What got you into cosplay?
When my best friend and I were planning on going to Otakon 2003, we realized that despite only going for one day that we had to dress up. We had heard about this thing called 'cosplay' and wanted to try it. So, two nights before Otakon, we worked our butts off to make Shinobi cosplay for the weekend (we only went on Saturday). Let's just say that the cosplay bug bit us both that night and has never left.
What was your first costume and why?
Iruka because we wanted to try something easy and we knew just how to get the detail into the cosplay without it costing us a lot. Plus we already had all-black underclothes so it worked out perfectly.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Maes Hughes! I absolutely ADORE Fullmetal Alchemist and the hyper-active Lt. Colonel! I've even been dubbed the 'perfect' Hughes about two years ago at Otakon 2005, even though I'm the wrong gender. ^_^;;
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I eventually want to make a cosplay from any CLAMP series. CLAMP has been a big influence in my life with story telling and art and they're artbook pictures are just fabulous. I want to be able to portray that beauty through my own cosplay.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
2 nights before Otakon 2003, my best friend and I spent hours making shinobi cosplay from Naruto. There's a lot of inside jokes we make because of that night, and we haven't stopped cosplaying since.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I do now. It's still a new process to me and I still freak out once I get on stage, but it's so fun and I can just display all of my hard work, even when I don't win anything.
What was your best masquerade experience?
I would have to say that the best memory was during Wasabi 2011. The judges were so kind and I even got yelled at for under judging myself.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yep! They're listed within the cosplay.
Tell us a little about yourself
I graduated high school in 2006, and in 2007 I went into the USAF. I was discharged in 2008 because of a serious injury, but I'm back up on my feet and am now in my Junior year of college at Mesa State.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I'm part of a cosplay group called [url=http://www.destinyanime.net/dokidoki/]DOKI DOKI Peach Sticks[/url]. You should follow us!
My favorite anime
Fullmetal Alchemist, Sailor Moon, .hack//, Axis Powers Hetalia, Bleach
My favorite game(s)
Splinter Cell, Portal/ Portal 2, Team Fortress 2, Ace Combat, The Saboteur, Assassin's Creed
My favorite book(s)
The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, The Lost Symbol, Just Another Soldier
My favorite character(s)
Maes Hughes (FMA), Roy Mustang (FMA), Frank Archer (FMA), Zolf J. Kimbly (FMA)
My favorite movies(s)
Forrest Gump, The Terminal, The Producers, Jarhead, Brokeback Mountain
My favorite actors/actresses
Tom Hanks by far. That man is a superb actor, and I've seen almost every single one of his movies.