What got you into cosplay?
I've been going to Anime Expo since 1996. There wasn't a huge cosplay community back then so we would just go in kimono or make a random costume. My sister found things in her closet for me to wear & said we were going as Kabuki characters. We had so much fun running around in character & because we looked older they didn't check our IDs at the 18+ rooms. Lol. I can't imagine con life without cosplaying.
What was your first costume and why?
Scarab from Kabuki (David Mack comic book artist)
What is your favorite costume and why?
Kakashi Hatake from Naruto. He's the hawtest ninja in town.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Currently: Ren Kouen
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
At Anime Expo there was this Obito screaming at me from a lower level... "YOU STOLE MY EYE!" said Obito furiously. We ran around all day trying to chase down that Obito who kept appearing randomly whenever I decided to be out of character. (Obito is 1 of my closest friends now. I found her after con.)
Do you participate in masquerades?
No. I only wish to have a nice portfolio of my work in the future and to make friends. I would probably participate if a friend asked me to be part of a group.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Only for derping around:
- Hall Cosplay ribbon for Amaimon @ Ycon 2012
- Project Cosplay Winner for Anbu Itachi (2.5hrs + fabric, hot glue, paint & scissors) @ ALA 2013
Tell us a little about yourself
I learned how to sew with a sewing machine in 2009.
My favorite anime
Grave of the Fireflies, Ranma 1/2, Voltron, Magic Knight Rayearth, Fushigi Yugi, Battle Angel Alita, Plastic Little, The Cat Returns, Howls Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, Golden Boy, Project A-ko, Devil Hunter Yohko, Another, Naruto, K, Magi, Sword Art Online
My favorite game(s)
Series: Secret of Mana, Gran Turismo, Yoshi, Resident Evil, Mario Kart, Pokemon Pinball, Donkey Kong, Tomb Raider, Spyro, Peggle...
Other: Final Fantasy III, series, Tetris Attack, Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, Transformers PS2, Resident Evil, Bubsy, Pocky & Rocky, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Finny the Fish.
My favorite book(s)
Peach Girl, Paradise Kiss, I.N.V.U., Happy Mania, Absolute Boyfriend, Forbidden Dance, Vampire Knight, Naruto,
My favorite character(s)
Kakashi (Naruto), Tamahome (Fushigi Yuugi), Saber (/Fate stay night), Asuna (SAO), Fushimi (K), Sinbad (Magi)
My favorite movies(s)
Finding Nemo, The Brave Little Toaster, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Unico, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, Taladega Nights, Battle Royale, Saw, Audition, Biozombie, Resident Evil, Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days Later, Descent, Silent Hill, and all of those creepy movies that make your skin crawl.