What got you into cosplay?
Katsucon '06 was my first con and one of my friends wanted to cosplay, and I agreed to cosplay with her. It sounded interesting and fun enough, so I did. It had actually been on my 14th birthday, so that became my birthday present.
What was your first costume and why?
It was an original design for the character of Chii from chobits. She's such an adorable character; I couldn't resist. Plus, my hair was blonde and went down past my hips, so it wasn't expensive as some of my later costumes -cough- Fai -cough-. I really had no idea what I was getting into.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My Fai costume. Fai is such an amazing character. His personality does a complete 180 in Tsubasa. And both sides of him are adorable. My father made the staff for me, and, I have to say, I absolutely adore it. Plus, I'm actually pretty proud of my actual costume. I had to alter it, like, a thousand times, since I used the pattern for a male civil war costume, and, being female, I'm not exactly shaped like a man.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Either a full suit Samus or Caterina Sforza. I think I /could/ make Caterina's, it would just be incredibly time consuming.....and I'm not that patient.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Probably the entire convention as Fai. I had people correcting my costume (I had the eyepatch and the staff), hitting me and my Kurogane with yaoi paddles, and making us waltz. Overall, it was a pretty crazy Katsucon.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I did once. My old cosplay group was going to just enter the Hall cosplay contest, but then decided kind of out of nowhere that we wanted to do the Masquerade. We had literally no practice, so it was no surprise that we lost.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm in highschool right now. Boring as anything. I have a younger brother that drives me out of my mind. I'm interested in costume design and drama, and acting, I think, is what really got me into cosplay.
My favorite anime
Surprisingly, I'm not actually really into anime. I love Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles with a passion, along with xxxHolic and D.Gray-Man, but that's about it. And I just like the manga, not the anime.
My favorite game(s)
Not a gamer, either. Actually, the only videogame I've ever played was Kingdom Hearts. And that was only because there was an Alice in Wonderland world, and I was planning a Riku cosplay for Otakon '09.
My favorite book(s)
Alice's adventures in Wonderland/Through the looking glass, Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, No One Here Gets Out Alive.
My favorite movies(s)
Alice in Wonderland, Donnie Darko, Stand by Me, A Streetcar Named Desire