What got you into cosplay?
Random chance I suppose. My friend asked me if I wanted to go to a con. I went and had a blast (my costume sucked, but I still had fun). About a year ago my friends and I decided to go as a Zelda group. There were some complications with the costume my friend made, so I just decided from there on out I would just make my own. (An expensive and time-consuming decision on my part...)
What was your first costume and why?
I consider my first costume to be my Twilight Princess Zelda. Before that I made myself a couple costumes just for fun/Halloween. (Hiei, Link, Ranma, Edward) These all were all made with the wrong fabrics and without patterns, so they were not that great. I count Zelda is the first and I chose her because my group wanted to do a big Twilight Princess group. I felt that I probably wouldn't make a good Link so I opted for Zelda instead.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Brawl Sheik. It's the easiest to move around in and plus I have a great Smash group to go with it. And it's Sheik, enough said.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Terra Branford Dissidia style is my dream costume, but since I am working on it, I suppose I need to start thinking of a new one. Perhaps Sailor Moon will do, I was so in love with that show. :)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Sac-Anime summer 2010. A group of Zelda fans/cosplayers standing in a stairwell talking about Ganondorf and his MAIDS!!! It was one of the best times I have had.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Going on my second attempt now! Will I do a third? No one knows. :P
What was your best masquerade experience?
Both have been pretty good so far. I would say this last one at Fanime was the most stressful, but I id have a lot of fun.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes sir, madam sir. Judges award at Sakuracon 2010 and the Design Award at Fanime 2011. :)
Tell us a little about yourself
I graduated from school but am considering going back when I have a little more money. I have a nice family. I am jobless, but happy. :) On my free time I go on walks in the park, work on costumes, and my original comic series (someday it will be published I hope).
My favorite anime
I hate this question... FullMetal Alchemist, Twelve Kingdoms, Howl's Moving Castle, (I know it's not anime) but Avatar the Last Airbender, Ergo Proxy, Slayers, Hellsing... and there are a lot more...
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy 6, Final Fantasy 10, Medieval, Ninja Gaiden, Xenogears, Kingdom Hearts (1 and 2), Super Mario RPG, the Zelda series, the Jak and Daxter series, the Assassin Creed series, the Smash Bros. series, and the Prince of Persia series. Yeah that about covers it.
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings, The Last Unicorn, and the Eragon trilogy
My favorite character(s)
... an equally hated question. So I refuse to answer.
My favorite movies(s)
Silence of the Lambs, V for Vendetta, Lord of the Rings, The Dark Crystal, Memoirs of a Geisha... oh the list goes on.
My favorite actors/actresses