What got you into cosplay?
I really don't know what got me into it. I just gradually learned the meaning of it over time.
What was your first costume and why?
Android 17 because I was heavily into Dragon Ball Z at the time.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I'd have to say it's a draw between 3; Great Saiyaman, Krad, and Fai D. Flowright.
Great Saiyaman hasn't debut at a convention (I hope to change that some day), nor do I have pics of it; it's one of my favorites because I actually designed the pattern for it, and one of my brother's friend's mom actually made it for me...plus, it's warm and fuzzy.
Krad is one of my favorites because it's actually done by me and not by someone else (be it sewn by someone else or bought of the net). Plus I got "kudos" from Vic when he saw me with my Dark X3 I do want to re-do him some day with better material, but he'll have to do for now until I can re-do him.
Fai D. Flowright is my most recent cosplay, and I just love it to death. Since I'm getting the manga coat commissioned and I all ready have the staff complete, this one (as well as Krad) will probably never be retired.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Eternal Sailor Moon since Sailor Moon was my first ever anime, and I just love her Sailor Stars fuku.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
It'd have to be Anime-Mid-Atlantic 2002, Animazement 2006, Anime Weekend Atlanta 2006, Animazement 2007, and Anime Weekend Atlanta 2007.
At AMA 2002, I just happened to be dressed as Kenshin. I was at one end of the hall and 2 girls were at the other; they saw me and shouted (all the way across the hall) "KENSHIN!" and came running and glomped me.
At Animazement 2006 I met a LOT of people off of this site and made tons of new friends. I even met hersha281 and continued talking to him...
Anime Weekend Atlanta 2006 was amazing! It was the first time I've ever traveled outside of NC, and I was able to meet Vic and be with my Dark (hersha281) when I was Krad (yay for partner costumes~!).
Animazement 2007 was great! We oddly ended up starting our own Tsubasa group and are really only missing a Kurogane. We've got Fai (me), Syaoran (hersha281), and Sakura-hime (Cardcaptorkiki). Any Kurogane out there?
AWA 2007 had its ups and downs as it was the first time I didn't stay at the con hotel. BUT I was so thankful since I got to see Tohma's Cain cosplay X3 Big wings = LOVE
Do you participate in masquerades?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Tell us a little about yourself
I've got 2 degrees (an AA and an AA in CJ). I live with my family, and I work for The UPS Store. I love to draw, write, and play video games. I do some prop work, but I don't do commissions as of yet.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Leave me comments. I love hearing what others have to say about my (crappy) cosplay. I just never get any input because very few people where I live know what I'm doing.
My favorite anime
DNAngel, Violinist of Hamelin, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Inuyasha, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, Black Cat, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (all series), Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, Ah! Megami-sama, Loveless, Tsubasa
My favorite game(s)
Kingdom Hearts series, Final Fantasy series, Wild Arms series, Lunar 2: Eternal Blue, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pokemon Coliseum, Pokemon XD, Pokemon series (portable), Soul Calibur 2, any fighting game, .hack// series
My favorite book(s)
All I read is manga...but Mercedes Lackey books are good.
My favorite character(s)
Violinist of Hamelin:
Bankotsu (I think it's him o.O)
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon:
Lita (Jupiter...what's her Japanese name?)
Fai D. Flowright
My favorite movies(s)
The Pokemon movies (I don't know all the names off the top of my head), Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie, Moulin Rouge, Chicago, Pirates of the Carribean (all 3), The Lord of the Rings (all 3), Disney movies, The Producers
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Nicole Kidman, Whoopi Goldberg, Vic!