What got you into cosplay?
There was a local convention (Icon) that I was working at as a vendor, and saw a bunch of people cosplaying for the first time. I thought it looked like ton of fun and the community seemed really chill, so I figured I'd give it a go. Plus I love anything anime, manga, video games, and fantasy!
What was your first costume and why?
Toru Honda from Fruits Basket... it was a last minute costume I had to throw together, but I always loved her character.
What is your favorite costume and why?
This past year, I went to the New York Comic Con and "crossplayed" as Alucard from Hellsing. I worked all summer on the long red coat and hat, and was really pleased with how it came out. I changed the costume a bit by wearing healed boots and making it look a bit more feminine... but not the skanky way XP
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I don't have one quiet yet, though I know that I want to do something BIG eventually... like a huge dress or something with wings... yeah, definitely wings :)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Dressing up as a female Alucard (no not girly-card) and having my picture taken with a ton of other cosplayers at nycc. It was only my second cosplay experience, so I'm hoping for many more!
Tell us a little about yourself
I graduated college last year with a degree in English and Psychology... and I am currently working as a graphic artist (go figure). I really love to write and am hoping to eventually pursue that full time.
My favorite anime
Hellsing, Fruits Basket, Ouran High School Host Club, Vampire Knight/Vampire Knight Guilty, Neo Angelique Abyss, Chrono Crusade, Hakushaku to Yosei, Hanasakeru Seishonen, Pretear, Special A, Rurouni Kenshin, YuYu Hakusho, The Seven Metamorphoses of Yamato Nadeshiko, La Corda D'Oro: Primo Passo, Fullmetal Alchemist (Brotherhood), Pandora Hearts, Elfen Lied, Wolf's Rain... Gah, so many!
My favorite game(s)
Zelda Ocarina of Time (FTW!), Skyrim, Portal/Portal 2, COD, Chaos Legion, Soul Calibur, World of Warcraft, and a bunch others.
My favorite book(s)
Shannara Series, Hunger Games, LOTR, Anglefire, Wheel of Time series, Harry Potter ofc,
My favorite movies(s)
The Crow, What Dreams May Come, LOTR... almost anything fantasy based lol