What got you into cosplay?
A former friend
What was your first costume and why?
Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children. My "friend" told me I should be her because she suited my character. I thought I was more Aerith-like at the time, but now, I would agree with her. Tifa and I share very similar personalities, and we would both do anything for our friends.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Right now, it's a tie between my Commander Gaara (Naruto Shippuden) or Aelita (Code Lyoko) Aelita looks much better than I ever thought it would, and Gaara is one of my favorite characters of all time.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I have a lot of them, but... The one that sticks with me the most would probably be going to Ohayocon dressed as Girls' Generation (Run Devil Run attire) and hosting my first panel about the SNSD (GG) dances. I met so many awesome people, and I was so happy to know I wasn't alone.
Do you participate in masquerades?
What was your best masquerade experience?
I would say auditioning for Ikasucon. My friends and I dressed as Left 4 Dead characters (myself being the Witch) and danced to a mix of Girls' Generation songs. Afterwards, the judges talked to us for some time. one of the judges was completely a sone (GG/SNSD fan), and we fangirled together. The other judges complemented me on doing the choreography where the main dancer always shifted and rotated between the three of us. One even called us sexy. After we left the room, I nearly started crying because I had been so nervous, which I had no reason to be after that.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Not to this day, no. I've won several for skits that I've done.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently in college, and I have a full-time summer factory job, which I'm not crazy about.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'm a HUGE sone (Girls' Generation/SNSD fan). I love K-pop and J-pop. My main groups are SNSD, 2NE1, 4Minute, Super Junior-M, and A-Jax. My biases include: Taeyeon, Hyoyeon, and Sunny from SNSD; Minzy from 2NE1; Jiyoon from 4Minute; and Kyunhyun from Super Junior. (I haven't decided on my bias for A-Jax yet...)
My favorite anime
(This also includes other shows in general since I clump them all together...) Hetalia, Naruto, Soul Eater, Fruits Basket, Ouran High School Host Club, D.Gray-Man, Nabari no Ou, Vampire Knight, Rosario + Vampire, Teen Titans, Code Lyoko, Doctor Who, Vampire Diaries, Walking Dead, Supernatural, Save Me Lollipop!, Princess Tutu
My favorite game(s)
Star Wars (Battlefront, Force Unleashed); Resistance: Fall of Man; Halo; Kingdom Hearts;
My favorite book(s)
Star Wars, Harry Potter, Eragon (Inheritance), etc...
My favorite movies(s)
Transporter, Star Wars, Serenity, Death Race, Harry Potter (1-3 especially), etc..
My favorite actors/actresses
Natalie Portman, Robert Downey Jr., Ewan McGregor