What got you into cosplay?
When I was invited to ACen 2007, which was my first-ever con. Unfortunately, things didn't turn out well that year. The following year, at ACen '08, I debuted Robin, Sakura (which didn't last long due to prop malfunction), and R. Dorothy. This year will be my first crossplays (Teru Mikami and "Angel" L), plus one of my dream cosplays coming true: Temari from Naruto (Shippuden version).
What was your first costume and why?
Robin Sena of "Witch Hunter Robin". ^__^ That's my favorite series, and personally I feel she doesn't get enough love. And besides, who doesn't love a shy, pyrokinetic girl with gravity-defying hair? Unfortunately, when I had her dress commissioned for ACen '07, it didn't come in time (I DID wear her for Halloween at my college, though). The first actual con I wore her to was ACen 2008.
What is your favorite costume and why?
None really, though Robin will probably always be my first love.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Major Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell: SAC, Paine from FFX-2, Yomiko Readman from Read Or Die, Temari from Naruto, Boogiepop, and a human!Tachikoma.
Update: Temari is coming to ACen 2009! That's one down...
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
So far? When my Star Wand for Sakura broke right in the middle of the Dealer's Room. *sob* But if you mean happy moments, then being asked for a picture in my Robin cosplay.
Do you participate in masquerades?
No. Not quite talented enough yet.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Nah. Not in it for the awards...
Tell us a little about yourself
Between colleges now. Like reading, a slight otaku, learning the Japanese language. I have no job as of now (though I would LOVE one...I'll probably get one when I get to my new college).
My favorite anime
Witch Hunter Robin (always and forever!); Blood: The Last Vampire; Samurai Champloo; Cowboy Bebop; FLCL: "Spirited Away" (a Miyazaki movie); Paranoia Agent: Read or Die (the TV and OVA)
My favorite game(s)
Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2; Final Fantasy X; Final Fantasy X-2; all Soul Calibers
My favorite character(s)
Robin Sena ("Witch Hunter Robin"); Major Motoko Kusanagi ("Ghost in the Shell"); Paine (FFX-2); Lulu ("FFX and X-2") R Dorothy Wainright ("Big O"); Saya ("Blood: The Last Vampire"); Lain Iwakura ("Serial Experiments Lain"); Jin ("Samurai Champloo"); Sailor Pluto ("Sailor Moon")