What got you into cosplay?
Anime club at UW-Milwaukee
What was your first costume and why?
Paine Warrior from FFX-2 because I think she's the bomb, aside from Rikku.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My Yu-Gi-Oh card cosplay! Because it's the best and most planned out cosplay I've done so far. But the Ganguro girl cosplay is the most relaxing and fun!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Yes. I have drawings of my dream Anthy cosplay from Revolutionary Girl Utena cosplay in Sweet Lolita form. Holding either a Chu or Utena doll.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Getting a $50 bid in the charity cosplay auction at Anime Milwaukee in 2009.
Do you participate in masquerades?
What was your best masquerade experience?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
For my hip-hop-dude costume in college women's choir, my horor costume at anime club (I forgot what year), and second place for my Ryo-Ohki cosplay at Suncoast.
Tell us a little about yourself
I graduated from college, and am working 2 jobs while I take a little breather before grad school. I miss school, though. I like to draw, write, and read. I try and attend 3 anime clubs occasionally and I am the advertising department head for the Anime Milwaukee convention. Anime Central '10 marks my 5th year being immersed into the anime culture.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Anime was the next advancement in my quest to keep animation in my life. I was (and still am a little) a true Saturday Morning kid.
My favorite anime
I like anime similar to Mushi-Shi, Gunslinger Girl, Grenadier and Scrapped Princess. I like almost all of Miyasaki's movies, Grave of the Fireflies, Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika, Tekkonkinkreet, etc.
My favorite game(s)
Kingdom of Hearts, Legend of Zelda: A Link from the Past, Braid.
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter, LOTR, Jedi Apprentice.
My favorite character(s)
Alphonse Elric from Full Metal Alchemist, Ms. Sakaki from Azumanga Daioh, Ed from Cowboy Bebop, and Mesousa and God from Pani Poni Dash, etc.
My favorite movies(s)
Field of Dreams, Pan's Labyrinth, The Labyrinth.
My favorite actors/actresses
Jim Carrey...my one and only, aside from Sandra Bullock.