What got you into cosplay?
I just wanted to? It looked fun. And I needed something to fill in my time, since it was turning out to be a boring summer.
What was your first costume and why?
Miaka. Made badly and wrong color. I wanted something 'easy', and I didn't want to do anything to my hair or wear a wig.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Hrm, this might now have to be Yuujirou (Princess Princess). One of the few that's 99% finished, and I don't feel lacking when I wear it. It's super cute, fluffy, photographs well, and is pretty easy to wear, too. After that would be BT and Erica Fontaine. I love puffy sleeves. BT because it's the one I spent the most time on, and looks really good, in my opinion, even though I haven't worn it in years. Erica because it's fun and I like the color red. Also not 100% complete!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Rith - Magna Carta: Crimson Stigmata (this one is in progress!).
Catwoman - Batman Returns. Because she rocks.
Tsukihime - because I love the dress.
Adora (concept art) - Magna Carta. Because I just really like it. And I love his art.
Something from Aga's artworks. They're gorgeous!
Granado Espada - Musketeer (original green, probably)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Not sure. So far, all pretty memorable. Getting glomped by a Hotohori when I was Miaka. Exposing my 'bra'd' chest to the audience as Youzen. Getting lots of laughs for 'I like Picard because he's shiny!' skit. Cosplaying at Comiket 66 (summer 04), and getting in a magazine and on tv.
Do you participate in masquerades?
What was your best masquerade experience?
"I like Picard because he's shiny!"
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Journeyman workmanship - Group Detail (TT17) - Magna Carta and War of Genesis Group
Journeyman workmanship - Best in Class (TT/Polaris21) [Magna Carta & Princess Princess]
Master workmanship - Best in Class (TT/Polaris21) [Princess Princess]
Tell us a little about yourself
I like reading, drawing, emailing, and wasting my time daydreaming. I wish I had a cat. I love wearing kimono and I took kitsuke lessons. I want to be more involved in the costuming community.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
My favorite anime
Shingetsutan Tsukihime, AMG (ovas), Slayers, Grenadier, Kyou Kara Maou, Princess Princess, Enemy's the Pirates, Murder Princess...
My favorite game(s)
Katamari Damacy. It's addictive. And anything by HTK for the artwork. My fave board game is The Game of Life or Trivial Pursuit. And I like playing Boggle online.
My favorite book(s)
Zorro. Old book. I love it.
LOTR trilogy. ^^
Song of Ice and Fire series (GRR Martin)
My favorite character(s)
Belldandy. I have liked her, even though she's too perfect, for many years.
Catwoman. She's so badass.
Yomiko, because she's a nerdy superhero. I like that.
Adora/Rith - they fill the same roll in the games. Naive, kind, innocent... now that I think about it, they're kinda like Belldandy...only dumber.
My favorite movies(s)
Too many to bother listing. In general, action or comedy movies. Not much for romance or dramas. I love 007 and movies with swordfighting. As for 2007, Transformers.
My favorite actors/actresses
Sandra Bullock, Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ashley Judd...