What got you into cosplay?
The love of anime :-)
What was your first costume and why?
James from Pokemon for Halloween, I was really into Team Rocket at the time and wanted to make a TR uniform.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Hmmm... I'll always havea special place in my heart for my Schrodinger, as it was my first "real" cosplay... for comfort, though, it's Fletcher Tringham of FMA. As far as colors and just general coolness goes, it's my human Alphonse Elric of FMA.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Just doing a costume (any costume that is so dead on it is recognized immediately- and is still within my means ;-)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Dressing up as Alucard for Halloween and having almost everyone think I was trying to be a pimp. Ah, the uninitiated masses...
Do you participate in masquerades?
Hooo yeah baybeeee!
What was your best masquerade experience?
Making friends with two wonderful girls from AZ who have been wonderful masquerade and con buddies!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Judges choice award with Cosplay Zone at Anime Vegas 2006, Judges Choice award with my wife at AV 2007, Director's Choice award at AV 2009, Best Applique at Saboten 2009.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a special ed. teacher with three kids (proof that not all cosplayers are 15 year old fanboys or fangirls) I've loved anime since about 1993, when I had my first introduction with Starblazers, but i credit Pokemon with getting me back into it full swing.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
All 3 of my kids are budding anime heads & cosplayers LOL
My favorite anime
Current favorite titles include: Ouran, Code Geass, FullMetal Alchemist, GTO, FLCL, Hellsing, Gunsmith Cats, His and Her Circumstances, Fruits Basket, Cowboy Bebop, and Excel Saga (Gotta love Senior Excel!)
My favorite game(s)
uhhh... Galaga? PacMan? Can you tell I'm not a gamer at all? At least not from the last 15 years?
My favorite book(s)
The Cricket in Times Square, The Great Gatsby, Kiss Me Deadly, Various Manga!
My favorite character(s)
Umehito Nekozawa (Ouran), Edward Elric, Alphonse Elric, Envy, Roy Mustang (FMA) Alucard, Seras, Schrodinger (Hellsing) Spike, Faye, Vicious (Cowboy Bebop) Haruko (FLCL) Kyo, Shigure, Ayame, Hanajima (Fruits Basket) Excel (Excel Saga), Onizuka (GTO) Rally, Minnie May (Gunsmith Cats), Yukino Miyazawa (His and Her Circumstances)
My favorite movies(s)
I love anything Quentin Taratino does.... Spirited Away, 13 Ghosts, Dr. Strangelove, ID4, Terminator.... too many to list em all LOL