What got you into cosplay?
My first convention was Anime Expo 2003. I couldn't go without being dressed up! My first costumes were very simple but that got me started. Then, in home town, there were monthly costume contests. This got me into making my own costumes regularly and I was hooked! I found my talent.
What was your first costume and why?
Chii from Chobits was the first costume I decided to make. It looked simple enough, although at the time it was challenging because of my beginning sewing skills.
What is your favorite costume and why?
It's hard to choose! Some of my favorites are Sailor Mercury from Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Chiyo-chan from Azumanga Daioh, and Fuu from Magic Knight Rayearth.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I've done most of them! Asuka's Plugsuit from Evangelion was, but I recently completed it. Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, Godoka from Madoka Magica, and VividBlue from Operation: VividRed are hopefuls on my list!
Do you participate in masquerades?
Why, yes I do! I took a break for awhile when I started running them and volunteering for them, but now I'm back to competing when I can and I compete in Master Class locally.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Con-Nichiwa 2010, I was able to put together a very fun group skit with my friends, all of us cosplaying Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli characters. Gettin' Ghibli Wit It! Not only was it a blast, but we took Best of Show!
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
-Judge's Award @ Phoenix Comicon 2010
-Best of Show @ Con-Nichiwa 2010
-Best Prop @ SabotenCon 2009
-Best Veteran Skit @ Anime Vegas 2008
-1st Place @ Anime Tucon 2008
-Best Workmanship 2nd Place @ Anizona 2006
-Best Novice @ Anime Expo 2005
-First Place Individual @ Mini Con 2005
Tell us a little about yourself
I am a special ed teacher by day and magical girl by night!
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I am awesome. Yeah.
My favorite anime
Utena, Princess Tutu, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, anything CLAMP, Sailor Moon, Read or Die, Blue Seed, Slayers, Azumanga Daioh, Sugar, DiGi Charat, Saikano, Fruits Basket, Outlaw Star etc.