What got you into cosplay?
Right after I saw "The Matrix" I decided I had to put together a Trinity costume! From there it was an easy jump to anime/movie costuming. I've always enjoyed making my own clothes, so this is just another outlet for my creativity.
What was your first costume and why?
Trinity from "The Matrix." Black. Vinyl. Trenchcoat. 'Nuff said.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
I do, but's it's a secret! ^_^
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Getting inducted into Team Awesome at Metrocon 2007.....with a hot glue stick! <33333
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes....and poke and prod the other cosplayers' costumes because I'm nosy like that!
What was your best masquerade experience?
Winning my first Best In Show at FL Supercon 2008. There were all these awesome costumes onstage that had won in other categories, and I was thinking "Who's left for Best In Show?" Then when they called my entry number, I screamed and literally almost fell over!! By the time I got up on stage I was crying...I could barely accept my award because I was shaking so much! It was such a gratifying moment for me as a costumer.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes. Mascot award (Chibi-Pa 2007), Best Craftsmanship (Anime Supercon 2007), Best Skit (Anime Day Davie), Best In Show (FL Supercon 2008), Best Individual Drama (skit, FL Supercon 2008), Best Prop (BAF 2009), Honorable Mention (Megacon 2009)
Tell us a little about yourself
I have a M.S. in Marine Science from UC Santa Barbara and a PhD in Marine Geology and Geophysics from the Univ. of Miami. Without going into my hobbies ad nauseum, I'll just say that I'm a big geek...but have embraced my geek-dom.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I rock. That is all.
My favorite anime
Bishoujo Senshi SailorMoon, Hellsing OVA, Shoujo Kakumei Utena, Romeo x Juliet, Paradise Kiss
My favorite game(s)
BurgerTime (Atari), ArmJoe, Katamari Damacy, Okami