What got you into cosplay?
I've always loved costumes and crafting, but I had no idea that there was such a thing as conventions or groups of people who actually dressed as cartoon characters. A friend introduced me to anime expos, and instantly I was hooked!
What was your first costume and why?
I feel like such a weeaboo for saying so, but... France from APH. And it wasn't a good one either. Luckily all the pictures have been burned...
What is your favorite costume and why?
Since I'm relatively new to cosplay, I don't have many. I really like the Iron Lass costume I'm making now because it took so much effort.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I have always wanted to make Belldandy from Ah! My Goddess and Princess Tutu from Princess Tutu (even though I probably shouldn't since I am not a ballerina).
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Another toughie! Any experience I've shared with my wonderful friends is a memorable one.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I hope to eventually participate once I finish a few costumes! I just really like watching them. Sometimes I can't believe how spectacular the craftsmanship is!
What was your best masquerade experience?
It would have to be the masquerade at Fanime 2011, when a group showcased their Arcanine and the Winter Sawsbuck cosplays! They were SPECTACULAR!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I haven't sewn complete sets yet, but I will!
First on my list is Blue Rose, Iron Lass Jade, and Happy Synthesizer Gumi.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm just a goofy goober obsessed with all things animated and silly. I'm training to become a neuropsychiatrist (who would have guessed?) and am using comic making and commissioning to raise money for college expenses (many, many expenses).
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Hmm..... be sure to eat your veggies?
My favorite anime
Big O, Tiger and Bunny, Princess Tutu, Baccano!, FLCL, Ookiku Furikabutte, Bobobo Bobobobo, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Hayate no Gotoku, Yu Yu Hakusho, aaaaaand..... hm... there are just too many!
My favorite game(s)
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, BlazBlue, Fallout 3, Street Fighter, Spyro 2-4, Crash Bandicoot 2, and any Mario game.
My favorite book(s)
House by Frank Peretti, Sherlock Holmes series, pretty much any mystery novel.
My favorite character(s)
Kotetsu and Keith from Tiger and Bunny, Miria and Isaac from Baccano, Princess Tutu, Belldandy, Hiei and Kurama from Yu Yu Hakusho, and... several others!
My favorite movies(s)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind (pretty much all Ghibli films), Bonnie and Clyde, Rapunzel, any comedy, mystery, or light-hearted film.
My favorite actors/actresses
Hm, I'm not that big into celebrities, but I really like Gene Wilder.