What got you into cosplay?
I love character design and animation, and I love making things. The two seem to go hand in hand in cosplay.
What was your first costume and why?
Back when I was 14 my friends & I dressed up as Sailor Senshi for Halloween (I was Jupiter, although I wanted to be Mars). It was the first costume I ever made myself. I wish I had taken photos of it.
What is your favorite costume and why?
It's a tie between Princess Nuala & Lenneth Valkyrie. Lenneth took me 3 straight weeks of busting my butt to make, but I think it was worth it. It's the first time I've made body armor. Plus I love Lenneth as a character. I also completely adore anything Del Torro designed, which is why when I saw Nuala's character, I knew I had to make her costume. A runner up would be my Soul Calibur 4 Tira, as far as difficulty, time & craftsmanship.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
If I ever had the tools, money, and means to make her, I'd make a hardsuit from BubbleGum Crisis, either Priss or Sylia's. But you never know, I'm insane enough to try...
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
ALL of Dragoncon 2008. If you've been to a Dragoncon, then you know why.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I did when I was younger, but fell out of it. I make the costumes more for myself now, and not so much for skits. Although I've won a group award here or there, and judged a few times.
What was your best masquerade experience?
Judging was fun, but my best experience was Katsucon 2008, which was a mashup of different animes...and tenticles. Nuff said.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
I don't compete for craftsmanship, and I hardly compete in skits anymore. I wouldn't mind competing in either, but I make the costumes more for my happiness, and to hang out with friends, than for a trophy. The most recent award I've won was second place for my Spanish Victorian Steampunk costume.
Tell us a little about yourself
I just graduated college with a degree in animation and video. I used to work as a TV producer making a show on local entertainment and music. Right now I'm the Art Director for a TV station. I love cartoons, my little ponies, taco bell and comic books. I have a pet squirrel named Momo, a ton of amazing friends and bright pink hair.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I like unicorns...
My favorite anime
Utena, Ghost in the Shell, Armitage, Bubble Gum Crisis, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Escaflowne, Nana, Death Note, Code Geass, Ah My Goddess, Tenchi Muyo, Slayers
My favorite game(s)
Soul Calibur (I am untouchable in this game), World of Warcraft, Phoenix Wright, the classic Sonic games,
My favorite book(s)
Neil Gaiman - Sandman, American Gods, Good Omens,Neverwhere, Stardust, David Mack - Kabuki, Mark Z Dwelliski - House of Leaves
My favorite character(s)
Utena Tenjou, Motoko Kusinagi, Rei Hino, Lenneth Valkyrie, Hildegarde Von Krone, Lady Oscar, Psylocke, Cassandra Cain, Nana Ooskai, Juri Arisugawa, Arch Angel Alexiel
My favorite movies(s)
Pan's Labyrinth, Mirrormask, Tideland, City of Lost Children, most comic book movies, films by Tim Burton, Japanese horror and suspense films, Memento, Pi, Brothers Quay animations, shorts by Dave McKean
My favorite actors/actresses
Jennifer Connely, Christopher Walken,