What got you into cosplay?
I was shopping in Chinatown when i happened upon a Honk Kong cosplay magazine, bought it and was very intrigued. I hadn't realized until after i learned more about it that i had already cosplayed. Little did I know there was a whole community of people just like me! Man, I wish i found this hobby in HS, would've definitely helped me stay off the crack... 0_o
What was your first costume and why?
My first *intentional* cosplay was girl- type Ranma. I really love the series, and really identified with Ranma in his girl form. I'm always noted as 'one of the guys', so this was a perfect start!
What is your favorite costume and why?
If i had to pick, my Rainbow Brite costume when i was 5 (and again at 15)
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Well, so far i'm doing it, my Herb costume from Ranma ½. I guess I'll have to come up with a new dream costume for the future...lessee....hmm...oh! Carmilla's dress (train and all) from Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Winning Best of Show at Anime Next '03! That wassuch a fun skit (if ignore the pain of practicing it)
Do you participate in masquerades?
So far all the times I've ever cosplayed I've been in a masquerade.
What was your best masquerade experience?
I'd have to say Katsu 10
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Honoroble Mention at Katsucon 9 for Herb, Journeyman at BAAF 03, Best of Show AnimeNext 03, Best Costume at Bakuretsucon '04
Tell us a little about yourself
I attend the Fashion Institute of Technology here in NYC as a Fashion Design major. I also attended LaGuardia Performing Arts HS (aka the 'Fame' school) for acting, so as you can tell, I grew up here (raised in Brooklyn, now live in Queens ::blech::). I love to cook, play RPGS, drink heqavily, and am desperately in love with Inu-Yasha. But don't tell my fiancee that...
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I love chocolate truffles.
My favorite anime
Inu-Yasha, Ranma ½, Chobits, Fruits Basket, Fire-tripper, Angelic Layer, Vampire Princess Miyu, various hentai -_^
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy 6-8 (haven't beaten 9 or 10 yet), GTA:VC, Resident Evil series, Secret of Mana, god theres too many, but a lot of old school games mostly.
My favorite book(s)
too many here too. But I'll name one, Masterpieces of Terror, edited by Marvin Kaye. My namesake story is in that book :)
My favorite character(s)
Absolute favoritest would be: Inu-Yasha, Kagura, Chii, Ranma, Ryoga, ack my brain is falling asleep i'll write more later
My favorite movies(s)
My favorite actors/actresses
Ed Norton, Bobby DeNiro, Pacino, Brad Pitt, John Leguizamo, (haven't seen a good female actress in a while, or i just can't think of one at the moment)