What got you into cosplay?
I looked for a forum about Dynasty Warriors, which was my favourite game at that time. There I met Melanie (yes, cosplay.com name) who showed me some of her works, which not only impressed me, but also inspired me.
What was your first costume and why?
Miyu from Vampire Princess Miyu. It's pretty easy and simple compared to what I choose nowadays, but back then I only got informed that I'd be visiting a large convention in two weeks as a birthday present and of course I wanted to go in cosplay!
So I checked through my bookselves and choose Vampire Miyu together with the friend who gave me the visit at the con as a present. He made Larvae, which pretty much worked very well for the different sizes :)
What is your favorite costume and why?
Right now: Taigong Wang!
I'm not done yet, there are a few details I need to fix and the weapon to finish, but so far I like him most.
He's a challenge like no other cosplay and I really like the character too ^^
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Lu Bu from Dynasty Warriors 6.
Well, a younger version of it, I guess. I have to much of a baby face to be able to do him that way ^^°
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Hard to say.
Entering the first con ever and not even making it towards the entrance because photographs were scuring over to take a picture was pretty impressive, but winning for the first time at a cosplay contest certainly has left an impact too.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
2nd place with Neji Hyuuga (Naruto)
3rd place with Mello (Death Note)
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm in my early twenties, often am mistaken for a teenager due to my young looking facial features, female and originally from Austria.
Right now I'm living in Germany and am working at a software company as the project assistant of the development department.
I'm testing the software and am responsible for the secretary-stuff.
Aside from cosplaying, I draw, write, read and game a lot (especially the last one at the moment).
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I rarely cosplay a female as they either wear way to revealing clothes or I don't like them.
=> Thus I'm a crossplayer most of the time.
My favorite anime
Angel Sanctuary, Kyou Kara Maou, Shonen Onmyouji, Death Note, Skip Beat
My favorite game(s)
Suikoden-Series, Star Ocean - Till the End of Time, Dynasty Warrios/Samurai Warriors/Warriors Orochi-Series, Atelier Iris-Series, Persona, Tales of-Series, Genji, Vampire - Bloodlines, and many more :)
My favorite book(s)
Legend of the Five Rings-Series
My favorite character(s)
Taigong Wang (Warriors Orochi 2), Lu Xun (Dynasty Warriors), Lu Bu (Dynasty Warriors), Yukimura Sanada (Samurai Warriors), Mitsunari Ishida (Samurai Warrors 2), Ina (Samurai Warriors), Albel Nox (Star Ocean), Freyjadour (MC, Suikoden V), Richard (Suikoden V), Jaques (Suikoden III)
And a few others I currently forgot to name ;P