What got you into cosplay?
Being able to be your favourite characters for a day, plus feeling like you've accomplished your goal after working hard on a costume and getting attention for it. It's a wonderful overall experience. I thrive off the creative challenges I get from bringing fictional characters to life, there's no end to the possibilities of what you can do!
What was your first costume and why?
Rikku Lady Luck because I thought it was a really cool outfit. All my friends were telling me I looked like her as well.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Ivy, cause it involved making up my own details and I was proud of the results, and my Troll, cause it was so awesome and fun to wear! I like crazy make-up that makes me look totally unreal!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Dragoon Dart from Legend of Dragoon, the best video game of all time!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My grand entrance into MTAC 07' as Ryuk from Deathnote. I was unprepared for the amount of people that bombarded me before I even got off the escalator. It was amazing nonetheless.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes, whenever I can.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Any of the ones that involved making the audience laugh. ^.^
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
6 Hall Costume Awards - Ronso, Tira, Eve, Ivy, Troll & Rocket ~ AC3 '06 - Best Stage Presence as Tira ~ AN '07 - Most Playful as Meru ~ FanExpo '08 - Best Workmanship - Journeyman Division and Best Sci-fi as Ivy ~ AN '09 - Best Workmanship - Artisan Division and Top Calibur Performance as Raphael ~ Featured in Cosmode #25 as Tira ~ G-Anime '10 - Best Artisan as Helmet Girl ~ Ad Astra '10 - Best in Class - Master as Grace ~ AN'10 - Most Innovative Use of Materials as Shiva ~ FanExpo '10 - Best in Show as Troll Shaman ~ AN '11 - Best in Class Workmanship - Master and Most Dramatic as Sylvanas
Tell us a little about yourself
When I'm not cosplaying or making crafts, you can find me doing a lot of live action roleplaying. I love Vampire: The Masquerade and play a regular game in Ottawa. I also love to go out dancing on goth/industrial nights. It's total freedom!
I've recently started working towards creating my own line of costume accessories and taking cosplay commissions as part of a business with a close and equally talented friend. We call ourselves Steampixie and we strive to make this our full-time career!
My favorite anime
Death Note, Pandora Hearts, Digimon, Sailor Moon, FLCL, Trigun, Invader Zim
My favorite game(s)
World of Warcraft, DDR, The Legend of Dragoon, Spyro, Animal Crossing
My favorite book(s)
Blood and Chocolate
My favorite character(s)
Gir from Invader Zim
My favorite movies(s)
Inception, Moulin Rouge, The Cell, Narnia, Advent Children, The Road to El Dorado, Nightwatch, Howl's Moving Castle, The Butterfly Effect, Swan Princess, Paprika, Underworld, Donnie Darko, The Mummy, Dragonheart