What got you into cosplay?
I've always liked dressing up for Halloween, so cosplaying is kinda a natural outgrowth of that. Also, I've always liked to do crafts and creative things, so that helped me when I got started, and I have a good friend who has always been right there with me trying to come up with good costume ideas and places to wear them.
What was your first costume and why?
My first cosplay costume was Sailor Moon, my sophomore year in high school. I had four friends in marching band with me that were really big Sailor Moon fans, so we all dressed up together for the Halloween halftime show.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My Lady Loki cosplay! It may have been one of a billion, but I made my first corset for that costume and I'm really pleased with how it turned out!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Susan Pevensie's Battle Dress from Prince Caspian. I'd love to do chain mail again, and the leather corset would present an interesting challenge!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Definitely the first year my friend organized a Dragon Age photoshoot and meetup. Not only did I get to cosplay Dragon Age which I LOVE, I got to meet a lot of awesome people who love it as much as I do!
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a stay-at-home mom with two daughters ages 6 and 3. In my (minimal) spare time I indulge my love of sci-fi/fantasy (books, movies, and TV), classic rock, broadway musicals, video games, singing, knitting, and, of course, costuming.
My favorite anime
Sailor Moon, Uta no Prince-Sama, Princess Tutu, Hanazakari no Kimi Tachi e, Mars, Fruits Basket, Fushigi Yugi, Inu-Yasha
My favorite game(s)
Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Uncharted, Kingdom Hearts, Vampire: The Masquerade, Fiasco, Marvel Heroic Roleplay, and Marvel Avengers Alliance
My favorite book(s)
I don't have favorite books so much as favorite authors who include Mercedes Lackey, Jane Austen, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Peter S. Beagle, Tamora Pierce, Neil Gaiman, J.K. Rowling, and Joss Whedon.
My favorite character(s)
Bofur (The Hobbit), Merry and Pippin (Lord of the Rings), John Thornton (North & South), Mr. Gold (Once Upon a Time), Loki (The Avengers), Deadpool (Deadpool), The Doctor (Doctor Who), Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter), Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter), Hatter (Syfy's Alice), Owen Harper (Torchwood), Victor (Dollhouse), Wash (Firefly), and Benjamin Linus (Lost)
My favorite movies(s)
Pacific Rim, Star Trek, The Avengers, Pride & Prejudice, The Mummy, Secondhand Lions, Sliding Doors, Much Ado About Nothing, The Princess Bride
My favorite actors/actresses
Richard Armitage, Robert Downey Jr., Jay Baruchel, Robert Carlyle, Alan Tudyk, Christopher Eccleston, Michael Emerson, Jack Davenport, Steve Zahn, Billy Boyd, Michael Gambon, Roger Bart, Andy Serkis, Dominic Monaghan, David Tennant, John Simm, Edward James Olmos, Andrew-Lee Potts