What got you into cosplay?
Well of course you find random amazing ones on the internet, but I really got interested after I found Vocaloid and then Idolm@ster. The chance to sing, dance, and be someone other than myself onstage and out and about is what motivates me to cosplay even now.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume I've ever worn to an anime con has been Haruhi Suzumiya. The why part of this question boils down to the fact that I had just cut my hair to Haruhi length and had purchased a Haruhi costume (that fit) off of another user on this website. It was a great first costume since it is a really old and popular anime so it made me feel special inside because people wanted my picture. XD
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Oh there are so many costumes I really want to make, though a lot of them are either wonderfully obscure, ballgown-like, or gijinkas. There's a lot of time in my life so who knows what I'll make.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I actually managed to win Judge's Choice/Best Couple for Tidus and Yuna. With my brother. Best couple. Yup.
Either way I'm still happy we got something!
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a sophomore in college and a member of the Honors program in my college. I am an elementary ed major, but with a secret passion for musical theater which has led me to take more dance classes than I will ever use, except maybe in masquerades.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I actually have an older account on this website called Kaycontop. But Akaya is my online name, so I decided that I would rather use it as my cosplay.com username so people can more easily find me from here to youtube.
My favorite anime
Idolm@ster, Black Butler, Axis Powers Hetalia (especially the english dub), and Code Geass. (I read more manga than watching anime.)
My favorite game(s)
I don't play video games very often, but I love watching people play final fantasy and/or kingdom hearts games. Some games that I have played and do love are: Fable, Final Fantasy: Chaos Rings, Paper Mario, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Cut the Rope.
My favorite book(s)
Howl's Moving Castle, The Hunger Games series, Fablehaven series, House of the Night series
My favorite character(s)
Azusa, Yukiho, Makoto, Takane, and Mami from Idolm@ster, Sakura from Naruto, Hungary and Prussia from Hetalia, Hime, Senri and Mizuki from Seiyuu Ka~!, Kyoko from Skip Beat, Aqua from BBS, Haruhi from Haruhi, Haruhi from Ouran, Lelouch and C.C. from Code Geass, and Yuna from Final Fantasy X/X-2