What got you into cosplay?
Sailor Moon at halloween. I was 17 and completely enamoured with the show. Mom then made me a costume for halloween. It was wickedly short. I later learned to sew. I saw a picture for a model toy of Anthy in 2000 and said, "I don't know who she is, but I am cosplaying HER!" Later that year I saw Utena and was hooked.
What was your first costume and why?
Sailor Moon. It was my first anime love and still holds a special place in my heart. Later it came to my attention I would make a better Pluto :D
What is your favorite costume and why?
Claudia Grant/LaSalle. She's a full working suit, easy to get into, and comfortable.
It would be Rosebride, but years later...now that I am better at sewing I know I can make her better.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Wow, um...gosh. I usually stay within my abilities and try not to moon over stuff I can't make...so I never gave it much thought. A Lothlorian Elf Archer costume was be cool though now that I think about it.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
While dressed as ZoŽ Washburne at Dragoncon, Adam Baldwin (Jayne) waved at me and mouthed "I love you!"
Some girls who really liked my Rosebride at AZ came up to me the next day and presented me with a Chu Chu they made from a monkey plushie. That really touched me they would do that for someone they just met.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I did a long while back but no longer bother. With judges you never know what you are going to get. Most don't seem to ask questions, look for detailing, or even know their fabrics properly.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Showing up to a movie premier and getting mistaken for the actress in the movie was fun. Then winning the costume contest afterwards was this great rush.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Rosebride got Best Attention to Detail at AFO 3.
Dark Duelist Anthy got 1st Place Intermediate at AFO 6.
ZoŽ Washburne won 1st Place at the Browncoat Premier Shindig.
Tell us a little about yourself
I have a Bachelors Degree in Mass Comm but I don't use it all that much really. Hope I get to go back for a second degree in Technology.
I have an nuclear family by today's standard. I am the youngest and weirdest of the 3...I'm the intellectual one. I also have far too many hobbies.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I like umeboshi!
My favorite anime
Sailor Moon, Utena, Cowboy Bebop, Tenchi Muyo, Gundam W, Ayashi no Ceres, Escaflowne, Fushigi Yuugi, Victorian Romance Emma, Attack on Titan
My favorite game(s)
FF6, FF8, FF9, Metal Gear:Snake Eater, Zone of the Enders, LOTR, Devil May Cry, Katamari Damacy
My favorite book(s)
Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Memoirs of a Geisha, Geisha by Liza Dalby, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
My favorite character(s)
Anthy Himemiya, Rei Hino, Manga Usagi Tsukino, Dante in Devil May Cry, Zoe Washburn, Chell, The King in Katamari
My favorite movies(s)
Serenity, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Tenchi Muyo in Love, Sailor Moon R, Hot Fuzz, LOTR
My favorite actors/actresses
Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Reuben Langdon