What got you into cosplay?
When I first read the Harry Potter books, I wanted to be a Hogwarts student, so my mum made me a set of Gryffindor robes. At the time, I didn't know that it was called cosplaying. After a couple years, when the movies started coming out, I got a new set of Gryffindor robes made to match the movies. I've worn them to almost every Harry Potter event I've attended since 2003 (the year the updated robes were made)
What was your first costume and why?
I read the Harry Potter books back in 1998 and begged my mum to make me a set of Hogwarts robes. For Halloween that year, she made me a set of Gryffindor robes. It helped me develop my love and admiration for the Harry Potter franchise and it's something I'll never forget.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My Gryffindor and Ravenclaw Hogwarts robes. They took a lot of time to make but are very close to the original designs from the films (despite not having a proper pattern!)
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I actually just finished making my dream costume, which was my Ravenclaw student's robes (I grew up with Gryffindor robes because I look like a Weasley, but I've always felt more connected to Ravenclaw, and Pottermore confirmed it!) so I guess I need to make a new "dream cosplay"... Perhaps I should work on a professor Quirrell or a Mad-Eye Moody costume?
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Any of the Harry Potter book or film midnight releases, getting to give Evanna Lynch one of my custom made wooden wands, and going to the Harry Potter studio tour in England, having my photo on the front page of a newspaper because I won best costume at the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince midnight release
Do you participate in masquerades?
I would love to! haven't yet, though.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Costume (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book midnight release)
Best Costume (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book midnight release)
Tell us a little about yourself
I love writing books. Perhaps one day people will cosplay some of my characters (I can dream, can't I?)
I am currently managing the Harry Potter Society of London, Ontario, which takes up a lot of my time, but is totally worth it.
My favorite anime
Full Metal Alchemist
Witch Hunter Robin
My favorite book(s)
The Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling)
The Lord of the Rings trilogy (J.J.R. Tolkien)
The Inheritance Cycle (Christopher Paolini)
The Books of the Order (Philippa Balantine)
A Song of Ice and Fire series (George R.R. Martin)
My favorite character(s)
Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter)
Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
Ronald Weasley (Harry Potter
Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter)
My favorite movies(s)
The Harry Potter films
My favorite actors/actresses
James and Oliver Phelps