What got you into cosplay?
I went to my first convention at AX 2004 and when I saw all the cosplayers, I was amazed at what people were able to create and really wanted to try it myself.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was Yuzuriha Nekoi from X/1999. It wasn't the greatest costume, It was pretty much all bought from Forever 21 XD, but I still had a blast. A little girl even ran up to me, hugged me, and said she loved my character. That was pretty awesome.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Yoruichi was my first favorite, but after putting so much work into my armors they are up there as well. Over all I'd have to say Caska is my current favorite since she took the most time and effort and I LOVE Berserk!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I would LOVE to make Darth Talon! She is so badass! would definitely have to hit the gym hard for that one though XD
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Definitely meeting my wonderful Husband, Gundammrw, at AX 2007
Do you participate in masquerades?
I've only participated in one so far at ALA 2010, would love to do more though.
What was your best masquerade experience?
I've only had one so I guess that's it XD
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Won Best in Class for craftsmanship at ALA 10' along side the talented Gundammrw in our Berserk armors :) and I've also gotten hall award ribbons and a rosette
Tell us a little about yourself
I graduated from UC Irvine with a BA in Drama and honors in costume design. I'm currently working at the Happiest Place on Earth (Disney) as a creative costuming assistant and I'm having a BLAST. I'm also currently working on a Shadow Trooper armor and am hoping to be accepted into the 501st Legion so I can begin my Trooping journey :)
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Join the Dark Side
My favorite anime
Avatar: The Last Airbender, Berserk, Beck, Bakemonogatari, Kimi ni todoke, Kare Kano, Higurashi, Genshiken, Fullmetal Panic, Lovely complex, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Paradise Kiss, X/1999, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, School Rumble...to be continued....
My favorite game(s)
I've only played a few...Street fighter is probably my favorite...but that's only because I've only ever played 2 others besides SF XD
My favorite book(s)
Out, The Hunger Games Trilogy, Picture Bride, Moonlight shadow, Weithering Heights, Harry Potter series...there's just too many!
My favorite character(s)
Shihouin Yoruichi, Caska, Judeau, Harima, Menoly, Marik Ishtar, Jubia, Zaraki Kenpachi
My favorite movies(s)
Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Fools Rush In, Shawshank Redemption, Fullmetal Jacket, Little Miss Sunshine, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Better off Dead
My favorite actors/actresses
Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Gerard Butler, Natalie portman, Selma Hayek