About Me / Q&A

What got you into cosplay?
I've always liked to dress differently. When I was little I would dress up in my dance costumes with friends and go to the movies to dance during the credits.
What was your first costume and why?
Kinza from Candidate for Goddess was my first costume because I like her attitude, hair, the cat ears, and the costume was easy to make. Plus, I rarely see cosplayers of her.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Currently Sunao, I love cosplaying with Rowan and I know and love my character this time. Honestly though, anytime I have a new costume that I've worked on more than a month, it's my favorite.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
The only cosplay dreams I have is to eventually finish the long list of characters I've already decided I HAVE to cosplay.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
At AWA10, I ran into another Kinza cosplayer.... which I had never seen before, so I ran up to her saying she was my twin! The next day, when I wasn't in my Kizna outfit, I saw her again and she didn't recognize me.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes, I've even won a few awards. I really like cosplay contest, and entering is the best place to see it from. I get to talk to the cosplayers and see the costumes up close. Plus, pictures when they line us up look a lot better than pictures from the audience!
What was your best masquerade experience?
At EMS2, I cosplayed Tifa and Rowan cosplayed Cloud. I loved our skit and every time I ran there was a Tifa chant started. It was so much fun and we each won awards in the male/female game divisions.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
A few minor awards at small cons, nothing major.
Tell us a little about yourself
My high school is crazy. Everything is on our campus! We have an IB school which I went to for 2 years and the most amazing theater academy! I work in tech theater on costumes. I love helping the actors and other technicians. I really hope I can work in a theater all of my life. Also, by blood and the law I'm an only child, but I have an older brother and he's the coolest person ever!
My favorite anime
Gurren Lagann, Fushigi Yuugi, Angel Sanctuary, Night Walker, Kiddy Grade, and DearS.
My favorite game(s)
Guilty Gear!!! I also like DDR, Karaoke Revolution, and Taiko. Especially playing Taiko on the big machines they have in Japan.
My favorite book(s)
Anthem, A Good Man is Hard to Find, and The Great Gatsby
My favorite character(s)
Tasuki (Fushigi Yugi) and Kamina (Gurren Lagann) are my favorites. Hot blooded attitudes are fun.

Yoko Mizuhara

United States



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