What got you into cosplay?
Hearing about the great times people had at this anime conventions. It was Q1 of 2004, and my friends had just gotten back from an anime convention called Sakuracon. They told me about that, and that Kumoricon was in September. That's what started it all.
What was your first costume and why?
Kakashi from Naruto. Though my first cosplay was by no means perfect, I really fit Kakashi's character. In one way, I am laid back. In another way, my right eye. It's not a lazy eye...kinda hard to explain. It's an eye condition I was born with. Whenever I'm just staring off into space or am really tired or exhausted, my right eye will droop a little. Looks just like Kakashi. However, it's easy enough to bring it back up so long as I am thinking about it.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Dante from Devil May Cry 3. Ever since I did what I did at Kumoricon 2005, Dante has been my fave XD. My Dante cosplay for 2005 was horrible, but it was remade. I know have a lovely looking Dante coat, better leather pants, and a good wig to go along with my props and accessories. Plus, I have a name to live up to. I will never retired Dante.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Yes; Dragonmaster Alex from Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete and Pit from Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Pit is already in progress (big thanks to AA for that, since I don't have the time to make Pit this summer).
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Dancing half naked onstage at Kumoricon 2005 wearing boxer briefs and a fig leaf.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Now, I get confused when people say "Masquerades." At Sakuracon, it is a dance. At other conventions, it is their Cosplay Contest. I'll treat it as a Cosplay Contest.
Yes, I started participating in them starting Kumoricon 2005. My group has won three awards so far.
What was your best masquerade experience?
The best experience would be...Kumoricon 2006. Hearing our group name called for having the Best In Show was incredible. :)
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I've never entered my costumes in the judging. I'll consider it later.
Tell us a little about yourself
I still live with my parents because of college. The college is a walk away, so they think it would be pointless for me to spend money on rent while going to college.
I like cross country running and street hockey. I've done three years of high school running and seven years of street hockey.
My favorite anime
Fate/ Stay Night. Nothing beats that. The rest are:
Elfen Lied, Onegai Sensei, Naruto, Bleach, .hack//
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy VII, Wild Arms, Legend of Legaia, Legend of Dragoon, Lunar series, and Megaman X series.
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter: The Sorcerer's Stone
My favorite character(s)
Pit and Dragonmaster Alex
My favorite movies(s)
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Boondock Saints, Spriggan, School for Scoundrels, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke.
My favorite actors/actresses
MATT DAMON! lolz