What got you into cosplay?
Friends and bordom... the reason I do anything
What was your first costume and why?
Alucard if you mean cosplay with the intent of cosplay. Kelly from the shoes video was probably my first costume that was an attmept to immulate a character from some form of media outside of Halloween costumes
What is your favorite costume and why?
Maes Hughes... I get to just have so much energy and people really seem to love it.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I pretty much just go costume to costume. When I get the idea for a costume I will make it/piece it together buying things as long as truely want it.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Ani-Magic 2007 in general. I was debuting Hughes and he was recieved very well. On the first day a girl asked for a hug because Hughes was her favorite character ever. She held on for a few minutes because she started to cry. At that time I really felt like there was something more to cosplay than just dressing up and being silly. It can really effect people in powerful ways.
Eventhough that con had some strange times for me where my friends and I had some tension all the times when people I had only just met wanted to walk around with me and see my whole performance of this character really changed my view of cons.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Not yet, but I would like to
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
"Cosplay in the Hall" from Ani-magic 2007 for my Hughes
Tell us a little about yourself
Well I just graduated from UCR as a Film and Visual Culture major. I am originally from Northern California, but staying down south for now. I work in UCR Housing, its a pretty chill place to work. ummm not too sure what else to say...
My favorite anime
Hellsing, Full Metal Alchemist, Rurouni Kenshin, Neon Genisis Evangelion, Battle Angel, and some strange and kinda sad part of me still has a soft spot for Please Save my Earth even though I cannot believe I ever liked it in the first place
My favorite book(s)
A Clockwork Orange, 1984, Through the Looking Glass, Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey, No Exit, The Bunny Suicides
My favorite character(s)
Maes Hughes, Jan and Alucard
My favorite movies(s)
The Wages of Fear, Happiness, Winter Light, The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Palindrones, This is Spinal Tap, Alien, Alien 3, Onibaba, Run Lola Run, Nosferatu (Herzog's), Rashomon, Seven Samurai, 8 1/2, The Last Temptation of Crist, Les Diaboliques, the 400 Blows,
(I could go on for hours)