What got you into cosplay?
Dressing up as my favorite anime characters is awesome that's why. Its just something that I've always wanted to do and Halloween was never really enough to satisfy my pallet for it.
What was your first costume and why?
Alright so technically I started cosplaying in 2005, but when I was a kid I would dress up for Halloween as a sailor soldier of my choosing. Sailor Moon was my first actual anime costume. My first official cosplay costume was Tomoyo from Card Captor Sakura which was originally a Halloween costume anyway.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I love being known as "Starfire" since she was my first costume that I was proud of wearing. But I think Haku and Dead Haku are my favorite to wear. Its extremely comfortable and low maintenance. I don't have to repair something on it for every con.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
A CLAMP cosplay. Their designs are so ridiculous that I just want to do it for the sheer difficulty of it. I'd also like to do something that has props too.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
ACen 2006 when i was starfire.
ACen 2007 Masquerade: Naruto Algorithm March (its on Youtube!)
Youmacon 2007: Fun with Animosity
Ohayocon 2008: people were trying to get our picture during the masq. while we were walking back to our seats! wow!
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes! I love skits! they factor largely into my con schedule. I just have so much fun being on stage and entertaining people!
What was your best masquerade experience?
ACen '07 and Ohayocon '08
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes! :D I'm soo happy and honored!
Tell us a little about yourself
I have a Bachelor of Arts in English. I worked as an ALT in Japanese schools for 2 years.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I wish I had more time!
My favorite anime
CCS, Tsubasa, XXXHolic, Fruits Basket, Gundam Wing, Sailor Moon, Trigun, Evangelion, Teen Titans, Monster, Baccano!, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, FF7: Advent Children, Wolfs Rain, Mononoke, Ouran High School Host Club, Princess Tutu, Yakitate!! Japan!, Avatar (hush its close enough), theres other stuff i can't remember right now
My favorite game(s)
I was never allowed a gaming system when i was growing up, so i borrow them from friends theis is what i know....i love the final fantasy series, and Kingdom Hearts I and II, Harvest Moon, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess.
My favorite book(s)
A lot of Manga. anything by CLAMP, and whatever is listed in anime, Memoirs of a Geisha, Chronicles of Narnia, the Harry Potter series, random things i've read for school and haven't wanted to burn.
My favorite character(s)
Starfire, Haku, Duo Maxwell, Quatre Raberba Winner, Sailor Venus, everyone from CCS and Tsubasa, anyone i've ever cosplayed... Kusuriuri from Mononoke, Everyone from Baccano!
My favorite movies(s)
LOTR, X-Men, Batman Begins, The Last Samurai, Memoirs of a Geisha, Cheesy Chick Flicks, Miyazaki Films, movies that make my brain hurt, Disney movies
My favorite actors/actresses
Julie Andrews, Gene Kelly, Dick Van Dyke (that being my 50's-70's hollywood musical phase right there..) Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Liv Tyler, Melissa Joan Hart, Hynden Walch (Voiced Starfire and Princess Bubblegum!) ...theres more i just can't think of them right now