What got you into cosplay?
I had been dying to make a costume for the Lord of the Rings since the movies came out. I was so obsessed with Eowyn's and Arwen's costumes and wanted to take a gander at them. Due to not realizing there was such a thing as conventions where people cosplay, I didn't try it until 2005.
I still haven't made a Lord of the Rings costume yet!
What was your first costume and why?
Probably Ginny Weasley, because it was easy and low-maintenance. I think that's the first one I've actually worn out in public, not for Halloween.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I'm better known for my Poison Ivy, but I have a very large soft spot for either of my Catwoman costumes. Catwoman is just one of my all-time favorite characters. I've adored her since I was a kid.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Any of Snow White's costumes from Mirror Mirror, Eowyn's white dress from TTT, The Black Bandit from The Fall
Tell us a little about yourself
Graduated with a BA in TV/Cinema. It sucked out my soul.
Aside from the soul-sucking of school, I like to make films, watch films, LIVE films, rock out, read, and party like a rockstar.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
According to some of my friends, I am a goddess of the macabre.
My favorite game(s)
Lego games, Portal 1 & 2, Animal Crossing
My favorite book(s)
Fables (Mean Seasons) by Bill Willingham, Harry Potter (Goblet of Fire), Lord of the Rings (Return of the King), Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe, too many too list, I think.
Samuel Beckett, TS Eliot, Tom Stoppard, and Aphra Behn pretty much rock my world.
My favorite character(s)
Indiana Jones, Bigby Wolf, Jack Sparrow, Sirius Black, Captain Hook, Marquis de Carabas, Crowley, Harry Potter, Leonidas, and Batman.
My favorite movies(s)
My top 3 are LA Confidential, Reservoir Dogs, and Ed Wood. I also love Fellowship of the Ring, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, all three Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman Begins/Batman Returns, Rushmore, Blade Runner, Blazing Saddles, Metropolis, Brazil, and 300.
Ridley Scott, Wes Anderson, Peter Jackson, Mel Brooks, Tim Burton, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet are my filmmaking idols, so anything by them.
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Depp and Gary Oldman are pretty fantastic in anything they do... Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Christian Bale, Miranda Richardson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Anjelica Huston, Jason Schwartzman... They're all amazing.