What got you into cosplay?
I've always wanted to do it. I think it was Final Fantasy 5 and the job classes that intrigued me first, and that was back when I was a sophomore in high school. Ah... back then I thought it would be inexpensive and easy...
What was your first costume and why?
If you don't count a sad excuse for a Final Fantasy-style Summoner for halloween in high school, Lacus Clyne from Gundam Seed was my first real cosplay. My boyfriend and I went to our first con together and he had just gotten me into Gundam Seed. It was mostly his idea, but I quickly warmed up to it. I worked on and adjusted it for a year before I was finally satisfied.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Rozalin. No questions asked. This was my original costume "dream" and I worked hard to make it come true. I feel beautiful, powerful, and special when I wear it.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Erza Scarlet in the Heaven's Wheel armor from Fairy Tail. It will be incredible.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I can't pick one experience and call it my best. I love this hobby!
Do you participate in masquerades?
Sometimes I compete for craftsmanship. If I can ever get a skit organized, I'd love to do one.
What was your best masquerade experience?
The one time I placed. No first place yet, but I haven't given up. :)
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Rozalin - 3rd place journeyman, Tekkoshocon 2009
Schala - Judges' award, Ohayocon 2011
Tell us a little about yourself
I enjoy a day-by-day "zen" lifestyle and love it dearly. I do not go to school and I work full time as a shift supervisor at Starbucks. Cosplay is a great deal of fun, my biggest problem is that I don't feel that I get to go to enough conventions!
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I should probably mention that I am a HUGE fan of Yuki Kajiura. Her music amazes me and admittedly sometimes brings tears to my eyes. If I could meet her just once, I think I could die happy.
My favorite anime
FAIRY TAIL. I also like almost anything Gundam, D.Gray-Man, El Cazador de la Bruja, X/1999, .hack//SIGN and Roots, Scrapped Princess, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagan, Toradora!, Outlaw Star, Soul Eater
My favorite game(s)
I'm in love with Namco's Tales series. There's a special place in my heart for many of those games. Other favorites are Final Fantasy VI, Disgaea, Lunar, .hack//GU, and other various RPGs. I would also like to state that I can very easily become addicted to SRPGs like Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics (aka "Final Fantasy Cracktics.")
My favorite character(s)
Several. The list often varies, so for ideas take a look at who I've cosplayed as. XD
My favorite movies(s)
Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, The Sound of Music, A Knight's Tale, Hook, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Back to the Future