What got you into cosplay?
Weeell, in 2005, my friend Grace thought it might be cool to cosplay...and she considered Nausicaa (from the Miyazaki movie), as she resembles Nausicaa...and I told her she looked just like Yuna. And I looked just like Rikku. So...we...decided to cosplay them.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was TECHNICALLY Misty from Pokémon, as I was obsessed with that show when I was...in...fourth grade or something (I still love Pokémon, but only up to Pokémon Crystal). I made a really...thrown-together Halloween costume of Misty (and I still have the red suspenders, actually). HOWEVER, my first REAL costume (as in, made with cosplay in mind and with more effort than just a Halloween costume) was Rikku from FFX because, when I made it...I...was obsessed with FFX? XD
What is your favorite costume and why?
My favorite finished costume is Yuffie from Advent Children. It's comfy, it's adorable, and I don't feel completely ridiculous wearing it (okay, I do, but I don't feel...ridiculously SELF-CONSCIOUS). <3
However, I think Orgulla might tie with Yuffie once I finish it...I'm so proud of it so far...
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Well, it WAS something from Xenosaga--the detail in those outfits are MIND BOGGLING and I adore them--but I'm making Orgulla right now. So. I'm making that dream costume now. lol
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
PROBABLY my first con where I cosplayed. I was Rikku in a group with a Yuna and a Lulu and EVERYONE took our picture. It was FANTASTIC. <3
Do you participate in masquerades?
Actually, just one. I did a walk-on at Otaku Omaha '08, which was...strange? I don't know. It was a walk-on. XD
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Well, technically, I have won two! I won the costume contest at the midnight 7th Harry Potter book party at Barnes and Noble (as Luna Lovegood), and I got first in the Novice division at Otaku Omaha '08 (with Princess Zelda). ^^
Tell us a little about yourself
School! THEATRE FOR THE WIN.
Oh. ALSO DRAWING. SUPER WIN.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'M WORDY. <3
My favorite anime
Fullmetal Alchemist, Ouran High Host Club, Sailor Moon (I'll always have a soft spot for it...though the manga was, like, TEN times better than the anime), Fushigi Yugi (I've only read the manga), Death Note (uh, there are only a few episodes of the anime...but the manga ROCKS), Xenosaga the Animation (surprisingly enough...), Dragonball Z
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy (7, 8, 9, 10, 12), Xenosaga (all three), Katamari Damacy, Kingdom Hearts (I and II), Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Soul Calibur (all three), Sonic Adventure (both), Morrowind, Phantasy Star Online, Silent Hill 2, DDR, Space Channel 5 (both), Phoenix Wright (all three), Harvest Moon (64 and DS Cute)
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter (all, 3, 5, and 7 in particular), The Seventh Tower (all), Angels and Demons, The DaVinci Code, Deception Point, Digital Fortress
My favorite character(s)
(Let's count how many are GUYS--and because I feel it's necessary, I have VARIOUS reasons for liking all of these characters...but I'ma spare the explanations) Reno (FF7), Axel (KH2), Xigbar (KH2), Mitsurugi (SC), Jr. (XS), Albedo (XS), Wilhelm (XS), Jin (XS), Margulis (XS), Auron (FF10), L (DN), Tasuki (FY), Hughes (FMA), Kadaj (FF7:AC), Father Anderson (Hellsing), Howl (HMC), Calcifer (HMC)
My favorite movies(s)
Pirates of the Caribbean, The Road to El Dorado, The Nightmare Before Christmas, National Treasure, The Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sleepy Hollow, Moulin Rouge, Chicago, Spiderman, Spiderman 2, Indiana Jones (all), Harry Potter (all), Star Wars (all), Lord of the Rings (all), The Matrix (all), Tombstone, Kill Bill, Kill Bill 2, Anchorman, Elizabethtown, Mulan, Hercules, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Producers, Spirited Away, Nausicaa, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, The Cat Returns, Howl's Moving Castle, Pride and Prejudice
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Antonio Banderas (HAHAHAHA), Billy Crystal, George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Harrison Ford, (commence VOICE ACTORS) Crispin Freeman, Sherry Lynn, Quinton Flynn