What got you into cosplay?
My best friend Maki. She came up with the idea for us to cosplay an anime series we both enjoyed.
What was your first costume and why?
Legato Bluesummers of Trigun
My best friend and I were really obsessed with the anime and every now and then, we would role play as Vash and Legato. So, we heard about a convention and we wanted to make those 2 characters our first cosplays.
What is your favorite costume and why?
It's hard to pick one, but I guess Asagi's "Yami no Kuni no Alice" costume. I felt really elegant in it and I like the details despite it being hot and making my body sore afterwards.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I have a whole list of choices ranging from video games, anime, and jrock artists. There are a couple kpop artists I wouldn't mind trying either.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
AKon 15, when my best friend, her parents, her sister and I were getting registered and these 2 girls dragged me away. They made me look at fanart and told me my costume was awesome and it was great to see a decent Legato cosplay. Then later, someone else took me somewhere, complimented my costume, and gave me yummy pocky. :3
Do you participate in masquerades?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes, I have. O-Chibi-Con '04, I won 2nd place for Legato Bluesummers. SoniCon 2010, I won 2nd place for my skit as Yuji. A-Kon 21, I won 3rd place with my friend for Inugami Kyoko and Jouji-II in jpop/jrock cosplay and were featured in Cure magazine. Mikaru was also featured in an issue of Cure. A-Kon 22, I won 2nd place for Asagi in jpop/jrock cosplay. A-Kon 23, I won 1st place for Die in jpop/jrock cosplay.
Tell us a little about yourself
Currently, I'm a college student pursuing my dreams of becoming a film director/screenwriter. I like making new friends and trying out new things, especially when it comes to movies, Asian dramas, video games, and music.
My favorite anime
Trigun, Monster, Case Closed, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Kiki's Delivery Service
My favorite game(s)
Tomb Raider, DDR, Tekken, Mortal Kombat, The Sims 2, Bust a Groove, Silent Hill
My favorite book(s)
Lalapipo, Hotel Iris, Ring, Villian, The Misadventures of Wonder Woman
My favorite character(s)
Legato Bluesummers, Sano, Milly Thompson, Hwoarang, Jin Kazama, Nitara, Noob Sabot, Lara Croft, Ikuto, Puchiko, Ed
My favorite movies(s)
Nightmare on Elm Street, Secret Window, Save the Last Dance, Bring It On, Strange Circus, Ringu, Dark Knight, Finding Nemo,...