What got you into cosplay?
Although I grew up on manga ever since I was little, I knew nothing about the anime con scene till I went with a couple friends to Baka!-Con in 1998. It was a very new con in our state, so it was tiny at the time (people will know it as Sakura Con now), but it was my first time ever seeing cosplayers. Me: WHAT IS THIS "COSPLAY" THING I'VE NEVER KNOWN ABOUT. Anyway, I've always loved arts and crafts so cosplay was easy for me to get into. Because of this hobby and many awesome friends, I started to learn more about sewing and eventually bought my own sewing machine in 2002. (All the costumes I made before that were ghetto and done by hand LOL.)
What was your first costume and why?
Ukyo from Ranma 1/2 -- I was young and very obsessed with the manga (and the Super Famicom games!)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I've had so much fun at every con I've been to, regardless of how big or small it is, so I can't single one out.
Tell us a little about yourself
I love to indulge in coffee, tea, red wine, games, music, occasional clubbing and live shows, and wasting time on the intarweb.
My favorite anime
Berserk, Escaflowne, FLCL, Hare Nochi Guu, Haunted Junction, Hellsing, Hetalia, Kodocha, Lodoss War, Macross, many Miyazaki films, Noir, Now and Then Here and There, Ouran Host Club, Paranoia Agent, Soul Eater, Spiral, Trigun, Utena
My favorite game(s)
Ragnarok Online, Genso Suikoden series, Final Fantasy series, Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross, Secret of Mana, Lufia II, Wild ARMs, Twisted Metal (1, 2, Black), Samurai Spirits, Bomberman
My favorite book(s)
I'll put manga here for now:
Blade of the Immortal, Bleach, Death Note, DNAngel, Dragonball, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fushigi Yuugi, Hetalia, Houshin Engi, Katekyo Hitman REBORN!, Ranma 1/2, RG Veda, Rurouni Kenshin, Sailor Moon, Shaman King, Slam Dunk, Yu Yu Hakusho
My favorite character(s)
Haha wow. Too many to list!
Though one of my tops is definitely Yukishiro Enishi (雪代縁) from Rurouni Kenshin. For those that don't know that's where I got the handle "Nishi" from. :)
My favorite movies(s)
Memento, Equilibrium, Boondock Saints, Requiem for a Dream, Being John Malkovich, V for Vendetta, Dead Snow, Nightmare Before Christmas, tons of Disney animations