What got you into cosplay?
Seeing how much fun other cosplayers were having while dressed up. Conventions aren't the same without cosplay!
What was your first costume and why?
Jack Skellington from Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. I am a tall, lanky, skinny girl and he was an easy costume to do. I was the only Jack Skellington I saw that year, and Kingdom Hearts had just come out, I was a hit!
What is your favorite costume and why?
Naru Narusegawa from Love Hina Christmas Episode. She is a character I can get into and felt I resembled her enough to pull off her costume effectively.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I would love to be Asuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion. The plug suit would be very difficult for me though.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
At AX 2004, meeting a Mitsumi cosplayer that did the Christmas Episode costume. She was really cool and we took lots of pics together.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I did participate in a masquerade for the first time at AX 2007. I was a part of the "Peanut Butter Jellytime" skit with a Monkey Ball theme. It was so lame and so silly! I loved being on-stage though, it was a rush to be in front of that many people!
What was your best masquerade experience?
It's my only experience, so I'll say the reaction we got when the bananas came from behind the screen to dance to "Peanut Butter Jellytime". It made me smile.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I've received a few hall cosplay awards, and I have been featured on MTV and Comcast's Anime Network for my cosplay.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently studying photograhpy in college, have a wonderful fiance, and own the cutest Shiba Inu you've ever seen.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I have played every single Final Fantasy game, love Legend of Zelda, love the Foo Fighters, love animals, would love to own a Vespa, and I dream of making a living combining photography and my passion for the videogame/anime culture. I'm president of the SoCal Cosplay Gathering and couldn't be prouder of our accomplishments in this field.
My favorite anime
Berserk is my ABSOLUTE favorite
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Ghost in the Shell (1 and 2)
GTO a.k.a Great Teacher Onizuka
Nerima Daikon Brothers
and so much more!
My favorite game(s)
We Love Katamari
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Final Fantasy 8
Final Fantasy 9
Kingdom Hearts 1
Mario Party 1 & 2
Super Mario 64
The Guitar Hero Series
Lego Star Wars Series
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Lumines for the PSP
and so much more!
My favorite book(s)
A Light in the Attic, Flowers for Algernon
My favorite character(s)
Hamtaro (#1 Ham-Ham)
Gutts, Gatsu, Guts from Berserk (however it's spelled)
Caska from Berserk
Wolfwood from Trigun
Rei Ayanami from Evangelion
My favorite movies(s)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Ghost in the Shell
The Little Mermaid
My favorite actors/actresses