What got you into cosplay?
I've always loved acting, being able to become someone else. So, when I really got into anime, it seemed looked like a lot of fun and I decided to try it out! I've only just gotten back into it though, so I'm a bit rusty.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was technically this Shippuden Sakura Haruno that my friend made for me, but we didn't really know how to sew, so it didn't turn out that great. I remade her later, since that was the moment that I decided I wanted to get good at this whole cosplay thing.
The first costume I made other than that was my genderbend Zuko. I love Zuko. He's such a complicated and realistic character, and I loved the challenge of partially designing my own cosplay. He's not going anywhere anytime soon.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I don't have a huge variety yet, but I'd say it's a tie between my genderbent Zuko and genderbent Izaya. They're both really fun characters to portray, and I love tormenting my Shizuo a little bit too much haha
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I would love to do a genderbend of Sinbad's Ba'al Djin Equip, from Magi. Gotta get comfortable with armor first though...
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My friend and I debuted our genderbent Izaya and Shizuo at AkibaFest, and actually got to meed Crispin Freeman as well as the director of Durarara!!!x2. I died. I couldn't even look Freeman in the face because I was so excited, and he did Shizuo's "IzzaayaaaaaAAA!" scream while signing my board, which made me die of joy inside. The director was gushing over my cosplay and I could barely stay standing, I was so happy.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Nope! Not confident enough just yet.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm pre-med and want to get an MD in psychiatry and a PhD in neuroscience. I've already got my BS in psychology and am just working on the rest of my core science classes.
I work at Michaels, which is really useful in feeding this cosplay addiction of mine.
In my spare time, I act and draw (and cosplay... duh...)
My favorite anime
Seven Deadly Sins
My favorite book(s)
Platinum End (manga)
Stranger In a Strange Land
My favorite character(s)
Lelouch vi Britannia