What got you into cosplay?
Well, it started out as me just wanting to make a Harle (from Chrono Cross) costume for Halloween (doesn't it always start with Halloween? XD). I failed miserably at making the costume, mostly because I didn't know how to really sew. XD; But I did very well on the shoes! So that was enough to spark an interest for me. ^ ^
What was your first costume and why?
My first (somewhat) successful costume(s) were Mana & Kozi (Malice Mizer, lol, I know! But I was young and stupid. XD; ) Me and my best friend Ryan were going to homecoming and he thought it would be cool if we cosplayed the costumes from the Gardenia music video. So I made both costumes in two weeks! XD I was shaking so bad by the time I finished, one hour AFTER the dance had started. XD; So we went, had our pictures taken, then won Most Glamorous Couple! XD It was a good night.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My Toon Zelda is definitely my new favorite costume (so much pink~ and it's fun being blonde! 8D), but Marin is my lightest, most comfortable, and currently the quickest to put on. <3
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I still dream of making that Harle costume!! XD; I've made two trials on it so far, and I failed both times. XD Of course, That was about 7 years ago, and I think if I made another attempt at it, I could be successful. ^ ^
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
So far, Fanime 2010 for sure. I got to fly all the way to San Jose to meet up with some West Coast friends. :3 It was so chill, and fun to just hang out in costume. XD The people I met at Fanime are a great bunch of people! Much, much fun was had. X3 Can't wait to go next year!
Do you participate in masquerades?
When I can, I do. ^ ^
What was your best masquerade experience?
OhayoCon 2010. Heh, it's my only masq. experience, but it's hard to imagine ever having a better one. The staff were all very courteous, and the judges were very professional and kind. ^ ^ Not to mention the other participants all had amazing costumes, and were all very sportsmanlike.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Tell us a little about yourself
I have lots and lots and lots of hobbies. I play music, play videogames, sew and design clothing, dance (but not very well XD), cosplay, watch anime, knit, crochet, draw and paint, and study Japanese language and culture.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Bow-ties are cool.
My favorite anime
Gundam Wing, Cardcaptor Sakura, Vampire Princess Miyu, Escaflowne, Rose of Versailles, and Record of Lodoss War are just a few of my favorites. Oh, and SAILORMOON! XD That's a classic. Newer animes I enjoy are Code Geass, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagaan, and Black Lagoon.
And this will sound really geeky, but I also really love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles OVA! SUPER TURTLES!!! That's right, TMNT anime!! Apparently, it was just released in 2003. It's hilarious. ♥ Although there are only 2 episodes...
My favorite game(s)
The Legend of Zelda series, Final Fantasies 1 - 9, Parasite Eve, Chrono Cross, Chrono Trigger, Legend of Mana, Legend of Dragoon, Vagrant Story, Earthbound, Castlevania, Super Smash Brothers, and DDR!!
My favorite book(s)
Mostly, anything by Chuck Palahniuk.
My favorite character(s)
Link!! My favorite since my big bro first got The Legend of Zelda when I was three years old. ^ ^ ♥ Also because he's left-handed just like me! XD
Princess Zelda. My favorite ever damsel in distress~
Squall, because he's a jerk. ♥
Ichigo (from Bleach) because he kicks people in the face. XD
Sagara Sousuke because he's preciously ignorant.
Duo Maxwell because no one could win as hard as him. :D And he had the coolest gundam. :3
My favorite movies(s)
SURVIVE STYLE 5!!! Among others... ^ ^;
My favorite actors/actresses
Actor: Christopher Walken
Actress: Jennifer Connelly