What got you into cosplay?
Going to my first anime convention my boyfriend (at the time) introduced me. I instantly fell in love with all the detail and time spent on their projects. When asked the cosplayers were very friendly and enjoyed my genuine interest and curiosity.
What was your first costume and why?
Cure Peach from Fresh Pretty Cure. I had just returned from Japan and had seen a lot of Precure franchises so looked them up and at the time Fresh Precure was the current franchise. I loved Peach's personality and how cute her costume was, despite not knowing much about cosplay at the time. I opted to purchase my costume to get my feet wet.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Right now its a tie between Aveline de Grandpre from Assassins Creed III: Liberation (her ballroom gown) and Princess Sakura from Tsubasa Chronicles her Kimono dress (although she has so many outfits to choose).
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Sailor Cosmos from Sailor Moon and Super Silhouette Cure Marine from Heartcatch Pretty Cure.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Katsucon 2013, it was my first time attending an international event like that. So many beautiful cosplays from novice to advanced. I even got to meet Yaya Han one of my idols who I've followed ever since she first dawned her Lulu cosplay.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I do not but would love to try one. I'm a little shy but I get over it fast with a friendly group and some guidance. Maybe I'll look into incorporating a bit of Masquerade into my experience this coming year.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I don't enter contest. At my level I do it more for the joy and experience. Although secretly I've always wanted to take on a more photogenic approach and get some professional photos done.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently employed in the US Navy. I move around a lot so being on land is a treat especially when a convention is in town. I generally look them up in advance once I'm certain I'll be in the area for a time. As for school currently not enrolled but may start up again for Costume and fashion design. My major hobby right now is cosplay with a little gaming and checking up on the latest western tv shows.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I think I covered enough!
My favorite anime
Code Geuss, Gurran Lagann, Fullmetal Panic Fumoffu, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Usagi Drop, Heartcatch Precure
My favorite game(s)
Just Dance 4, Hip Hop Dance Experience, The Legend of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog, Elite Beat Agents, Threat Rhythm Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Sly Cooper, Trauma Team, Prince of Persa
My favorite book(s)
I read a lot of racy romance novels, so can't really name them all. As for other books: Divergence (wip), Hunger Games. In Manga: Blue Exorcist, A Devil and Her Love Song, Demon Love Spell, Dawn of Arcana, Sakura Hime, Ai Ore, Kamisama Kiss, Chobits, Skip Beat, and Black Bird (can you tell I like shojo?)
My favorite character(s)
Rin and Shiemi (Blue Exorcist), Hinata and Gaara (Naruto), Kamina (Gurren Lagann), Alucard and Seras Victoria (Hellsing Ultima), Edward Elrich and Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
My favorite movies(s)
Way too many to put down but one that remains on the top is Fifth Element.
My favorite actors/actresses
Vin Diesel, Jason Stathom, Mark Walberg, the Rock, Densel Washington, Will Smith. Notice the lack of feminine gain?