What got you into cosplay?
I had a "on again/off again" love of anime. After watching the Sailor Moon musical, I made a (very bad) Musical Sailor Saturn costume for Halloween. Some local Sailor Moon cosplayers welcomed me into their group, rekindled my love of anime and introduced me to cosplay. I was immediately hooked! Right now, I'm a talented (and stubborn) beginner, and am learning the basics of sewing, wig works, resin casting, anything that will get my costumes better.
What was your first costume and why?
Musical Sailor Saturn. I just loved the character, and although the costume wasn't all that fabulous, I did win the office Halloween Costume Contest with it. Plus, it's what got me noticed by the local Sailor Moon cosplayers here.
What is your favorite costume and why?
All of them are wonderful and challenging. As soon as I start working on a costume, I love it for the learning experiences that they usually are. When I look back on my old costumes, I love them for the memories they bring, and how fun it was to embody some of my favorite anime/manga....
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
This list is always changing, adapting and getting added to. I've got a "Wish List" of costumes I want to do, however, the order isn't really decided. It's usually what I'm feeling most passionate about combined with what I can afford at the time....
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Ikkicon was my first convention, and I loved it! So many people recognized my costume, which surprised me, since Luna (in her human form) was only in one movie. Plus it's where I really fell in love with cosplay and decided to do this as often as possible.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Not yet....I was going to go to the one at A-kon 20, but somebody stole my purse (the purse was returned, but not my badge. Someone must have given it to a friend to attend the Masquerade, or more likely the Rave). Maybe sometime soon I will attend one....
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I started competing and am getting a feel for it! So far my costumes get prizes and attention, but I still have much to learn before I'm really completely satisfied... :)
Tell us a little about yourself
A former dancer (ballet, not exotic) ;) and a current martial artist (hoping to earn a black belt one day), I LOVE shopping, make up, and chocolate. (I know, girly). I also love reading, traveling and miss drawing. It's one of those skills that you regret putting to the side sometimes....
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I've got a wicked unique fashion sense, and am hoping to convince my photographer friends to do a photoshoot of me in some of my bebe goodies.....
My favorite anime
Ah My Goddess
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Samurai X/Ruroni Kenshin
Ghost in the Shell
And although it's not anime, I have to say it:
The Venture Brothers!
This list will continue to grow....
My favorite game(s)
American Mc Gee's Alice
Wish this list would grow....but I don't have a video game console and my computer's too old to handle the new games. *pout*
My favorite book(s)
I will always give lip service to Terry Pratchett! Read him! Also:
Kim Harrison's series about Rachel
I read just about anything left lying around, really....
My favorite character(s)
Dr. Girlfriend/Dr. Mrs. The Monarch from Venture Brothers
Sam Vimes from the Diskworld Series
Suigintou and Kirakishou from Rozen Maiden
Shampoo from Ranma 1/2
....you know, just about everyone I cosplay is because they're a favorite of mine....
My favorite movies(s)
Anything Audrey Hepburn!
I also love comedies like Tropic Thunder, Happy Gilmore, Incredibles, Tommy Boy....
My favorite actors/actresses
Audrey Hepburn. She has and always will reign supreme....