What got you into cosplay?
Anime culture in general. I loved going to websites and seeing all the cool cosplays. And this past year with a close friend, we decided to actually cosplay and go to a convention. :)
What was your first costume and why?
My first cosplay was Ino Yamanaka from Naruto Shippuden. I chose her because I actually look like her, and I didn't want to get a wig (I'm a natural blonde).
What is your favorite costume and why?
My Favortie costume is my costume for My Cup of Tea Maid Cafe with Anime USA. I just started working for them this past winter and have doen several promotional shoots and appearances for them. I love this outfit because I don't have to act "in character"; my character is me and I can act however I would normally act :) It's really convenient. Not to mention that everyone seems to love it at conventions!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
My dream cosplay would be Trish from the Devil May Cry series. However, I probably won't possess the skills necessary to make it XD I would like to try and make a geisha cosplay one of these days :)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Probably the Maid Cafe at Anime USA. It was my first time cosplaying as a moe character and my first time working as a waitress! Being Ino at Otakon wasn't bad either. My funniest cosplay moment was in the dealer's room at Otakon on day 2. I found some other good Naruto cosplayers, and we ended up making a giant mob of around 50-100 people form in the middle of the room just because so many people wanted to get our pictures lol
Do you participate in masquerades?
Not yet, I want to perfect my costuming ability before I attempt that XD
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Hero at LU's Comic Book Club's Halloween Party~Black Canary
Tell us a little about yourself
I am in college.
I am married to a very handsome man who also enjoys cosplay and all of my nerdy goodness :)
My hobbies include: playing sports, ballet and other forms of dance, drawing, painting, playing video games, cosplay modeling, figure skating, singing opera, playing multiple instruments (not all at once), and just enjoying life.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I am working on becoming a professional cosplay model. I have had previous mainstream model experience, but I want to shift over to cosplay. It is so much more fun and entertaining at the end of the day. I do participate in photoshoots, and I am open for business. My compensation depends on the job and if travel is involved. If you are interested, shoot me a message or email me :)
My favorite anime
Hetalia series, Black Butler, xxxHolic, One Piece, and many more.
My favorite game(s)
Zelda franchise, Fire Emblem franchise, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tales series, Resident Evil 4&5, Devil may Cry franchise, Dragon Age, and the list won't stop.
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter series, Poe's poems, LOTR, Inheritance Cycle.
My favorite character(s)
Trish from DMC, Dante from DMC, Kakashi from Naruto, Zoro and Sanji from One Piece, Riku from Kingdom Hearts, Leon from Resident Evil, Sebastian from Black Butler, and sooooo many more.