What got you into cosplay?
I liked the though of creating and wearing my own video game (or other pop culture) inspired costumes and props.
What was your first costume and why?
A jedi outfit loosely based on Qui-Gon Jinn. I made it because there was a space/scifi themed party at my university, and I had already made a lightsaber prop earlier.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My jedi costume remains my favourite to this day.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
A Quarian Male Infiltrator from the Mass Effect universe, complete with a sniper rifle and handgun prop, and electronics in the mask to light up some led lights when I speak, and possibly robotify my voice.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I do not think my jedi outfit quite counts as cosplay, since I was no particular character, so I'd have to say that the time I cosplayed as Anonymous was the most memorable so far.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes, if I either have a costume I haven't used much, or I have time to make a new one.
What was your best masquerade experience?
My jedi outfit, definitely.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes, both my jedi outfit and my Anonymous costume won first prize at the respective events they were worn.
Tell us a little about yourself
I work as Lead Artist at a small indie game development studio, and I love it. I have both my parents (still married), two sisters, one brother, two brothers-in-law and two nieces, all of whom I love very dearly and who love me equally. My hobbies, beside cosplaying, is composing music, watching my favourite movies and TV shows, playing video games, and exploring new places.
My favorite anime
I'm not much into anime (oddly enough, since I'm quite fond of japanese culture in general), except for Pokémon and Digimon (the first three series).
My favorite game(s)
I quite fancy Epic RPGs, so the top of my list is populated by the Mass Effect series, the Dragon Age series, the Elder Scrolls series, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, and Diablo 3. Minecraft also finds a spot on my top list, together with Team Fortress 2.
My favorite book(s)
I don't read a lot of books, I prefer having a story told to me (as with movies or TV), or being a part of the story (as with games), but I did (and still do) quite enjoy the Animorphs book series.
My favorite character(s)
My favourite character in general has got to be Tali'Zorah vas Normandy nar Rayya, I'm just utterly and helplessly in love with everything about her, her voice/accent, her personality, and the fact that she's not human. Other characters I really like are Garrus Vakarian, Jeff "Joker" Moreau, Mordin Solus, Vincent Valentine, Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill (Animorphs) and Cassie (Animorphs).
My favorite movies(s)
The top of the top for me, movie-wise, is James Cameron's Avatar, The Neverending Story, and the Pirates of the Caribbean series. The Mass Effect live-action movie will probably make it onto this list when it is eventually done, and if they ever made an official Legend of Zelda movie, it would probably be up there as well.
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Depp is definitely among the top, along with Robin Williams, Liam Neeson, Halle Berry and Maisie Williams.