What got you into cosplay?
Its FUN. There is something so cool and so surreal about bringing characters to life, about making yourself into something above and beyond reality. I love to take on different roles. I love characters. I love costumes. I love photos. Whats not to like about cosplay?
What was your first costume and why?
Harry Potter in 2006. ;) It was easy and my friends were putting a group together. I can't really sew and thats a pretty major downfall in cosplay and so after a few similar costumes I kinda gave up. I've taken up the hobby again and I'm so excited!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
SO many dream costumes. So many. I have this great female tie-fighter flight suit planned out. May never happen (since my sewing skills are oh-so sub-par).
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Again, I'm kind of a n00b so I don't have a lot to draw from but heres a fun story:
My friends and I (are idiots) got stranded at the coaster station in Carlsbad CA on our way to comic con. Here is the kicker: we had 45 minutes until the next train... and we were all in Gryffindor school uniforms. We found a coffee shop to sit in and we all pretended to read the paper (Hermione, of course, studied and took notes) while everyone in the shop stared at us.
Do you participate in masquerades?
What was your best masquerade experience?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Tell us a little about yourself
I currently work as a hair stylist assistant in Encinitas CA. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and a wonderful husband. He's a Star Wars, Star Trek, video game nerd. It was a match made in nerd-heaven.
My favorite game(s)
The Fallout series. Zelda. Battlefield 1942.
My favorite book(s)
Almost anything Neil Gaiman. Almost anything DC comics. :)
My favorite character(s)
Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Harley Quinn, The Joker, Nightwing, Batgirl, The Flash, Malcolm Reynolds, Wedge Antilles, Mara Jade,
My favorite movies(s)
Serenity, Star Wars ep. 4, 5 & 6, Indian Jones original trilogy, Batman Begins, Dark Knight, Iron Man, Batman/Superman: Supergirl
My favorite actors/actresses
Jeremy Renner, Henry Cavil, Robert Downey Jr., Jensen Ackles, Summer Glau, Nathan Fillion,