What got you into cosplay?
Well, once (back in 2004!) I was searching online for some random anime merch and somehow I got onto the cosplaylab.com website. The first thing I thought when I saw the comminuty was "I want to do that too!"
In 2005 I finally got to attend an anime convention (AWA!), and I saw all the brilliant costumes and how much fun everyone was having. I tried to dress up styled like an EGL/Jrocker, but I totally looked silly---but it was okay anyway because everyone at cons are so nice! Hahahahahaha~
I love cosplay too, its exciting trying to pick out which character you want to cosplay as next and getting the materials and once I start making an outfit I simply can't put it down until I finish it!
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was Kyuzo from Samurai 7. I know I'm a female but all my favourite characters from nearly any series will undoubtably be male, just because they're usually bishounen! (rofl)
So I was in a HUGE Samurai 7 kick at the time, and I had two weeks before AWA 2006, which would be my second time to ever attend an anime convention---and I was completely obsessed with the idea of actually being able to cosplay---so I immediately decided on being Kyuzo. Because he's pretty, kickass, and I had pure blonde, short hair at the time and didn't have to order a wig. (roflllll~)
And even though not a lot of people knew who I was, I still had TONS of fun cosplaying and I met a group of guys who are freaking awesome (and hopefully I'll get to cosplay with them again! YAY!)
What is your favorite costume and why?
Oh god! It seems like everytime I finish a new costume it becomes my favourite XDDD
Umm, well my two most "well-known" costumes, Lind Wanijima and Vayne Carudas Solidor are probably my most favourites for various reasons...umm, Vayne hurts to wear but its so EPIC and I love it. (And my little brother <333) and then Lind I love simply because its from Air Gear. And I finished the costume about two weeks after Lind showed up in the manga.
And LOL walking spoiler! XD
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
ANUBIS/SHUTEN of RONIN WARRIORS.
Ultimecia [Final Fantasy VIII], Adel [Final Fantasy VIII], Mateus [Final Fantasy XII], Judge Ghis [Final Fantasy XII], Nero [Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus], Ewen [Final Fantasy XII Revenant Wings], Zechs Merquise [Gundam Wing], Nephirite [Salior Moon], Kunzite [Sailor Moon], Zoisite [Sailor Moon], Celtic Guardian [Yu-Gi-Oh!], Trance!Kuja [Final Fantasy IX]
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
During MetroCon 2008, my FFXII group was lucky enough to win TWO awards in the costume contest. That was absolutely amazing! *o*
But what was just about as amazing as actually winning was the fan reaction!
After the contest we were going down the stairs into the con lobby-esque area and that whole area was totally filled up with people, and EVERYONE looked up at us and started cheering and clapping and taking pictures of us. It was so heartwarmingly TOUCHING! I absolutely ADORE every single person/judge/con staff at MetroCon and I always will! THANK YOU for your love!
Do you participate in masquerades?
YES. NOW I DO. LOVE. =D
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
FFXII Group (Vayne) : Fan Favourite & Overall Best Craftsmanship @ MetroCon 2008,
Lind Wanijima : ACP First Place in the Air Gear Cosplay Contest 2008,
Final Fantasy IX Group (Kuja) : Best Craftsmanship @ NekoCon 2008
Tell us a little about yourself
I love Klaha, a lot. Hahahhaa, I've converted my old high school teachers into Klaha fans (seriously, I have!) and I'm a little obsessed but not in a totally creepy way. Klaha's just my favourite inspiration ever, plus he's haaaaawtxxx.
Anyways, I love love love pretty boys, pretty hair, dressing up, having fun, being silly when I'm in the mood to be silly, and just generally hanging out.
I get along with the guys more than the girls usually, but I'm very girly-girl. I wear heels everyday and stuff, but guys are just so much less complicated (rofl!).
I think you could describe me as the perfect odd-girl-next-door girl ever. Pretty much, yah know?
Hahahhaha, I love Laguna Loire from FF8 too.
All my screennames are "burloire". All of them.
And my 2nd love, beyond Klaha, is ANYTHING TENIDOM (Tenimyu, Tenipuri, Cinepuri etc). ESPECIALLY KAIDOH. I am Kaidoh fangirlist. And I have a personal grudge against Tomo. I'm sorry, but I do. And I want to have Naoya and Kujirai's babies. They are so sexy I could just die.
I love my job at the restruant called "California Dreaming". Its pretty much the most fab place EVER, and I love my managers and stuff. =D
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I LOVE KLAHA!
My favorite anime
SENGOKU BASARA, Ronin Warriors, PRINCE OF TENNIS, Air Gear, Paradise Kiss, G Gundam, Trinity Blood, Ouran High School Host Club, D.Gray-man, Samurai7, Pretear, Super GALS!, Argento Soma, Gundam Wing, Chrno Crusade, Inuyasha, Gankutsuou, Jing in 7th Heaven, Rose of Versailles, Rozen Maiden, FF Unlimited, Sailor Moon (The Dark Kingdom Arc is the BEST!), Witch Hunter Robin, Ergo Proxy, Dragonaut, Rental Magica, Shugo Chara!, Gundam 00
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy 8, Sengoku Basara 2, Devil Kings, Harvest Moon 64, Soul Cailbur 2, Tales of Symphonia, Final Fantasy 7: Dirge of Cerberus, Legend of Zelda: Orcania of Time, LoZ: Twilight Princess, Guilty Gear XX, The World Ends with You, Phoenix Wright, Final Fantasy XII, Persona 3, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2
My favorite book(s)
The Portrait of Dorian Grey, Survivior, Dracula, The Count of Monte Cristo, Pride and Prejudice
My favorite character(s)
DOKUGANRY DATE MASAMUNE (Senbasa), Laguna (FF8), KAIDOH KAORU (Prince of Tennis), Kaito Wanijima (Air Gear), SANO "AEON CLOCK" YASUYOSHI (Air Gear), Dr. Umeda (HanaKimi), Sesshoumaru-sama (InuYasha), Kyuuzou (Samurai 7), Kratos (TOS), Zelos (TOS), Tamaki (OHSHC), Spitfire (Air Gear), Anubis/Shuten (Ronin Warriors!), Zoisite (Sailor Moon), Agito/Akito (Air Gear), Yuushi Oshitari (Prince of Tennis), Atobe Keigo (Prince of Tennis), Amon (WHR), Kyouya (OHSHC), Alba Meira (KOF2006), Eddie (Guilty Gear), Gil & Rath & Kai-Stern & Biterezz (Dragon Knights), Squall Leonhart (Final Fantasy 8), Death the Kidd (Soul Eater), Ruka & Touga (Shoujo Kakumei Utena), Caesar (Air Gear), Hayate (Pretear), Pisto-sama (Final Fantasy Unlimited), Godot & Miles Edgeworth & Phoenix Wright (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney), Vayne Carudas Solidor (FFXII)
My favorite movies(s)
Moon Child, Rebel Without a Cause, Dr. Strangelove, The Prince of Tennis Movie (Cinepuri), The Breakfast Club, Inu Yasha Movie 3, The Escaflowne Movie, Death Note LA, Last Quarter (Kagen no Tsuki), Pride and Prejudice, Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children, City Lights, Metropolis, Rear Window
My favorite actors/actresses
Gomoto Naoya, Kujiari Kousuke, Cillian Murphy, Stuart Townsend, Hideki Ito, KLAHA