What got you into cosplay?
It's a mixture of parents telling you it's okay to be in costume everyday, and discovering the Internet at a really young age. Now it's a really fun and creative outlet as well.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was Sohma Kagura, which I still wear on occasion. At the time, I felt closest to her character, and sometimes I still do in terms of energy.
What is your favorite costume and why?
It's a toss-up between my Cecilia cosplay, because I love how colorful it is and what fun it was making it, but Mari's uniform is pretty special to me.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Definitely it has to be Tenjou Utena's design from the Animerica Extra artwork, with the lace, emboridery, and wings. It's a really sentimental cosplay too.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I would say wearing Amelia with my Slayers group and using little lights to make it seem like we were casting spells!
Do you participate in masquerades?
I did a few times before for fun, and more recently am with a great group with already great results. I'll probably keep doing them for as long as the experience takes us!
What was your best masquerade experience?
So far, it seems just the general aderenaline rush you get when you're on stage. I also have to admit having a skit with a lot of props and mutliple characters helps you work off from one another in a positive way.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Anime Los Angeles 2013 - Best Novice Group Presentation Award / Judge's Choice
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently an art student, and have dabbled in various bits of art, which are all fun! I love my job, and beyond sewing, I'm drawing, graphic designing, playing my violin, and having daily fun adventures with my friends around town.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I have an obsession for King Arthur, turtles, aliens, and Christian Bale movies.
My favorite anime
Shoujo Kakumei Utena, Marmalade Boy, Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon, Shin Seiki Evangelion, Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team and Gundam SEED, Umineko no naku koro ni, fate/stay night, Slayers, Romeo x Juliet, Fruits Basket, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's, Infinite Stratos, Cowboy Bebop, Shikabane Hime
My favorite game(s)
EF~ a fairy tale of the two., Fortissimo EXS: akkord bsuvier, Soranica Ele, ChuxChu Idol, Sakura Taisen, Routes, SSX Series
My favorite book(s)
The Mists of Avalon, Lolita, David Copperfield, L'Morte D'Arthur Anna Karenina, Howl's Moving Castle, Never Let Me Go, The Great Gatsby, Vampire Hunter D, Les Miserables, Harry Potter
My favorite character(s)
Tenjou Utena - Shoujo Kakumei Utena, Makinami Mari Illustrious - Rebuild of Evangelion,
My favorite movies(s)
Red Violin, Star Wars, Alien, Angel, Neverwas, Batman Begins, Millennium Actress, (500) Days of Summer, Inception, Romeo and Juliet, Les Miserables, Harry Potter
My favorite actors/actresses
Christian Bale, Guy Pearce, Jeremy Irons, Michael Vartan, Sam Neill, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Radcliffe, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford