What got you into cosplay?
I have always loved dressing up, so getting into anime and subsequently going to conventions just allowed me more opportunities to do so.
What was your first costume and why?
First cosplay (costume I made, based off an existing character) was Alice from Wonderland, for Halloween in highschool.
First convention/anime cosplay was Rabi-en-Rose, still a favourite of mine <3
Do you participate in masquerades?
When I have something worth entering.
What was your best masquerade experience?
That's a tie between Anime North 2010 and entering the Worldcon masquerade at Anticipation.
Worldcon was worth it just for being in the green room with the other entrants and getting to talk to them about their work. The costumers there were some amazingly creative people! Winning awards myself was a bonus!
At Anime North I did a skit with Dr Holocaust and got a really fantastic audience reaction. I'm not good at writing skits, let alone being funny, so pulling off "The Cardboard Spy" with as much success as we got was thrilling.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
All my currently posted photos are staying put, but I'm not uploading anything new here anymore.