What got you into cosplay?
Thanks to lots of fellow anime fan friends I got to enjoy the glory that was Anime Expo 2002! I've loved anime since before I could remember and ever since that fateful summer I've became more and more enamored with cosplaying and all that it entails.
What was your first costume and why?
Jubei-chan of Jubei Ninja Girl: Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch was my first costume. It was the first because I got the ok to go to AX02 the Friday of the con week and had to put a costume together in a day. Jubei-chan's outfit was simple, and I adored the series, so it was an easy choice.
What is your favorite costume and why?
Answer in 2003:
I guess it would have to be the ones that I made from Fushigi Yuugi. I dressed as Seiryuu no Miko, my brother as the god Seiryuu, and another friend as the god Suzaku. Videl-chan dressed as Suzaku no Miko. The Seiryuu no Miko costume is my favorite because I had my other cosplaying friends to make the experience that much more fun!
The midget with pink hair. I have so much fun running around as Yachiru from Bleach. She is adorable, full of life, and will chomp on your head if you cross her or her division. Its an easy costume to wear and an easy character to fit into. I love playing with all my friends in our Bleach costumes!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Princess Kakyuu of Sailor Moon, I swear it will get done!!!
Kakyuu ... Done! Whats next? I dunno, I am guessing a revamp of Yagyuu Jubei from Jubei-chan. That or YURAsama's Ai no Uta costume. I have too too many to list!
Answer in 2010: Quick update because I thought of an answer. I'm a manic LotR fan. Really its true. So I guess anything for myself and Matt^2 to wear. Probably an Arwen and Aragorn set.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Answer in 2003:
Dressed as the Mikos of Fushigi Yuugi at AX03, my friend and I sang the opening song along with performing our choreography for a cam crew that was wandering the dealers room. It was so much fun!
Answer in 2009:
Probably AOD05. Myself, Matt^2, and Videl-chan were dressed in Psycho le Cemu costumes. The band was performing at the convention and it was an exciting time. We were standing by the elevators and a woman approaches us and asks us multiple questions about our costumes. How long did they take? How much did they cost? Well, turns out this nice woman was the makeup artist for the band and really liked our costumes. Needless to say, her nice comments made our day. And I will remember that for a long time.
Do you participate in masquerades?
What was your best masquerade experience?
I guess the best would be the first Masq that I entered with Videl. We went to the AG Mixer in Little Tokyo and weren't expecting to anything. We just wanted experience. When we came away with a prize, we were so very honored! Thanks so much! Plus we met Allyunion for the first time officially!!! Hi!!!
I believe AniMagic 2004 was memorable for the failure that was the ROD skit with the airplane. But, never-the-less I had a great time. Anime Los Angeles has always been a great con to perform at. I'd like to do more.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes I have, and I greatly appreciate each one. I love performing with my cosplay friends and have a great time putting on a fun show.
Tell us a little about yourself
I am a Senior Film student at CSUF. I work as a cashier at a local Mervyns. My parents support my cosplaying ventures. My brother is my partner in crime. My other intrests are bowling, singing, acting, and writing poetry. Videl is part of my cosplay crew! Shout out to her!!!
Out of school. Have a great family and they are still supportive of my hobby. I don't hate my job. I love my job. I am a managing member of an anime/manga/etc retailer. Its a lot of fun! Hobbies? I dunno ... other than cosplay? I read vampire smut, play Rock Band (only on meduim), sing in the shower, and go to Disneyland.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I can name the 50 United States in alphabetical order in close to under 20 seconds. I can write (in cursive) backwards and upsidedown with both hands. I am a Cancer. I enjoy long walks on the beach at night. I like Canadian men ^_- Wayne Gretzky is my hero!
My favorite anime
Trigun, Sailor Moon, Jubei-chan, Cowboy Bebop, Fushigi Yuugi, Bleach, Naruto, Hana Yori Dango, Hot Gimmick, X/1999, Fruits Basket, Read Or Die and MANY MANY MORE!
My favorite game(s)
Magic: the Gathering, Tetris, Meteos, Rock Band, Munchkin, Apples to Apples
My favorite book(s)
Contact, Perelandra, Lord of the Rings, The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, Twilight, Merry Gentry series, Sookie Stackhouse series, Rachel Morgan series
My favorite character(s)
Favorite Bishonen: Vash (Trigun), Hotohori (Fushigi Yuugi), Spike (Cowboy Bebop), Seiya (Sailor Moon), Koinosuke (Jubei-chan)
Favorite Bishoujo: Meryl (Trigun), Ed (Cowboy Bebop), Ami (Sailor Moon), Jiyuu (Jubei-chan), Washuu (Tenchi)
My favorite movies(s)
Contact, The Hudsucker Proxy, Suicide Club, City of Angels, Lord of the Rings, and Many MANY others ... I'm a film student ... what would you expect ^_-
My favorite actors/actresses
Jodie Foster, Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey