What got you into cosplay?
My love of being in costume, standing out in a crowed and being able to show off my craftiness.
I have been sewing since I was 10, and 90% of the time it was some sort of costume or a plushy.
What was your first costume and why?
My first ever 'cosplay' was Sailor Jupiter, but seeing as my mother made that for me when I was in grade 5 for halloween/school dance, I am going to go with the first one I made myself. My second ever convention, I went as the Great Seiya Man from Dragon Ball Z. Right down to the little white and yellow boot covers. I even dressed my friend who came, and didn't even like DBZ, as Videl. She is a good 6 inches taller then me and everyone thought I was her little brother.
What is your favorite costume and why?
So far my favorite is one I have no pictures of, and have since lost the costume to the abyss that steals things when you move. All I have left are the shoes. It would be Super Sailor Neptune. I even wondered around all day with my plushy Sailor Uranus.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Princess Serenity from Sailor moon, or a Ghost from Star Craft.
Serenity will likely never happen because of my tattoos. I don't think I could ever actually see her with full sleeves and a chest piece.
The Ghost will if I ever get my hands on a vacuforum machine, and have money enough to do the casting and get the plastic I need to actually make the armor properly.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
So far its just making random friends with people dressed up as character from the same series, not knowing real names and just referring to one another as the character.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I have in the past, but for the most part I don't unless I am invited to join a group.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Getting up on stage as Micheal from Angel Sanctuary, with a friend dressed as Ichigo from Bleach, and just singing 'I am Cow' by the Arrogant Worms(quite badly on my part too), and watching everyone doubling over in laughter. The song had nothing to do with either character, and we still ended up getting Best in Show Runner up.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
My favorite anime
Sailor Moon, Ranma 1/2, Escaflowne, Evanglion, CardCaptor Sakura, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Shaman King, Everything Studio Ghibli, Samurai champloo, Gundam Wing... many others...
My favorite game(s)
Street Fighter, Zelda, and smash bros. I really don't play alot of games.
My favorite book(s)
Lord of the Rings, Enders Game, Dune, Tamora Pierce books, Drizzt books, Harry Potter, Watchmen, The Vampire Lestat, Wizard of the Grove, the list goes on...
My favorite character(s)
Zuko, Yoh, Riyoga, Totoro.
My favorite movies(s)
Star Wars, Across the Universe, Starship Troopers, Lord of the Rings, Enceno Man, Alien, Star Gate.
My favorite actors/actresses
Natalie Portmen, Sam Worthington, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ian McKellen, Helena Bonham Carter, Sam Neil.