What got you into cosplay?
I've always been a crafter.
What was your first costume and why?
Sailor Pluto for Halloween!
What is your favorite costume and why?
Vampire Hunter D or the Countessa.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
God Kefka from Final Fantasy VI
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I wore a Riku (Kingdom Hearts) costume to Video Games Live with some friends. A little kid there was very, very excited by my costume and ran up to me chattering about how Riku was his favorite character ever. It was super sweet.
Do you participate in masquerades?
What was your best masquerade experience?
NYCC 2014 was very nicely run.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
~2nd Place Anime at New York Comic-Con 2015 for Vampire Hunter D
~2nd Place Fantasy at New York Comic-Con 2015 for Vampire Hunter D
~Judge's Award at New York Comic-Con 2011 for West Coast Avengers (Hawkeye)
~Best of Show at the New York City Asia Society Cosplay Contest 2010 for Vampire Hunter D
~Best Skit at A-Kon 2008 (with Boom Presentations)
~Best Craftsmanship at Anime Matsuri 2008 for Kefka Palazzo
~1st Place Advanced Hall Cosplay at Ikkicon 2008 for Zidane Tribal
~2nd Place Overall at Oni-con 2007 for Vampire Hunter D
~Judges' Award at Anime-Fest 2007 for Zidane Tribal (with Remy as Steiner)
~1st Runner-Up for Advanced Hall Cosplay at Ikkicon 2008 for Zidane Tribal
Tell us a little about yourself
I live in NYC and study philosophy and political science. I work as a freelance retail display stylist. Over the last few months, I have been traveling in Spain and Catalonia studying politics, language, and nationalism.
I speak English, Spanish, Japanese, Catalan and can read Portuguese, so say "hi"!
My favorite anime
Rose of Versailles, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Fushigi Yuugi, Gundam Wing, Cowboy Bebop
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy VI, Marvel vs Capcom, Katamari Damacy, Star Fox 64, Metal Gear Solid 3
My favorite book(s)
Franny & Zooey, Les MisÚrables, Homage to Catalonia, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, This Side of Paradise. A lot, really. I read a lot.
My favorite character(s)
Raoul Duke. Don't make me choose.
My favorite movies(s)
Midnight in Paris
My favorite actors/actresses
Haruno Sumire, Vincent Price