Moon: Back To Nature. Elsa from Frozen. Cinder from the Lunar Chronicles.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Being GLaDOS at AB13. I've never had so many people come up to me before. It was amazing. I hardly have words for it. Thank you guys, you made my weekend!
Do you participate in masquerades?
No, but I enjoy watching them ^^
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Tell us a little about yourself
I like to write.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I love props. I love making them, and I love cosplaying with them. I am by no means an expert, but I absolutely love them. In fact, I get anxious if I cosplay a character without a prop. How the heck am I supposed to pose? Seriously. I will say that my prop food looks way better than the real food I make. Did I mention I can't cook? I can only burn...
My favorite anime
Steins;Gate is my favorite at the moment. I could add more, but I haven't really the time.
My favorite game(s)
Portal, Portal 2, Final Fantasy VII, Hatoful Boyfriend (so many dang pigeon feels).
My favorite book(s)
Night of Cake and Puppets, Northanger Abbey, Wuthering Heights.