What got you into cosplay?
I have always loved wearing costumes! In eighth grade my love of Japanese pop culture (Gothic Lolita and Harajuku fashions especially) introduced me to friends who loved cosplay. I'm not very good at it yet, but I hope to learn and improve.
What was your first costume and why?
Freya from Chobits for Comic-Con. I loved the dresses in the series and I longed to wear one of my own. I was most proud of the ears I constructed though!
What is your favorite costume and why?
Probably my Babydoll (Suckerpunch) because it was the most accurate thing I've created, even though it was far from perfect. I constructed it before the movie came out, so I learned a lot trying to find the through lines in references between trailers and posters, etc.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I'm always dreaming of the next big thing, but right now it's definitely TRON! However I know that I want it with all of the amazing detail work and EL tape and panels rather than wire or reflective tape, and that will require a lot of saving up and work... but it will be worth it!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My first Comic-Con for sure. It was my first con, let alone time in cosplay (though I've made and worn costumes for as long as I can remember) and the sheer scale of the community, and the magic of turning corners and running in to more cosplayers was amazing. I really felt like I'd found a magical world like I had always dreamed of.
Tell us a little about yourself
I just graduated, and everyone tells me that post-art-school-graduation means way less opportunities to "dress up" or "have fun in costumes" I know I want to prove them wrong, and make friends doing it.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I haven't been to many cons, so most of my cosplays are related to midnight movie showings, friends' themed parties, and just because! I'm really a newbie, so I'm definitely here to learn and improve my work. I also occasionally wear EGL and other Japanese street fashions.
My favorite character(s)
Here's a few characters I've attempted to varying degrees of success: WALL•E (very abstracted EVE cosplay), Harry Potter (Luna Lovegood robes), Suckerpunch (Babydoll), Chobits (Freya throne dress), BSG (Starbuck off-duty BDU), Marie Antoinette (Coppola style OC), Into Darkness (Starfleet OC), The Hobbit (Teen Galadriel), CdS Worlds Away (OC)