What got you into cosplay?
The chance to create something from literary nothing. I really love how one can become their favorite character for one day by simply stitching several pieces of cloth together.
What was your first costume and why?
My first cosplay was Cagalli from Gundam SEED. I really love her spunky, no-holds-bar attitude. She was someone I really related to and just to be her for one day was just too good to pass up.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I really don't have one yet...let's see what happens in the future.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
My dream costume would be Neo-Queen Serenity from Sailor Moon. Her dress is absolutely beautiful. Although the dress would be a real pain to walk in, but I would still love to be that elegant for a day.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My memorable experience was seeing my boyfriend (now finace) in his very first cosplay and letting me live my fan-girl dreams. :P
Do you participate in masquerades?
One...and I'll probably do one more for my finace. I was the Chii in the Hair/Bobobo Skit at Anime Next 2006.
Tell us a little about yourself
Been a teacher for three years already and oddly I do like what I do but not where I'm at. But I'm on my way to continuing my career and getting a masters degree at the same time. ::Shrugs:: Aside from living off anime, I dream about becoming a published novelist and I currently write fanfiction on the side. I've been in a long-time relationship and now planning my wedding. I have a huge cat named Storm.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I've been collecting Barbies since I was young. I have the entire Holiday Series, from 1988. I'm an huge reader of manga, novel, fanfiction, news articles, and nearly anything I can get my hands on. Also I'm a complete TV, couch potato.
My favorite anime
Sailor Moon, Samurai Champloo, Trigun, Loveless, Evangelion, Gundam SEED, Utena, Eureka Seven, and Basilisk
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy VII, VIV, X, Gungrave, Sly Cooper, Jak and Daxter, The Sims, Guilty Gear X2
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter series, His Dark Materials, Sabriel, Confedential Confessions (manga)
My favorite movies(s)
Breakfast Club, Labyrith, Dark Crystal, Big Fish, Batman Begins, Last Samurai, Signs, Unbreakable, Legally Blonde (guilty pleasure)