What got you into cosplay?
I never really "grew out" of my geekery/nerdy antics. Ever since I was little, I loved playing video games and getting lost in fictional worlds. As the years went by, I also became very interested in Japanese culture thanks to anime (specifically thanks to Sailor Moon and Pokemon!). One day I came across cosplay photos online and got really, really excited. And the rest is history!
What was your first costume and why?
Advent Children Tifa. I hadn't fully played any of the FF games, but I became so attracted to her character, personality, and overall look after watching Advent Children that I really wanted to try my hand at portraying her.
What is your favorite costume and why?
It's usually tends to be whatever cosplay I'm working on at the moment. I'm so bad at picking favorites!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Talim from Soul Calibur 2 - back when I would constantly play that game years ago, I literally wanted to BE her. Love that chick and all of her badassery. I've also got a good list of League of Legends characters I'd like to tackle as well.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Meeting Pikminlink at Comic-Con '07, dressed in her trademark Link attire! I was in my first cosplay at my first con ever, meeting a cosplay legend! I almost peed my pants. Aside from that, my favorite cosplay experiences include doing group cosplays with friends, meeting new people, and having a good ol' time at cons!
Tell us a little about yourself
I hold a Bachelor's of Arts in Visual & Performing Arts (Arts & Technology emphasis). Aside from cosplay, I also like to make videos and song/dance covers on Youtube: youtube.com/byebyezombie
My favorite anime
Avatar: The Last Airbender, One Piece, NANA, Kino no Tabi, Samurai Champloo
My favorite game(s)
Resident Evil series, Mirror's Edge, Soul Calibur 2, Super Mario RPG, Super Smash Bros. series, Zelda series, League of Legends
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter, Frankenstein, Life of Pi, The Architecture of Happiness
My favorite character(s)
Talim (Soul Calibur 2), Link (Legend of Zelda), Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Faith (Mirror's Edge), Nana Osaki (NANA), Shin (NANA), Straw Hat Pirates!
My favorite movies(s)
5 Centimeters Per Second, 500 Days of Summer, Titanic, 써니