What got you into cosplay?
Tori: What got me first thinking was when I played Legend of Dragoon (for the PSone) and I wanted an outfit like Shana's so bad. A few years later, my friends kept listing off all these characters from mangas and animes that I aparently looked like. Still, there was only one I wanted to do - and that was Anna from Shaman King.
Missy: To put it simply - my sister.
What was your first costume and why?
Tori: My first was Anna the Itako from Shaman King. I wanted an easy costume to wear for Halloween (2004). Over the next year, I improved it for Nekocon 8. I wore an even more improved version to Nekocon 9.
Missy: Sana Harada from Kodocha, because I love that show and I needed something for Nekocon 8.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Tori: As of now? Currently it's Misa Amane of Death Note. Her personality is a lot like mine and it was because of my friend insisting I cosplay her that finally got me to actually like the series.
Missy: Kairi's pink dress, because it accomidates my sister's.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Tori: Actually, yes. One day, my goal is to cosplay summoner Yuna. I really don't know why, but it's a goal that I probably won't accomplish for a long time.
Missy: Yes. Let me think. Temari. Yeah. Because she's awesome like that.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Tori: There are a LOT of great memories. I guess from my last convention...the Misato who came up to me while I was in my Aeris cosplay and wanted a picture WITH me. It made me all warm and fuzzy inside.
T: The girl with the purple hair from Evangelion.
M: Oh. Well, to answer the question, there are so many, too hard to think... Aw! My brain!
T: Well, my second would have to be when I was in my Namine cosplay and a Roxas and Axel were like "Namine! We're doing unspeakable acts with Roxas and Axel action figures!" "Yeah, yaoi!"
Do you participate in masquerades?
Tori: Yes, one so far. X3 Panda Sushi!
What was your best masquerade experience?
I competed with two friends for fun at Anime Mid-Atlantic June 2008. I served as captain, organizing everything so we'd hopefully be successful. We ended up as group #3 performing "L and the Chocolate Factory."
You can watch it here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=zs-Ar7Ew2w4
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Tori: Sadly...not yet. I don't really care actually. I do it because I want to dress up and have fun. ^_^ I don't care about silly awards. I do like a little praise here and there, but nothing to make my ego enlargen any more.
Missy: My award...is fufilling other people's dream. *Insert drama* Which I have successfully completed by putting bunny ears on my head! J/k, j/k.
Tell us a little about yourself
Tori: Evil...school. I do have a family, of course. Do I hate my job? If you consider school and everything else I do one, then yes, I hate it. But the outcome is what I work for. My hobbies include gaming (a lot), singing and dancing when I think no one is looking, cosplaying, and well...um...I don't know what else. ^_^;;
Missy: Of course I'm in school, it's the law. And no I don't have a family. Isn't it obvious by the screenname? Dumb question. But of course I have a family. How else would I be on this earth? No, I was hatched from an egg which fell from the sky. 'Nuff said.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Tori: ...I'm me and only me? Yay!?
Missy: Did I just not say 'nuff said?
My favorite anime
Tori: My god...don't even get me started. Just ask me if I like an anime and I'll tell you yes or no, or if I haven't watched it yet.
Missy: Marmaleto Boy! *Chuckle* Oh yeah, and Super Gals. They're all preppy, just like me!
T: ...And this is why you've got a weasel in your head.
My favorite game(s)
Tori: Final Fantasy series, Legend of Dragoon (being my first RPG), the .hack legacy, the Kingdom Hearts series...things like that. Along with Dance Dance Revolution and Karaoke Revolution... And then I just recently got back into Tenchu, as well as Silent Hill.
Missy: Marmaleto Boy! Where you have to get Miki run over by a car! *Laughs*
My favorite book(s)
Tori: Does manga count? XP Don't worry, I read normal books too. Just recently I decided to get over myself and pick up New Moon (the sequal to Twilight). After I finished, my friend forced me to read the first one, both of which I found terrific. So now, I'm trying to wait for Eclipse. *Sigh*
Missy: I would have to say I fancy the dictionary. Nothing quite fufills my reading needs.
My favorite character(s)
Tori: Deidara from Naruto (why else would I claim him?). Though Suigetsu seems kind of cool...but my loyalty is sticking to Deidara, he's just awesome like that.
Missy: Mm...I would have to say the Sickle Weasel.
T: For those of you who don't know, it's Temari's summon from Naruto.
M: Sickle Weasel!
My favorite movies(s)
Tori: RENT and Game Over. 8)
Missy: What's Game Over?
T: The one where if you started playing the game, you would eventually die.
M: ...That's Stay Alive.
T: ...>_< DOH!
M: Well, considering all my favorite movies change constantly, don't make me go there.
My favorite actors/actresses
Tori: Bleh. I don't really care for this kind of thing.
Missy: Mm...None really. I don't care for Hollywood, they're pretty gay.
M: They are!