What got you into cosplay?
Mainly seeing all these cosplayers with really neat costumes and props. I looked at them and went "OMG that looks cool and a really awesome use of creative skills!"
What was your first costume and why?
The first time I went to Anime Boston I wore a kind of Chinese style top and put my hair up in little buns I was attempting to be Ten-ten from Naruto...Almost no-one recognized me but I wasn't surprised, seeing as I had thrown it together last minute!
What is your favorite costume and why?
Major Ocelot. He's just my favorite character ever. I'd say I want to be like him, but then I'd have to deal with all that backstabbing he's done... And his general foolishness!
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Right now I have a few. I'm really wanting to do The Boss's sneaking suit from MGS3, as well as possibly doing a FemShep armor set. It seems the Brawl version of Sheik may be a good prep costume in terms of getting the skills down needed to do both!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Probably Connecticon 11! It was amazing, got to meet up with a voice actor who really liked our Metal Gear cosplay and let us go to his panels and generally bother him... Really cool dude. The raves were also amazingly fun!
Do you participate in masquerades?
I've done one performance-based one so far! i'm thinking of branching out to craftsmanship related catagories, but it's pretty intimidating now that everyone and their mother is doing some sort of elaborate armor cosplay now... Darn my tendency to do realistic military characters!
Tell us a little about yourself
Part-time job, full-time college student studying computer science. My life is super-busy during the school year so during hte summer I indulge in cosplay as well as drawing, video games, etc. i've also been getting into distance trail running!
My favorite anime
Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Full Metal Alchemist, Rideback
My favorite game(s)
METAL GEAR SOLID, Assassin's Creed, Skyrim, TF2, Mass Effect (Yes, even with the ending), LoZ
My favorite book(s)
The Abarat series, Gilgamesh (as translated by Stephen Mitchell)
My favorite character(s)
Ocelot in all forms, FemShep. Okay, pretty much the whole cast from the ME and MGS game series. Minda and Sheik from LoZ. Leonardo Da Vinci from AC2