What got you into cosplay?
What was your first costume and why?
Ryu, Breath of Fire. I was only 6 or 7, and the game sprite looked so simple, all I needed was white clothes and red cape (in the form of a towel)!
But as for actual costumes, my first real one was Ishidoro from Berserk, at AnimeFest 2006. I love Berserk, and it was simple for this inexperienced person to pull off.
What is your favorite costume and why?
It's really hard to choose. I love Dante, but Repo Man is visually stunning, and REALLY easy to wear. I can easily put it on over my normal clothes (or other costumes, if I need to quick change) anytime I'm wearing boots.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Too many to list! But my girlfriend's "dream costume" for me is MGS4 Raiden. I think I need to get lots of experience with bodysuit costumes first, though.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Too many to name, really. Meeting the director of "Hobo With A Shotgun" dressed as his own characters was pretty awesome though.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yulecon 2008: Best Walk On (Open) as Dante,
Yulecon 2010: Best Craftsmanship as Repo Man,
All-Con 2011: 2nd place in category 2D as Dante Lady & Trish,
My favorite anime
Zone of the Enders, Outlaw Star, Berserk, Hajime no Ippo, Yu Yu Hakusho, Baki The Grappler, Elfen Lied, Big O, Fist of the North Star, Evangelion, and much more.
My favorite game(s)
Brutal Legend, Breath of Fire 1-5 (original is still my fav), Zone of the Enders 2, Nier, Berserk (PS2), F-Zero X, FF6, Bahamut Lagoon, Killer Instinct, Devil May cry 1-4, Armored Core, Earthbound, Ogre Battle, Brave Fencer Musashi, Super Scope games on the SNES, Megaman Legends, Dynasty Warriors, and the list goes on...
My favorite book(s)
Musashi, Berserk, Battle Angel Alita
My favorite character(s)
Ryu (Breath of Fire), Guts (Berserk), everyone from Zone of the Enders, Lucy (Elfen Lied), Hiei, Piccolo, Nier, Eddie Riggs, Kenshiro, Rei
My favorite movies(s)
Mad Max, Hobo With A Shotgun, The Expendables, Scott Pilgrim, 300, Jurassic Park, Snakes on a Plane, Repo! the Genetic Opera, Evil Dead, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter, Rocky Horror Picture Show