What got you into cosplay?
I've always wanted to do cosplay, but I've been very hesitant about it, especially since there aren't a lot of dark skinned characters in the world of anime. Fortunately, I got into Bleach, and eventually I was introduced to one of my favorite female characters, Yoruichi Shionin. So I decided to cosplay as her. I make my debut Otakon 2011.
What was your first costume and why?
A Shiny Nidoqueen. It was a hand made hat and tail combo with some clothes that matched the fabric I had. It was a pretty simple concept and I love Nidos. Ended up meeting a Nidoking and I was super excited when I saw him! <3
What is your favorite costume and why?
The Yoruichi costume. Even though I didn't make it myself (killed my sewing machine), I love it because of the detail that was put into it. I'm filling some pretty big shoes in the metaphorical sense of the word, so I want to look my best when I represent the Shunpo Goddess. I even lost weight for the occasion!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Eventually, I would LOVE to make my own costume of a Lopunny and an updated Nidoqueen. It's such a simple concept, but I know I'll just eff it up one way or another. XD
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I was walking over to the Subway and I heard a little girl call out 'Yoruichi! Yoruichi!' When I turned my head, I noticed that the little girl and her mother was also dressed up as Yoruichi. She was so happy to see me and the mother took a picture of us together. X3
Do you participate in masquerades?
I think I might this year.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm an Sequential Art student at SCAD, but I take it online, so I can still live here in MD. I have lots of hobbies, but drawing and writing are my two top ones. I also roleplay and do amateur voice acting. And I MEAN amateur. XD
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I like Glee and superhero books/movies too!
Go Batman! <3
My favorite anime
Bleach, Soul Eater, Pokemon, Spice & Wolf, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Full Metal (Alchemist and Panic), C, Ouran High Host Club, High School of the Dead, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Kuroshitshuiji (Black Butler)... and a bunch of others.
My favorite game(s)
Sonic the Hedgehog, Sly Cooper, Super Smash series, inFamous, Pokemon... and a bunch of others.
My favorite book(s)
Seriously? Ask me what I don't like!
But I prefer manga and fantasy books than those high school life books *shudder*
My favorite character(s)
There's too many! But my absolute faves are Rukia, Yoruichi, Ichigo, Renji, Byakuya, Sonic, Sly... and a handful of others. My heart is too big to have just one favorite! XD
My favorite movies(s)
Bolt, Bleach the Movie 3 (yeah, I'm an IchiRuki fan), Zoolander, The Conqueror of Shamballa, Sonic OVA... and yup - a bunch of others. >3<
My favorite actors/actresses
UGH!!! Stop asking me these questions! XD