What got you into cosplay?
Attending Anime Expo for the first time in 2010 (but I did not have my costumes done in time so I waited for 2011).
What was your first costume and why?
My first finished cosplay was Ryoko from Tenchi Muyo. I'd started it in 2010 and finished it before AX 2011. I always loved Ryoko and I figured starting with her would work.
What is your favorite costume and why?
So far my favorite cosplay has been Snake, but specifically from when I attended Anime Conji 2015. I was spot on and I was in character the whole time. I did this cosplay at AX 2013 but it was nowhere near as excellent. Following that is my recent Sebastian Michaelis cosplay.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I think my dream cosplay, because it is SO big of a job, would be a Donatello cospay from the 2012 cartoon. I have it all figured out...but getting it done would be intense.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
The staircase scene from my Irvine Kinneas cosplay, AX 2014. The one shot I wanted, I got. Granted, there were two Rinoas kicking me down the stairs instead of one, it still worked. We found a staircase, and I laid face down on the ground while they posed like they'd kicked me down. It was completely excellent.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I have not yet.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I would love to, but haven't so far.
Tell us a little about yourself
I recently quit my job at Party City to start my own business, as well as super promoting my cosplay career. I'm finishing my degree in Fashion Design (which makes costume making a lot easier), and as of right now I'm trying to just become self employed. My family is a huge support to me and all of them are excited to see what I'm going to come up with. Other than making cosplays, I enjoy drawing, writing, crochet, designing fashion, and my own little harem fanfiction project. I also occasionally play DnD.
My favorite anime
Dragonball Z, Tenchi Muyo, G Gundam, Black Butler, InuYasha
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy VIII, Rock Band, Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Bejeweled, Minecraft, Tomb Raider (old school, not that new reboot junk)
My favorite character(s)
Irvine Kinneas, Ivy Valentine, Miles Edgeworth, Jareth, Donatello (2012), Big Boss, Bayonetta, Lara Croft, Ryoko Hakubi
My favorite movies(s)
Labyrinth, Valkyrie, Django Unchained, Walk of Shame