What got you into cosplay?
Growing up I had always been interested in acting and costumes, so when my friend invited me to go with her to an anime convention I was dead set on making a cosplay dispite my lack of sowing skills.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was Lust form Fullmetal Alchemist. I chose her because I needed a simple outfit that I could make with almost no sewing experiance and because of my large bust and long dark hair I wouldn't need to do much besides wear the dress.
What is your favorite costume and why?
My favorite costume so far is my felmale Mad Hatter. I did this costume for a gothic Alice in Wonderland group. My favorite part of this dress is that it is my first boned garment and it turned out well. I also love each of the over one hundred silk flowers I hand stitched onto the skirt, everytime i look at the dress I am pleased with the detail work.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Currently my dream costume is Sarah Sisulart from the video game Lost Odyssey. This cosplay looks to be very difficult and to pull it off well I will need to work on my cloth dying skills.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
My Gothic Alice in Wonderland group took first place in Advanced Workmenship and Ainme Iowa 2007.
In 2010 my Madame Red and Grell from black butler won best group at Anime Milwaukee.
In 2011 I won expert with an original design at Anime Milwaukee.
In 2012 my fiance and I won best in show with our Cave Johnson and Glados cosplays.