About Me / Q&A

What got you into cosplay?
After seeing watching Star Wars Episode 2 - the walk Obi-Wan's cloak 'swooshed' as he walked, I loved it. It wasn't long before I was researching Jedi costumes online - and taught myself to sew.
What was your first costume and why?
Jedi Knight - after seeing Star Wars Episode 2, I loved their cloaks, lightsabers, their whole look. I still love wearing my jedi costume :)
What is your favorite costume and why?
Hmmm.... I love all my costumes :) Favourite at the moment would be Padme' Snowbunny.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
A Queen Amidala gown :)
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
DragonCon 2009 and 2011. It was just incredible!
Do you participate in masquerades?
Once, the Dragon*Con 2011 masquerade.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Top Ten in the Armageddon Auckland 2006 cosplay competition (Padme' Amidala Lake Dress), Best in Show in the Armageddon Auckland 2007 cosplay competition (Harley Quinn and the Joker), Best in Category (animation) in the Armageddon Auckland 2008 cosplay competition (Snowbunny), Best in Catgegory (infinities) in the Dragon*Con Star Wars costume competition 2011 (GG Leia).
Tell us a little about yourself
I am a mother, living at home with my husband and daughter - we all love costuming :) We also enjoy travelling, collecting, movies..
My favorite game(s)
Kotor, JA, Battlefront, Lego Wii
My favorite book(s)
Star Wars novels, Pride and Prejudice, JA series
My favorite character(s)
Padme' Amidala, Harley Quinn, Asajj Ventress,
My favorite movies(s)
Star Wars, Casino Royale, Chronicles of Riddick, The Mummy, Titanic, 300, Tron,
My favorite actors/actresses
Drew Barrymore, Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman, Kiera Knightley

Anaria Zar-Rel

New Zealand



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