What got you into cosplay?
^^ I've always loved dressing up, and since my mom taught me some of the basics we started putting our efforts to actually making outfits....(or I would bargain with her to help me make something ) for the Ren Fair. I always made really terrible outfits, but I still loved dressing up in them. Well somehow after a Ren Fair I ended up at a book shop and not only did I learn about anime but cosplay as well. That night I found out conventions, found one in my area that was going on soon, and begged my mom to help me make a the costume of an original character of mine and let me go for a day. We all went and it was a total blast! I've been doing cosplay costumes since then. I've actually only finished three personal costumes since 2005 but that was because of school/work/money problems.
What was your first costume and why?
Tyka Pucaet (sister of my master Role play villain guy....... death by teacup ....spelled backwards.....Pucaet yb Htaed or H'taed yb Pucaet.....don't ask, the story was to long to remember) ^^ I only was going for one day and I had my sights set on my own character (X.X nobody knew who I was of course but everyone wanted my picture) The costume was terribly hot though because it was a VERY well made jacket. I still have pictures floating around out there I'm sure.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I would personally like to make a costume that is intricate and detailed in a way that pushed my skills while also making me feel amazing a beautiful. Currently I haven't seen one that I feel would do that- but I trust that somewhere out there there is one.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Getting out of the car at my first convention and seeing a Vash the Stampede at the wheel. An Elf (looked like something from an online game) in the passenger seat, a Stormtrooper in the backseat was with a giant dog (I am now to believe that it was the dog from Naruto...the one that pees on everyone?) and also a guy in a Sailormoon outfit. .......... very memorable for my first time. In fact, it is now about the few things I remember from my first con.......
Do you participate in masquerades?
Nope, although one day I would like to, I'd like to be a little more confident about myself.... but I'm very shy and have horrible stage fright so I still may never do it. (When I was made to do a speech at my graduation I very nearly passed out. Thank god for my strong will and the stand I was at to hold on to...... sadly it's on camera, and is shown frequently by my parents as they are very amused with it.)
My favorite anime
Paradise Kiss, Code Geass, Last Exile, Orphen, Rurouni Kenshin, Fruits basket, Trigun, .Hack//sign, Hellsing, Noir, Inu Yasha, Samurai Champloo, Chobits, Ouran High School Host Club, Naruto, Louie the Rune Soldier, X, THUNDERCATS!!!!!!!!!!
My favorite game(s)
Rogue Galaxy, Kingdom Hearts, FF8, FF7, Wild Arms 3, Bard's Tale, Ookami, .Hack//G.U., Skyrim, Elder Scrolls games of any sort really, Fallout 1,2,3, and .....well New vegas was ok if you found the right mods.....
My favorite book(s)
Any book written by Diana Wynne Jones.
My favorite character(s)
Miwako Sakurada (Paradise Kiss), Howl and Sophie (Howl's Moving Castle), Kaylee (Firefly), Twaki (Undertow), Penelo (FFXI), and the list probably goes on but those are all the ones that I can remember at the moment.