What got you into cosplay?
I started going to cons when I was around fourteen, and as soon as I saw all the incredible costumes I knew I wanted to be a part of this hobby.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was Pikachu. I've been a big Pokémon fan since I was nine years old, and seeing as Pokémon is what got me into anime in the first place, I thought it would be fitting to make a tribute to it with my first costume.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Umbreon. I feel there are improvements to be made on it, but of all my costumes, I enjoy wearing it the most.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I want to make an Oko San mascot costume from Hatoful Boyfriend.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Getting to meet GAINAX and Shokotan in my Boota costume! Also, being on Shokotan's blog in the Boota costume, haha!
Do you participate in masquerades?
No. Can't see so well in my costumes, and I don't usually have a big group to do skits with.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a huge Pokémon fan, and also a fan of a great number of anime series. I'm obsessed with Yoko Kanno. I have a massive Pokémon toy collection. I also collect cels and production art.
I work part-time at a farmed animal sanctuary. At home, I have lots of rescued animals as well. Mostly poultry! I adore poultry. I have dogs, cats, birds, chickens, ducks, a turkey, a peahen, and horses.
My favorite anime
Pokémon, Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Dennou Coil, Gankutsuou, Mushishi, RahXephon, Haruhi, Last Exile, Haibane Renmei, Kino no Tabi, Macross Frontier, Monster, Honey & Clover, FLCL, Ghibli movies, everything by Satoshi Kon. Tons of other things.
My favorite book(s)
20th Century Boys (manga), Vinland Saga (manga), Hikaru no Go (manga), The Last Unicorn, Watership Down, Ender's Game, Tailchaser's Song, The Power of One, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.
My favorite character(s)
Satoshi (Pokémon), Simon (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann), Haraken (Dennou Coi), Morita (Honey & Clover), Tamaki (Ouran High School Host Club), Haraken (Dennou Coil), Spike (Cowboy Bebop), Haruhi and Kyon (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu), Toboe (Wolf's Rain), Haruko (FLCL)
My favorite movies(s)
Everything by Satoshi Kon and Ghibli, Pan's Labyrinth, Fluke, Tekkon Kinkreet.
My favorite actors/actresses
Mamoru Miyano, Maaya Sakamoto, Paku Romi.