What got you into cosplay?
It all started Halloween of 2000 when I did my first costume of my own fan character based off of Sailor Moon. My mom sewed it for me, and I wore it to a party. I didn't even know what cosplay was until 2001 when I attended my first anime convention, SugoiCon. I enjoyed myself very much, and the love for dressing up as anime characters hasn't died since.
What was your first costume and why?
Lime from Saber Marionette J. I can relate to her in many ways, and she is a genuine and kind marionette. She also is deeply in love with Otaru and would do anything for him. Just like I would do for my friends. My mother helped me out extensively with it because I had no sewing experience.
What is your favorite costume and why?
That's a tough decision, it'd be between Unagi from popotan (because she's just so darn cute) and I-no, since I made all the patterns/buckles/rings myself.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Pretty much almost all of Komugi's outfits, Puni Puni Poemi, and Teenage Chibiusa.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Winning Best Journeyman at Anime Central 2010's Hall Cosplay Contest.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Rarely anymore. I would if I had someone to do them with, or came up with a good idea.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Performing on stage as Mink at IkasuCon '06. The skit went over very well.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Seven awards total:
2003-Best Presentaion: Felicia costume
2005-Best Craftsmanship: Hyper Witch Mugi Mugi Deluxe
2006-Best Interpretive Character Skit: Mii
2006-Best Presentation - Journeyman: Mink
2006-Best Overall Cosplay: Magical Maid Koyori
2008-Looking Outrageously Lovely: Yoko
2010-Best Journeyman: I-no
Tell us a little about yourself
I have 2 cats, and rat. I have a knack for learning things quickly, and I love all types of art. I try to further my skills in all forms of art, such as drawings, paintings, sewing, and also music.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
*insert witty comments here*
My favorite anime
Saber Marionette J, Samurai - Hunt for the Sword, Cool Devices, Perfect Blue, Full Moon wo Sagashite, Popotan, Nurse Witch Komugi Majikarte, Sailor Moon, DiGi Charat, and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
My favorite game(s)
Darkstalkers 2, Super Gem Fighter, Capcom vs Marvel 2, DDR, Pump it Up, Tekken 4, Magic Knight Rayearth, and Legend of Dragoon.
My favorite book(s)
Lolita, The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
My favorite character(s)
Komugi, Chibi-usa, Lime, Q-bee, Felicia, and Lilith.
My favorite movies(s)
KONTROLL, SLC Punk!, Perfect Blue, and Cats Don't Dance
My favorite actors/actresses
George Carlin, Steven Colbert