What got you into cosplay?
Wanted to go to an anime convention and was told that cosplaying was a great way to meet people. It was and now I'm totally hooked!
What was your first costume and why?
Yuuko from xxxholic. Ever since watching the first anime episode, I couldn't get her kimono out of my head!
What is your favorite costume and why?
Yuuko, cause it's definitely my most eye catching and complex costume to date. I'm currently planning on cosplaying another one of Yuuko's outfits in the near future.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Not that I can think of off the top of my head. But I like to ride motorcycles and have been trying to think of something I can do to incorporate that into a cosplay.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My most memorable experience is my first hug/glomp (the nice kind, not the costume damaging, from out of nowhere, kind). I didn't realize people did that at cons, so it was a total shock and I was a bit embarrassed, but felt sorta honored at the same time.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Nope, I've tried to twice, but it never seems to work out.....sad.
Tell us a little about yourself
Right now I'm living in Japan doing the English teaching thing and having a blast. Beyond cosplay/anime, other hobbies include kendo, yoga, motorcycles, and watching football (Go Ohio State!). I'm also a j-drama fan.
My favorite anime
Current series I'm watching include Bleach, D. Gray Man, Tsubasa, VK, Soul Eater, Naruto, Gintama, Hikaru no Go, Ghost Hound, and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai . I'm also a fan of FMA, xxxHolic, KIBA, Angelic Layer, and Rurouni Kenshin.
My favorite game(s)
Right now I'm playing FF Tactics A2. I pretty much enjoy any and all of the Final Fantasy line. I'm also a big Guitar Hero fan and just recently got III as a Christmas gift.
My favorite book(s)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Harry Potter series, 1984; Manga: Tsubasa, xxxHolic, The Wallflower, Death Note, Bleach, D. Gray Man, and this one about a boy who acts really manly but is truly girly inside and has a friend who writes a manga about his life that he likes to read (can't remember the name so if you know it, please fill me in)
My favorite character(s)
My favorite movies(s)
Top Gun, Pretty Woman, Finding Nemo, The Motorcycle Diaries, Howls Moving Castle