What got you into cosplay?
The challenge of recreating a costume. Im a perfectionist and this allows it to flourish!!
What was your first costume and why?
HEHE, i actually remember it was when i was 7 and it was a jubilee or something and there was a street party. I said i wanted to be Wilma Deering from Buck Rogers and so me and my mum put together her white suit and i had it all inc the helmet and blaster. my mum hand embroidered the rainbow armband and i was so proud to be the character. No one really knew who i was but i didnt care because i loved the character! Guess that's when i caught the costuming bug.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I have loads of favs, but i guess my Callisto is an old favourite, love my Selene and now its my Liara.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Too many to mention!! id love to make a Akasha for a friend who could do her so well. These are on my wish list - Female templar from the game Hellgate London and Tali Zorah from Mass Effect2
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
When i was dressed as Callisto, being told by the actress who played her that i was her little twin, which was so great. She said my costume was so good.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I used to, but havent for a few years. I prefer to do Hall costumes due to my health issue often forcing my schedule at events.
What was your best masquerade experience?
When i was dressed as the movie catwoman, i was dragged back on stage after leaving because the audience hadnt taken enough pictures and demanded more. then a guest who was there, got up and demanded to be whipped....i couldnt see him due to the flash lights so i mearly meowed and stalked off looking smug!!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
yes for Callisto, movie Catwoman, Pergatori,comic catwoman, Angel Callisto and demon Callisto.
Tell us a little about yourself
Sadly i do not work anymore, due to a few health conditions including Fibromyalgia and M.E that causes chronic pain and fatigue. My costuming is my creative outlet. I have had to slow down a lot in recent years ( i used to be able to make around 4 costumes a year, but it's lucky if i finish one these days) but i dont let my health problems stop me. If i couldn't do this i'd go crazy!
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Im cat mad,I have 3 - 2 girls and one old male. I also have a wonderfully supportive partner who is as geeky as me and enjoys costuming too. In fact we met each other through our membership in the 501st.
Lastly, i have a small addiction to makeup...i have drawers full of it and love being creative with it.
My favorite anime
Not really into Anime. Guess story wise there are a few i did enjoy. Deathnote (the live action films) and Ghost in the Shell
My favorite game(s)
Mass Effect series, Fallout 3 and New Vegas, Bioshock 1 & 2, Deus Ex H.E.,Assassin's Creed series, Velvet Assassin, Alien Vrs Predator, Unreal, Arkham Asylum & Arkham City, Ravin Rabbids, Batman lego!
My favorite book(s)
Mathew Thomas - Before and After.
Various comics. Any game art book and any costume reference book
My favorite character(s)
Catwoman, Callisto, Pergatori. Riddick, LeeLoo, Blade, Lara Croft, Arwen and Legolas, Commander Shepard, Tali Zorah, Liara T'soni, Tela Vasir, Garrus, Mordin, Samara, Jack, Miranda,
My favorite movies(s)
Chronicles of Riddick and Pitch Black, 5th Element, Blade 1,2 & 3, LOTR, Batman returns, Resident Evil films, Underworld, Underworld Evolution, Rise of the Lycans, Underworld Awakening, Iron Man, Thor, Deathnote 1&2.
My favorite actors/actresses
Robert Downey Jr, Vin Deisel, Milla Jovovich, Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), Kate Beckinsdale, Tricia Helfer.