What got you into cosplay?
A friend of mine brought me to my first con ever, when I was 16, I've been trying to do cosplay since them.
What was your first costume and why?
Rezo the Red Priest from Slayers. I was really huge into Slayers at the time (I still have a soft spot for it actually) and had hand sewn the entire thing. Unfortunately, my paper mache, double layer shoulder pauldrons collapsed on the way to the con, so the costume was retired after one weekend...I might redo it at some point, now that I know more.
What is your favorite costume and why?
It's hard to say. A lot of costumes have interesting qualities to them. At this point I would have to say the costumes for the Akibarangers. I say this only because the customization on each one is fairly specific.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Heh. There are a LOT of those. I would ultimately have to say a realistic looking Nu Mou (Final Fantasy Tactics/Tactics Advance) but I need to get the money for the right casting material first.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
When I was in a photo group for Darkstalkers. I made a few new friends and had some fantastic photos taken.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Yes. I had won an award for "Most Ambitious Mascot," in 2006, for my Cait Sith costume
What was your best masquerade experience?
2006, as Cait Sith. I won an award for it. Also, I enjoyed the many positive reactions I've received for the costume.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
2006 - Anime North - Most Ambitious Mascot
Tell us a little about yourself
I presently live in Kitchener with my 2 cats, accidental turtle and my fiancee. Most of my time is spent working, playing WoW, watching various interesting shows, sewing, and being engrossed in subjects that peak my interest. Also planning my big wedding in a few years.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
If you see someone in a large, mascot-style, costume, Please DO NOT bug them about their limited vision or hit their costume. You're not cool for doing it, you're just a jerk at that point. It's VERY RUDE, so DON'T DO IT!
My favorite anime
Anything Gainax related, GTO, Durarara!, others that peak my interest. Mostly they aren't fluffy or too gory.
My favorite game(s)
Fluxx, Rock Band, Cards Against Humanity, Tetris, Pokemon, Cooking Mama, DDR, Wario Ware: Smooth Moves, Wii Sports.
My favorite book(s)
Anything by Terry Pratchett, anything that peaks my interest.
My favorite character(s)
My favorite movies(s)
Wo yao zuo model (Super Model), Kung-Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer, (I like a lot of Hong Kong action movies and comedies)