What got you into cosplay?
Ever since I was a kid, I've always loved dressing up. I used to raid my closet for clothes that I could use to dress up in and pretend to be my favourite characters...it was quite silly now that I look back on it, but hey - for a small child it was a blast. I went to my first expo in October 2006 and my sister was cosplaying, and she demanded I did too...so I took her up on that offer and now here I am!
What was your first costume and why?
My first ever costume that was properly made (and that I ever remember...my memory is so bad) was Alice from Alice in Wonderland, when I was about six years old, made by my mother. My first costume that now I know about cosplay properly was Aerith Gainsborough's Kingdom Hearts I dress.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Definitely Bumblebee. I spent the best part of a year (on and off, that is) creating the costume, and then it got such a fantastic response at the convention I debuted it at from kids and adults alike!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Well, Bumblebee and Belle's ballgown were my dream costumes, but since I've finished those two now I have to pick a new one! It would have to be Pearl from Starlight Express, which is my favourite theatre musical. Either that, or Sarah's ballgown from Labyrinth.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Having little kids wave to me shouting "Hi Bumblebee!" and asking for photographs and hugs. One little girl even asked if I was going to the second day of a convention I wore my Bumblebee cosplay to, which I unfortunately wasn't!
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes, I do! :)
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes! I have been honoured to recieve the awards I have, as I often think there are a lot of better costumes than mine competing! I list what awards I win on my costume entries.
My favorite anime
Dragonball Z, Flint the Time Detective, Gundam Wing, Outlaw Star, Shinzo, Tenchi Muyo!
My favorite game(s)
Crash Bandicoot, Final Fantasy, Jet Set Radio, NiGHTS, Silent Hill, Sly Raccoon, Tekken, Tomb Raider, Little Big Adventure
My favorite book(s)
Anything by James Patterson, The Shawshank Redemption (Stephen King), The Alex Rider books (Anthony Horowitz), No Second Chance (Harlan Coben), Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
My favorite character(s)
Sly Cooper, Dimitri Lousteau, Bumblebee, Belle, Coco Bandicoot
My favorite movies(s)
Singin' In The Rain, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Labyrinth, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, TRON, The Shawshank Redemption, The Wizard of Oz, Blues Brothers, The Rocketeer
My favorite actors/actresses
Gene Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Matthew Broderick, Tara Strong, Jim Carrey, Bill Murray