What got you into cosplay?
Ah, fun story. My friend and I were having a chat about all the things we were going to do during the summer and she mentioned an anime convention and that she was dressing up. Having never heard of this I immediately jumped on a computer and started looking this up to see if it existed. I learned it was called cosplay and there was a whole community of people who enjoyed creating these outfits of characters. I nearly shart a rainbow I was so happy.
What was your first costume and why?
Rinoa Heartilly. Since I had the worlds cheapest sewing machine and no dressform, the fact that, even though the duster looked decent was a miracle, it was actually awful sewing. The bias tape looked like the sewing machine had eaten it all up and that shart it out onto the arm holes. The half skirt was just a gigantic disaster and the only sewing was around the edges to (attempt) to make a clean hem. I didn't use a pattern, I actually just wrapped a piece of mottled-blue fabric around my wait and secured it with a safety pin. My shorts were the worst I think. As my first experience with zippers, well, its was terrible. I bought nice white zippers, cut a hole between the shorts, inserted the zippers and then sewed them on with white thread... On top of black shorts. To say you could see it was an understatement. They were just terrible. They did keep me entertained with zipping & unzipping them though. xD I would love to re-do this costume one day once my knitting is up to par. I want an authentic look. =]
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Ah, lots. I can't even begin to name them though.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
In my head I've made it all the way to the World Summit and won every category and that's amusing, but no I haven't won anything. Haha.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'm attempting to convince my fiance to join in with me on some couples costumes. I guess we'll see what happens. ;P
My favorite anime
Card Captor Sakura, xxxHOLIC, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Princess Tutu, Puella Magi Madoka Magica
My favorite game(s)
Assassins Creed series, Skyrim (NIGHTINGALES BABAY), Halo, Sims 3