What got you into cosplay?
I've been wanting to cosplay since before I could even afford to go to cons. I adore comic heroines and superheros, and it feels awesome to dress up as them!
What was your first costume and why?
Emma Frost, because I love the X-Men and wasn't feeling brave enough or rich enough to do the White Queen costume.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My current favorite is one that's not even technically done yet, my Arwyn costume. It's going to debut at NYCC in a month. Arwyn/Sojourn got me into comics when I was just a little girl, and I'll be forever grateful for that.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Oh, geez, so many. My current goals are the Scarlet Witch, Jo, and Solusandra. I'd also like to do Xena sometime soon. In terms of a 'maybe never' goal, I'd love a whole Slayers group. But really, I have way too many 'dream costumes'.
Videogame: Ashelin, Lucia, Carmelita Fox, Tetra
Comic: Scarlet Witch, Penny Dreadful, Hepzibah
Anime/Manga: Riza Hawkeye, Jo,
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
At the last NYCC, I went as the girly half of Cloak and Dagger, in her almost non-existent costume. I felt so uncomfortable at the beginning, and really self-conscious, but I got a million compliments and photos and it really helped make me feel alright about myself.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a neuroscience undergrad and a personal assistant. My hobby other than constant obsession with cosplaying is playing Dungeons and Dragons. Thankfully, my fiance shares both these hobbies with me, so I don't feel like such a loser.
My favorite anime
Slayers (all seasons), Black Cat, Burst Angel.
My favorite game(s)
Jak 2 & 3, Devil May Cry 1-3, Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2.
My favorite book(s)
All of them. All books.
My favorite character(s)
Arwyn, from Sojourn. Jo, from Burst Angel. Cloak and Dagger, from themselves. Rogue and Emma Frost. Emma Peel and Xena. Daenerys. I'm basically all about the girl power.
My favorite movies(s)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Road to El Dorado, Blazing Saddles, Batman and Robin, The Avengers.
My favorite actors/actresses
I dunno. Diana Rigg, back in the day. Peter Sellers, back in the day. Robert Downey Jr now.