What got you into cosplay?
I've always liked to dress up and I've always been such a fan of nerdy things, so when you put two and two together, you get cosplay. It also helped that I had a friend who cosplayed as well.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was a humanized Umbreon. The only reason I did it was because I didn't want to feel left out when my friend took me to Fanime because she was all dressed up and I wasn't. It was a really half-assed costume and took me about half an hour to make haha. I printed out some iron-ons and ironed the decals onto a black button up, and that was basically my cosplay.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My current favourite would have to be Princess Yue from Avatar: The Last Airbender. While I really don't care much for the character, playing her was one of the most fulfilling roles I've cosplayed. People of all ages would approach me saying "Princess!" Small children in particular would call out, "it's Princess Yue!" and ask to have photos with me, and before I knew it I felt like a Disney Princess. Not to mention, I'm really fond of my chiffon sleeve thingies. Those things are amazing.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I really REALLY want to eventually make KAT-B320's armour from Halo REACH. One day I will get around to it, but as of now I simply don't have the time nor finances.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My most memorable cosplay experience to date is Fanime2013 when my friend and I happened upon a group of cosplayers dressed as Avatar characters. Before we knew it, other cosplayers from the series joined in and suddenly we had an impromptu Avatar gathering! It was especially cute when little fangirls requested couple pics with myself and a Sokka cosplayer, and before we knew it we were dishing out the fanservice.
Do you participate in masquerades?
No, I have never participated in a masquerade. Maybe one day, eventually, but for now I'm content with just enjoying the con as it is.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Nope. Haha while I've been costuming for musical theatre for years, I've only been cosplaying for just over a year, and really it's all just recreational rather than hardcore or anything.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently a full time student, though I do work part time on breaks. Right now I major in dance and musical theatre. I have many hobbies in addition to dance and theatre, one of which being snowboarding.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I have three blood-related siblings. An older brother named Stephen, my twin brother Raian (though I'm older) and our youngest sister, Sara.
My favorite actors/actresses
Robert Downy Jr.
Neil Patrick Harris