What got you into cosplay?
I've always really enjoyed dressing up, so cosplay is just a way for me to do something that I enjoy!
What was your first costume and why?
'Videl' from 'DragonballZ'
I loved the show, and as the cosplay contest had only been announced a short time before the convention, it was a costume that I could easily put together from things I had at home.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I like them all for different reasons, but probably Anna Valerious from Van Helsing would be my most favourite one.
I spent the most time and money on this costume, and it was the first costume where I had absolutely no help whatsoever from anyone else.
I love how it has all the different pieces in it (the blouse, jacket, corset and boots, and how it also has a prop - the sword!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I have a lot of costumes that I'd like to do, but none of them really stand out over the others.
Although my Leia costumes tend to take priority over any other character's outfit.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
The Armageddon Wellington 2007 event... I was wearing my Gentle Giant's Animated Leia Marquette costume, and spent the time there with the other members of the 501st and Rebel Legion. We had so much fun together!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Lenne - 1st place Armageddon Auckland, 05. I won $300 cash, and a mobile phone worth $500.
Miaka - 2nd place and $100
Pharaoh Yuugi - 2nd place equal
Anna Valerious - best in-character/skit performance
Tell us a little about yourself
I am at Auckland University majoring in English with a minor course in Japanese.
I'm really into arts and crafts, sewing, and beadwork.
My number one hobby is costuming!
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Um... I have a pet dog!
My favorite anime
Orphen, Ceres, YuGiOh, 12 Kingdoms
We don't actually get much anime on tv in NZ so we have to buy dvd's if we want to watch something...
My favorite game(s)
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter books!!!
The Arakesh Quartret
My favorite character(s)
Leia (Star Wars), Asuka (Evangelion), Lenne (FFX-2), Miaka (Fushigi Yuugi), Urd (Ah Megumi Sama)
My favorite movies(s)
The Star Wars trilogies, Harry Potter movies, Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean, The LOTR trilogy, Van Helsing
My favorite actors/actresses
Orlando Bloom, Jonny Depp, Hugh Jackman