What got you into cosplay?
Well, I sort of started in 2005 when In pieced together my own Hogwarts uniform, but what really got me actively started was attending my first convention. I went to AnimeNEXT in 2008, saw all the cosplayers, and said to myself "I want to do that!"
What was your first costume and why?
My first cosplay was Misty from Pokemon. It was something I could put together myself out of real clothes, and I have loved Misty since I was in elementary school, so she seemed like a natural choice. I was *so* excited about putting her together; I actually started as soon as I got home from AnimeNEXT 2008, even though I wouldn't be wearing the costume until AnimeNEXT 2009.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I feel like it changes with my mood, and with my excitement over things.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I'd love to have Diva's Opera gown from Blood+, or Charlotte LaBouff's big princess gown. Both are kind of ridiculous, but kind of awesome. :)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Going to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween party dressed as Charlotte, and having the Disney Parks Tiana start squealing when she saw me, and hugging me like we really had been best friends forever. Followed by Naveen demanding a hug as well. :) It was magical and so incredibly special. <3
Do you participate in masquerades?
No, but I would love to. I'm a theater kid. :)
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I won "Best Costume Overall" at Barnes & Noble for my Hogwarts uniform back when Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released. The prize was a poster signed by Mary GrandPre! I also won "Best Anime Costume" for my Misty costume at a local shop's Free Comic Book Day festivities, though I'm pretty sure I was the only anime costume. XD
Tell us a little about yourself
I have a degree in English, so... I can read. Not so much get a job. XD I love to take pictures, though I don't have an expensive camera. I do what I can with what I do have, and think I have managed to take a few nice shots. :) I also have a twin sister.
My favorite anime
My favorite game(s)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time; greatest game of all time.
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, Uglies, Leviathan, A Series of Unfortunate Events
My favorite movies(s)
Pirates of the Caribbean, Moulin Rouge!