What got you into cosplay?
I went to my first convention at AX 2004 and when I saw all the cosplayers I got so excited, it looked like so much fun! so my sister and I decided to do cosplay the next year, and the rest is history ^__^
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...but technically my VERY first cosplay was Salior Jupiter when I was in third grade, but I didn't know what cosplay was back then XD
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?
OMG SAMUS!!!! I'd love to do her entire armor someday. I also want to try my hand at Gwendolyn from Odin Sphere and Caska's Ball gown.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Definently meeting my wonderful Fiance, Gundammrw, at AX 2007 ^___^ and also doing the "where the hell is Matt?" dance at ALA 09 for our "Where the hell is cosplay?" project. Hahaha loved the weird randomness of our awkward dancing XDDDD
Do you participate in masquerades?
I've only participated in one so far at ALA 2010
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 recently 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) in their Entertainment costuming department. I also occasionally work at South Coast Repertory Theater and at the UCI costume shop. I've designed and worked with costumes for both film and Theatre and I LOVE it!
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'm a hot mess LOL
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