What got you into cosplay?
I had heard of cosplay before, but I never really got into it until I watched Hetalia and was kind of brought into the cosplay world by one of my friends. I've kind of moved away from the whole Hetalia group for the most part, though, and now I've branched into other fandoms.
What was your first costume and why?
My first cosplay was fem!England from Hetalia. I had originally planned to be military England, but I ran out of time and had literally no experience with cosplay, so it's probably better that I did fem!England. As it was, the whole thing turned out kind of disastrous, and I cringe whenever I see any of the like, three pictures I was in from that con.
What is your favorite costume and why?
As of right now, my favorite cosplay is definitely trickster!Roxy Lalonde from Homestuck. I love the design and I love Roxy in general, and it's just so much fun to be in that costume and get to be her for a little while. I've had lots of compliments on that cosplay, as well, and I just feel really good about myself when I'm being her.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I'd really love to be Acquaristuck!Terezi Pyrope from Homestuck (it's an AU design of her that I think is just gorgeous). It's just so complicated and will probably require a lot of skill that I don't have right now, so I'm waiting until I feel that I've improved enough to do it. I'd also love to be fancy tier Dave Strider from Homestuck, but again, it requires a lot of skill that I just don't have right now.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
At MetroCon 2012, a group of my friends and I shared a hotel room. The first night was, ah, interesting, as we ended up at a different hotel than we had thought (there were two under the same name and the person who booked the room had thought she'd booked us in the bigger, nicer one closer to the con). The hotel was right by at least three strip joints, and the first night we had to call the front desk to report the people in the room next to us because we could smell marijuana and it was really bugging us. The second night the mom who'd booked the room was in the room adjacent to us, and there were basically five of us girls who stayed up until like five am talking and we basically all broke down in tears multiple times. We've since dubbed ourselves "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Wig of Destiny" (and that's a WHOLE 'nother story that I won't get into right now).
Do you participate in masquerades?
I haven't yet, but I'm planning to attend the one at MetroCon 2013!
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently a junior in high school in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. I volunteer two days a week with my local library helping out the librarians and tutoring elementary and middle school kids. I'm also a part of my schools Film Society (where we watch and analyze various films), Creative Writing Club (which I'm on the board of), and National English Honor Society. I love writing, English, literature, and language in general with all of my being, and it absolutely fascinates me. I want to go to college and get degrees in English and Creative Writing (and possibly Film) and then go on to teach IB English.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
If we've met before at a con or anything, please feel free to contact me! I love making new friends, and friends from cons are always welcome.
My favorite anime
Hetalia, Fullmetal Alchemist, Code Geass
My favorite game(s)
Portal, Portal 2, The Sims, Zoo Tycoon, Ragnarok Online 2
My favorite book(s)
1984 by George Orwell, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
My favorite character(s)
Dave Strider (Homestuck), The Doctor (Doctor Who), Castiel (Supernatural), Arthur Pendragon (Merlin), Roxy Lalonde (Homestuck), Kankri Vantas (Homestuck), Tony Stark (The Avengers/Iron Man)
My favorite movies(s)
The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Requiem for a Dream, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, American Beauty, Star Wars IV, Star Wars V, Star Wars VI
My favorite actors/actresses
David Tennant, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans