What got you into cosplay?
My big sis! (Serey-chan) She's a veteran cosplayer, and she got me to finally come to Anime Expo and I made myself a costume.
What was your first costume and why?
Seifer, from Kingdom Hearts II. I was always a Seifer fan, and I thought the costume would be simple for my first try. >_< It had its complications too, but I learned a lot, and people really responded well to my costume. One guy even came up to me and said "I heard you were walking around but I couldn't find you!" =^.^= I'm FAMOUS! (not really...)
What is your favorite costume and why?
Right now it's my Haseo costume. .hack//GU is one of my favorite games, and Haseo is just too cool for words. He can be a bit of an asshole, but I love dressing up as him because I get to be a little darker than I really am. Also, I spent so long on the costume that I can't help but be proud of it.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
It's a toss-up between two. Pretty Sammy, my namesake, is of course one of my ultimate dream costumes. I want to do it absolutely perfectly!
My other dream costume is Lacus Clyne's episode break dress from Gundam SEED/Destiny. It's just so incredibly gorgeous.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Probably my first Masquerade at ALA 2008. My sister and I got up there and our audio didn't play. XD So we filled time until it did play and everyone loved it! And we won prizes for our costumes and skit too.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes! I'm part of "We're Not Twins Cosplay", a cosplay partnership with me and my sister, Serey-chan. We love to perform. (lol, stage whores. :P)
What was your best masquerade experience?
Anime Los Angeles 2008 Masquerade. I had a blast. Our skit was well-written and funny, and we won two awards for it and our costumes.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Kaoru Hitachiin Cheshire Cat - Hall Award ALA '07
ALA Blue Rose Maid - Hall Award ALA '08
Tohru Honda Summer Uniform - Hall Award ALA 08
Haseo - Best Craftsmanship Novice Division, Most Spontaneous Performance - ALA Masquerade 08
Hiiragi - Honorable Mention Craftsmanship PMX '08, Best of Show PMX '08.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently a Senior in High School. I have a great sister, great parents, and a cuddly and lovable dog. I'm pursuing a job right now, with little success. I like to draw, write, sew, and read manga! I also like to make visual novels in my spare time.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I get very easily coerced into cosplay groups. T-T
My favorite anime
Gundam SEED, Gundam SEED/Destiny, G Gundam, Prince of Tennis, Eyeshield 21, Ouran High School Host Club, Azumanga Daioh (I have loads ^^)
My favorite game(s)
Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, Shadow Hearts: From the New World, Magna Carta: Tears of Blood, Grandia III, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XI, Radiata Stories, Star Ocean: Til' the End of Time, Metal Gear Solid 2 Phoenix Wright (and more @_@)
My favorite character(s)
Seifer Almasy, Cagalli Yula Athha, Kira Yamato, Yzak Jule, Tamaki Suou, Kaoru Hitachiin, Maya Fey