Todd has this innate way to ask questions that make you open up to him. I am so grateful for the opportunity to just talk and be myself. Todd is trying to make a documentary series on Cosplay full of these types of interviews, so please consider backing the "Cosplay Boom" kickstarter to help make this happen! www.kickstarter.com/projects/c…
Yaya, I have been following you on DA for a long time and I love your cosplays, just like everyone here. I want to someday be where you are and be able to take my love and passion for costumes and makeup to the next level. As of now I actually go to school for a costume design major at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. You have inspired me to keep pursuing my dream of having my own cosplay boutique and I am thankful for it. I also watch you on Heros of Cosplay every Tuesday. You remind me a lot of myself, in particular watching the interview just now. I went to my first convention about... 5 years ago I believe but I was never able to make my own stuff. Now with my freshmen year done and countless hours in our huge costume shop I am attempting to bring my dream to life. I have always wanted to design a character and then cosplay them and I am attempting it this year for SDCC. Do you have any tips for someone who wants to do original cosplay? I know you have done them yourself. I am also doing Rikku from FFX as well and I really hope to stop by your table at SDCC. You were there last year I believe but it was my first time and it was over whelming.
I love your pointing out of introverts and extroverts. I'm very much an introvert and I realized lately that it doesn't have to be a life-long thing. You're really an inspiration, I'm thankful I found you all through Heroes of Cosplay, I hope the show continues on for a long while. You really have the ideal outlook on the cosplaying world.
I love how you mentioned your ethnicity. That was always an insecurity for me because I always wanted to cosplay some fair skinned character and my tan Asian skin always held me back. It's inspirational how you don't care about those things and hopefully one day I will get to meet you at a Con.
Have you ever been approached by prop and costume design companies from Hollywood or something? Because a lot of what you make really looks authentic for the materials you already use. I'd love to see what you'd do if given a huge budget from a major studio. Maybe design something with comic-universe authentic materials like kevlar and the like (I'd love that detective-work part of it, to figure out what materials make sense for which application by studying stuff like military handbooks and stuff). I love what you do.