What got you into cosplay?
Both of my parents were Trekkies. They were both into SF costuming and made many costumes in the 70s/80s. My dad specialized in make-up, prosthetics, and prop-building while my Mother did sewing. She is a quilter after all. So I began costuming at conventions when I was in diapers.
So just imagine me as a two-year old kid stumbling around in a baby-Captain-Kirk Star Trek IV uniform.
What was your first costume and why?
First decent (not kid-tastic) costume that I made myself: Hunter Alien from ALIENS. It was a cotton jumpsuit covered in body parts cleverly-cut from cushion foam and airbrushed. The year after that, I made a Predator costume :P
What is your favorite costume and why?
The Captain. As boring as I sound, it's the first costume where I can act like myself and still be in character.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Tetsuo (transformed) -AKIRA
Black Waltz #3 -Final Fantasy IX
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Nothing could possibly top seeing Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog getting eaten by Godzilla.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I'd like to participate, but I just don't want to be heckled for "stealing an easy award." But, I have to face the fact that when you're good at something, people will envy you. I've been doing this long enough to know what it's like getting Best in Show, so I'd rather let other (newer) cosplayers have that chance.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Not so much as the best as it is the most memorable:
While the Judges were deliberating, the con had a donation auction of the sorts. During the auction, I caught a migraine and told one of the gophers that I had to leave cuz I was sick. Apparently, I spent the awards ceremony vomiting in the restroom while I, unknowingly, won best in show. The next day, every person who took my picture came up to me asking if I was feeling better. (apparently, the announcer announced that I was sick during the awards)
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a Chef at Whole Foods. I don't necessarily want to open my own restaurant... yet. It's always good to work under several first.
I also DJ and produce electronic music. If you're having a party in the Chicago area. Call me :3
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
umm, yeah. I loooooove Hardcore.
(the music genre, silly. get your mind outta the gutter!)
My favorite anime
El Hazard, Hellsing, Code Geass, Death Note, Pumpkin Scissors, Excel Saga, Slayers, AKIRA
My favorite game(s)
Silent Hill, .Hack series, KOTOR series, Legend of Dragoon, FF VIII, GTA series, Mass Effect, Lost Odyssey, FF X, Kingdom Hearts
My favorite book(s)
Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, DUNE, Dracula, Walden,
My favorite character(s)
Schrödinger (Hellsing), and Shayla-Shayla (El Hazard)