What got you into cosplay?
i already love anime. i just had to learn about cosplay. before i did, i had already made attempts to dress as characters from shaman king for halloween.
What was your first costume and why?
for a con: shindou shuichi. he's hyper and cuddly. besides, i knew i'd be crazy at my first con. i was also very interested in gravi and its music at the time, plus i wore mostly a strange combination of normal clothes, so my first costume wasn't particularly work-intensive (even though it kind of sucked).
What is your favorite costume and why?
so far my favorite costume has been L. it's the best looking one, and people took more pictures of it. but i'm a little disappointed because i didn't make any part of it. it was all purchased. the eye makeup was fun, though.
EDIT 5/08: Hoshakuji Renge! in many ways, i am similar to her, and completely different in others. so it's so much fun to exaggerate my personality when i cosplay her. and the colors are very attention grabbing; it's not the sort of thing i normally wear. EDIT 6/09: I'm totally pumped for Mello and Nill. Both are complex, but neither seems super-duper work intensive (though I may soon discover that I'm wrong). Both of these characters have a lot of personality. Mello is, again, a "bigger me" ... similar in some ways and different in others, an exaggeration of myself. Nill is a very natural cosplay for me, because I wear lolita and I tend to be a little shy and quiet anyway.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
there are so many costumes i'd like to make. i guess my cosplay dream is to just make one well. i'd like to do akito and wear the straitjacket as a normal sweatshirt. Touda will be a challenge for me. even though i wouldn't be making it, someday i'd like to see cosplays of my characters from the comic i'm working on. i'd like it to be an animation on television someday.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
at Metrocon 2007, i discovered a group of fellow L cosplayers. after a round of photos, one of them promptly grabbed me and kissed me on the cheek.
Do you participate in masquerades?
no (not yet).
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
SoyCon award for Haruhi in Wonderland, Reactor amateur award for Matt and Mello
Tell us a little about yourself
i go to community college. i draw. i had a booth in Artists' Alley at Anime Central 2009 and at UChi-con in 2010 and 2011. i blog on Livejournal.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
i like lolita fashion, but mana scares me. i like daisuke asakura in particular, and any band associated with him (except maybe onapetz). i also like versailles and abingdon boys school, and i'm getting into L.M.C., thanks to red garden.
i love to crossplay, but i'm so puny and girly!
My favorite anime
new mobile report gundam wing,
ouran high school host club,
My favorite game(s)
sonic adventure 2: battle
My favorite book(s)
pendragon, the shadow children series
My favorite character(s)
aoyagi ritsuka from loveless,
wanjiyama akito from air gear,
hitachiin hikaru and kaoru from ouran,
ohtori kyouya from ouran,
L and mello from death note
My favorite movies(s)
pirates of the carribean,
night at the museum
My favorite actors/actresses
toshihiko seki, orikasa ai, mitsuki saiga