What got you into cosplay?
Well, my first cosplay was pretty basic, and I don't think I have any pictures of it. It was for a Halloween party, and I don't even think I knew what cosplay really was. The next year, however, since I was into voice actors in anime, I was watching their panels and discovered cons and consequently, cosplaying.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was Shiki from The World Ends With You, but I don't have most of the cosplay anymore (with the exception of her little yellow vest), nor do I think I have any pictures of it. My first cosplay after that was Kyoya Otori from Ouran High School Host Club, debuted at AFO 2010. I picked him because at the time, Ouran was my absolute favorite series.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Currently, my favorite costume is Souji Seta from Persona 4. I love the way the costume fits on me, and I always have so much fun whenever I wear it. It's comfortable and not hard to put on.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Doesn't everyone have a dream cosplay? A couple of mine are Princess Zelda from Twilight Princess and pirate!England from Axis Powers: Hetalia, to start. The Summoner from Homestuck is so much work that he might as well be a dream cosplay.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
The most pleasantly memorable cosplay experience I've had is a story I've told many times. At AFO 2010, I met the person who, in one year, would be my significant other. We bonded for hours and hours because there was a Hetalia OOC pool party, and we'd all foolishly jumped in without checking if there were any towels first. Whoops. Well, everyone else went off to some random person's hotel room, and I stuck around with this new friend of mine. And we drip-dried.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Not usually, though I'd like to one day.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Not yet, but I'd love to enter some of my future cosplays into a contest.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently in high school, sophomore year, and if everything goes as I've been told, I will have gone to 3 separate high schools before I graduate. One of my hobbies is, obviously, cosplaying, but aside from that I love to read, write, draw, play video games, and act. Currently, my plan for college is to go to a film school and major in Film Production.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I lived in New Jersey for 11 years of my life, after which I moved to Florida, and I'm currently fixing to move BACK to New Jersey, though not to the same city.
My favorite anime
Ao No Exorcist, Ouran High School Host Club, Axis Powers: Hetalia, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fullmetal Alchemist, xxxHOLiC, Persona 4.
My favorite game(s)
Portal 2, Persona 4, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga, Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Paper Mario, Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Super Mario 64, Mario RPG: Legend of The Seven Stars, Luigi's Mansion, Super Mario Sunshine, Kirby Squeak Squad.
My favorite book(s)
An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, The Name of the Star, Looking for Alaska, How to Ditch Your Fairy, Geek Magnet, Jingle Boy, Suite Scarlett, A Christmas Carol.
My favorite character(s)
Link, Luigi, Yosuke Hanamura, Amaimon, Bowser, Bernard, Dave Strider, Tavros Nitram, Bro Strider, Wheatley, Alfred F. Jones, Fred and George Weasley, Mephisto Pheles.
My favorite movies(s)
Arthur, The Italian Job, The Santa Clause, The Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Ratatouille, Wall-E, The Incredibles, Big, The Polar Express, Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, The Road to El Dorado, Aladdin.
My favorite actors/actresses
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Johnny Depp.