What got you into cosplay?
Strangely ^^: I got yanked into cosplay. It was during my high school years, and I joined an anime club that was started up by a few of my aquantiances. Unfortunately the club quickly lost popularity due to the president's..bad leadership...^^;; but I stuck around for the hell of it, and watched what went on.
The Cherry blossom parade was comming up in a few weeks, and the president was lookign at this flier, it read something like.. " Cosplay parade! sponsered by Japan Town Video". During this bit, I sarcastically said " heh, I'll probalby go as Kuno"... with that I left.
The weekend came, and the cherry blossom festival was up and about. I wandered around in the festival to enjoy my time there....until... the president of the aniem club and her assistant found me..^^:; They said that I must represent the club and help out... I replied " hey...don't you guys know I jsut said that as a JOKE??" ...unfortunately..they didnt' seem to..>^^:; and thus I was dragged into it.....
During the ordeal, I found myself to enjoy cospaly rather muchly. I met new people, saw many interisting costumes...even made new friends ^^. With that, I got hooked into this hobby.
What was your first costume and why?
Kuno from Ranma 1/2. ^^;; reasoning why?...well ^^; I felt htat I sorta looked like him....and I was weilding a bokken at the time for fun at home ^^;; so I figured why not?
What is your favorite costume and why?
I think my Ghostbuster Onizuka costume was one of my better costumes. I felt well ventilated, the only pain was the candles pressing against the vital points in my head... I wore comfy slippers....yup... it was good. heheh ^^;
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Yes! I'd like to make Parn from Lodoss war, full body armor and all! ^_^.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
There's so many to count! ^^; so I cant' really say.... but I do say that overall I enjoyed being apporached and taken pictures of ^^. I kidna like the attention in a sense ehhe ^^;
Do you participate in masquerades?
I did one...no..2 masqurades... a REALLY REALLY short clip of me at AX 2000 as kuno...( I didn't know WHAT the hell I was doing then ^^;; ) and at AniMagic 2002 dressed as Zangetsu from Giant robo with my buddies ^^.
What was your best masquerade experience?
I'd have to say, beign in the group with friends, and sturmmin along to the skit ^_^. I was sorta glad that I couldn't really " see" very well in my costume..^^;; I would probably get stage frieght so easily ^^;;
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
not really ^^;; I have received the hall cosplay award at Yaoi con 2002 though..
Tell us a little about yourself
I work at Safeway..aka Slaveway ^^;; as a typical Bagger boy. I got into the job becuase I needed moeny to get my butt over to AX 2001, and I had only 4 months to do it in ^^; My previous attempts to get into a job were pretty wasteful.. THe work was pretty simple, hwoever some of my co-workers are complete pschyos ^^;;
I'm currently attending City College of San Francisco, jsut getting my General credits out of the way ^^. I still haven't figured out my Major, but I figure I'll take it easy and just worry about the GE's first before making that one last leap..
My hobbies include Martial arts, japanese swords, Asian history and traditions ( folktales and the like ^^ )....hmm.. cooking...eating...ah hehe ^^ chattign with my firends, video games and of course, anime ^_^.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
aye of coruse! girls! I'm 19 and yet still ahven't had a girlfriend..^^;; hehe maybe I said a little too much ^^;; But anyways *ahem* I feel that I'm somewhat of a philosophcial person, but at tiems I can be pretty wild ^_^v I'd be happy to meet your aquantiance!
My favorite anime
GTO, Samurai Deeper Kyo, Ranma 1/2, Blue Seed, Berzerk, Hellsing, Full Metal Panic, Slayers, Love Hina, Azumanga Daioh, SHotengai, Ai no Yori Aoshi, Ruroni Kenshin, many more that i cannot recall...^^:;
My favorite game(s)
RPG's espically... I have a picky selection ^^;; Final Fantasey 3(6) and 9. the rest aren't of my liking really ^^;;. Suikoden , 2, and 3..once I get to playing it ^_^. Lunar blue star and silver star story. Breath of Fire 2, Lufia 2, All of Samurai showodwn ^_^, Capcom vs SNK2, Soul Caliber, DoA * to a extent*, Thousand arms, man...so many more..^^;;
My favorite book(s)
20,000 leauges under the sea by Juiles Verne, a Conniticute Yankee in King Author's court ( forgot the author), Just about all of Lynn redd banks's series of Indian in the cupboard...ahh aside from that, I read mainly alot of manga as of late ^^;;
My favorite character(s)
Onizuka Eikuchi! Kyo from samurai Deeper, hmm. Nakoruru and Rimiruru from Samurai spirits! there's plenty more..but ^^;; I can't rmemeber em all at this moment...
My favorite movies(s)
Army of Darkness, Judge Dredd, all of the Teenage mutiant ninja turtles movies..hmm..alotta other comedy films... ah yes! God of Cookery! and a mess of other movies that I cannot remember...^^;;; well.. at least the titles to em anyway.
My favorite actors/actresses
...^^;; I forgot their names...^^;; * his one rela bad fault...name remembering takes time*