What got you into cosplay?
I have been wearing custom Halloween outfits since I was a Baby. My first Halloween costume was a court jester that had a total of 120 small/tine bells sewed on.
Another complicated costume I wore as a child was that of two ball gowns, one Cinderellas and the other was Belle from Beauty and the beast. One won first prize at school both years in the row. So naturally I would convert this passion of wearing costumes on Halloween, to something else I love which is Anime/Manga.
What was your first costume and why?
My first Costume was Sakura Hanuro From Naruto. I chose this Costume because I love the charater. Sure is was a little annoying at the beginning, but she grew on me.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I don't like picking favorites for anything, and currently I only really worn to cosplay outfits. But I have to say I am leaning towards the custom kimono I have.
I really wish I had pictures and the design my Mamy had of the Gypsy costume I wore as a kid, that would have to be my all time favorite.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Esther's Empire outfit from the Trinity Blood Manga would be nice. I'd love to do a rare cosplay of Rath from Dragon Knights Manga. I've only been able to find one other person who did this character and the outfit was so simple. It wasn't my favorite. I do have to give them props for the light sword they made for the character though.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
At Anime Boston 07, while leaving artist alley. I meet a group of girls, and one of them was dressed as Meer from Gundam Seed Destiny. I was dressed as Lacus Clyne from Gundam Seed/destiny. She asked me to pose with her, based off a picture of the characters are in.
Do you participate in masquerades?
No, I get stage fright. Even though I've performed in chorus/choir concerts during High School. The only difference was it was a very large group of us.
I hope to someday participate in a group effort.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
None at the moment, in the further I plan to do the hallway contest and see!
Tell us a little about yourself
I am not going to school at the moment. In to worry more about finding a job. I'd love to go back for Illustration major and maybe a minor in Creative Writing. I'd also love to go to school for a Classical & Religion Degree. It would cater to Myths, Legends and Folklore, which world help the Creative Writing degree. ^.^
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Hobbies, hobbies, lets see aside from the obviously Anime/Manga/Video Games. I enjoy swimming when ever I can get to a pool, hanging out with friends, writing, reading and drawing are also high on my favorite past times. I'd love to take a class in metal working, jewelry making and sculpting. That would also come in handy when making props and accessories to cosplay costumes.
My favorite anime
Vampire Knight, Naruto, Bleach, D-GrayMan, Harukanaru Toki Naka de, The Slayers, Fruits Basket, Ouran High School Host Club, Dragon Knights, Red River (Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori: Anatolia Story), Fushigi Yugi (anything by Yuu Watase), Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle (actually anything by Clamp) Angel Sanctuary, and much more
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy VII
Tales of Syphonia (any Tales series game)
Kingdom Hearts (any of the Kingdom Hearts games)
My favorite book(s)
Daughter of the Forest series
Mist of Avalon series
Ameila At-water Rhodes Books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Laurell K. Hamilton series
Tamora Pierce Series
Harry Potter Series
My favorite character(s)
Sakura, Sasuke, Kakashi, Itachi(Naruto), Yue, Clow(CCS), Lina, Xelloss(Slayers), Shigure, Ayame, Hatori(Fruits Basket),Yuki, Zero, Kaname(Vampire Knight), Zuko, Katara(ATLA), Esther, Ion(Trinity Blood), Ulquiorra, Orihime, Grimmjow(Bleach), and so many more
My favorite movies(s)
All 3 Pirates movies
Sound of Music
The King and I
Lord of the Ring
My favorite actors/actresses
I don't like favorites