What got you into cosplay?
Well, as a kid I watched the usual Pokemon and Sailor Moon, but I never really understood that that was anime. It wasn't until my freshman year of High School that one of my close friends told me to watch Naruto. For some reason, I listened, and immediately got hooked. I'm proud to say I'm no longer a Narutard, but Naruto was my first anime, and I wanted to express that. From there, my friends and I decided to go to this tiny convention of like a hundred people...And I did an ANBU uniform because it was so simple. I will never wear that again, but from there on out, I really got into cosplay.
What was your first costume and why?
ANBU from Naruto. I had purple hair at the time of the con, and I wanted a character to match. Just so happens that there's a purple-haired ANBU chick. I seriously made it the day before the convention and it looked like utter CRAP, but who cares? It's the thought that counts...Right?
What is your favorite costume and why?
Princess Peach! It was the first cosplay I made that really looked awesome to me, and I recieved so much wonderful feedback from everyone who took pictures of me...Plus, I loved having blonde hair for once...I seriously felt like a princess in the poofy skirt, and I'm definately going to be wearing it again.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I'd really like to do a steampunk inspired cosplay...but unfortunately, I'm wayyyy too cheap to be able to afford something like that.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Performing in the masquerades at Otakon 2007, 2009, and 2010...It's the worst feeling in the world right before you go on stage, and the most amazing feeling afterwards!
Do you participate in masquerades?
I have never participated in a cosplay contest, but I have performed in the masquerades of Otakon 2007 (Temari in skit #16), Otakon 2009 (Girly Riku in skit #5), and Otakon 2010 (Princess Peach in skit #13)
What was your best masquerade experience?
Otakon 2009...We got disqualified due to tbeing 7 seconds over the limit, but it was a hilarious skit.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?