What got you into cosplay?
The first time I saw cosplay was at BAAF 2002 when I was volunteering, I was blown away. I couldn't even imagine that something like that even existed at a con with anime, videogame, manga, etc. characters (but I did know of Trekkies and Star War fans doing such a thing). I think cosplay is just another higher level of love/respect for that character you want to represent. Or some people cosplay a character for their cool dress design. I see cosplay as an awesome hobby, that can teach you some things. How to sew, be creative/imaginative, build confidence, etc. I have a lot of fun when I cosplay at conventions and people asking to take your picture is cool too (that's where the confidence comes in). I like using my hands and making stuff so cosplay is right in my department. To me cosplay in general is portraying, dressing up, and having fun! =D
What was your first costume and why?
When I was first informed about FFX2 and saw Yuna, I was bewildered and excited because she looks totally different from FFX (in a really good way). I totally admire her and liked her new look and wanted her as my first cosplay costume. I love Yuna (she’s a lovely character)! She’s tough, beautiful and has awesome guns (muy fun!). ~_^
What is your favorite costume and why?
Don't have one, oh oh la la la! When I have a plethora of them (I wish...), then I'll make my decision.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Oh gosh, I have dream costumeS!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Getting props and compliments on my Gunner Yuna costume. It really gave me a very positive uplifting to continue to cosplay and not think this is it for me. =)
Do you participate in masquerades?
It depends, I rather perform with a group then walk on stage by myself because I can get real shy in front of an audience of people. It gets a bit intimidating, which I'm trying to work on. =/
What was your best masquerade experience?
Winning Best Journeyman (Group) at BAAF 2003 with my insane yet lovable NYO/Otaku Army friends. *huggies*
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Not all by myself, but I hope to win an individual award someday.
Tell us a little about yourself
I assure you I'm made with sugar, spice, and everything nice~! <3 Besides that, I love vintage clothes/items, Japanese Street Fashion (lolita, etc), the 80's, cartoons, graphic/web design. Most importantly, I'm spiritual and have strong Christian beliefs. ^___^
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
[Mojo Jojo is zapping Bubbles with a laser to try and make her cry]
...Bubbles: I'm not gonna cry... you... dumb... doo-doo brain!
Mojo Jojo: Doo-doo brain? That's it! I've had it with your sassy mouth! I didn't want to do this... well, actually, I did.
[Sets the intensity of the laser from 2 to 11] ~ The Powerpuff Girls / Bubblevicious
My favorite anime
Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, Cowboy Bebop, Rurouni Kenshin, Strange Dawn, Inuyasha, Card-Captors, Yu Yu Hakusho, Kare Kano, PGSM, Peach Girl, Paradise Kiss, etc.
My favorite game(s)
Final Fantasy series, Suikoden III/3, Legend of Legaia, Resident Evil series, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, Crash Bandicoot, The SIMS series, Kingdom Hearts series, Tetris, Theme Hospital, Zelda/Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, HALO series, DOOM 3, Silent Hill, Bioshock series, etc.
My favorite book(s)
I LOVE to read (in "Cosplay Alias" I should have put Bookworm). I seriously have so many favs from since I was younger. Comic books: Marvel - X-MEN, DC Comics, Archie, Betty & Veronica, etc. Manga: Peach Girl, Paradise Kiss, NANA, Mamotte Shugogetten, etc.
My favorite character(s)
Final Fantasy characters, Aila (Suikoden III), Jem (Jerrica) and the Holograms, Miwako, Jean Grey, Bubbles, Trunks, Kimiko, Momo Adachi + the others, Shaolin, NANAs, Bulma & Vegeta, him and her, and her and him...
My favorite movies(s)
Ever After, Stardust, Resident Evil series, X-MEN 1 & 2, Batman movies, Disney, horror/thriller movies... AHHH! There are way too many!! x_x
My favorite actors/actresses
Johnny Depp *heart*, Rachael Leigh Cook, Famke Jassen, Raven-Symone, Christina Aguilera, Melissa Mcintyre, Milla Jovovich, etc.