What got you into cosplay?
We love Halloween. You get to be someone else. It's so fun. Cosplay lets you experience that thrill more than one night of a year!
What was your first costume and why?
For Ryoko it was Kagome. I really wanted to do Inu Yasha, but I got this good deal on a premade Kagome outfit at a convention so I did that.
For Yami it was Kikyo. I really liked Kikyo at the time and it matched Kagome.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My Gaara cosplay is my favorite! I love how it turned out! I think I looked really great! And many people said I was the best Gaara they ever seen! That made me so happy! : D I worked so hard on this costume and I love Gaara to death!
My favorite is my Yamanaka Ino cosplay! I think I looked pretty. It was my first cosplay I felt comfortable in. It was my first costume that I made all of it! I really Ino as a character and it was really fun being her.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
We want to make Zelda costumes of Link and Zelda! We also want to make Sakura and Syaoran's prince and princess costumes from CardCaptor Sakura.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
When cosplaying Gaara at the SoCal Spring Cosplay Gathering a little boy said to his mother "Mommy, what's the parade about?" And his mother answered, "I don't know." The little boy then says, "What are they doing?" His mom replies, "They're having an Easter Egg hunt." And then the boy said something that cracked me up, "They scare me."
Another Gaara experience. I was glomped and then chased down flights of stairs. When I thought I had escaped one of the fan girls appeared next to me and Gaara screamed. She ran away singing that she made Gaara scream... >.<
Another time when Yami cosplayed Takuto and Ryoko as Meroko from Fullmoon wo Sagashite. We went into the bahroom to tidy up and a little girl said to her mom, "Why are boys in the bathroom?" and the mom answered, "As long as they don't see anything." I guess Yami really looked like a boy to that child. Well she was cosplaying one!
Also when we cosplayed as Kikyo and Kagome a lot of little kid cosplayers parent's make them take a pic with us. Tiny Inu Yasha and Shippo were so cute!
Do you participate in masquerades?
No, no masquerades. But I do have a few ideas.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes, but only little awards at birthday parties and gatherings.
Tell us a little about yourself
We're twins that work together. We're in highschool. We love to draw and write!
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Cosplay is so much fun!
My favorite anime
Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, Full Moon wo Sagashite, Yu Yu Hakusho, Fruits Basket, Detective Conan, Tsubasa, Card Captor Sakura, Ranma 1/2, Ouran Host Club, Lovely Complex
My favorite game(s)
The Legend of Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, Super Smash Bros Melee
My favorite character(s)
Gaara, Sakura, Syaoran, Kaoru, Link, Cloud, Kurama
Ino, Naruto, Shikamaru, Aerith, Zelda, Botan