What got you into cosplay?
I've always loved costumes, and I have quite a few favorite characters, so what could be better than dressing in the costume of one of your favorite characters?
What was your first costume and why?
My mom made me an Ariel costume from Disney's The Little Mermaid. Like many little girls from my generation, I was absolutely obsessed with that movie. If you want to get technical, my Stormtrooper armor was probably my first true cosplay, and I chose that costume because they look awesome.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My Team Fortress 2 Red Medic. I just really like the costume design and interacting with other TF2 players.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Oh dear...I have many costumes I want to make, but I'd say it would have to be the pink power ranger from the first U.S. butchering of a sentai series. Sigh.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Giving (and receiving) free candy at anime conventions. Guaranteed to make you new friends. Meeting Pocki Ninja was also pretty memorable.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Rarely, but yes. I was in the Fullmetal Alchemist skit at Anime USA '06 as non-flashback Riza Hawkeye. There's a video of it on YouTube if you're really curious. I was also in the "Dark Side Cookies" skit at Farpoint 2012.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Listening to Azriell giggle is something I'm never going to forget. Also winning three trophies at Farpoint 2012 when I thought we wouldn't win anything at all was pretty spectacular.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I have won awards for skits I did in costume. Our "Dark Side Cookies" skit at Farpoint 2012 won Ninja's Choice Award, First Place Champion's Cup, and Best in Show.
Tell us a little about yourself
My hobbies include napping, procrastinating, playing old video games, laughing at random things around me, scaring people in public, and reading science stuff. I'm also in the 501st, so I can be found wandering around in my stormtrooper armor on a fairly regular basis.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
It really is impossible to see anything out of those stormtrooper helmets.
My favorite anime
Fullmetal Alchemist, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Jubei Chan, Trigun, Planetes and Ouran Host Club.
My favorite game(s)
Mario 64, Gex: Enter The Gecko, Katamari Damachi, We Love Katamari, Star Wars Legos II: The Original Trilogy, Odin Sphere, and Team Fortress 2.
My favorite book(s)
There isn't enough space here to list them all.
My favorite character(s)
Maes Hughes, Riza Hawkeye, Alex Armstrong, V, Storm, Rogue, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Rouge the Bat, Princess Leia, The Medic, The Soldier, Princess Peach, Luigi, Captain Amelia, and plenty more that I can't think of right now.
My favorite movies(s)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, V For Vendetta, the Original Star Wars Trilogy, The Addams Family, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Treasure Planet, and others.
My favorite actors/actresses
Hugo Weaving, William Macy, Geoffrey Rush, Greta Garbo, and probably a few others I'm forgetting.