What got you into cosplay?
I simply adore the cosplayers around my local Japantown and I like to wear outfits out of the norm. :)
What was your first costume and why?
My first was Mio Akiyama (K-ON!) from her Listen! ED. I really liked the concept of being in a cake (which I wanted to incorporate, but it didn't work, haha), and I really liked her party-like look (and the song was super catchy!). I thought, "Hey, I could totally do this!" and wah-lah. x)
What is your favorite costume and why?
Garnet til Alexandros XVII's traveler outfit (Dagger). It is the first cosplay I've made entirely by myself and I've received a lot of positive feedback on it in terms of my likeness to my favorite video game heroine. <3
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Final Fantasy IX's Princess Garnet til Alexandros royal dress. <3
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I was walking around AX'10 with my friend (who was cosplaying the other Listen! Mio (with the purple OP)) and a woman came up to me and asked if I could take a picture with her daughter (who was too shy to ask, she commented) and I gladly did so. Then, the little girl asked for another one on her DS Lite, and it just cracked me up because I still have the first generation. xD
Tell us a little about yourself
Like everyone here, I have a grand obsession with anime, manga, and video games, but I also enjoy visual/sound/light novels. I speak Japanese, but I'm not Japanese. I leave it to you to guess what I am (besides Asian). :)
My favorite anime
Umineko no Naku Koro ni, Pretear, Shaman King, Shiki, Princess Ai, Yu Yu Hakusho, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu, .hack//SIGN, D*N*Angel, Bakemonogatari, CLANNAD, East of Eden, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, IGPX and many more.
My favorite game(s)
Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy 7, 9, 10, X-2, and Tactics Advance, Fire Emblem (7), Lunar Legends, Mario Cart 64 and all Mario Parties
My favorite character(s)
Golden Witch Beatrice, Ushiromiya Battler, Katsura Kotonoha, Senjougahara Hitagi, Akemi Homura, Suzumiya Haruhi, Tsunashi Takuto, Zidane Tribal
My favorite movies(s)
Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Yu Yu Hakusho: Poltergeist Report, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children