What got you into cosplay?
I've always been a nerd for costumes. Going all out on Halloween, wearing assorted outfits to school, and I love the Renaissance Festival. But I didn't really get into making my own until I went to my first convention, Nan Desu kan 2000. I was amazed at the amount of detail and work put into the outfits, and I wanted my own.
What was your first costume and why?
The first costume I made completely by myself was Cage Kyo from Jrock band Dir en grey. Of course since then it's been remade serveral times as my skills improve... and I still don't like it. xD; Why? Because it's still one of my favorite outfits, the whole reason I got into VK cosplay to begin with.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Tsumi to Batsu/Mitsu no Tsuba Kyo, from Dir en grey. It's always been a dream costume of mine, and when I finally made it, it was my life's accomplishment. I wore the hell out of it for years until it fell apart, from state to state, convention to convention, and even to Japan on Harajuku bridge. I plan to remake it eventually even better, as it's my absolute FAVORITE EVER.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Jealous Kyo is next on my list, but Tsumi was my original dream costume. I will forever be remaking it. xD;
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Kunicon 2004 was amazing. I had thrown together a crappy Diru group last minute, but they LOVED us. It was a small con too, so the people were close and awesome. We participated in everything (and won everything <<; oops..) and they loved our performance so much they added us in the Ending Ceramonies. It was fantastic. It sprouted the birth of my performing cosplay group, the Japanese Fxxker Family. :D
Do you participate in masquerades?
Every year I strive to push myself harder and see who we impress and inspire next, and I like to show off my hard work, so yes.
What was your best masquerade experience?
My Trigun group was awesome. I had the entire audience chanting with me 'Love and Peace!' But my Final Fantasy X group, people would not stop screaming at us. And of course, when performing as Jrock... I LOVE the constant cheers and pumped up audience. We bring something entirely new to the typical Anime Costume Contest and I LOVE it.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Group Performance Pop Shock Masquerade Anime Expo 2009
Best in Show Craftsmanship Animeland Wasabi 2009
Cupcake Award Animeland Wasabi 2009
Best Group Cosplay Naka-Kon 2009
Best Group Hall Cosplay Naka-Kon 2009
Best Jrock Cosplay Nan Desu Kan 2008
Best Group Performance Pop Shock Masquerade Anime Expo 2008
2nd Place Costume Contest Anime Wasabi 2008
Jan Scott Frazier's Award Anime Wasabi 2008
Best in Show Pop Shock Masquerade Anime Expo 2007
Best Jrock Cosplay Nan Desu Kan 2007
Audience Favorite Kunicon 2005
1st Place Cosplay Contest Kunicon 2005
1st Place Costume Contest Kunicon 2005
2nd Place Animanequin Contest Kunicon 2005
1st Place Jrock Costume Contest Kunicon 2005
Best Video Game Nan Desu Kan 2003
Best Group Nan Desu Kan 2003
Audience Favorite Nan Desu Kan 2003
1st Place Halloween Contest Game Stop 2003
Best Group Nan Desu Kan 2002
Audience Favorite Nan Desu Kan 2002
1st Place Halloween Contest Media Play 2002
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm an all around artist familiar in several mediums, an aspiring vocalist looking for a band that wants something original and different, and I commission for a living - cosplay and style for both people and dollfies.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I will scream as much as I want and if my voice dies, then let my voice die.
It‘s better to be hated for who you are than loved for who you're not.
And if you're not hated, you're not doing shit.