What got you into cosplay?
I went to my first con in 2002 where I heard about cosplay for the first time. So in 2003 I decided to give it a try, and it just made the whole experience so much more enjoyable! That and I always liked coming up with Halloween costumes. ^_^;;
What was your first costume and why?
Heh, Duo Maxwell from Gundam Wing because I wanted to start easy, but that doesn't mean I wanted to cut corners. I wanted a costume that didn't require a wig, but that was easy enough so I could work in all the little details. Wish I had better picture of it, though...
What is your favorite costume and why?
I don't know! It changes depending on my mood... Pip, Van, Kouji, Ryoga, Soopy-kun, and Miss All Sunday all seem to rotate into that spot at any given time. Either I love wearing them (Kouji, Ryoga), I love how they came out (Miss All Sunday), or I think they're cute (Pip, Van, Soopy-kun).
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Several. ^_^;; But the biggest would be Gundam Deathscythe Hell Custom, wearing Endless Waltz Duo's outfit on the inside, of course. Let's just say I love cardboard and a good challenge.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Well... I convinced my roommate to be my photographer - I needed updated pictures of my Chrno costume, and I so wanted to take them at the cemetary right next to campus. ^_^;; I had also always wanted snowy pics, and as we had a miraculous snow day, we set off into the high drifts. I hate snow, really, but it was so much fun! XD We got some great shots, and had a great time (without being disrespectful to property or others as no one was there).
Do you participate in masquerades?
No... too shy. ^_^;;
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Well, my Sai costume won a hall cosplay award. It may not be a 1st place ribbon or anything, but I'm proud of it. Also, my Chris costume was one of the winners for the Cosplay.com Scrapped Princess contest. And I was 1 of 2 first place winners at the costume contest for the final Harry Potter book as a Ravenclaw student, though the turnout was pretty poor. ^_^;; Most recently had my Pip cosplay showcased here on Cosplay.com - totally, TOTALLY made my day! ^___^
Tell us a little about yourself
My sis is my cosplay partner, and I'm always making costumes for her as well as myself, but since we're pretty much the same size, we can share. I just hope that now that she has a full time job and is a mom she can still make it to cons with me - it's just not the same without her. We also had our first artist's table at Ohayocon 2007, and it was a blast! We hope to continue with that for many cons to come.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
My sis needed to take some time away from cons for awhile to have her first baby and be a mom, but now she's ready to head out with me again, so hopefully there will be even more cons in our future!
My favorite anime
Fullmetal Alchemist, Digimon (Adventure)
My favorite game(s)
Chrono Trigger & Cross, Zelda: Link's Awakening, Ocarina of Time, & Twilight Princess, King's Quest VI, Settlers of Catan
My favorite book(s)
The Chronicles of Prydain, Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, Hikaru no Go (manga, obviously, but I like the manga version better than the anime so I stuck it here)
My favorite character(s)
Edward Elric - FMA, Ishida Yamato - Digimon, Shindou Hikaru - Hikaru no Go
My favorite movies(s)
Aladdin! (has been since I was about 9 when I watched it for 5 days straight)