What got you into cosplay?
My love of dressing up in crazy clothes and costumes when I was little and my love of sewing and being creative.
What was your first costume and why?
Silent Card from card captor sakura... mainly because my little sis was going as sakura and I decided that doing a clow card would be fun. I chose silent because I loved how elegant and slightly gothic the costume looked. Plus it was my first time sewing for myself so I wanted something that wasn't too difficult.
What is your favorite costume and why?
So far my Reith costume takes fave. I worked for about a month and a half on it every day after work until the wee hours of the morning and all day on the weekends. It was very rushed but turned out pretty well. I love the gorgeous detail on the back and the super cute hair ties.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I'm dieing to do is Yuuko form xxxHOLiC, I just need to convince my sis to go as princess Tomoyo lol.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Most memorable experience so far was on Sunday at my house while getting ready for AN2007. Me and my sis were loading the car with our props, water, and cosplay supplies. We were both already in costume and wigs and as we were loading the car when this minivan was driving passed. The minivan then slowed and stopped in front of our drive way and the occupants literally stared at us for 5 mins. I turned around and gave them a "What?" shrug and then they all started waving... by that time my sis had turned around so we just waved back and went back to loading our car... I'm pretty sure they thought we were some sort of circus performers or something... and now they know where we live -_-;
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes! I'm part of a group called Forgotten Secrets Cosplay and we had our first masq. presentation at AN07... we did a very corny dance to a montage of 90's pop music which the crowd seemed to think was funny so it went pretty well. Next year we're definitely coming back.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Entering in the novice division at AN07 (since it was our first masq., we've never won any type of costume awards, and it was only our second attempt at costumes) and finding out on Sunday that we won Best Workmanship in Show!!! Meaning a novice group beat out all the masters and artisans that had mandatory workmanship judging!! That was insane and I'm super proud or our group! We all send lots of love to the really nice workmanship judge that we met that year.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Workmanship in Show for Reith,
Hall Costume Award for Reith
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently studying Computer Science (Intelligent Systems to be specific) at University. I do work as a graphic and web designer in a small compay that I started and I do small programming projects on the side. I love sewing, cosplay, drawing, and being a computer nerd XD. I love my little sis and my best friend because we're always on the same page and have our own little universe. I hate doing exams, even though I'm completely used to doing them no :P, and love lurking around on gaia, deviantart, neopets, etc.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
um... my fave flowers are lillies?
My favorite anime
Gundam Seed (and NOT Seed Destiny... I refuse to acknowledge that Athrun and Cagalli aren't together),
Inuyasha (well not really but I'm a HUGE Sesshy fan girl so I need my sesshy fix once in a while),
Naruto (damn right I'm hoping on the band wagon!),
Ouran High Host Club (I blame my sis... she got me into this show),
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
My favorite game(s)
Granado Espada (aka Sword of the New World),
Need For Spead Underground,
My favorite book(s)
Any books by Marianne Curley, her works are the best I have EVER read.
The count of monte cristo by Alexander Dumas
My favorite character(s)
Marrue Ramius from Gundam Seed (because of all the characters I relate to her the most),
Yuuko from xxxHOLiC (because she's a crazy drinking fool)
My favorite movies(s)
5th Element (No matter how many people tell me it sucks I still love it),
3 Musketeers (but only the 1993 version... I have almost every word of that movie memorized),
What the BLEEP do we Know (no really it's an actual movie)
My favorite actors/actresses
Muh... don't really have any at the moment...