About Me / Q&A

What got you into cosplay?
After my first visit to Anime North in 2004 I decided that it would be way more fun to dress up in costume the next time!
What was your first costume and why?
Dejiko, from Digi Charat. Originally it was chosen because I was cosplaying with a friend who was planning on dressing up as Puchiko, but she dropped out, and I ended up keeping the costume idea.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I enjoy making things with armour, so I tend to gravitate towards those sorts of costumes. I also adore classic stuff, and EGL on occasion. My favourite costume to wear thus far is probably Zant!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Hsien-Ko from Darkstalkers/Marvel vs. Capcom or a gundam would be my current dream costume.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Each one is better than the next ;)
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes! Though generally I just do walk-ons. I tend to be shy in front of crowds.
What was your best masquerade experience?
My first masquerade at Anime North 2012 was enjoyable and an interesting experience. I met so many new people!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Master Workmanship Best Sculpting Anime North 2014 - Yojimbo, Judge's Choice Anime North 2014 - Yojimbo, Excellence in Painting CC32 - The Faun, Best in Class Master CC32 - The Faun, Best in Show Friday Night Social Costume Con 32 - Usurper King Zant, Best in Show Anime North 2013 - Usurper King Zant, Best in Class (Journeyman) Workmanship Anime North 2013 - Usurper King Zant, Best Oldschool Journeyman, FanExpo 2012 - Sewer Urchin Best Novice Props, Anime North Masquerade 2012 - Falco Lombardi Anime North Hall Costume Award in 2007 for my Maryweather Hargreaves costume Anime North Hall Costume Award in 2005 for my Dejiko costume
Tell us a little about yourself
Graduate of the Sheridan Illustration program...now I'm looking for work as it were.
My favorite anime
FLCL, Evangelion, Gundam Wing, Kiki's Delivery Service
My favorite character(s)
Duo Maxwell from Gundam Wing

MelColley

Canada



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