What got you into cosplay?
We didn't have a lot of money growing up, and I of course always wanted to dress up as something fairly obscure for Halloween. We put together our own costumes from thrift store trips, and I always got this surge of excitement from being able to look at random shirt and imagine how to rework it into just what I wanted. I didn't know what exactly cosplay was until college, and then I slowly found myself drifting more and more towards that world. In addition, I've always been into stories and imagination and it was always so amazing to feel that I was representing a character I knew and loved.
What was your first costume and why?
Captain Janeway from Star Trek Voyager. She was my childhood hero.
What is your favorite costume and why?
At the moment, it's my Molly Hooper costume because I put together on a whim and for incredibly cheap and the fact that the finished effect made my own Jim Moriarty more or less speechless.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Right now, it's a tossup between Frigga's grey/silver dress from Thor and Kida's two piece costume from Disney's Atlantis.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I know it probably doesn't count in the traditional sense, but one night some friends and I met up to film some things for the 500 Miles of Whovians project. (look it up, it was awesome!) We basically spent five hours running around our college campus dressed as characters from Doctor Who. Plus that was the event that introduced me to my best friend.
Tell us a little about yourself
Just graduated college, working part-time making coffee, sleeping on a couch and trying to figure out my life. This adult thing isn't what it's hyped up to be.
My favorite character(s)
Captain Janeway, Kida, Sherlock Holmes, Molly Hooper, The Doctor, River Song, Agent Phil Coulson