What got you into cosplay?
I just like dressing up as characters I love! It makes me like them even more.
What was your first costume and why?
My first actual costume was Makoto Kino from Sailor Moon in her school uniform, made for me by my mom because I really wanted to wear her clothes! I had an really early Princess Zelda costume, though (that I can only find one piece for)... and an Esmeralda from Hunchback of Notre Dame.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My Summoner Yuna costume. I highly identify with Yuna, and her costume took a lot of effort. It was worth it, though!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I'd like to do Angela Orosco from Silent Hill 2. It seems like I get lots of other, more complicated costumes than hers done first, though!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
When I was in my Eternal Sailor Jupiter, I was standing around at ACen talking to my friends when I just heard a squeal behind me and heard someone scream "OH MY GOD, IT'S SAILOR JUPITER!!" I could identify with her because I can get the same way when I see someone cosplaying a character I adore. The way she seemed to melt into fandom when she saw me made me feel really good!
Do you participate in masquerades?
No, but they're a blast to watch.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I don't compete! I just wear them for fun.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently in college, working towards a major in Software Engineering and a minor in Chinese. I can speak a good amount of Chinese, a decent amount of Japanese, and a tiny bit of Cherokee. Although I do love anime and manga, I'm a gamer at heart! One of my favorite things is making chocolate mousse at ungodly hours of the morning.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Feel free to contact me! I love meeting new people!
My favorite anime
Jigoku Shoujo, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Digimon, Elfen Lied, Louie the Rune Soldier, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon, Ayashi no Ceres, Demon Diary, and Dragon Knights.
My favorite game(s)
Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XII, Banjo-Kazooie, Golden Sun, Harvest Moon 64, Dragon Warrior Monsters, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Pokémon (Heart)Gold, Gauntlet Legends, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Paper Mario, Super Mario Bros, Dance Dance Revolution, Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 4, Katamari Damacy, Shadow of the Colossus, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
My favorite book(s)
The Inferno, The Great Gatsby, Shakespeare, Physics of the Impossible, The Moorchild, Death in Yellowstone National Park.
My favorite character(s)
Pharaoh Atem, Malik Ishtal, Makoto Kino, Eclipse, Lord Lykouleon, Rath Illuser, James Sunderland, Angela Orosco, Bartz Krauser, Tidus, Yuna, Seymour Guado, Balthier Bunansa, Mia/Mary, Sheik, Meta Knight, Dante, The King of All Cosmos.
My favorite movies(s)
The Emperor's New Groove, The Road to El Dorado, Mulan, and a soft spot for Silent Hill.
My favorite actors/actresses
Live-action actors... I don't know.
Voice actors: Quinton Flynn, Jeff Nemoy, Eric Stuart.