What got you into cosplay?
I sort of discovered it by accident. I would buy the jewelry of a favorite character, or wear my hair like her. I didn't even know what cosplay was! When I decided to make Rinoa Heartilly's costume for Halloween one year, I discovered cosplay while researching how to make it. It was so exciting!
What was your first costume and why?
Rinoa Heartilly from Final Fantasy VIII was my first cosplay. I remember playing the game when I was in high school. I was always fantasizing about the love story and drawing fan art of Squall and Rinoa. Sigh.
What is your favorite costume and why?
It's hard to pick just one. Every character I choose to cosplay is a piece of myself. I always cosplay characters I identify with in some way.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Yes! I'm planning on making Asuka's plugsuit from Neon Genesis Evangelion using sheet latex. Can't wait to do this!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
It has to be at Otakon 2010 when I met the director of Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu while cosplaying Mikuru. He did the Mikuru beam with me!
Do you participate in masquerades?
Not yet, I'm way too shy!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Again, too shy to enter the contests, but I would like to!
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a tsundere type, definitely. I love visual kei, cats, Japanese fashion, cosplay, and lolita. I love anything guro, gothic, or macabre. My favorite material is latex. Yes, I make my own costumes. When I'm not attached to my sewing machine, I like karaoke and drinks with my friends. I love wearing anything moé. Meido, nekomimi, nurses, everything! I used to be very overweight, but now I'm obsessed with healthy eating and exercise! It's taking me awhile to stop being insecure about my looks, but it's nice to be able to wear the clothes I like now! <3
My favorite anime
Neon Genesis Evangelion (I'm completely obsessed!), Steins;Gate, Kuroshitsuji, Elfen Lied, Cowboy Bebop, and Death Note.
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy VII-VIII, the Persona series (and anything by Atlus), Dead or Alive Xtreme, and Katamari Damacy.
My favorite book(s)
My favorite manga series are The Embalmer and DOLL, both by Mihara Mitsukazu.
My favorite character(s)
I cosplay all my favorite characters! But I do love some bishi boys...
My favorite movies(s)
Tokyo Gore Police, Ichi the Killer, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and Tideland.