What got you into cosplay?
I guess the fact that my mom is a seamstress and she loves sewing with her sewing machine. After being surrounded by all those materials for years, I guess I picked up one of her traits. *squee* On top of that, I liked the thought of dressing up like an anime character since my childhood, so i began cosplaying as Ash Ketchum and Beet the Vandel Buster back in 2006.
What was your first costume and why?
My first costume was Ash Ketchum from Pokemon. I guess cuz I had to toss something up for Shimakon (the anime convention I created) and I needed something plain and simple...and it wasnt as simple as I thought it would be. I had done it all by hand and only wore it to the Pre-Con event and not to the con because as chair of the con (at the time), I couldn't linger in costumes.
What is your favorite costume and why?
UPDATED: My favorite outfit thought it still remains a Taichi, I would have to give the top honor to Soul Eater Evans. This costume was a nice work to do and my biggest achievement in it was meeting Kouki Uchiyama, Japanese Seiyuu to Soul Evans and befriending Micah Solusod, voice actor to Soul Evans.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I am always glad to bring anime fans with a smile when I cosplay a character they once liked as kids.
Do you participate in masquerades?
I have begun competing in cosplay shows, after being dragged by Nura and his team at A-kon 19. As of now, I am part of skits and cosplay shows (when I thought, I'd never do that) and now, I am going to begin working on skits on my own not for competition but for amusement, if a price comes out of it, awesome!
What was your best masquerade experience?
Well, the best masquerade experience doesnt happen on stage for me but in conventions overall. At San Japan and AnimeFEST I got the warmest compliments from Digimon fans and yes, i was thanked by plenty for returning their childhood memories. So I am very glad to portray Taichi.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Yes, I have, I won at an anime costume contest that FYE was hosting at Ingram Park Mall XD
Also, at Onicon, I was awarded Judge's Pick and awarded for being a Nostalgic Character...which to my misfortune, I was not present at the time of the award.
Tell us a little about yourself
I am a simpleton who is currently a poor human...so i have decided to balance out as a commissioner for both cosplay outfits and anime art clothing under the label of Digital Yume.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I am a people's person. In other words, I am a person that is open to everyone and is always looking for new things in life. I have done everything from Acting on Stage to fixing cars, so honestly, I am willing to try new things.
My favorite anime
Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Nerima Daikon Brothers, Pokemon (first season), Digimon Adventure & 02, Ranma 1/2, D.N.Angel, Gravitation, Full Metal Panic Fumoffu, and plenty of others
My favorite game(s)
The Lengend of Zelda, Dance Dance Revolution, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, and pretty much anything that involves old school.
My favorite book(s)
Manga, the bible (good literature), any good novel by Shakespeare, did I say Manga? oh yes, and Manga!
My favorite character(s)
Soul Eater Evans, Death the Kid, Sora, Ventus, Mamoru Endou, Edward Elric, Naruto Uzumaki, Taichi Yagami, Spike Spiegel, Vash the Stampede, Link, Haruhi Suzumiya, Jounouchi Katsuya
My favorite movies(s)
Star Wars, Back to the Future, Mamma Mia, most Anime Movies (gotta love Hayao Miyazaki), and did I mention I like anime movies, lol.
My favorite actors/actresses
(Anime) Micah, Solusod, Vic Mignogna, Chris Patton, Monica Rial, Tiffany Grant, Kyle Hebert, Derek Stephen Prince, Luci Christian, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Spike Spencer, Chris and Greg Ayres, Maile Flanagan, Caitlyn Glass, most anime voice actors (Non Anime), Steve Carell, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert de Niro, Michael J. Fox, Dan Castellaneta, and a few more...