What got you into cosplay?
I loved dressing up and I loved anime, so naturally, cosplay was the next step.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume would technically be Yuna from FFX, which my mom made for me for Halloween. I thought Yuna was beautiful and strong and I wanted to be like her. My first "real" cosplay was Marisa from Touhou, because Touhou was my thing and a friend and I were going to cosplay Marisa/Reimu at our first con.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Asuna!!! I am so proud of her. I've been working on her since autumn 2012 and it's been quite a journey. I tried out a lot of new things and just kept pushing until everything was perfect because I love her so much and want to do her justice.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Not currently. I have a long list of costumes I'd like to make, but none of them are "dream" costumes.
Do you participate in masquerades?
What was your best masquerade experience?
I've loved every masquerade I've participated in, because win or no, it's a lot of fun to hang out with your friends in the back.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes, and I hope I can win a few more along the way. Maybe Best in Show someday, so my costumes can start paying for themselves.
Tell us a little about yourself
Aside from cosplay, I also enjoy vidya, Law and Order: SVU, and cuddling my boyfriend. I work at a fabric store and think it's the best thing in the world, and I have a small but great group of friends that I always go to cons with.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I really like cats.
My favorite anime
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! is my favorite. Also enjoy SAO, Eureka Seven, Guilty Crown, Grimgar, Danmachi, and anything by Key.
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy series (but mostly IX!), Dark Cloud/2, Fatal Frame, Soul Calibur, and Ragnarok Online.
My favorite character(s)
Asuna!!! My waifu.