What got you into cosplay?
I finally got the guts to after seeing so many awesome costumes at Gencon again and again. But I did not like a lot of costumes that I was finding when looking for one to wear myself, so I was determined to learn about making my own. Some of them have actually turned out well, but I want to eventually make something I can really be proud of. Then I will of course work on topping it.
What was your first costume and why?
My very first costume that I wore was Kankuro from Naruto, but the only part about that I made myself was the "bound puppet" I carried behind me (which was actually a really nice container for stuff I bought). The first I made all myself was my Team Rocket (James) costume, which was a lot of fun since I got to cosplay with one of my best friends who was Jessie.
What is your favorite costume and why?
The one I am working on right now, my Shaman Tier 13, the Spiritwalker's Vestments! It's everything I like about the Shaman class: not too flashy but real detail, a little savage but also very natural and modest. It's also a great throwback to the Warcraft RTS games, which I am also a big fan of.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Someday I would love to portray my other 3 WoW races that I play (Draenei Paladin, Worgen Priest or Tauren Druid) but I feel like I am nowhere near skilled enough to do them justice anytime soon. I do think it's possible though...
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
At Gencon 2011 I was wearing my first attempt at a WoW costume, the Orc Warlock from my uploads. It was not quite what I wanted it to be, but it was by no means bad. I got several compliments during the con and managed to scare and/or disgust no less than 7 children, which was respectable for any Orc. However, one child got me good. Not only was he not scared one bit, but he walked right up to me, pointed, and said "Look Mommy, it's Shrek!" I might have been upset if I wasn't doing everything I could not to laugh out loud. Well played kid....
Do you participate in masquerades?
Nope. I'm not even sure what that is.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Nope, I hope to sometime though. First things first...
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a senior in college, this helps me unwind and it's fun finding something I need from a yard sale or a thrift store and making it work. I also play WoW and a lot of other videogames in my limited free time, and collect almost anything to do with wolves. I plan on hitting grad school soon. I am studying environmental science and would like to foster better communication between scientists and their non-scientific audience, as well as make people aware of the environment around them so they can become better informed of their actions and be more aware of the effects of their decisions. Everyone deserves to know that.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
not right now
My favorite anime
Classics: Cowboy Bebop, Slayers, FLCL, Howe's Moving Castle, Detective Conan, Princess Mononoke
More recent: Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Tiger & Bunny, Fairy Tail, Blue Exorcist, Rideback
My favorite game(s)
Fire Emblem series, Shin Megami Tensei series, Pokemon mainline series, Warcraft series, Elder Scrolls series, Smash Bros series, Suikoden series, Grim Fandango and many more
My favorite book(s)
Watership Down, His Dark Materials series, Silent Spring, We3, Call of the Wild
My favorite character(s)
Sherlock Homes, Kenai (Brother Bear), Rexxar (Warcraft), Hellboy, Donald Duck, Daria, Invader Zim
My favorite movies(s)
Brother Bear, Kill Bill, How to Train Your Dragon, One Stormy Night
My favorite actors/actresses