What got you into cosplay?
I had always wanted to dress up as a Sailor scout for Halloween, however there were no patterns and my mom wouldn't help me. Eventually the knowledge of sewing + friends lead me towards cosplay a few years later.
What was your first costume and why?
I made 3 all at once, but I guess Rin from InuYasha is "technically" my first since I decided to do that one on my own. I was into InuYasha at the time and I thought she was adorable.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Yuuko from xxxHolic. I absolutely love her designs and the "butterfly" kimono is one of my favorites because of how it looks.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I have a few like Anti-Helena from Mirrormask. Others come and go depending on how excited I get about them.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Anytime I'm with my friends and having fun. I've had entertaining times in my "hard" costumes like Amila and Yuuko, but nothing compares with wandering around the con with friends.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I've been apart of a few groups with friends, but not often enough to be a true ski master. I basically fill in when needed.
What was your best masquerade experience?
All of them are fun. It's always a good time performing and being silly in front of a crowd.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Journeyman @ Matsuricon 2008 [Bfly Yuuko]
Journeyman Honorable Mention @ Otakon 2008 [Bfly Yuuko]
Best Found-Item Award @ A&G Ohio 2008 [Reki]
Most Dedicated to Accuracy @ Ohayocon 2006 [Unohana Retsu]
Judges Award @ Anime Punch 2006 [Blue]
Some skit awards.
Tell us a little about yourself
Currently a graduate student getting my masters in teaching English.
I've rather fallen off the cosplay wagon because of Real Life being, REAL and all. However, I am slowly getting back on the wagon. Slow and steady.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I like cheese?
My favorite anime
Ghost Hunt, Ergo Proxy, Bleach, Sousei no Aquarion, Cowboy Bebop, Fruits Basket, The Vision of Escaflowne, Gundam Wing,Gundam Seed, X/1999, Witch Hunter Robin, Wolf's Rain, Howl's Moving Castle, Arjuna, Outlaw Star, Haibane Renmei, xxxHOLiC, Darker Than Black, Soul Eater,
My favorite game(s)
Kingdom Hearts I, II and CoM, Guitar Hero, The Bouncer, Katamari Damacy, Fatal Frame II, Taiko Drum Master, Mario Party 6, Mario Kart Double Dash and DDR.
My favorite book(s)
Tithe, Valiant, Ironside, Twilight, New Moon, Blue Bloods, Shattered Mirror, Wolfcry, Demon in My View, Midnight Predator, Wild Seed, A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, Ironside, Wicked Lovely, Ella Enchanted, Lirael, Sabriel, Abhorsen, Howl's Moving Castle, Companions of the Night, Blood and Chocolate, The Fortelling, Green Angel, Dragonriders of Pern, Blue Sword, The Hero and the Crown, The Deep End of Fear, Legacy of Lies, No Time to Die, Don't Tell, A Certain Slant of Light, Bitten, The Seer and the Sword, Mother Ocean Daughter Sea, The Sea Lark's Song, Sunshine...Do I need to keep going?
My favorite character(s)
Robin [Witch Hunter Robin], Akito [Fruits Basket], Yuuko Ichihara [xxHolic, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles]
My favorite movies(s)
Serenity, Silent Hill, Howl's Moving Castle, Cowboy Bebop Movie: Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Finding Nemo, Bend it like Beckham, The Nightmare Before Christmas,Pirates of the Caribbean, The Emperor's New Groove, A Tale of Two Sisters, Lady in the Water, Robing Hood: Men in Tights.
My favorite actors/actresses
Jewel Staite, Dante Basco, Christina Ricci, Frank Sinatra, Heath Ledger, Jim Cummings etc etc.
Crispin Freeman, Kirby Morrow, Wendy Lee, Scott McNeil, David Lucas, Chris Sabat, Travis Willingham, Steve Blum, Patrick Seitz, Greg Ayres.