What got you into cosplay?
My friends, to tell the truth. I've always loved dressing up and it wasn't until my one friend told me about the conventions I got interested. She cosplays so she immediately got me locked into her group cosplay and I've been hooked ever since.
What was your first costume and why?
It was the pretty time jump Sakura to go along with our giant Sexy-no-jutsu group thing, all hand made and painted. Looking back, it's a poorly made costume, but for the time it was good. I got in trouble, too, because I used my grandmother's wool from England. ^^;;
What is your favorite costume and why?
Yuki Cross from Vampire Knights. For some reason I adore cute girls in school uniforms. When my friend let me borrow Vampire Knights, I freaked. Yuki was the cutest thing in the world! Even better, at the end of the first manga, there was a uniform information section explaining the entire uniform! It was great. I decided then and there I would make it. It turned out fantastic, too. It's the best thing I've made completely by myself, and I won the judges award for it, too.
I also really love my Fire Nation Suki from Avatar: The Last Airbender. She's such a fun character and I love the aesthetic of the fire nation. I really pushed myself to get her costume JUST right. It's also very cozy.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Not really. Plans change too often.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Yuki Cross from Vampire Knights. I worked my @$$ off on it and it payed off! Not only did people take tons of pictures of me, I won the judges award for the novice costume as well! And the Kenshin that beat me deserved it, he was AMAZING!
Do you participate in masquerades?
Not really. I've partaken in a couple of skits that my friends have written. Although something is in the boiling pot for Ohayo 2011.
What was your best masquerade experience?
See favorite costume and most memorable experience. <3
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Best Group Cosplay for Organization XIII from KHII. We had 11 of the 13, Riku, Sora, Kairi, and Namine.
Novice Category Judges Award for Yuki Cross from Vampire Knights.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm going into a fantastic theater college for makeup and wig design.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy, Suikoden, DDR, Mario Kart.
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Eragon, Holes.
My favorite character(s)
Suki, Sokka, Zuko, Jin, Mai, and Toph, all from ATLA.
My favorite movies(s)
Pirates, LotR, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, etc.
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Tim Curry, Richard Harris, Dame Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltraine, etc.