What got you into cosplay?
Well, I'd always wanted to cosplay, but I didn't know it existed until one day i stumbled across some pictures of pikminlink and adella online. Then I said to myself "Wow! That's amazing! I want to do that!"...So...then I did.
What was your first costume and why?
Zelda, actually. And...I made it for an English project. The teacher told us to read something, she didn't care what, and make something out of it....so I read *cough, cough* an OoT Stratagey guide and made Zelda's dress. I got an A in that class. lol.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Marin, from Link's Awakening. I just feel...really close to that character.
More currently Fierce Deity Link....just because it makes me feel more powerful then I really am...lol.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Well, i'd like to make real armor for my Oni Link costume. My dream costume was Marin, but, you know...there are lots of things I'd like to make. I'd love to make one of my own characters famous someday just so I can see people dress up like him, too. lol. (If anyone wants to see my character, go to http://littlemarin.deviantart.com and look up Schade ~_^)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
ACen 2007. It was my first con...and it was so much fun! I glomped all sorts of people and made some new friends!
Acen 2008: I was Oni Link and people kept stopping me for pictures and asking me for hugs. It was wonderful...I felt popular.lol. Also, my first Zelda photoshoot!
Do you participate in masquerades?
2008- Anime Iowa- OoT Princess Zelda
2009- Anime Iowa- JoD NiGHTS
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Uhm....for School Spirit Days and some Halloween things.
Anime Iowa 2008
- Friday 4pm Hall Contest- OoT/ SSBM Sheik
Anime Iowa 2009
-Friday 7pm Hall Contest- Zelda Four Swords Group Cosplay
-Friday 9pm Hall Contest- Fire Emblem/ SSBB Prince Marth Lowell
-Masquerade- Best Novice Construction- JoD NiGHTS
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm an Art Major and Theatre Minor in college. I love the Zelda series and I've created my own Zelda "pairing" of Marin (Link's Awakening) and Fierce Deity Link (Majora's Mask). They are both one time characters and I love them both...so.... I paired them. I also do quite a bit of Zelda fanart.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Hmmm... I think it would be cool if we could get all of the Zelda cosplayers together in one place and just have a big Zelda-con. lol.
My favorite anime
Fruits Basket, Sailor Moon, Yu-Gi-Oh, One Piece, Naruto, etc.
I've seen quite a few, I just can't remeber the names of most of them...lol. I also haven't seen all of most of the animes I have seen...so I don't know a lot about them.
My favorite game(s)
Zelda : A Link to the Past, Link's Awakening, Majora's Mask, Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, and Phantom Hourglass.
Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, and Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus.
My favorite book(s)
Chronicles of Narnia, The One Prince, Mere Chirstianity, The Blue Sword, Sherlock Holmes, Shakesphere's Sonnets, Shadow Castle, Peter Pan, To Kill a Mockingbird
My favorite character(s)
Marin, Oni Link, Vincent Valentine, Guilt-Na (aka Guilt-Na-Zan) from Vampire Doll
My favorite movies(s)
Well...I reall like Musicals, espcially Andrew Llyod Webber musicals. Uhm...Batman, Indiana Jones, Superman (the ones with Christophere Reeves), Spiderman, the Crow, most Disney Movies, Narnia, some of the Pokemon Movies, Ironman, etc
My favorite actors/actresses
Gerarde Butler, Johnny Depp, Angalina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Nichole Kidman, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf (sp?), Pattrick Stewart,Christian Bale, Lenoard Nimoy, William Shatner, DeForest Kelly, Charleton Heston