What got you into cosplay?
I am head over heels into both Japanese stuff and video games. I was reading GameInformer mag one day, when I stumbled across what the youth of Japan do for fun. Any guess as to what that was? Cosplay! That was back in 2005, and ever since then, I've been pretty sick about starting a costume collection.
What was your first costume and why?
That was Tifa from Advent Children. It was back in the day when I couldn't sew for beans, so I had to have it custom made (props to the tailor, by the way.) Since then, I've really come a long way in terms of sewing skills.
My first REAL costume was KOS-MOS, because that's the first one that I ever sewed on my own. I can describe it in two words: it sucks. I plan to completely redo it one day, as version 3. My sewing skills have increased 10-fold since first putting her together and I can't wait to try again.
What is your favorite costume and why?
You know, it really depends on what game on playing.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Right now, all I will say is that there are 2, and both are from Gears of War. Gears is a fantastic game and simply does not get enough love costume wise. I'm not going to reveal who I'm making but I will tell you that it is NOT Marcus. (Although he's hot.)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
AnimeExpo 2008. We've officialy been coined "the cosplay family", lol. It was so much fun to wear a costume that I made and actually had it look pretty damn good.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Tell us a little about yourself
I am the lucky mom of a wonderful little boy. He is just as big of a game freak as I am, therefore, my role as mother has been successful. He is also quite the cosplayer, and I have him featured on my page here on cosplay.com.
Also, if you haven't figured out how much I love games after reading my garb, here's another hint: I was going to school, but upon realizing that I would be over $40,000 in debt by the time all was said and done, I pulled out.
Right now, I continue to perfect my sewing and drawing skills. I hope to be able to finish school one day maybe before I'm 40, lol.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'm one of those funny females. What a catch.
My favorite anime
Hellsing! Alucard is freakin' hot. That guy can bite my neck anytime he pleases.
My favorite game(s)
I like quite a few game franchises, but right now my hands down favorite is Gears of War. That game is so ridiculously over the top violent....but that's why I love it. ;)
My favorite book(s)
Back in the days when I read for fun, it was the Anne of Green Gables series. Oh, and Babysitter's Club. Like any other fangirl today, I love the Twilight series.
My favorite character(s)
Hands down, Claire Redfield, Aeris Gainsborough, and Yuna. Also, I've recently added Midna into the mix. I'd love to see her return in a sequel.
My favorite movies(s)
Do you really want me to bore you with another list?
My favorite actors/actresses
I have a few, but I'll tell you who I think is cream of the crop: Tom Hanks and Charlize Theron. We need more bigtime female actresses, so that's why I'm gearing up to break on into Hollywood. ;) In fact, I'm fully trained in voiceover....all that's left is to get up the money to make my demo. And courage.