What got you into cosplay?
My husband wanted to dress up as characters from 8-Bit Theater for Halloween one year. I picked White Mage and Googled images of white mages and stumbled upon Cosplay.com ... and the rest is history.
What was your first costume and why?
First cosplay costume? Gosh, for my first con I think I took six costumes - I was crazy! I don't recommend doing that, kiddos, as it was a ton of costume changes and I spent more time in my hotel room than at the convention. I think the first costume I made for my first convention was Little Flitter (a 1st gen MLP) for a big pony group I was participating in. (This was right before MLP: FiM became a thing.) I made these super-delicate wings from a the wire frame from an old set of Halloween wings and cellophane glued on top, then painted with stained glass paints. They were lovely but of course were ruined beyond repair by the end of the con.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Sakizou's drawing of Celes's opera dress. I think it's stunning. The thing holding me back is time to work on it.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Nah man, ain't nobody got time for that.
Tell us a little about yourself
I've been married to a big nerd since 2006, and we had a son in 2012. Besides sewing, I have an on-again-off-again affair with knitting (it's currently off after a year of cranking out baby stuff for all my friends, haha.)
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I graduated with a degree in Music Education in December '08. I worked at a small school district in rural southern Arkansas for two years before moving to Missouri so my husband could pursue his Master's. He finished that in May 2013 and we moved back to Arkansas, him working at a different rural school and me staying home with our son ... though I might be re-entering the workforce for the 2015-2016 school year....
My favorite game(s)
Chrono Trigger; Final Fantasy VI; Left 4 Dead (1 & 2); Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess; Team Fortress 2; Long Live the Queen; Trine
My favorite character(s)
Celes Chere (FFVI), Tifa (FFVII), Zoey (Left 4 Dead) ... pretty much any lady who kicks butt.
My favorite actors/actresses
Emma Watson! I want to be like her when I grow up.