What got you into cosplay?
I have been into anime for a long time, but before I left for college, I had never really heard of cosplay. I kept seeing pictures on the internet of people in costumes and after I found out exactly what it was... the rest is history.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was Yuffie from Kingdom Hearts, I love the game, and I loved Yuffie in FF7. That, and it was the easiest costume I could think up for someone with no sewing experience.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I really love my Seras Victoria costume. It fits well, all the lines are clean on it, and heck, it is fun to wear!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I have recently felt the need to make something fluffy and girl-y. So, anything that matches that description... sign me up!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Katsucon 18, while in my Foo Fighters costume (JJBA part 6) as I was walking back to my hotel, a group of guys walked past me. One guy saw me and shouted "MUDA MUDA MUDA" and I responded with a "WRRRRRRRYY" and we both kept walking. I heard as I was leaving one of his friends ask "Was that some kind of code??" and he responded "No! It is JoJo!" I love people.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes, I was in my first masquerade at Sakura Con 2005, and my group has also participated in the masquerade for Sakura Con 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, AX 2010 and Fanime 2011 and more than likely, we will have something planned till we can't plan no more.
What was your best masquerade experience?
It was waiting backstage at my very first masquerade (my second con). We were next in line, listening to the announcer introduce us and then hearing our friends scream when our name was announced and then hearing the whole place just explode when the intro to our skit was read. It was amazing. It was the second costume I had ever made and I was nervous as all get out, but I have the best group of friends and that is what really made that masquerade the best ever.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Staff Skit Sakura Con 05,
ZiggyB's Judge Award Sakura Con 06, Best in Show Sakura Con 07, Best in Show Sakura Con 08, Best Professional Skit Sakura Con 09, Runner Up Best in Show Anime Expo 2010, Judges Award Craftsmanship Fanime 2011
Tell us a little about yourself
I am a major dork in costume and in person. Never except anything less than a bouncy, happy, smiling me if we ever meet. Unless I am in pain... then I might not be as happy as usual.
My favorite anime
Gankutsuo, Cowboy Bebop, Get Backers, Hellsing, Renka, Mononoke Hime, Howls' Moving Castle, Five Star Stories, XXXholic, Mononoke, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, Zombie Loan
My favorite game(s)
Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, Guilty Gear XX, Final Fantasy 7, every Zelda, Golden Sun 1&2, Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced 2
My favorite book(s)
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Frankenstein by Mary Shelly, All books by Douglas Adams, Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, all the Vampire Hunter D books by Hideyuki Kikuchi
My favorite character(s)
Ford Prefect, Shmedrick (Last Unicorn the book)
My favorite movies(s)
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), The Fifth Element, Mononoke Hime, Howls Moving Castle, The Princess Bride