What got you into cosplay?
Some of my friends made a few costumes and I saw pictures of japanese cosplayers in magazines, later I started hearing japanese music (like Dir en Grey or others). I loved the outfits of the Visual Kei bands and so I tried one by myself. I used old clothes, but I failed with the Visual Kei outfit. That was the beginning of my anime/manga cosplay, which is much more fun for me.
I'm so bad in japanese musician-cosplay and so I'll never try it again.
What was your first costume and why?
My very first costume was Shinya from Dir en Grey, but the costume was ugly and bad and so I never wore it outside and nowadays this costume is destroyed! (I really hated it! >_<)
My first good cosplay was Hinata Hyuuga (in her first outfit) from NARUTO. This costume was the beginning of my anime/manga cosplay time.
I say that this costume is my first REAL costume!
And why did I cosplay Hinata?
Well, she is my favorite NARUTO character and so much like me. Shy, not self confident, but in some way very strong.
My NARUTO days are over, but I still love Hinata.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My favorites are always changing.
Most of the time my favorite is my newest cosplay.
My most loved costumes are at the moment Miku Hatsune's MAGNET outfit, Feldt Grace in her suit and Ranka Lee's white dress.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
One of my dream cosplays is Mew Ichigo from Tokyo Mew Mew. Since I started with cosplay I want this costume, but I never find the right time to make it.
But I'm definitly going to make it someday! *_*
And one other is Chii/Freya from Chobits in a big and beautiful pink dress. This is going to be hard work, but I love the dress!
I'm always looking for new costumes and so I always have a lot of dream cosplay, which I'd like to make.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I have many memorable experiences, but the one I like most are, when some fans are happy, because I do their favorite character. |3
I love their happy faces, when they take their pictures.
I experienced another funny thing: During the Connichi 2009 I got filmed by some japanese guys for japanese Internet Television. (I wore my Pastel Ink costume) And they said that I'm 'kawaii' and 'moe'. It was much fun. xD
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
No - I'm just to shy to take part in cosplay competitions. But maybe someday I will be on the stage in my costumes!
Tell us a little about yourself
Well, I finished school in may 2008 with the "diploma from German secondary school qualifying for university admission or matriculation" (in german it's Abitur).
In 2011 I finished my apprentenceship and now I'm an office manager (or an office clerk). I'm working the the purchase department.
Besides cosplay, some of my hobbies are photography and drawing. I love making good pictures and so I'm a cosplayer and at the same time a cosplay photographer.
But I also take pictures of other things, I really like macro-photography.
Okay... that's enough from my side. ^^'
Ask me, if you want more information.
My favorite anime
Vocaloid (well, it's not an Anime), Gundam 00, Higurashi no Naku koro Ni, Rosario + Vampire, To Love-Ru, Hunter X Hunter, Fate/Stay Night, Jigoku Shoujo, Digimon, Tokyo Mew Mew, Air Gear, Gundam Wing, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
My favorite game(s)
Dead or Alive, Halo, Champions of Norrath, FlyFF
My favorite book(s)
The ring by Koji Suzuki, Dunkel by Wolfgang Hohlbein
My favorite character(s)
Ranka Lee (Macross Frontier), Miku Hatsune (Vocaloid), Feldt Grace (Gundam 00), Rena Ryuugu (Higurashi no Naku koro Ni), Ai Enma (Jigoku Shoujo), Rin Tohsaka (Fate/Stay Night), Kurumu Kurono (Rosario + Vampire), Haruna Sairenji (To Love-Ru), Kurapika (Hunter X Hunter), Hinata Hyuuga (Naruto), Sora Takenouchi (Digimon), Ichigo Momomiya (Tokyo Mew Mew), Ringo Noyamano (Air Gear)
My favorite movies(s)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the world, Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Shinobi - Heart under blade, The Haunting, A tale of two sisters, Treasure Planet, Hellboy, Avatar, Iron Man
My favorite actors/actresses
Jared Leto, Robert Downey Jr.