What got you into cosplay?
When I was 11 years old, I got into Final Fantasy and Chobits and as I was google-ing for pictures from both series, pictures of cosplay popped up and curiosity got the best of me!!
What was your first costume and why?
FFX Rikku was my very first cosplay. I was 14-15 years old at the time with no sewing experience. I felt like I grew up with Rikku being the same age as her as I played the games. Her optimism and cheerful perseverance got me through some tough times and taught me to always find something to smile about. It was a natural choice when I decided to become a cosplayer!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Berserker Rikku, Sakizou Terra (FF6), Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite, Angel Kotori from Love Live!, and a hundred other things!
Tell us a little about yourself
I got my BFA in Photography from UIC (2012) and currently work for Anthropologie as a Home Department Manager. Photography and cosplay keep me busy while not at work!
Hiyoko-chan and TheRestless are my partners in crime!
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Cosplay: www.facebook.com/TotallyToasty, and
My favorite anime
Chobits, Love Live! School Idol Project, Jellyfish Princess, 5 Centimeters Per Second, Miyazaki films (all of them lol), Eden of the East
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, Bioshock Infinite, Life is Strange, FF8, FF9, FF6, FF13,