What got you into cosplay?
When I was younger, I really liked Sailor Moon and PokÚmon. But it wasn't until I really got into Naruto that I started to really want to cosplay. I found out about a big convention in my city, and my best friend and I decided to go as Sakura and Temari.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was Sakura Haruno from Naruto Shippuden. She is probably my all time favorite character, and I act and look a whole lot like her (except the pink hair... and my boobs XP), so I thought, "Why not?" and I cosplayed as her for Ohayocon 08. Also, the costume wasn't too complex so my mom managed to finish in the course of an all-nighter.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Oh lordy... now I have way too many. Honestly I love all of my cosplays for different reasons. Sakura is my favorite because I have been wearing that costume since the very beginning, and there's a lot of memories that go along with it. I love Satella because the cosplay itself is so elegant, and I love Satella herself. Ami is wonderful because I get to be a dynamic duo with my best friend, and the series was the best thing ever. Rei is fun to wear since I'm a part of a group, and the amount of work I put into that wig and sailor top is ridiculous. Lucy is insanely comfortable to wear, the outfit is super cute, and I love and identify with Lucy. Boa is so intricate, and I always feel pretty (although a little overexposed) when I'm cosplaying her. She's another character I love, since she's so damn over the top and ridiculous. Mikuru is another really comfy cosplay, and being a part of the SOS Brigade is always a fun time. Lastly, Nami is just such an awesome character, and despite the skimpy bikini top, I think she's so beautiful after the Timeskip, and cosplaying her is always fun.
tl;dr I love all of my cosplays XD
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Oh geez... female Protoman (inspired by the Protomen - with kickass armor and everything), Mami Tomoe from Madoka, Sophitia from SCII and IV, Starfire from the Teen Titans animated series, Tsubaki from Soul Eater, Reira from NANA, and Gavrill from Franken Fran...
ONE DAY I WILL DO THEM ALLLLLLLL
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Oh geez, honestly any con tends to be memorable for different reasons, although nothing in my mind beats Anime Punch 2009. And 2011.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Do skits count? I think they do.
What was your best masquerade experience?
I've only been in one skit, but it was at Ohayocon 2010. I made a really wonderful friend, danced like a ridiculous gangster, and met some awesome people.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm studying Vocal Performance at Capital University, and I love performing. I play piano and sing a whole lot.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
My favorite anime
Naruto, Highschool of the Dead, Panty and Stocking, NANA, Ouran High School Host Club, Howl's Moving Castle, Naus´caa, FMA, Hellsing, Death Note, Madoka, Angel Beats.
My favorite game(s)
Super Smash Bros Melee, DDR, Rock Band, Katamari Damachy, Animal Crossing, Left 4 Dead... I'm not much of a gamer.
My favorite book(s)
Harry Potter, The Book Thief, Pride and Prejudice, The Princess Diaries, Memoirs of a Revolution, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Time Traveler's Wife.
My favorite character(s)
Sakura Haruno, Mikuru Asahina, Naruto Uzumaki, Neville Longbottom, Bellatrix Lestrange, Satella Harvenheit, Boa Hancock, Nami, Ami, Lucy Heartfilia
My favorite movies(s)
La Misma Luna, Le Valet, Hors de prix, The Secret Life of Bees, Juno, He's Just Not That Into You, Coraline, Slumdog Millionaire, Speak, The Notebook, Where The Wild Things Are, Harry Potter, Pan's Labyrinth, Moulin Rouge, The Phantom of the Opera, Mulan, The Little Mermaid, My Fair Lady, Midnight in Paris.
My favorite actors/actresses
Helena Bonham-Carter, Matthew Lewis, Johnny Depp, Gerard Butler, Audrey Tatou, Nicole Kidman, Audrey Hepburn.