What got you into cosplay?
The idea of impersonating my favourite characters as accurately as possible at least for one day ^^
What was your first costume and why?
Lulu (Final Fantasy X), because I loved her even before actually playing the game (I hate to admit that... after this one, I only cosplayed as characters I truly love ^^u). Her character design is really amazing, she looked like a strong and beautiful woman (which she really was, as I knew when I played the game later XD) and... I love black mages ˇ_ˇ
What is your favorite costume and why?
Probably my Clow Country Sakura costume: thanks to it, I've met tons of wonderful people, and I keep feeling as if I were one with the character, as cheesy as it sounds xD
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Many of those enormous, detailed and beautiful dresses that CLAMP design for Sakura (Tsubasa ~RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE~) *__* But they're too far from my modest sewing skill ^^u
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
When I first cosplayed as Sakura from Tsubasa ~RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE~ at Salón del Manga de Jerez 2006. I could barely walk without people asking me and my boyfriend for photos... I've never seen people react like that to any of my costumes and I felt so happy that I thought I was going to faint! *very Sakura-ish* XDD
Do you participate in masquerades?
What was your best masquerade experience?
Probably when my boyfriend and I made an improvised humorous script for Salón del Manga de Jerez 2006 and we saw people laughing so hard with our personal TRC plot twist XD
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
One for 'Best Skit' at Otacon '08 @ Tomares (Sevilla), as a part of a Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu group ^^
Tell us a little about yourself
I've been with my lovely boyfriend (with whom I share my love for cosplay XD) for five years. I dream about being a professional translator someday ^^ I have a degree in English Philology and I'm about to start another on Translation. Due to that fact, I'm very nitpicky when it comes to language, linguistics and literature, be it in my mother tongue or in English (even though I'm far from sounding like a native and I know it ^^u). Sometimes I work part-time on a manga/anime/roleplaying/misc shop called "Comic Stores". Needless to say, I love manga & anime, as well as playing videogames, even though the only genre I play are japanese RPGs XD
My favorite anime
Everything and anything by CLAMP, but Tsubasa ~RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE~ holds a special place in my heart, and I bet someone knows why <3 And also NANA, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fruits Basket, Yakitate!! Japan, Naruto, One Piece, Death Note, .hack... there are more, but those are my main fandoms :3
My favorite game(s)
Chrono Trigger, Valkyrie Profile, .hack, Tales of..., Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series and old school RPGs and graphic adventures like Monkey Island, Phantasy Star...
My favorite book(s)
Classic literature (Charlotte Brönte, Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe...), phantasy (Michal Ende, J.R.R. Tolkien...), the Harry Potter series and many more I've read and I can't remember now >_<
My favorite character(s)
That's a tough one x_x To name a few, Sakura (TRC), Kurogane (TRC), Mwu La Fllaga (Gundam SEED/Destiny), Subaru (.hack//SIGN), Hughes (FMA), Renji (Bleach)... and those are only anime/manga ones XD
My favorite movies(s)
The Matrix, Star Wars... in general, science-fiction and phantasy, much like the genre of books I usually read ^^u
My favorite actors/actresses
I'm not much into movies, but Sean Connery just NEEDS to be here XD