What got you into cosplay?
You can be the characters! And I've always loved dressing up and anime, so you can put two and two together.
It's just more fun than going in normal clothes.
What was your first costume and why?
I made a Melfina costume for Halloween 2003. It was pretty bad. Things were hot glued roughly 3 seconds before I left.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I have a few, I guess.
Kurapika, because posing is so much fun with the chain. *A* Also, Ramona Flowers because it's so easy and fun.
Gokudera (any of his, really), because it gives me an excuse to stand there and glare at people.
Asuna (ALO), because it's so light and airy and I get to run around barefoot!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Kaoru Kamiya, Kaylee's 'Shindig' dress from Firefly
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
At AnimeNEXT 2007, I asked my future husband, who was cosplaying Saiyaman at the time, to stop and pose while I took his picture. Because he was so attention deprived, he happily obliged.
I didn't know it then, but it was the best decision of my life, and we've been together since August 19, 2007, and officially married October 12, 2012.
I love you, Andrew.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I can hardly walk and talk at the same time, much less remember lines and act in front of a room full of people.
Tell us a little about yourself
I have a BS in Biology and can't find a real job. Otherwise, I bum around and work in a restaurant.
My favorite anime
Katekyo Hitman REBORN!, Gravitation, Hunter x Hunter, Yu Yu Hakusho, Outlaw Star, Tenchi, Rurouni Kenshin, Fushigi Yuugi, Sword Art Online
My favorite game(s)
The Final Fantasy series, Kingdom Hearts, most of the Shin Megami Tensei series, Okami / Okamiden, Resonance of Fate, DDR
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter, Lord of the Flies, The Great Gatsby, Catch-22, almost everything Tamora Pierce wrote
My favorite character(s)
Gokudera Hayato, Shuichi Shindou, Kurapika, Melfina, Chichi, Ryoko, Kaoru Kamiya, Robin Cena, Miaka Yuki, Ramona Flowers, KAITO, VY2 (Roro)
My favorite movies(s)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Princess Bride, Labyrinth, Serenity
My favorite actors/actresses