What got you into cosplay?
Seeing the awesome costumes at my first con and how much fun everyone was having in them. I realized then that you could only do so much in "street clothes" at a con XD And the appeal of being able to 'become' my fave characters didn't hurt either.
What was your first costume and why?
Rukia (Shinigami outfit). I was really into Bleach at the time and she was easy enough to cosplay (but I hate schoolgirl uniforms). My first "true" cosplay was Japanese singer Kaya from his "Chocolat" video. I've been a fan for a while and that dress was just something I HAD to have :3
What is your favorite costume and why?
Flo because she's so recognizable and it makes people smile (plotting to wear it to Wal-Mart or something soon xD).
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Jessica Rabbit (show dress and an original wedding design), Schniezel el Britannia, Arliquinn, Catwoman, Arwen (coronation gown), Nightmare Moon gijinka, Jabberwocky gijinka, a bunch of others...
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
At NekoCon 2008, I had two. First was when I ran into the band echostream and Tomo (the guitarist) got this extremely surprised look on his face when he saw me in my Kaya outfit (he'd not seen me in costume before) and was speechless for a bit. Later in the con a little girl (couldn't have been older then 10) was running around playing, saw me, looked at her mom, and said "Mommy! Mommy! It's a princess!" while pointing at me. That made my year *blush* Then at Katsucon 2009 I was in the same cosplay and this girl was so adorably shy when she asked me for a hug and said she really liked my dress. I wish I had gotten at least her name, she was so cute and sweet :)
Do you participate in masquerades?
What was your best masquerade experience?
NekoCon 2009, "I Sakura Kissed a Girl...And I Liked It" with my friends was so awesome and fun! Being molested by other girls wasn't as traumatizing as I'd thought XD
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Judge's Award for our Ouran skit at NekoCon 2009, Best in Show at InvaderCon 2011's cosplay contest (by default; there were only two entries), and Honorable Mention at Anime Mid-Atlantic 2011. The last two were for my Tak costume.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm now officially a senior editor for GPX Gaming! I'll be handling all things cosplay-related, as well as any other random thoughts that cross my mind (I'm focusing mostly on comics now).
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'm pretty boring when you get right down to it ^_^
My favorite anime
Code Geass, Hellsing (original series and OVAs), Wolf's Rain, xxxHolic, Ouran High School Host Club, Fullmetal Alchemist (original and Brotherhood), and some others :3
My favorite game(s)
Soul Calibur II, original Spyro and Spyro: Ripto's Rage (old school, yo :P)
My favorite book(s)
Lots XD The Firebringer trilogy (Meredith Ann Pierce), Harry Potter, and The Sight (David Clement-Davies) are some of my all-time faves, though.
My favorite character(s)
Omg way too many to list here XD
My favorite movies(s)
My favorite actors/actresses
Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit, Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Meryl Streep, Hugh Jackman, Marilyn Monroe, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Robert Downey, Jr., Martin Freeman, Alan Rickman