What got you into cosplay?
I owe it all to Maria [ayareinami*yay*], Amelia [lulubird], & Kat [iheartanime]!
At first, I'd go to cons and just dress up as whatever because my three best friends went. I thought it was fun yes, but I only went because they did. Well I started getting into it more and more & with the help of the three friends I listed above, I BECAME COSPLAY OBSESSED. :] They made all my costumes in the beginning, and I'd contribute as much as I could here and there. Anything I've learned skill wise (aside from my own experimentation) has been thanks to them.
What was your first costume and why?
PenPen, because Asuka and Misato were taken. And because I LOVE PENPEN. And because pervy penguins rule. 'Nuff said.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Maria from Silent Hill 2. I spent an ungodly amount of time working on such a "simple" costume, but in the end I am really pleased with the results. I hate how short I made the skirt, and that the belt chain ended up being a bit big, but I can honestly say that everything else went as I planned after a few bumps in the road.
I also love pink KH2 Kairi because the zippers were fun :)
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Dream costume? I used to want to make Tobi, then Kishimoto let Naruto go down the tubes, so I don't think that will ever happen.
For now, I think I'd love to make Mari's green but I could never make it right so I'm not even going to try lol...Ghost Kerrigan is definitely something I'd like to be able to say I accomplished in the future, but it will definitely be an expensive and time consuming endeavor.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Meeting new people, I've made some great friends via conventions.
Oh, AND I GOT TO REUNITE WITH RIGO<3
That was amazing.
Okaton 08 was the BEST con ever. Period.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yep! We're the Eva music girls...And KH, and Last Exile...but since that was so long ago no one would remember those.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Sorta, I won a judges award for our KH1 Traverse Town skit and we've won some group skit awards. I can't take credit for them though because my buddies made my costumes and composed the skits.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm in between schools. I used to attend SUNY SBU, but had a meltdown, and decided NY wasn't the place for me...I am taking classes at the local community college here in C-ville and will eventually transfer to UVa...At home, I live with my mom, chihuahuas Phoenix and Chrissy, her Boston Terrier Roxy, my quaker parrots Peapod and Neo and my 6 fishtanks. Yes, I have tons of fishies... At school I live with my amazing boyfriend and our 30 fishtanks here, as well as a creamino lovebird (Lucy) and 11 parakeets (Smoochie, Steiner, Mabel, Qwerty, Black tail, Dirty, Stinker, Lutino, Scribbles, Quibbles and Lonely Bird. (My bf and I suck at that whole "name" thing) I also raise rare guppy strains whenever I'm not working on cosplay or school stuff. Right now I've got some see-through guppies (albino, blond, grey, snakeskin) and some albino blue & red grass. I also keep regular red grass, Japan blue, upper sword snakeskins and have unsuccessfully tried to start a magenta colony. I've got many random ones too, blond lyretails, a purple moscow, green, blue, etc. Many of my tanks are community tanks, and being a huge betta lover/advocate for them needing to be kept in tanks I can never resist buying a pretty one and putting it in one of my nice planted set-ups.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Lots of Silent Hill things...Angela, Lisa from 0, Laura, Eileen's casual outfit, Cybil from 1, nurse Lisa from SH:SM, Cheryl from SH:SM, Lilian from 5, parasite nurse (blue sweater blond hair variant), Heather, Transformation Heather, maybe GoT Heather, Sexy Dahlia from SH:SM, adult Dahlia SH:SM and one day I'll tackle the 0 Alchemilla nurse (possibly a demon nurse too)
Emiri from Haruhi, Seras from Hellsing, transformation Panty, Monica from Dark Cloud II, Alex from Eternal Darkness, Rikku from X, thief Rikku from X-2, Penelo from XII, Yoko (time skip, regular and bounty hunter), NoNo from Diebuster, Noriko from Gunbuster, Kallen's pink dress (R2), Takane from idolm@ster, Misato (You can [not] advance version), Hitagi's school uniform from Bakemonogatari, Yamashita designs (Roxanne, CoCoNa, Noseart girl)
Some day far into the future:
Ghost Kerrigan, Mari's green plugsuit, Beatrix from FF:IX
My favorite anime
Naruto, Claymore, FLCL, The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi, Last Exile, Evangelion, Eureka 7, Bleach, Samurai Champloo, Bakemonogatari, Evangelion, Gunbuster, Diebuster, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop (kind of anti-climactic though), Hellsing, Trigun
My favorite game(s)
Silent Hill, Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill 3, Silent Hill 4, Silent Hill: Homecoming, Silent Hill Origins (FAVORITE GAME EVER), Silent Hill Shattered Memories, FF:IX, FF:XII (that game is ridiculously underrated), Chrono Trigger, Kingdom Hearts 1, Kingdom Hearts:CoM, Kingdom Hearts 2, Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, Angry Birds, Dark Cloud II, Eternal Darkness, every Katamari game ever made
My favorite book(s)
Catch-22; the Great Gatz; Snowman,Snowman; As I Lay Dying, Frankenstein
My favorite character(s)
Maria, Lisa Garland (both SH:SM and 1), Eileen Galvin, Elle Holloway
My favorite movies(s)
Fight Club, the Matrix & Pulp Fiction
(insert other hipster movie preferences here).
I'm a huge sucker for anything Disney so I can't really pick out a favorite :(