About Me / Q&A

What got you into cosplay?
It was another outlet for my costume making madness. ;D... I've been making my own costumes since the early 80's as I am Halloween Costume Addict, ^_^; which I'm sure other people here at cosplay.com can identify with. I've been steadily competing in Masquerades since 1985, but mostly at non anime related events. I only started hitting anime conventions really hard core around '96. Prior to that I attended other, (non anime), conventions.
What was your first costume and why?
My first ANIME related costume was Keyop/Jinpei from BOTP when I was a kid.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My Godzilla Costume. It's comfy to wear and people really get a kick out of it. It also makes the Godzilla sound via a soundbox in the neck, controlled remotely by a button in his paw.That often startles and suprises people, so it's alot of fun. ;) I also just LOVE Godzilla.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
It was Godzilla but I've done that now. I have so may costumes I'd like to make, too many for a lifetime, and many too little for my body! (haha)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Getting a standing ovation at the Anime North 1999 Masquerade. Attending my frist Costume Con.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Absolutely, but these days I spend more time as a Masquerade Director, and as a judge for various conventions.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Every Masquerade is a great experience for me in some way. I just really enjoy seeing everyone from show to show, seeing what they've created and kibbitzing in the greenroom, etc. ~If I had to pick something 'notable' as a "BEST", I guess I'd say "Getting a standing ovation at Anime North in 1999." I love it when I know I've amused people, and seeing everyone smiling, and laughing and having a great time, and knowing I had some part of making that happen. That's just a fantastic experience. ^_^
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
MPN Workmanship -Anime North 1997... Best Journyman Presentation -Anime North 1998.. 2nd Place - Eye of Orion 1998.. Workmanship "Speed Construction" -Anime North 1998.. Best Journyman Workmanship -Anime North 1999... BEST IN SHOW -Anime North 1999... Workmanship "Most Creative Use of Materials" TT 1999... Most Humours Presentation - TT 1999... Best Workmanship -1999.... 2nd Place -SFX/CNA/FANEX Canada 1999... Hall Award - Empirecon 1999... BEST IN SHOW - Anime North 2000 ... Best Artisan Workmanship-Anime North 2000... BEST IN SHOW - TT 2000... Workmanship -"Best overall construction" TT 2000... BEST IN SHOW -SFX/CNAnime/FanEx 2000... Second Place - G-FEST 2000... Workmanship "Weapons Construction" (Artisan)Anime North 2001... Workmanship Award & Presentation Award, Journeyman Division - WORLDCON/TORCON3-2003... Best Staging - Anime North 2004... Best Workmanship in Show and Judges' Choice - Ad Astra 2005... BEST GROUP -CTV Ball - 2005... Best Master - Ad Astra 2007... BEST GROUP -CTV Ball - 2007... Best in Class -(Clown) - Single Pattern Contest -Costume Con 26, 2008... Best Workmanship Master Class - Polaris 2008... BEST IN SHOW - Polaris 2008... Best Master Workmanship-Polaris 2012
Tell us a little about yourself
My other hobby is collecting Kaiju related items and Halloween Memorobilia. ^_^ I'm halloween crazy. I LOVE BEING CANADIAN!!! :) I think it's sad that the Canadian cosplay community doesn't get near the exposure that the american one does. There's alot of heart and soul and talent here and I think it's time we get out and meet our cosplay neighbours in the rest of the world. :)
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I love masquerade. I love costumers and their boundless enthusiasm for the subject.
My favorite anime
Most of my favorite animes are from the late 70's and 80's. Most shows by Go Nagai. Robotech, El Hazzard, anything Muzaki. I also have a soft spot for the Sandy Frank version of Gatchaman a.k.a. Battle Of The Planets.
My favorite game(s)
Settlers Of Cattan, Bohnanza, Katamari Domacy, DDR, Mario Party 7, D & D
My favorite book(s)
The Stand ~Stephen King, The Gates to Womens Country ~Sheri S. Tepper , Bimbo's of the Death Sun ~Sharyn Mccrumb,
My favorite character(s)
Mame Denis (Auntie Mame), Godzilla, Blue Beetle (DC Comics / The Justice League)
My favorite movies(s)
Godzilla Films & Other Daikaiju flicks, Auntie Mame, Hammer Horror Films, Wizard of Oz, Night of the Living Dead, Ghostbusters, Mystery Men,
My favorite actors/actresses
Casandra Peterson (Elvira), Vincent Price,

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