What got you into cosplay?
When I was in high school, I was in the Anime Club. I was invited along to Anime North, and when I heard I could dress up... well, I couldn't say no to the opportunity.
What was your first costume and why?
Kiki, from Kiki's Delivery Service. It was the only costume that I could think I could do without a wig. I made it with items from the second hand store (a dress, pantaloon-ish pants), and an old karate belt for the bow. The hardest part was finding a witch's broom around May.
What is your favorite costume and why?
The Card Captor Sakura dress I made for my sister. It's the princess outfit from the second movie: The Sealed Card. I spent a lot of time on it, and I lve the way it looks.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Lulu from FFX - with all of the correct belts, headdress, lace, and fur. I've started on this, however I need to re-make most of it as is didn't last at Fan Expo.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Looking through old photos from past conventions, trying to find a picture of a costume. Then, I saw a picture I had taken of my fiance before we were dating, haha. It was before we met each other.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
AN07: Best Choreography, Novice
NAF07: Best Warm-Up, Novice
Dot-Con08: Best In Show
AN09: Most Practical Elegance, Journeyman
NAF09:Best Pattern, Journeyman; Best In Show, Journeyman
AN10: Best Tailoring, Artisan
NAF10: Baby Wears Prada, Artisan
Tell us a little about yourself
I have graduated from Fashion Design and cosplay is starting to take over my life. I make Crossplay Binding Corsets, and am currently expanding our product line.
My favorite book(s)
Mercedes Lackey Heralds of Valdemar series.
My favorite movies(s)
Disney's Sleeping Beauty