What got you into cosplay?
Nothing really "got" me into cosplay other than my wandering mind saying "I bet I could make that" or "Hey that looks neat," but what really got me into cosplaying was wanting to be the character. I grew out of that in middle school though. In high school I focused more on quality on a budget.
What was your first costume and why?
My first cosplay was a cheap Deidara cosplay for an anime event at a nearby college. I liked the show and the character piqued me as interesting; blowing up bombs and being beautiful. I had the blonde hair, so I thought why not!?
What is your favorite costume and why?
My favorite cosplay of mine is Sailor Moon right now, but I'm sure when I finish Rapunzel, she'll take the cake for a long while.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I would love to make an Organization XIII cosplay. Just the coat would make my heart soar. The leather, the beads, that gosh-darned hood! It's so dreamy. It qualifies as a dream crossplay too! The day I can bind my ladies down to flat will be a miracle.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Walking from my car to the convention center with my two pokemon friends and getting our picture taken before we walked into the door. We had to stop six or seven times before we got to the hall! It was flattering. That, and small children in McDonalds who wanted to hug us (and their parents let them!) It was a good start to our day!
Do you participate in masquerades?
No, but I'd like to one day. Maybe I'd enter Rapunzel and the other Disney ladies.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes, for my Naruto Lolita cosplay, I won 'best cat girl' at Megacon 2009.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a college sophomore, art major. I work at Joann Fabrics and Crafts. <3 Best. Job. Evar. They're all supportive of my cosplays and give me the time off for conventions. The manager's daughter is into it too, so I guess that helps! I have a boyfriend named Tynan. He's the sweetest, kindest, most mature for his age person I've ever met. I love to draw (seeing as I'm an art major) and I have been since I was a small child. My favorite subjects to draw are fish with elaborate fins.
My favorite anime
Sailor Moon, Shugo Chara!, Pokemon, YuYu Hakusho! Full Moon wo Sagashite.
My favorite game(s)
Kingdom Hearts 2, Pokemon (Every single one)
My favorite book(s)
Uglies Series, Leviathan Series
My favorite character(s)
Sailor Moon, Tangled's Rapunzel, Disney's Ariel and Melody, Tally Youngblood from Uglies.
My favorite movies(s)
The Little Mermaid, Kiki's Delivery Service, Spirited Away, Tangled, the Great Gatsby, and I'm still not even close.
My favorite actors/actresses