What got you into cosplay?
I'm a fashion graduate and I love anime, so the blending of the two resulted in my great love for cosplaying.
What was your first costume and why?
I've made all sorts of costumes before for Halloween or everyday wear.
I've only been cosplaying since Anime North '08 in which I debuted my Sailor Mars and Neko nurse.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Do you participate in masquerades?
Not yet. But I intend to soon!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Hall Cosplay Award at the 2008 AN Doujinka Festival. Small, but it got me a weekend pass to Anime North '09 :)
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm Aridia from Ridi Kitty Design. I design Gothic Lolita and Steampunk clothing, as well as make high quality costumes.
My favorite anime
Kuroshitsuji, Junjou Romantica, Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!, Sailor Moon, Full Metal Alchemist, Gankutsuou, Ouran High School Host Club, Blood+, Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, Trigun, Wolfs Rain, D.Gray-Man, Vampire Knight