What got you into cosplay?
I first got into the lolita scene, primarily gothic and punk styles then the fascination with cosplay followed, though for years it stayed as just that and it wasn't until Anime North 2011 that I put together my first cosplay outfits.
What was your first costume and why?
The Will of the Abyss (White Alice) from Pandora Hearts
I adored her so much that I couldn't go another year as myself in lolita clothes :P
What is your favorite costume and why?
I don't have much to draw on but I actually loved how my Will of the Abyss costume came out, the wig ended up as a bit of a disaster but even so I was really proud that I'd finally gotten off my a** to work on a costume.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
It's always changing, because there are so many beautiful designs in manga that would be amazing to make a reality (particularly the elaborate ones from CLAMP) but right now I just love the mix of modern and traditional in Nemu's outfit from Teiden Shoujo to Hanemushi no Orchestra.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
On Saturday morning (AN2011) as I was about to head out, my mom asked me to drop off some stuff to be laminated at the print center in Staples. dutiful daughter that I am I said sure despite already being fully decked out in my Peter White cosplay. So my dad drives me over and I walk in and bring the stuff to the desk. The lady behind the counter turns to look at me and her "how can I help you" totally gets stuck in her throat as she openly stared. Not perturbed in the least I proceeded to tell her what needed to be done and after realizing she still hadn't moved I gave her a look and said, "you know I happen to be running quite late and I'm sure the queen'll have me head if I tarry any longer" and I lifted up my over-sized pocket watch and pointed to it. I kind of wish I actually did have a Vivaldi waiting for me :P
We both started to laugh and she apologized and took the stuff and gave me a form thing and said it'd be done in an hour. As I was walking out she ran up to me, took my picture with her phone and then randomly hugged me. I believe I also heard a "bye bye mr. rabbit" as I was getting in the car ^^;
Do you participate in masquerades?
Nope, but I usually volunteer with set up :P
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I got a random hall costume ribbon thing, though I doubt that counts.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a 3rd Year Psychology Major at York University, living with my folks, and trying to establish myself as an author (so far only one prose fiction entry in a literary arts journal - hopefully it's not the last).
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Uh... I have a serious procrastination issue?
My favorite anime
Katekyo Hitman Reborn, Nabari no Ou, D. Gray Man, Natsume Yuujinchou, Gundam Seed, Gundam 00, FMA Brotherhood, Code Geass, Cardcaptor Sakura, 1st & 2nd seasons of Digimon, YuGiOh!, Durarara!! and Baccano! to name a few.
My favorite game(s)
I don't play games much but Tekken and it's subsequent versions is what I've been playing the longest. I liked the earlier versions of Crash Bandicoot and recently I've been obsessed with Hakuouki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom. I hope North America gets more visual novel type games.
My favorite book(s)
No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai is my number one whenever anyone asks. I also love Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and practically any spin-off or adaptation of that like the Looking Glass Wars and Alice in the Country of Hearts ;)
My favorite character(s)
Allen Walker (DGM), Rokudo Mukuro (KHR), Gareki (Karneval), Saitou Hajime (Hakuouki), Sodom (Uraboku), Kai Etoh (Switch), Giulio Di Bondone (Lucky Dog) and Yuii/Fai (Tsubasa) among others.
My favorite movies(s)
Princess Mononoke, Summer Wars & Sword of the Stranger are my top three.
In a non anime capacity I'm big fan of The Dark Knight (2008) and other well made comic adaptations.
My favorite actors/actresses
Miura Shohei, Yamamoto Yusuke, Horikita Maki to name a few.
VAs: Takahiro Sakurai, Ono Daisuke, Johnny Yong Bosch and Vic Mignogna among others.