What got you into cosplay?
Going to Anime Expo 2003 with friends.
What was your first costume and why?
Ryouga, which was a fun and simple cosplay to start off with which I did for my anime club during Fall Fest. Plus much like the character himself I'm horrible with directions.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Currently it would have to be a toss up between my Steampunk Outfits or my Q (Street Fighters 3). Steampunk because I thoroughly enjoy walking around in my steampunk gear...plus the many guns I strap onto myself. Q because...well I'm not really sure why but it is one of my current favorites.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
My dream costume would have to be a pilot uniform from the original Macross and a set of custom mando armor.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
It would have to be Anime Expo 2007 at the Capcom VS SNK gathering.
Do you participate in masquerades?
No, but perhaps in the future.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Tell us a little about yourself
Currently I'm a college student with a job in retail. I'm also currently making steampunk inspired jewery and hope to have them on sale soon. My hobbies include cooking (which I hope to turn into a career) and steampunk.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'm a founding member of the Manticore Society: A California Steampunk Social Institution
My favorite anime
Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, the Macross series, Yu Yu Hakusho, Eat-Man 98', El-Hazard, Black Lagoon, Yakitate!! Japan, Cooking Master Boy, and Hunter X Hunter.
My favorite game(s)
Earthbound, Neverwinter Nights, Final Fantasy Tactics, Wild Arms, Metal Saga, the Suikoden series, and Xenogears.
My favorite book(s)
The Looking Glass Wars, Seeing Redd, The Call of Cthulhu, The Savage Tales of Soloman Kane, The Coming of Conan, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days, Don Quixote, Wheel of Time Series, Sword of Truth Series, Sword of Shadows Series, The Redemption of Althalus, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, If Chins Could Kill, How to make Love the Bruce Campbell Way.
My favorite character(s)
Conan, Deadpool, Soloman Kane, Ash, Jayne, Wash, Kaylee, Cthulhu, Hatter M, Bolt Crank, and Roy Focker.
My favorite movies(s)
Evil Dead 1 & 2, Army of Darkness, Kung Fu Hustle, God of Gamblers, Star Wars, Starship Troopers, Brick, Cashback, Once Upon a Time in China, Drunken Master 1 & 2, Shaolin Soccer, Volcano High, God of Cookery, Forbidden City Cop, Serenity, Shaun of the Dead, 300, Fido, Bubba Ho-Tep, A Clockwork Orange, The Call of Cthulhu, and Six-String Samurai.
My favorite actors/actresses
Bruce Campbell & Stephen Chow