What got you into cosplay?
A fascination with costumes, crafts, and making wearable things.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children's Tifa Lockhart. I had just found out about an upcoming convention, and I was kind of in a panic trying to get a costume in time. I flipped through an anime magazine and decided on Tifa.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Mystique! It was the first costume I won a contest with, and I put a ton of work into it. Plus, I adore the character. :)
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I have two! xD The first, which I've wanted to make almost since I first started cosplaying, is the Dark/Heartless version of Riku from Kingdom Hearts.
The second is Marilith from the original Final Fantasy. ^^;; Yes, I want to cosplay a six-armed snake-lady...
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Fending off photo-invading shy-guys as Rinoa. xD
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes, I won first place with Mystique at C3 in Michigan. That's the only contest I've ever entered, so we'll see what the future holds. :)
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm so many different types of nerd! =D I like fantasy, sci-fi, comic books, cartoons, anime, manga, video games, books... Anime is merely a facet of my interests. :)
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
In the cosplay/sewing world I usually go by Kazephyr, Zephyrus, or Darkflare. :) So if you see any of those three usernames posting my photos etc., the odds are it's me, not a photo-thief. XD
My favorite anime
Beyblade, Bleach, Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, Digimon, Dragon Ball Z, The Vision of Escaflowne, Final Fantasy Unlimited, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, The Legend of Himiko, Inuyasha, Magic Knight Rayearth, Monster Rancher, Pokemon, Princess Tutu, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Voices of a Distant Star
My favorite game(s)
The Final Fantasy series, Kingdom Hearts series, Pokemon Series, Digimon World series, Mario Bros. series, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Sigma Star Saga, Little Big Planet
My favorite book(s)
The Last Unicorn, Stardust, Reckless, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings
My favorite character(s)
Rosa, Faris, Celes, Terra, Madeline, Maduin, Relm, Kefca, Cloud, Sephiroth, Squall, Laguna, Edea, Auron, Fran (Final Fantasies IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, and XII), Namine, Axel, Marluxia (Kingdom Hearts CoM and II), Princess Emeraude, Zagato, Eagle (Magic Knight Rayearth), Dilandau (The Vision of Escaflowne), Fakir (Princess Tutu), Howl (Howl's Moving Castle), Unicorn/Amalthea (The Last Unicorn)
My favorite movies(s)
All of Hayao Miyazaki's masterpieces, all the Star Wars films, Terminator films, the X-men trilogy, The Last Unicorn, The Princess Bride, Enchanted, Jim Henson's Labyrinth, Coraline, Mirrormask, The Dark Crystal