What got you into cosplay?
I saw photos of people dressing as my favorite video game characters, so I started looking into making my own costumes. I then found a convention near my home, made a costume, and was hooked.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was Rikku from FFX. My boyfriend and I made it in a couple of weeks when we found out about Youmacon 2006. I chose her because I love FFX and it looked relatively easy for my first costume.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I like all of them for different reasons. It's hard to choose only one favorite.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Shiva (FFX), Fran (FFXII), Katt, Patty, or Valerie (Breath of Fire 2), Warrior Rikku, Female Cenobite (Hellraiser), Little sister (Bioshock)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My first memorable experience was the Final Fantasy photo shoot at Youmacon 2006 (My first con!). I realized I was among my own kind and I had a blast being FFX Rikku! Of course, I have had many, many memorable experiences since then.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I did once at Tekkoshocon 2007 (It was just a walk on). I love to act and would one day like to participate in a skit.
Tell us a little about yourself
I just got my Master's degree in animal behavior. I sing and like to do community theater. I am also a HUGE Detroit Red Wings fan. Go Wings!
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I am actually very people shy. I can sing and act on stage, but if you ask me to approach someone, I get really shy. So if you see me at a con, come up and say hi! I am a friendly person and love meeting new people, especilly at cons.
My favorite anime
Full Metal Alchemist, Bleach, Inuyasha, Samurai Champloo, Death Note, Blood+, Trinity Blood, Trigun, Spirited Away
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy (especially FFX and FFVII), Dynasty Warriors, Dynasty Tatics, Baldurs Gate 2, Neverwinter Nights 2, DDR, Legend of Zelda:Ocarina of Time, Breath of Fire 2, Tekken 5, Mario Kart, Rock Band, and many more
My favorite book(s)
Anything by Stephen King, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Lord of the Rings, Neil Gaiman's Sandman
My favorite character(s)
Sephiroth, Cloud, Auron, Hiro, Ash, Sesshomeru, Vincent Valentine, Sun Ce, Yuna, Tidus, Rikku, Ichigo, Renji, Light, Miroku, Jin, Mugan, Fuu, Dream, Death, Edwin (Baldur's Gate), Hannibal Lector, Pinhead, Bishop (NWN2), Sylar, Catwoman
My favorite movies(s)
Lord of the Rings, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Jurassic Park, Rent, Kung Pow: Enter the Fist, and countless horror movies.
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Depp, Edward Norton