What got you into cosplay?
My best friend wanted to do this kick butt cosplay of the song "Sailor War Supreme" from Sera Myu: the Musical. Her best friend, my sister, and I helped her start it up. The rest is history.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was Sailor Neptune because the cosplay mentioned above and the fact that we were having a hard time finding someone who was willing to play her (they didn't want to for stupid reasons). I didn't care about it, so I said, "why not?"
What is your favorite costume and why?
As hard as it is to pick out just one, I'm really pleased with my Kyoko Sakura costume. And my friend made an AWESOME staff for it, too!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
In a word, several.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
All the great friends I've made since I began this. That really surpasses all the contests, costumes, everything.
Do you participate in masquerades?
OF COURSE! The thrill of the competition is a rush that give me this high... I feel as if I am born to perform! Sometimes I'm asked to judge, too, and that's always the honor!
What was your best masquerade experience?
Too many to list, and I'm always making new ones!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Just a couple. =^.^=;; I enter a lot but don't win often. No biggie. The biggest award to me are the reactions of the other people at the con. Oh-and how loud my friends are when I enter. They yell and scream like I am a celebrity. XD I love it. =^.^=v Makes me feel loved and all that mushy stuff. But for those of you who are interested, here's my awards list:
*Best Group (Sailor Neptune-costume/skit) - Megacon 2002
*Funniest Skit (PenPen-skit) - AFO4 (2003)
*Honorable Mention "Final Fantasy" (Celes-costume) - CosplayLab_Rats LJ
*Hall Award (Freija-costume) - Megacon 2006
*3rd Place "When Pokémon Attack" (Officer Jenny-costume) - CosplayLab_Rats LJ
*1st Place Advanced (Agatha-costume) - AFO8 (2007)
*Best Overall (Tetra-skit) - Anime South 2007
*2nd Place Advanced (Ordon Link-costume) - AFO9 (2008)
Tell us a little about yourself
I have my AA in Fine Art, love theme parks, collect BJDs/Dollfies, love performing, model a little on the side for fun, and I love graphic design.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I love cats! I have a "tiny" obsession with the little cuties. BEWARE!
Also, my pecking order is this: family, friends, work, and then cosplay. So if I have a family emergency I most likely won't have time to go to the con or make the costume.
I also don't like people who think cosplay is all about winning or they think they are the most perfect cosplayer so they put down everyone else's costume. A "perfect" cosplayer is one that cosplays cause they like to (not because they want to win) and they put their heart and soul in a costume. And I hate it when people think that they are the best at a character or "are" the character. The characters and storys were meant to be shared among the population. It's like, face it, you aren't the only *insert character name here* cosplayer out there. =^.~=v
My favorite anime
Gundam Wing, Sailor Moon, Fullmetal Alchemist (I prefer the manga, though), Mini Goddesses, Ranma 1/2, Steel Angel Kurumi, Fushigi Yuugi, Excel Saga, Death Note, Pretear, Night Walker: Midnight Detective
My favorite game(s)
Ace Attorney series, The Final Fantasy series, Jak and Daxter, Pocket Fighter, King of Fighters (even though I'm not that good), Soul Calibur, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, Mario, Sailor Moon, Legend of Zelda, No More Heroes, Cooking Mama
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter, Crime and Punishment, Hunger Games trilogy, Native Son, anything by Shakespeare, anything by Edgar Allen Poe, horror novels, The Princess Bride, the Twilight series, Eragon.
My favorite character(s)
Duo and Rikku are my favorites, but if I've cosplayed a character I love them. =^.^=v
My favorite movies(s)
I really enjoy a good horror movie or fantasy. Disney is also a big weakness of mine.
My favorite actors/actresses
Christopher Reeve, Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews, Johnny Depp, Robin Williams