What got you into cosplay?
I've always enjoyed crafts of all sorts (BEAM Robotics has been a hobby of mine since I was old enough to be trusted with a soldering iron, I got into drawing in college and I've been baking for fun since I was little). Although costumery wasn't one of them, I always looked forward to making a costume for Halloween.
At university I found myself with a larger disposable income and plenty of free time (as well as an abundance of fellow geeks). Inevitably I realised the implications of being able to combine my love of making things and wearing costumes and began considering getting into cosplay.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
One day I'd love to cosplay an FF style Black Mage (if only I could think of a way to get the hidden face and glowing eyes right). Also, Hazama from BlazBlue in the unlikely event that I ever get the resources and skill to make that suit.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a British computer programmer (former student), with aspirations to be employed as a games programmer.
Me and my parents are both English, but I have some Welsh ancestry (via a great grandmother) and currently reside in Wales and my surname is Scottish (in spelling at least) and some Irish ancestry (the counterpart to the Welsh great Aunt was Irish, apparently).
Hobbies include; Gaming, Drawing, Baking (pastries and cakes), browsing TV Tropes and more recently; sewing and cosplay.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'm a terran hominid of the species homo sapians sapians born in 1989....wait that's not new information is it...oh well...then...
My username (which I use in a couple of other places, being somewhat nomenclature challenged) is a pun on my given name's initials.
My favorite anime
Death Note, Azumanga Daioh, Baccano!!, Ghost in the Shell (both the original movies and the series), Bleach, Afro Samurai
My favorite game(s)
I'm a fan of both WRPGs and JRPGs, but my favorite genere is the Action/Adventure subgenre that has been christened "Metroidvania". My favorite games of all time are; Metroid (Super Metroid and Metroid Prime), Legend Of Zelda (A Link to the Past and Twilight Princess), Team Fortress 2, the Half Live series (and most Valve games), Disgaea and The Elder Scrolls.
My favorite book(s)
I'm a huge fan of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. I also enjoyed the Harry Potter books (who of my generation didn't?), the works of Isaac Asimov and I consider the work of Dan Brown a guilty pleasure.
My favorite character(s)
The Light Warriors from the original FF game (I consider them collectively one character), Taokaka and Makoto from BlazBlue, Makoto from GitS, Dart and Lavitz from Legend Of Dragoon, most of the cast of Futurama and many more.
My favorite movies(s)
Shaun Of The Dead, Jurassic Park, i, Robot (although I consider it terrible as an adaptation of Asimov's short story), The Matrix (first film only).