What got you into cosplay?
I encountered it at my first Anime North waaaay back in 2004 but had no sewing skills at the time. I was hooked right off the bat because of the ingenuity, creativity, and perserverance needed to create a great costume, and because it's such a trip to finally show off something that you've put so much work into and having the fans appreciate it.
What was your first costume and why?
Sailor Tin Nyanko, because she's hot, and I love PVC! Also, Subaru from X/1999 because I already had the coat, and Dr. Muraki from Yami No Matsuei because he's so wonderfully evil and I got to stalk my friend who was Tsuzuki!
What is your favorite costume and why?
Fave costume of mine is my latest creation, the riding habit from the cover of vol. 5 of XXXHolic. It took a while and is the closest I've come to drafting my own pattern.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
catwoman a la the second movie, and Hexedecimal from Reboot, anime-wise, something really crazy and involved from Trinity Blood or something really iconic like a Sailor Moon fuku since it's rare that you see them done really well.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
when the night patrol cops at anime north unwittingly wandered into the midnight yaoi room...ahh, the memories. And the sex toy display at last Ohayocon.
Do you participate in masquerades?
This year (2009) will be my first. eek!
What was your best masquerade experience?
at CNAnime, we get to use the Canadian Idol stage:)
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
no <tear>, just a hall award for Sailor Tin Nyanko, my feather geisha costume, and my Ora (Clover) creation
Tell us a little about yourself
currently in school as well as performing as a professional circus artist. Eventually, I want to combine cosplay, fandom, and circus and create an act that's character-centric.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Fabricland is the devil.
My favorite anime
escaflowne, sailor moon, Model (manga), X/1999, yami no matsuei, wallflower, Death Note, Fruits Basket, Trinity Blood, Vampire Knight
My favorite game(s)
final fantasy, DDR, Fable, Plants Vs. Zombies
My favorite book(s)
harry potter, Far Side cartoons, His Dark Materials trilogy, Bartimaeous Trilogy, The Mortal Instruments trilogy by Cassandra Claire
My favorite character(s)
sakura (great costumes), Lulu (people say i look like her) and Dilandau
My favorite movies(s)
edward sissorhands, Nightmare before x-mas, harry potter 4, phantom of the opera, Frank Millar's 300, Batman Returns, Howl's Moving Castle, Hairspray
My favorite actors/actresses
johnny depp, cillian murphey, Christian Bale, Ben Wishaw any other pretty boys