What got you into cosplay?
Honestly and I guess it's kinda "poserish" to say, but it's all because of my girlfriend: Sakura. She opened my eyes to this world and it's been an absolute blast ever since.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was a Cho Hakkai costume. It was made for Halloween 2004 and then I wore it to my first convention, the Toronto Anime Convention back in 3/05 (yeah, i'm that green).
What is your favorite costume and why?
My favorite costume has to be the Goron tunic Link from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It was far and away the best costume i've worn. Plus, it was used in my first big masquerade at Katsucon 2006 :)
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Oh man, I guess it would have to be a black winged Gackt costume from Malice Mizer's "Merveilles" days. I doubt i'd be able to it any justice though :(
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Again, i'd have to hark back to Katsucon 2006 and the Masquerade. My crew, "The B.R.C." and I did a yaoi skit on the Legend of Zelda involving Link, Zelda, Saria, and Ganondorf. In the end, Link and Ganon walked off together.
Do you participate in masquerades?
No, not at all.....
What was your best masquerade experience?
Winning best in show at Tora Con 2006 with the B.R.C. We had myself as Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, Saria, Malon, and Young Link.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
So far I have just an Anime North 2005 Hall Costume award for my plain ole' Green Link from Legend of Zelda costume.
Also "Best in Show" for our skit/costumes at Tora-Con, I was wearing my OoT Link costume.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm not quite 22 and I live with my Girlfriend in Rochester, NY. I am a Library Clerk at Brooks Hill Elementary in Fairport. I am an avid video game collector and player. I also LOVE J-Rock and Live Action Japanese films. My favorite acts are HYDE, Gackt, Malice Mizer, L'Arc~en~Ciel, T.M. Revolution, and Psycho le Cemu. I'm also a big Pro Wrestling fan, especially Puroresu (thus the play on Tiger Mask in my handle).
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
GTO is the greatest television series of all-time!
My favorite anime
Saiyuki, Yami no Matsuei, Gravitation, Yakitate Japan, Cowboy Bebop, GTO
My favorite game(s)
That's like asking a parent to pick his or her favorite child. Come on now!
My favorite book(s)
The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
My favorite character(s)
Link, Hakkai, Zack (FFVII)
My favorite movies(s)
Kagen no Tsuki is probably my favorite movie ever! Moon Child is a close 2nd and you can probably see a little bit of a pattern there.....