What got you into cosplay?
I've always liked costumes for movies and such...but it was a friend that got me into anime cosplay.
What was your first costume and why?
The first serious costume that I put together was an Indiana Jones costume. I have always been a fan of the Indy movies and had more than a passing interest in Archeology.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Probably my Captain Hans Gunsche from Hellsing Ultimate. I have put a lot into it trying to make it look like someone who also walked off of the history books.
Captain Tylor was also a fun costume. I like costumes that either bring out something that you like in yourself or allows you to escape for a bit of who you are.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Yeah... might get around to it someday, but first I need to get in better shape.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I think it was getting dressed up like Han Solo for the kids in the neighborhood. They got a real kick out of it and I was glad to make them smile.
Another was walking into a 501st costuming panel and being startled as the whole room came to attention (I forgot that I was dressed as a Grand Admiral). ;-P
Do you participate in masquerades?
No, but if i found the right group i would in a heart beat. I used to act and I think I have a pretty passable singing voice.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Tell us a little about yourself
I am a design engineer with a bachelors in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business. I do well for myself but I am chronically restless with where I am at in life. As for activities, I am into just about everything to some degree.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I am usually not what you think. I am into cosplay because I like costuming and I like meeting people from all over the world.
My favorite anime
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Neon Genesis Evangeilion
Full Metal Alchemist
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross
Cowboy Bebop (brought be back to Anime)
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
My favorite game(s)
Star Wars Galaxies
Empire at War
All of the Grand Theft Auto's
My favorite book(s)
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
LOTR - J.R.R. Tolkein
Dune - Frank Herbert
Starship Troopers - Robert Heinlein
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
My favorite character(s)
Sanson from Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
Captain Hans Gunsche from Hellsing Ultimate
Utena- Revolutionary Girl Utena
Haruko - FLCL
Seras - Hellsing
Misato Katsuragi - Neon Genesis Evangelion
My favorite movies(s)
The Empire Strikes Back
Lawrence of Arabia
Empire of the Sun
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
My favorite actors/actresses
Edward James Olmos