What got you into cosplay?
One of my friends introduced me to cosplay. Later I gained more interest in it, and in the spring of 2006 started to cosplay as Vivi from One Piece. It was my favorite series at the time.
What was your first costume and why?
Vivi's Whiskey Peak costume was my first actual cosplay... But I did love to wear a Super Mario costume mom made for me when I was about 7 years old. I was a huge Mario fan back then, before getting into Zelda. XD I don't have any photos of that though, I'd love to find one...
What is your favorite costume and why?
Skull Kid, a character I really love and can easily relate to, and my first self-made cosplay. And then there's Zant, because he's simply awesome. Also, I love wearing my Allen cosplays, as he's so adorable.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I'm going to put a lot of love into my upcoming cosplay of my original character, prince Alphie!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I couldn't name just one thing. Every contest I've entered has been awesome and all the people I've met at cons and online have been lovely.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Sometimes when I feel like preparing a more complex costume.
What was your best masquerade experience?
All the ones I've gotten in Finland's cons! They've always been well-judged and the crowd has been awesome. And meeting the other contestants and experiencing the adrenaline rush, I love it!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a trans boy who goes by the name Al in real life. Apart from working on cosplay, my daily life consists of drawing (I'm starting an original comic), playing video games, eating a lot, and napping.
I suffer from some conditions which may result in me seeming shy, but I love meeting new people and just being around crowds.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Anywhere you go, spread love. :D
My favorite anime
D.Gray-Man, Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, Adventure Time
My favorite game(s)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
My favorite book(s)
If you ever see me with a book it's probably just a prop for a cosplay. Haha.
My favorite character(s)
Skull Kid and Zant from Zelda, The Millennium Earl and Allen Walker from D.Gray-Man, all of my own characters
My favorite movies(s)
The Iron Giant, Pacific Rim
My favorite actors/actresses
The guy I don't know yet who totally looks, sounds, and acts like my character. Dream big.