What got you into cosplay?
I actually stumbled upon a convention on accident one year! My dad was at the convention center where Megacon was being held for a business trip, and my mom and I were at the hotel. My dad watched a lot of cartoons and anime with me at the time, so when he started seeing people walking around in costume, he immediately called us and told us to come down there. Seeing everyone all dressed up got me excited to do the same.
What was your first costume and why?
Tenten from Naruto (pre-time skip), back in the 9th grade when I was still into that series.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Cosplay is mostly just a tiny side hobby for me. I'm not a pro when it comes to this stuff by any stretch of the imagination!
It's something fun to do at conventions, but I don't go all out and make a new set of costumes for every convention like a lot of people do! Once I make a costume, it pretty much lasts me the entire year (mainly because, up until now, I only used to go to conventions for a day at a time).
Most of my cosplays are made up of lots and lots of shopping at cheap outlet stores and altering the clothes I find. I've taken a few sewing classes before, but all that I managed to successfully make was a simple purse. Whenever I desperately need some sewing done for a costume, my lovely mother is usually the one to assist me in that department. Or, more accurately, I assist her. I'm better at visualizing things and figuring out how they can be done, but she's better at the actual act of sewing! I'm better with painting things and making the props. Like I said, I'm no pro!
My favorite anime
[K], Eden of the East, RomeoxJuliet, ToAru Majutsu no Index, Cencoroll, K-on, Tomako Market, Durarara, & Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
My favorite game(s)
Persona 3 FES, The World Ends With You, The Legend of Zelda (series), Tales of the Abyss, Tales of Symphonia, Rune Factory 3, Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon, & Pokemon games in general
My favorite book(s)
The Looking Glass Wars & Harry Potter (I... don't read much anymore...)
My favorite character(s)
Yata Misaki ([K]), Accelerator (ToAru Majutsu no Index), Hiruko (Nightmare Inspector), Terezi Pyrope, Dave Strider, & Karkat Vantas.
My favorite movies(s)
Treasure Planet, Aladdin, Moulin Rouge, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World