What got you into cosplay?
I looked into in on the internet and then went to A-kon in 2007. I decided to do it after that. I also have friends that cosplay.
What was your first costume and why?
Zidane from FF9. I didn't need a wig to do this costume. Also, FF9 is the underrated game from the series which happens to be one of my favorites from the series. Also, Yoshitaka Amano is my hero.
What is your favorite costume and why?
So far Zidane. It got pretty decent reactions from the fans, so I was happy. I also like Sackboy from Little Big Planet.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I would like to do Palladin Cecil from FF IV. It's very complex looking. Emperor Gestahl from FF6 also.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I did a walk-on once. Didn't do a full skit.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Well, only did it once.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I did win a $50 gift certificate at a local anime store for my Sackboy costume if that counts?
Tell us a little about yourself
In Spring 2009, I graduated from Montana State University Bozeman with a degree in Japan Studies. I also got my Master of Business Administration from University of Texas at San Antonio in Fall 2011. Right now I'm looking for a career.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I want to go back to Japan for an ALT program and improve my Japanese.
My favorite anime
Neon Genesis Evangelion, Elfen Lied, Ai Yori Aoshi, Gurren Lagaan, Record of Lodoss War, .Hack//Sign
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy VI, IV, VII, and IX. Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past, Metal Gear Solid 4, Half Life 2, Tales of Vesperia, Valkyria Chronicles, Little Big Planet, Xenoblade Chronicles.
My favorite book(s)
Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Catcher in the Rye
My favorite character(s)
Terra Branford (Final Fantasy VI), Misato Katsuragi (NGE), Zidane Tribal (FFIX), Rydia of Mist (Final Fantasy IV), Judith (Tales of Vesperia), Motoko Kusanagi (GiTS).
My favorite movies(s)
Terminator 2, Star Wars, SPACEBALLS, American Pie, Eurotrip, Ghostbusters, Office Space.