What got you into cosplay?
Seeing great shots of cosplays while surfing the web and going, "Hey... why am I not already doing this?"
What was your first costume and why?
Tokiko Tsumura from Busou Renkin was my first cosplay. I loved the show, loved the character, and thought the costume should be fairly painless for a beginner.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Any of my Sailor Saturn costumes! I love meeting my fellow Moonies and geeking out together.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
My most large-scale cosplay dream is to cosplay all the forms of Sailor Saturn, my favorite senshi. So far, I have done Sailor Saturn, Eternal Sailor Saturn, and Mistress 9, but that still leaves Mugen school uniform Hotaru, Super Sailor Saturn, Princess Saturn, and Jyuuban school uniform Hotaru.
I'd also really like to cosplay Queen Rutela from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, but she's currently far beyond my skill level. Someday!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Freezing my butt off when I debuted my Human Luna. I was in Minnesota in April, and yet it decided to snow 10 inches the night before. I had to have a friend pick me up at a couple points and move me over snowbanks, because I couldn't get through them in my stiletto heels. I actually missed a couple panels due to the fact I would have had to go back outside. At least the hotel was warm!
Do you participate in masquerades?
Only once, but it takes up so much of your day what with judging, tech rehearsals, and the actual contest, that I've now reserved it for only super-involved costumes.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
One, so far, with my Sailor Saturn.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm 27 years old, and live in Oregon in the United Sates.
I work as a chalk artist for my local grocers.
In my spare time, I draw, bike, sew, read, and play video games. And watch anime, naturally.
My favorite anime
I'm a shonen fan - Busou Renkin, FMA, Inuyasha, Bleach, Naruto, Death Note, Rurouni Kenshin, etc.
There is also still a lot of love in my heart for old shoujo series, such as Sailor Moon and Magic Knight Rayearth.
My favorite game(s)
RPGs such as Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy. Chrono Trigger is my favorite game ever.