What got you into cosplay?
It was an excuse to dress up.^^
What was your first costume and why?
Soi from Fushigi Yuugi, though I did obstain from making her aromour because my skills at the age of 15 were lacking. I chose her because at that time my favourite manga series was Fushigi Yuugi and more people needed to love the Seiryuu Seshi. She was a very cool female character and evil is always more fun.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Utena, from Revolutionary Girl Utena. It's the costume I've had the most fun with and in.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Cosplaying Haji from Blood+ and my roommate as blood splattered Saya.
I looked rather normal, which was good because we got pulled over in a RIDE evening patrol. I got the normal "Have you been drinking?" etc. Then the officer say Saya (littlefan). There was a second of silence, he kinda chuckled, before Saya said we were headed back from a costume party. He called over all the officers and they all quite liked her costume. We even got to pull up to the other RIDE officers and got to show them. I hope we made their evening more entertaining.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I do. One more win and I'm an Artisan. Go go AN2010.
What was your best masquerade experience?
The friendships in the Green Room for the most part. And den mothers with superglue
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Novice - Best construction - Fan Expo 06
Journeyman - Best Look alikes - Fan Expo 07
Journeyman - Best Skit -Fax Expo 08
Journeyman - Best in Class - ANime North
Tell us a little about yourself
* Graduated with a BA from Wilfrid Laurier University in Classical Archaeology
* Was heavily involved with three campus clubs (Ministry of Anime, Skiffy and the Arch. Society)
* Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant
* Lover and maker of AMVs
* MA student at Liverpool University, England
* Cosplayer when I find free time.... I need more free time >O
My favorite anime
Utena, Saiyuki, Hellsing, Bleach, Fushigi Yuugi, Naruto, Get Backers, Fruits Basket, Arjuna, Shamanic Princess, Noir, Yami no Matsuei
My favorite game(s)
FFX, .Hack (all four), DDR, Soul Calibur, Kingdom Hearts
My favorite book(s)
The Lord of the Rings, Dragon Riders of Pern, Song of Ice and Fire
My favorite character(s)
Ruka - Revolutionary Girl Utena
Asuka - Eva
My favorite movies(s)
Hero, Pirates of the Carribean, Serenity, MIB, Fifth Element