What got you into cosplay?
I got into cosplay in the convention-sense because I finally got to go to supernova and then later that year Armageddon. I went with an amazing friend who dressed as posion ivy and I saw all the happiness and joy that people got from seeing her.
What was your first costume and why?
I have yet to cosplay at a convention. I have been on stage in various character costumes and of those I would have to say that Darth Vader was my favourite, because you are hidden behind the mask and people know who Darth is and so you get a lot of comments.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Any costume really, as long as the person is wearing it with pride and having fun. It is the person who makes the costume and character not the other way around I belive.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I would be Iron Man or Batman or a cyberman perhaps. Anything that I get to be covered and 'protected' but allows me to make people smile.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My most memorable cosplay has not been cosplaying, but rather assisting my friend and watching others smile and laugh. Making sure she was looking at the right camera as people came up to take pictures, as when she was stopped once without doubt lots of people wanted to take pictures.
I make a most excellent assisant to people in cosplay as I just love to see how much joy and happines it brings (yes i know this is a recurring theme)
Do you participate in masquerades?
I haven't but would love to. The concept of people not being able to judge on looks as such, and it being about talking and getting to know people, is just brilliant I think.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Tell us a little about yourself
I am the artistic director of Pop Culture Theatre company. We started in 2010 and went very well, one of the plays we did was set at a sci-fi/fantasy convention and it followed the hero Hal (David Tennant Dr Who) as he tries to find love.
I work in the Melbourne CBD at a law firm as a deeds clerk. Not exciting, but suits me and keeps me happy.
I am single & have a cat. (It is possible that I will turn into crazy old cat man)
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I really would like to meet cosplayers, talk and share experiences and I am always happy to give lifts to cons etc to people, I would hate to think that people couldn't go just because they couldn't get there.
Through my theatrical background I can help you with scenes for your characters or offer thoughts on costumes.
My favorite anime
I really haven't got into an anime, not because I don't like it, but because those i have seen I havent full understood.
I would love to have someone explain things to me, as I feel that I am missing a lot of the hidden meanings in them.
My favorite game(s)
Lord of the Rings Online, Batman Arkham, Lego Harry Potter, Fallout series, Civ games.
My favorite book(s)
Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter Series, Night Watch series, Song of fire & Ice, Dragon Lance books (originals)
My favorite character(s)
Dr Who, Harry, Hermonie, Ginny, Batman, Han Solo, Indianna Jones, Iron Man, Deccard, Buffy, all of the serenity crew
My favorite movies(s)
Im just going to go with the sci fi/fantasy movies: Star Wars (original), Indianna films, Harry Potter films, Iron Man films, Lord of the Rings films.
My favorite actors/actresses
Harrison Ford, David Tennant