What got you into cosplay?
Waiting in line at CN 2004 and seeing everyone in costumes and my friend Christian telling me I should dress up in mine for the next day. I was only supposed to get a day pass..hehe oops :P
What was your first costume and why?
Link from the Legend of Zelda - it was an older costume from Halloween that I really liked so in the 24hrs I decided to wear a costume at a convention it was the perfect pick. Of course I had to change the shield - which ended up being done in 3 hours, lol.
What is your favorite costume and why?
So hard to say which is my favourite, I love Guilmon, as he has a special place in my heart for being my first really awesome cosplay.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I'd love to make Dart from the Legend of Dragoon in his dragoon costume with working wings etc. It's just sooo complicated I'm hesitant to try.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Traveling to a bar to grab some lunch in a costume and getting interesting looks. And travelling through downtown TO to get to CN-05 and some one trying to pick me up out of a taxi.
Also having a little kid try to feed me grapes in my guilmon costume *soo cute*
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes AN 2006 - scenes from a hat or 13 cosplayers in 55 seconds :P We won for best cross-over. I was Cz.
Cn 2007 - Mmmm Donuts - we won best mascot, I was Guilmon.
AN 2008 Skit Comp - Awesome avatar skit that more than half of our group dropped out last minute, we did some improv on the stage - we didn't win anything but it was fun anyways :P (I was Katara)
AN 2009 Skit Comp - Tsubasa meets Kim Possible... lol what the heck were we thinking haha. ( I was Tomoyo).
AN 2009 - Tiger of the Wind - won a best journeyman award and received Best in Show for Workmanship (falls on the floor stunned)
Fan Expo 2010 - An Evening Stroll - won best Artisan on Stage - Micah and Amber - the raptors
AN 2011 - Walk on the Wild Side - Best in Class Workmanship, Best in Class - Stage - Micah and Amber - the raptors
What was your best masquerade experience?
Definitely the funniest, therefore making it the best was when I was in Guilmon and I was too shy to go over and talk to the ReBoot cosplayers because I adore ReBoot and I thought their costumes were amazing. My friend finally convinced me - aka she said go offer them some of our timbits from our skit.
Going on stage in Tiger, it was the first time I was onstage by myself and I was sooo scared I was going to fall because I hadn't really learned how to walk in it yet - but I did ok :)
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best cross-over for Cz
Two hall awards at AN 2007 for Guilmon
Best Mascot at CN 2007 for Guilmon
Best in Show: Workmanship - Tiger of the Wind
Best Journeyman - Tiger of the Wind
Best Artisan on Stage - Micah
Best in Class: Artisan Workmanship - Micah
Best in Class: Artisan Stage - Micah
Tell us a little about yourself
From the University of Guelph were the anime addiction started :P Thank FLASH! And of course the cosplay addiction started there too - I like to say thanks to Christian, and tabby and chris from our scrapped princess showing :P And Christian for dragging my to my first convention.
In 05/06 was the President of the FLASH club (our school's anime club)
I'm one of the founders of the Guelph Anime Convention, Con-G! www.con-g.com
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'm super big in to horses too - - unfortunately I lost my heart horse in the summer of 2013
My favorite anime
Scrapped Princess, Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop, GITS
My favorite game(s)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Majora's Mask.
My favorite book(s)
My favorite character(s)
Van, Spike, Tasuki, Vash, Link!
My favorite movies(s)
Oh the horse movies - i love black beauty.