What got you into cosplay?
I've always waited for Hallowe'en so I could dress up, then I discovered that people do that sort of thing year round. Eventually, one of my best friends asked if I wanted to go to a con with her, so of course I jumped at the chance to make a costume.
What was your first costume and why?
Aeris...because I heart Aeris :) A classic display of haphazard alterations to some thrift store clothes, but I had so much fun that it didn't matter.
What is your favorite costume and why?
It's really hard to pick one favourite, since I have a few I like for different reasons: Ursula because she's sassy and evil, Wakka because all of the little pieces just came together for him, Luna was a nice, girly change for me. It changes every year.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Cait Sith: the complete mog mascot with the puppet Cait on top....and a slot in the front of the mog so I can dance and hand out fortunes lol. It'll never happen, but I will continue to dream.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Meeting new friends based purely on: "EEEEEEEKK, you're from the same game/anime/movie as me!!" and sharing entire geeky weekends with my long-time friends. ^_^
Do you participate in masquerades?
Whenever we can come up with a good idea. :)
What was your best masquerade experience?
What happens when Nuriko finally has Chichiri warming up to cross dressing (Fushigi Yuugi-based humour).....we received the Best Overall Performance. Go Team Us!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
GCAF '05: Best Overall Performance (Chichiri)
AN '10: Hall Costume Award (Ursula)
I don't really compete much :P
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm entering my last year of university, mostly concentrating on English, theatre and ancient history/mythology. I have such definitive Leo/Fire personality traits that it's ridiculous, including sucking at anything uncreative. Acting, drawing, hockey, writing, reading, and costuming at least three times a week, and Jenn's a happy girl. ^_^
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
"Only you can give others the impression you're an idiot."
- Matthew Good
Remember this the next time someone makes fun of you for cosplaying. They may be ignorant, but what else do you expect by dressing up in bizarre attire?? Shake it off and do what YOU enjoy, and maybe they'll see that you're just plain neato, goshdurnit.
My favorite anime
Fushigi Yuugi, Ranma 1/2, Ayashi no Ceres, Chaos Chronicles, Princess Mononoke, Hellsing, Trigun, When They Cry, La Corda d'Oro and Ouran High Host Club.
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy VII - X, Lunar: SSS, Harvest Moon, Chrono Trigger, Grand Theft Auto (old school), Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Turtles in Time (anyone remember that one??), Soul Calibur
My favorite book(s)
LotR/Hobbit/Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien,
Dragonlance Chronicles - Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman,
The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson - Louise Rennison,
Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux,
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo,
The Green Mile - Stephen King,
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden,
Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Vampire Chronicles - Anne Rice
My favorite character(s)
Chichiri and Tasuki - FY,
Genma and Ryoga - Ranma 1/2,
The whole cast of FF7 EXCEPT Tifa and Yuffie :P,
Zell and Quistis - FF8,
Yuhi - Ayashi no Ceres,
Milly - Trigun
Kyouya and Mori-senpai - Ouran High
My favorite movies(s)
Lord of the Rings,
Monty Python and the Holy Grail,
My favorite actors/actresses
Tom Hanks, Ian McKellan, Ian Holmes, Maggie Smith, Rachel McAdams, Dustin Hoffman, Cate Blanchett