What got you into cosplay?
My friend went to Acen 2003 and showed me pictures afterwards, and I was really impressed by the all the costumes. I thought, "That looks like fun!" and decided to do it myself when I was able to go to my first con.
What was your first costume and why?
Uchiha Sasuke--Naruto was my favourite show at the time, and Sasuke was my favourite character. I also figured it'd be something a little easier for my first costume.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Sanzo, I've become really attached to that one. I was just planning on wearing it once, but I've worn it to conventions ever since. I keep making small improvements, and I want to be the best Sanzo I can be. Latest improvement was to get purple contacts. Next improvement is the rakusu.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Arshtat from Suikoden V and Cain from Trinity Blood, for their complexity. Link from Twilight Princess and Debitto (David) from D. Gray-Man for fun.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Making cracky videos at A-Kon for Hunter x Hunter and Prince of Tennis.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I got talked into doing one at Sound&Vision. We weren't prepared at all ^_^;
What was your best masquerade experience?
After doing the Masquerade (as One Piece characters), someone said about our Usopp: "What was with that girl with the penis on her face?"
Tell us a little about yourself
Graduate from the University of Illinois.
Used to teach piano at a music studio. Then worked in a tool factory. Then a computer lab. Now a mental health facility. I get around.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I have a severe phobia of scavanging birds!! And arthritis. And germs.
My favorite anime
D. Gray-man, Saiyuki, Princess Tutu
My favorite game(s)
Suikoden series, Arc the Lad series, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy IV
My favorite book(s)
Lord of the Rings, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
My favorite character(s)
Sanzo, Gojyo, Kougaiji (Saiyuki); Debitto, Kanda, Bak (D. Gray-man); Shishido, Mizuki, Kirihara, Bunta, Kamio, Atobe, Nioh (Prince of Tennis); Fakir (Princess Tutu); Tamaki, Hikaru, Nekozawa (Ouran)
My favorite movies(s)
Lord of the Rings, Memento, Moon Child, A Tale of Two Sisters, Tae Guk Gi, Crash
My favorite actors/actresses