What got you into cosplay?
My family and I lived in Japan for a few years when I was very young, thus my interest in anime and manga began at a very young age. However, it wasn't until my sister and her boyfriend began attending conventions that I even considered the idea of cosplay. Now I'm irrevocably infatuated （＾Ｏ＾☆♪
What was your first costume and why?
Luffy from the Alabasta arc of One Piece. I wanted to tackle a costume that was current (popularity wise), yet within my skill as a novice sewer. Plus, I just love Luffy so much--his personality and MO are quite the antithesis to mine, so I thought I could channel some of his carefree spirit through this first cosplay.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Ghost Princess Perona.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Eternal Sailor Moon, Celty Sturleson, lolita Totoro, Princess Zelda, Bomberman
Do you participate in masquerades?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Craftsmanship-Anime Overload 4 2012(Ghost Princess Perona)
Tell us a little about yourself
I recently entered the real world upon completion of my MA. Still trying to figure out this adult-hood thing. I really wish I could get paid for my hobbies, but such is life...
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I speak some Japanese, although I get very nervous when I speak to people. I'd say I'm more bi-literate at this point.
My favorite anime
One Piece, Arakawa under the Bridge, Sakamichi no Aporon, Uchuu Kyoudai, Usagi Drop, Tatami Galaxy, Mushishi, Summer Wars, Paranoia Agent, Welcome to the NHK, Ano Hana, Crayon Shin Chan, Ghost Hound
My favorite game(s)
Anything Zelda, Mario Kart, Mario Party, Kirby.
Traditional games: Settlers of Catan, Hanafuda, Escape from the aliens in outer space, Citadels, Zombie Fluxx
My favorite book(s)
Do manga count as books? If so, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Chibi Maruko-chan, Toripan, Tesoro, Not Simple, Gokinjo Monogatari, Paradise Kiss
My favorite character(s)
Gandalf from LOTR. If I could be any one for a day (real or otherwise), I'd definitely choose him.
My favorite movies(s)
Totoro, Spirited Away, Ponyo, Summer Wars, Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers
Non-anime: The Good The Bad The Weird, LOTR, About a Boy, O Brother Where Art Thou