What got you into cosplay?
I love the idea of dressing up as a character from anime/manga/game. My friends started cosplaying earlier than me. I wanted to cosplay but couldn't choose which character to work on. That time, my friends and I were into Fruits Baskets. We really love the series. It's well-written and the characters were all lovable. So when they decided to do Fruits Basket, I joined! And I chose Kuramae Mine.
What was your first costume and why?
It was for a ballet performance. I'm not sure what character it is. But I had a lil tiara and a romantic tutu. For an anime character, it was Kuramae Mine from Fruits Basket. I chose Mine because she's fun!
What is your favorite costume and why?
I can't choose. I enjoyed wearing the costumes and being my fave characters. And definitely the memories. :)
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I want to try wearing a mecha costume. It'll be Gundam DeathScythe. For other characters, it's either Morrigan or Emma Frost.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My debut in Toycon 2005. My mom was very proud. And Ayame and I, we're the hottest pair in that con!
Do you participate in masquerades?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Villain (2005, schoolplay), Best Female Character (2009, company event), Best Dressed - Female (2012, company event)
Tell us a little about yourself
My friends and I had put up an on-line community
called KamuiGroup - www.kamuigroup.tk.
It served as a home for us, anime fans in our university back when there was no recognized org yet in such interest/s. Our community also welcomed Jmusic, Jfashion, games, cosplay, etc.
My favorite anime
...There are so many of them.
And I think there are some days when I'm so into this anime then I'll go back to one of my previous faves then I'll watch/follow a new one. Like...
Full Moon wo Sagashite,
Gravitation, GTO, Gundam series, Junjou Romatica, Hellsing, Initial D, Midori days, Ouran High School Host Club, SKIP BEAT!, Studio Ghibli works, Yami no Matsuei, Yuyu Hakusho
My favorite game(s)
Outdoor - badminton, tennis and volleyball.
Indoor games - arcade!!!!
Initial D arcade ver.3,
Marvel vs. Capcom,
Para Para Paradise,
My favorite book(s)
Laura Joh Rowland,
My favorite movies(s)
Interview with A Vampire, The House Bunny, The Blind Side
My favorite actors/actresses
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman