What got you into cosplay?
Seeing all of these people online dressed as my favorite characters.
What was your first costume and why?
Columbia, from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." At 13, I was Rocky-obsessed and wanted to see the show live and in costume, so I started work on it. It has eventually grown to a pretty legit-looking cosplay for a kid with nearly no skills or experience.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Blind Mag, without a doubt. It's the first cosplay that I put a LOT of effort into, to make it as close to perfect as I could get.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Basically all of Christine's outfits from the original stage producition of "The Phantom of the Opera."
I also want to make Princess Leia's ceremonial gown from the end of "Star Wars."
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
NYCC 2013, when I dressed as a female C-3PO. Anthony Daniels was so impressed with my outfit that he brought me up on stage...and a few minutes later, along with a girl wearing an R2-D2 dress and a talented "effects crew," I acted out a scene from the first movie!
Do you participate in masquerades?
Not yet, but when I'm older I really want to!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Blind Mag won "Most Original" at a local con.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently in high school, with hopes of being either on the stage or on screen when I grow up. I have a job at my school in the drama department, and literally every paycheck I get goes toward supplies for a new costume.
Cosplay is my biggest hobby right now. I can't sew, so I have to make due with the skills I have *enter hot glue gun!!!* I'm also obsessed with details.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
The costume that got me into cosplaying was Princess Peach. Ironically, I still have yet to make that one!
My favorite anime
I don't watch any anime shows, but I'm a fan of animation in general. My favorite animated show right now is probably "South Park."
Although if I HAD to pick an anime, Sailor Moon, just for the nostalgia. And the badass theme song.
My favorite book(s)
A Clockwork Orange, Lolita
My favorite character(s)
Harley Quinn, Blind Mag, Columbia, Princess Leia, C-3PO, Christine Daae
My favorite movies(s)
Repo! The Genetic Opera, Annie Hall, Star Wars, Casablanca, Little Shop of Horros, The Rocky Horror Picture Show
My favorite actors/actresses
Actresses: Marilyn Monroe, Diane Keaton, Helena Bonham Carter. Actors: Rick Moranis, Harrison Ford, Michael Crawford.