What got you into cosplay?
Going to AWA in 2005 and being the only person in civies. Falling hard and fast for "fandom", and then finding character personas that I was passionate about and could actually relate to. Being a theatre nerd.
What was your first costume and why?
My inaugural costume was Nana from "Elfen Lied"; "Elfen is kinda special to me 'cause it was the first complete show I ever watched, and her character is so endearing to me. Docile and sweet one minute, totally mad the next...
What is your favorite costume and why?
Definitely Schrodinger and Seras...
You can go read my whole diatribe about Seras on my Costume page.
A close second is my Full Moon wo Sagashite group cosplay from AWA 2006.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Silmeria (Valkyrie Profile II), Zelda (Twilight Princess), Saber (FSN), Nurse Witch Kogome, True Undead! Seras (Hellsing), Lucy (Elfen Lied), Disciple of Khaine (Warhammer Online), Alexiel or Kurai (Angel Sanctuary)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Well...as I age, I'm slowly moving away from the dress-up and closer to the photography, so I'd have to say probably getting to photograph my friends in their cosplay. Dragon*Con always provides tons of "memorable cosplay experiences" too...
Do you participate in masquerades?
No. Heavens no. I have such bad stage fright that if I had to get onstage and sing and dance and recite poetry or whatever the hell people do onstage in masquerades, I'd probably vomit on the audience. Prancing across stage and posing for 5 seconds for a costume contest is enough for me.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Group at Momocon 2007 here in ATL. Best Prop at MTAC 2007 in TN. Best Group Runners-Up at DragonCon 2007.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm about to get married. I like the beach. I don't like bannanas (or bannana hammocks). I'm a science geek. I have a degree in Biology. I'm an EMT. I'm an alumna sister of Gamma Sigma Sigma. I like to volunteer for the Red Cross. I'm a baseball fanatic. And I'm usually at home on Friday nights sewing and balancing my checkbook 'cause I'm a boring adult.
My favorite anime
Elfen Lied, Hellsing Ultimate, Grenadier, Macross Frontier, Spicy Wolf, Chrno Crusade, Shugo Chara!, Rozen Maiden, GANTZ, Berserk, Angel Sanctuary, Shuffle!, Vampire Princess Miyu, Ah! My Goddess, Devilman/DevilLady, Full Moon wo Sagashite, DearS, Urotsukidoji, Tenjou Tenge, Bible Black, Elemental Gelade, NANA, Sousei no Aquarion, Jigoku Shoujo, Maria-Sama ga Mitteru, Murder Princess, Claymore, Dai Mahou Touge, ARIA, Darker Than Black, GTO, Mushishi, Black Lagoon, Kanon, Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, School Days, Blood+, Discipline, Resort Boin, Ragnarok the Animation, Moyashimon, Sora no Iro Mizu no Iro, Fate Stay Night, Gurren Lagann, Pigeon Blood, Onegai Sensei, [REC], Simoun, Love is the Number of Keys, Black Gate, Servant Princess Elufinia, Lucky Star, GetBackers
My favorite game(s)
Bible Black, MinDead Blood, GunKatana, Gore Screaming Show, Fate/Stay Night, Fate/Hollow Ataraxia, Tsukihime/Melty Blood, LoZ, Eternal Sonata, Bioshock, Valkyria Chronicles, Guilty Gear, Mortal Kombat, Viva *motherf*cking* Pinata, Samurai Showdown, Rival Schools, Valkyrie Profile, Katamari Damacy, Fallout, Alien Hominid, FFIX, Lego Star Wars, and I am a certified Ragnarok Online and Warhammer Online addict. MERCH CLASS FOR THE WIN.
My favorite book(s)
"Wicked" by Gregory McGuire, "Freakonomics" by Stephen Leavitt, "Harry Potter", Anne McCaffery, Anne Rice, "The Te of Piglet" by Benjamin Koff, "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding
My favorite character(s)
Meroko Yui, Pip Bernadette, Rena Ryuguu, The Guardian Charas (and boy I wish I had my own), Princess Alita, Horo, Alegretto, Amulet Spade
My favorite movies(s)
Legend, American Psycho, Battle Royale, Lost in Translation, MASH, The Life Aquatic, Royal Tennenbaums, Alien, The Lady Eve, Double Indemnity, Mononoke-Hime, Shaun of the Dead, 30 Days of Night