What got you into cosplay?
I've always wanted to do cosplay ever since i went to my first anime convention in 2002, but i could never decide who i would cosplay as. I always thought it would bt the coolest thing to walk around a con dressed as your favorite character.
What was your first costume and why?
My first cosplay was Hatake Kakashi from Naruto at FanimeCon 05. My friend had given me the first 100 episodes of Naruto to watch, and i instantly became a fan of the series. Kakashi stood out to me mainly due to his laid back personality,which i liked, and he was also a pretty cool looking character. i didnt really make any of it, just pieced it together with stuff i had lying around XD
What is your favorite costume and why?
I have a lot of love for my Bleach costumes, as I was so invested into the series for so long and made many friends from going to cosplay gatherings. But my current favorite is my Sanada Yukimura cosplay from Sengoku Basara - SO MUCH FUN running around in that, and I had the best Sasuke running around with me when I debuted it :)
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
-Alice's Neo Lotus Master outfit from Alice 19th.
-Ragna The Bloodedge from BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (IN PROGRESS)
-Pinsa Guda! Findor Carias from Bleach
-Mori Motonari from Sengoku Basara (IN PROGRESS!)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
The Bleach gathering at Fanime 2007, specifically when we moved to the park for photos. not only was it my first time leading a gathering, i got a lot of good feedback on how organized it was and how smoothly it ran. from my experience Bleach cosplayers just tend to be a really awesome group of people to hang out with :)
Do you participate in masquerades?
I did for the first time at Fanime Con 2010 =D I was a part of the Bleach skit "A Death God's Life For Me!"
What was your best masquerade experience?
I was invited to be a masquerade judge at Yaoi Con 2009! It was a lot of fun, and as funny as it sounds, watching the masquerade as a judge is a completely different experience than seeing it as an audience member (I had to take notes! lol). Would totally do it again if I was ever asked to.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
BANKAI!Renji Abarai & Hihio Zabimaru - 4th place @ SF Cherry Blossom Festival Cosplay Contest '08
Black*Star - Hall Cosplay Award @ AOD'10
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a college student by day, crime-fighting ninja by night :D. i like anime/manga, video games, music (loves the orchestrated stuff! John Williams=GENIUS), drawing, playing lacrosse, going to concerts, sushi, movies, hanging out with friends, cosplaying, playing piano and trumpet, and lots of good times.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
in the case of the Ninja VS Pirate debate, i like both - ninjas and pirates are both awesome so you cannot make me choose between the two - i am a ninja pirate, so dont hate on me because i handle being both and you can't :P
My favorite anime
SENGOKU BASARA <3, Blood+, Trinity Blood, Eureka 7, Fruits Basket, Ouran High School Host Club, Vampire Hunter D, Gundam Wing, Tengen Toppen Gurren Lagann, Big O, Skip Beat, D. Grayman, Gundam 00, Bleach, Tiger & Bunny
My favorite game(s)
Kingdom Hearts, Zelda:Ocarnia of Time/Majora's Mask/The Windwaker/Twilight Princess, Super Mario Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl, Capcom VS SNK 2, Castlevania:Symphony of the Night, Devil May Cry, Diddy Kong Racing 64, Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie
PRIMAL RAGE = BEST ARCADE GAME EVER <3
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter series, Redwall series, Dragonlance series
My favorite character(s)
too many to name XD lol
My favorite movies(s)
Harry Potter 1-3,Lord of the Rings trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean, Back to the Future 1-3,Indiana Jones trilogy, Phantom of the Opera,Spiderman 1&2, Labyrinth
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Depp,Hugh Jackman,Viggo Mortenson,Christian Bale, David Tennant, Judy Dench, Jeremy Irons