What got you into cosplay?
I first discovered cosplay after stumbling upon photos of cosplayers on the internet. I'm a shyguy so at first it didn't seem like a good hobby for me, but my friend Kerry agreed to dress up with me and after the first convention we attended I was hooked.
Cosplay is now my favorite hobby. I enjoy the whole creative process of working on costumes. Anything that combines sewing, drawing, painting, sculpting, hairstyling, makeup, prop making, and photography is going to be fun. I treat conventions as mini-vacations to spend time with friends. I like cosplaying in groups and checking out other costumers' amazing creations at conventions. I've learned new skills and made some fantastic new friends all thanks to cosplay. :)
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Oh man. I have terrible stage fright but I have competed a few times with friends. -"Best Small Group" at Metrocon 2006
-"Best Group" at Metrocon 2008,
-"Best in Show Overall" at Metrocon 2009
-"First Place Journeyman" at New York Anime Festival 2009
-"Best In Show" at EXP Con 2010
-"Best Group" at Megacon 2011
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I share a few accounts with my cousin and cosplay partner Hanamaru:
Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/CosplayCousins
Etsy Shop: http://etsy.com/shop/cosplaycousins
My favorite anime
NANA, Paradise Kiss, Princess Jellyfish, Evangelion, Shoujo Kakumei Utena, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Lupin III, Chobits, Studio Ghibli works, FLCL, Paranoia Agent, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
My favorite game(s)
Zelda series, Chrono Trigger, Animal Crossing, Mario stuffs, Katamari Damashii, mostly anything Nintendo! Fighting games, even though I am a terrible button masher. DDR, Dance Central, and all rhythm games that make me look incredibly goofy. Final Fantasy series, Bayonetta, Odin Sphere, Mass Effect, Persona series, The Sims, etc.