What got you into cosplay?
The enjoyment of dressing up as my favorite anime & video game characters.
What was your first costume and why?
The evil Maverick, Vile, from the video game Mega Man X. Vile is freakin' awesome and I wanted an epic costume for Halloween 1999.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Asch the Bloody (Tales of the Abyss) is my most complex cosplay so far and I share the same personality as Asch, so it it's quite easy to act in-character.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Already made it: Asch the Bloody from Tales of the Abyss
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Cosplaying as Hajime Saitou at YoumaCon 2012 and 'patrolling' the con with Souji & Chizuru!
Do you participate in masquerades?
What was your best masquerade experience?
Walk-on at Animarathon 2013 cosplaying Ichinose Tokiya from Uta no Prince-sama.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
"2nd Place" in High School Costume Contest - Cosplay worn: Vile MK-II (Mega Man X3); "Judge's Choice Award for Best Skit" - JAFAX 2005 - Cosplay worn: Edward Elric (FullMetal Alchemist);
"1st Place" award - BASH Con 2012 - Cosplay worn: Asch the Bloody (Tales of the Abyss); "Best Journeyman" - Animarathon 2013 - Cosplay worn: Ichinose Tokiya (Uta no Prince-sama)
Tell us a little about yourself
I've been cosplaying for 15 years! (since 1998)
My favorite anime
Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan, Tales of the Abyss, Uta no Prince-sama, Code Geass, Katekyo Hitman Reborn, Iria: Zeiram the Animation, Trigun, Last Exile, Detective Conan, DBZ, Yu Yu Hakusho, Tenchi Muyo
My favorite game(s)
Hakuouki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, The World Ends With You, Tales of the Abyss, Tales of Vesperia, Tales of Graces f, Mega Man X-X4, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie (SNES), Starfox, Mario Kart (SNES & N64), Metal Warriors, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Marvel vs. Capcom, Virtua Fighter 3tb, F-Zero, F-Zero X, Ehrgeiz
My favorite book(s)
Manga, Newtype USA, Shonen Jump
My favorite character(s)
Asch the Bloody, Hajime Saitou, Souji Okita, Neku Sakuraba, Nezumi, Tokiya Ichinose, Masato Hijirikawa, Syo Kurusu, Yuri Lowell, Eagle Vision, Char Aznable, Mega Man, Proto Man, Mega Man X, Zero (Mega Nan X series), Zeiram, Iria, Vash the Stampede, Vegeta, Lelouch Lamperouge
My favorite movies(s)
Tales of Versperia: The First Strike, Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack, Porco Rosso, Spirited Away, Star Wars (epidsodes IV-VI), Dune, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children,
Homeward Bound, Men in Black, Spider-Man 1 & 2,
Star Trek: The Wrath of Kahn, The Matrix.
My favorite actors/actresses
Bruce Lee, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kousuke Toriumi, Miyano Mamoru, Showtaro Morikubo, Harrison Ford, Jun Fukuyama