What got you into cosplay?
I liked anime and games, and it seemed like a fun expression of fandom. Then I soon realized that the only way I'd get costumes up to my standards would be if I learned how to make them myself. Once I started, I got interested in all the technicalities of the creative process.
What was your first costume and why?
My first -real- costume was Zelgadis from Slayers, at Anime Expo 2000. I wanted the challenge of making something non-human look real, and I was able to turn a bunch of heads with the thick make-up job.
But my first-first costume was Piccolo from DBZ, because I was a dork. There will never be photos of that on the internet.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Kuja, because I've wanted to do that for around 10 years and IT FINALLY HAPPENED
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Well, Kuja was it for a while...so now I've got other stuff fermenting in my reference folders. Now it's probably either Vampire Hunter D or -something- from the Castlevania series.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yeah, since 2000. I also get asked to judge from time to time.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes, in both craftsmanship and presentation.
Tell us a little about yourself
I like cats.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'm generally cool with questions: if you want to know how I made something, what materials I used, you sat at a panel I gave, were at an event I staffed, etc.
However, there is one topic I'd like to mention: If I don't know you or have never spoken with you before, please -don't- ask me to be in your masquerade skit. =/ I can guarantee that I'll say no. I'm open to possible hall cosplay groups or photoshoots, but I only form masquerade entries with friends or those that I personally know to be reliable.
So, that said, I hope my gallery is somewhat entertaining. Eventually I'll make more updates. Or something.
My favorite anime
Mononoke, Basilisk: Kouga Ninpouchou
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy IX, Dissidia Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy IV, The World Ends With You, Golden Sun 2, Lufia 2: Rise of the Sinistrals
My favorite movies(s)
Lord of the Rings, Labyrinth, Army of Darkness, Ghostbusters