What got you into cosplay?
When I attended my first convention at Anime Expo in 2003, I saw all the wonderful costumes and I wanted to try cosplaying since it looked so fun.
What was your first costume and why?
Hinamori Momo from BLEACH. I thought it would be relatively easy and I really liked BLEACH at the time.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I don't have a definite favorite as I like wearing all my costumes. I don't like some of my older ones, though, because they're inaccurate.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I would love to make this gorgeous outfit that Haruno Sakura from Naruto wears in this one anime picture. It looks like a funked up kimono and looks so beautiful (and difficult to make XD). I would also like to make a ball gown-type costume one day.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
When I first cosplayed Hinamori, a random stranger told me that I looked exactly like her and asked if they could hug me. XD;; I also get really excited when I see cosplayers walking around whom I've seen pictures of online and really admire.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I wish I could. They look like a lot of fun!
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a Chinese-American girl in college at USC (fight on!), Fine Arts major. My favorite colors are white and beige. I like to play piano, read, draw, and watch movies.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Please message me if you want to cosplay something from the same series as me at any convention. :)
My favorite anime
Most of CLAMP's stuff, Vandread, Ouran Koukou Host Club, The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi, BLEACH, Naruto, D.Gray-man, HunterXHunter, One Piece, Full Metal Alchemist, Fruits Basket, Now and Then Here and There, Gokusen, Pretear, Avatar, Sugar Sugar Rune, etc.
My favorite game(s)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask/Windwaker/Twilight Princess, Wave Race: Blue Storm, Burnout, Ikaruga, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pokemon Snap, Snowboard Kids 2
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter Series, Howl's Moving Castle, Ella Enchanted, Phoenix Rising, Pride & Prejudice, The Golden Compass
My favorite character(s)
Yuki (Furuba), Tamaki (Hostbu), Sanji (OP), Winry (FMA), Nabuca (NTHT), Byakuya (BLEACH), Kanda (DGM), Sai (Naruto), Suzaku (Code Geass)
My favorite movies(s)
Spirited Away, Pride & Prejudice (Keira version), Constantine, The Classic, Lovesick Dead, Pan's Labyrinth, Kingdom of Heaven
My favorite actors/actresses
Orlando Bloom, Anne Hathaway, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Ioan Gruffudd, Christian Bale, Edward Norton, Jeremy Irons, Youki Kudoh, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Takkey, Tamaki Hiroshi, MatsuJun, Anne Suzuki, Ueno Juri