What got you into cosplay?
A combination of my various fandom obsessions and my friend Lauren, who can be seen with me in most of my photos.
What was your first costume and why?
I was child Link from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time when I was eleven years old, before I even knew what cosplay was. I gathered pieces for that costume for what must have been a year in advance: that game back then was my life. Things haven't changed much since; I'm just a little taller and have more obsessions.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My steampunk costume, because I love being an evil cockney.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
At NYCC '07, I went to the Venture Brothers panel, got to ask a question, and got to say hi to Doc and Jackson, and that in itself was awesome enough...but then later on I was in the dealer's room browsing through a stack of comics when I hear, "Pete!" And who should it be when I turn around but the dynamic duo themselves. We actually got to talk for a while about random things, and they told me how thrilled they were to see someone cosplaying Pete. It was one of those moments where you meet your heroes in real life and realize they're every bit as awesome as you always thought they would be.
My favorite anime
HELLSIIIIIING. Also Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, Excel Saga, Fake, FLCL, Lupin the Third, Sailor Moon, Tenchi Muyo, Trigun.
My favorite game(s)
Animal Crossing, Dance Dance Revolution series, Harvest Moon series, Final Fantasy series, Karaoke Revolution series, Katarmari Damacy, Legend of Zelda series, Okami, Paper Mario, Phantasy Star Online, Ragnarok, The Sims, Soul Calibur series, Tales of Symphonia, We Love Katamari, World of Warcraft, Yoshi's Story
My favorite movies(s)
Amelie, Benny and Joon, Big Fish, Camp, Cat Soup, Cecil B. Demented, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, A Clockwork Orange, The Doors, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fight Club, Finding Neverland, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, High Tension, Infamous, Kiki's Delivery Service, Kill Bill, Labyrinth, Legend, Lola Rennt, Moulin Rouge, My Neighbor Totoro, Natural Born Killers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Princess Mononoke, Pulp Fiction, Rent, The Road to El Dorado, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Romeo+Juliet, Saw, A Scanner Darkly, Spirited Away, Stay, Tokyo Godfathers, V for Vendetta, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.