What got you into cosplay?
Animefest 2003, and that n00bish feeling you get from being at a con in normal clothes. And seeing cosplayers in the pages of Animerica (/nostalgia) made me really want to do it!
What was your first costume and why?
Excel Excel from Excel Saga! Because Excel Saga is a frickin' hillarious anime, Excel was my favorite character, and her on-crack personality fit me perfectly! Plus, you've gotta love the hot pants and combat boots! Now *that's* classy! ^_~
What is your favorite costume and why?
Bunny Girl Haruhi Suzumiya, because it was so easy and so much fun to wear! And it's definitely the optimal camera-whoring costume! ^_~ And Haruhi is definitely one of my favorite characters of all time because we have such eerily similar personaltiy traits (cough-psychotic-cough)
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Puni Puni Poemy, a full latex version of Silk Spectre II from Watchmen (to replace my ghetto version ^^;;), and Astaroshe Asran from Trinity Blood.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Seeing S.K.I.N. in concert at AnimeExpo 2007 is up there on the list, but also performing in masquerades with Happy!Project and my current group the Renai Rangers! And spending time with my cosplay troupe, the Ghetto Shanghai Cutie Honeys and getting into random shenanigans and adventures is always a blast! Ghost hunting at A-Kon ranks high on the list too! XD
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yup yup! I've participated in 2 with Happy!Project and 2 with the Renai Rangers (both JPop cosplay groups), and my cosplay troupe, the Ghetto Shanghai Cutie Honeys, will be doing our first skit at AnimeFest 2009!
What was your best masquerade experience?
Definitely winning the JPop/JRock contest at A-Kon 20. That was a blast!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
First Place~JPop/JRock Cosplay Contest, A-Kon 20
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm an advertising/PR major, magical girl, idol-in-training and bundle of chaos from Fort Worth, Texas! I'd love to work for a professional label overseas (such as Up Front or Avex), but I'm happy doing my best and making my own way!
I'm the leader of the Renai Rangers, a JPop cosplay and performance group based in DFW, and I love having the opportunity to sing and dance onstage in front of a crowd. I'd love to start a real band someday in the future (we shall be known as...GEISHA CHAINSAW!!), so I'm working to master the guitar!
My main interests are cosplay, music, paranormal investigation, making movies, and shenanigans! But I also go into glee spasms at the though of purikura, karaoke, firearms, Japanese acid trip games, dancing, and board games!
My favorite anime
Martian Successor Nadesico, Excel Saga, Cowboy Bebop, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Full Moon wo Sagashite, Tenjho Tenge,Neon Genesis Evangelion, Sailor Moon,Silent Mobius,FLCL,XXXholic, Gundam SEED, Pretear, Chrno Crusade,Full Metal Panic, and Darker than Black
My favorite game(s)
No More Heroes, Rumble Roses, Fatal Frame (especially 2), DDR, Space Channel 5, Gitaroo Man, Animal Crossing, Katamari, ParaPara Paradise, FFVII, DOA, Guilty Gear,
My favorite book(s)
Shimotsuma Monogatari (aka Kamikaze Girls)Memoirs of a Geisha, Jane Eyre, A Tale of Two Cities, Harry Potter series (esp. 3, 5, and 6), Speak, A Great and Terrible Beauty, Pride and Prejudice, and the Daughters of the Moon series
Manga: Paradise Kiss, Ayashi no Ceres, Death Note, Hana Yori Dango, School Rumble, Gentleman's Alliance Cross, Full Moon wo Sagashite, XXXholic, NANA,D.Gray Man, Ludwig Kakumei, Body, Love*Com
My favorite character(s)
Asuka Langley Sohryu, Misa Amane, Haruhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki, Rukia Kuchiki, Mitsuki Kouyama, Meroko Yui, Izumi Lio, Yurika Misumaru, Haruko Haruhara, Excel Excel, Poemi Watanabe, Klaude Winchester, Rage/Reiji, Mio Amakura, Naruto Uzumaki (but only subbed. Dubbed=death and disgust), Spike Spiegle, Vash the Stampede, Legato Bluesummers, Hachi and Nobu, Miwako, Eclaire, Usagi Tsukino, Lacus Clyne
My favorite movies(s)
Kill Bill Vol. 1, Shimotsuma Monogatari, Battle Royale, Moulin Rouge, Grindhouse, NANA, Josie and the Pussycats, The Maid, RENT (although the live version PWNZ!!!), Dogma, Skyhigh(but not the shitty Disney movie), Ichi the Killer, Spice World, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, Conqueror of Shambala, Moonchild, Pulp Fiction, Zoolander
My favorite actors/actresses
Nicole Kidman, Anna Tsuchiya, Milla Jovovich, Kyoka Fukada, Isla Fisher
John Cusack, Hiroki Narimiya, Toma Ikuta, Jun Matsumoto