What got you into cosplay?
Turning "house" (child's game where kids would pretend to live in a house or something like that together) into an outlet for more creative stories. I started sneaking "Big Kid" clothes over to my friend's house and wearing them when we played pretend.
What was your first costume and why?
Ok. Gonna be honest here. It was Sora from Kingdom Hearts. Why? Because my (ex) friend was obsessed and felt like bullying me into buying a custom tailored $120 dollar costume and wig. It wasn't even- well ok I DID get kidnapped by a Riku and Link (made my friend jealous in the process). Dang, I wish I was out of my shell back then! I could have possibly wandered off with them.
What is your favorite costume and why?
From others: Well-done Link costumes (FEMALE). Why? Because they are absolute HEARTHROBS!!! <3<3<3
For me: My current project in progress, Akiri Mhera. Red-haired Female Time traveler clone and much more despite not being a sue!
Why? For quite a few reasons.
1. I made the skirt and leggings out of a pair of jeans and finally rebelled against my mother just last year.
2. Once I get into better shape, I might be able to feel comfortable enough to just wear the top and a bra- and maybe get some attention (I admit it- I feel sort of left out during conventions since my friends usually have these amazing costumes or very outspoken personalities that attract others).
3. Because the character is flat-chested and has scars on her face and chest. I have the scar tissue but the chest part... I'm still working out how to pull this off well, but I'm hoping the costume will bring out her feminine side in a way that is true to the character. (On a side note, what she lacks up top she makes up for in her outrageous freestyle dancing and her Shakira -esque hips.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
As listed up top, I wish to make Akiri's full costume. I'm in the process of trying to make an alien style tail that's designed like a horse but ends in a barb. As for the wig, ha haha... I'm currently at my wits end after three-plus years searching and I'm in the process of searching for someone who'll make it on here.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Getting Kidnapped by Riku and then Link. You have no idea how much I was blushing.
Sure was a better experience than when I wore my Beta-Akiri costume to NYAF/NYCC 2011. Some person came up to me and asked me for a photo, then before they took it they asked what character I am. I responded honestly and said it was a character from a book I'm getting published in two years and they just walked away without a word.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I'm not sure what they are, but they sound and look interesting.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
If there's a contest for OC's, I would love to try!
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently a senior in high school.
My favorite game(s)
Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time: First game ever and my favorite.
Fetch (hey you asked and I answered)
My favorite character(s)
Hei from Yu Yu Hakusho will be always a favorite since he was what really introduced me into the Anime fandom.