What got you into cosplay?
I blame Kevin Lillard for taking pictures for Animerica.
What was your first costume and why?
Tifa Lockheart from Final Fantasy 7. That was in 1998 but officially at cons 2001 I was Cammy White from Street Fighter.
What is your favorite costume and why?
I have made too many to have one favorite. But I guess if I can the one that makes me proud is my Cammy. That costume gets so much love and attention. (I wonder why?)
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Yes, It is Utena Tenjou's Rosebride dress. I have made it before in 2006 all hand sewn. But I felt very rushed and I wasn't pleased with it. I plan to make it again and take much more time with it.
Update 2011: I made this verison and I am quite happy. My next dream costume... I have no idea as of now I am just making whatever I love!
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
I have met so many friends through this hobby. But a lot of people do. I am still friends with people I met at my first convention back in 2001! ^_^
Do you participate in masquerades?
I try to enter them as best as I can. I have done my share of walk ons and skits.
What was your best masquerade experience?
There's been so many but I will narrow it down to two. One being Katsucon 2008 skit. And Otakon 2008 skit.
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Videl and Hercule Satan from Dragon Ball Z CBT's award "Best Couple" Big Apple Anime Fest 2003.
Charizard Kimono from Original Design "Honorable Mention" Fashion Show 2005.
Genma Saotome from Ranma 1/2 "Best Male" TAKII 3. (Friend modeled outfit I made.)
Xiao Qiao from Dynasty Warriors 4 "2nd Place" Menlo Mall N.J.Suncoast Cosplay Contest 2007.
Cammy White from Street Fighter 2 "Best Journeyman Presentation" Shikkaricon 2007.
Kamille Bidan from Zeta Gundam "Best in Show" Katsucon 2008.
Envy from Full Metal Alchemist "Best Performance" TAKII 5 2008. (Friend modeled outfit I made.)
Casshern from Casshern "2nd Place Performance"
Maria from Final Fantasy 2 "2 judges/ honorable mentions" AnimeUSA 2009.
Cromartie High School group "Judges Award" AnimeNEXT 2010.
Nostolgia FTW group "Judges Award" Katsucon 2011.
Super Girl (DC Reboot, Modeled by Calla) "First Place" Midtown Comics DC Reboot Midnight Release 2011.
Legend of Zelda Ocorina of Time Group "Best in Show" Katsucon 2012.
Utena Tenjou Rose Bride "Best Masters" Anime Syracuse 2012.
Shadow Girl (Entire group) "Best Masters Craftsmanship"& "Best in Show.
Tell us a little about yourself
Always hanging out with my friends and my boyfriend Xais. Do some commissions here and there work at Gamestop as a Game Advisor, going to school for Business Administration, and Go to too many cons for my own good to pass the time.
My favorite game(s)
My favorite book(s)
Sookie StackHouse novels
My favorite character(s)
Mizuno Ami, Casshern, Devil Man, Parn, Hiro Seno, Guts, Maetel, Ashitaka, Carrot Glace, and Kamina.