What got you into cosplay?
Well, I always loved to dress up on halloween as my favorite characters. When I found out about cosplaying, it made me happy that people still loved dressing up who are my age.
What was your first costume and why?
Tseng from FFVII. It was really easy just to buy most of the costume, since my sewing experience was limited.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Miku Hatsune's Magnet costume. It turned out beautifully, and I really enjoy wearing it.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I'd just like to reach the level of doing a really big elaborate time consuming costume.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Several! Anime USA 2006 overall, walking around Baltimore yelling "I'm Rick James, bitch!", Kenshin doing the Caramelldansen at Otakon, doing a manly pose and getting Vulcan high-fived at Anime USA 2009, so many over these past few years.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I still very much want to. I have a great group of con friends, but sadly, nobody to do a masq with. :(
Tell us a little about yourself
I have 3 older sisters, both my parents, and a huuuuuuuuge family on my father's side. I also enjoy reading, writing, drawing, and all things musical. I guess my secondary hobby is Para-Para dancing. It's the only hobby I don't spend any money on!
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
After five years of slaving over costumes, spending countless hours in front of the computer learning para-para, dealing with con-drama until I found the right group of friends, splurging in dealer rooms and artist alleys, pouring money out of my bank account for hotel costs, I am still extremely happy that I got involved in this hobby. I've met some great people, am slowly starting to network my group of friends, and hopefully will continue to get more and more involved.
My favorite anime
Sailor Moon and DBZ,(grew up on them, still <3 em) Slayers, Weiss Kreuz, Naruto, Ouran High School Host Club, and Eyeshield 21.
My favorite game(s)
Kingdom Hearts(all of them!), Xenogears, FFX, FFVII, and Soul Calibur.
My favorite book(s)
The Lioness Quartet, Circle of Magic, A Circle Unbroken, and Harry Potter.
My favorite character(s)
Sora, Riku, Kairi, Sena, Hiruma, Yohji, Aya, Filia, Heero, Elly, Fei, Haruno Sakura, Emerelda, Miang, Id, Minako, Usagi, Spock, Miku, Teto, and Gohan.
My favorite movies(s)
Star Trek II-VI and XI, Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, All Things Pixar, and many more.
My favorite actors/actresses
Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Elija Woods, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Johnny Depp, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, John Cho, and I'm sure many others.