Personal Information

Name : Jason
Location : Runcorn
Date of Birth : 13th March 1972
Age : 45

Personal Bio

General Info
I'm planning on taking my CCNA exams later this year with a view to becoming a CCNA technician soon afterwards.

I've also been epileptic for over 10 years so I have to be extra careful when cosplaying in hot areas [which means it can be a real pain in the butt when I have to take a breather to take my medication...] I also like to work on upgrading my PC when I can afford to and my ultimate aim PC-Wise is to create my dream PC called "Kawaii Ami-chan" which would be used both for internet use and multimedia use in the living room.

My favorite anime
Sonic Soldier Borgman, Ai Yori Aoshi, Minky Momo, St Seiya, City Hunter, Yu-Gi-Oh, Gundam Wing, Full Metal Alchemist, Assemble Insert, Sailor Moon plus lots more.

My favorite game(s)
Phantasy Star series, especially II+IV, Shining series, Tales series, Valkyrie Profile, Final Fantasy VII, Initial D [PSP Version].

My favorite book(s)
Anything by Cynthia Harnett, The Secret, Jackie Chan: My Story.

My favorite character(s)
Ryo Hibiki, Seiya from St Seiya, Ami Mizuno, Tifa Lockhart, Ryo Saeba, Rune Walsh from Phantasy Star IV, Vash the Stampede.

My favorite movies(s)
Austin Powers, House of Flying Daggers, Balls of Fury, Superbad, American Pie series, Wasabi, Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Duel [Andy Lau], Police Story, Armor of God, New Police Story, Shaolin Soccer.

My favorite actors/actresses
Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Jean Reno, Maggie Q. Shu Qi, Stephen Chow, Donnie Yen.

Cosplay Bio

What got you into cosplay?
I'd wanted to do cosplay for quite a while but for one reason or another, I never got around to doing it until 2007 when I decided to cosplay as both Ichiro from Nerima Daikon Brothers and as a member of the Turks.

What was your first costume and why?
Rude of the Turks from Final Fantasy VII which was ironic as originally I was planning on cosplaying as a generic Turks member until one of the masquerade organisers told me that I looked like Rude so I decided to enter as him instead.

What is your favorite costume and why?
I'd say it would have to be my Jayce Marcheson aka "The Terror of Midgar" costume as I decided I wanted to be different when cosplaying as a Turks member and what better way to do so than by cosplaying as a custom-created Turks member. Hopefully if I ever get the chance, I'd love to be able to cosplay as him at a US anime con and at Comiket in Japan! ^_^

Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
There's quite a few actually! ^_^ Ryo Hibiki from "Sonic Soldier Borgman" [civilian outfit], Ryo Saeba from City Hunter, Mario from Super Mario Brothers, a custom-created Pokemon Trainer, a SPD officer from Power Rangers SPD. I'm currently planning on cosplaying as a Emo version of "Rude" for the May MCM Expo and for 2009, do my own version of "Virtua Cop" and use a cannibalised/modified Japanese Sega Saturn Virtua Gun [as in the black version] but paint the guntip orange amongst other things... ^_^

What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
Getting to meet people like Johnny Yong Bosch, Vic Mignogna, Laura Bailey, Colleen Clinkenbeard and Takeshi "creator of Afro Samurai" Okazaki in cosplay and having photos taken with them. In fact, Miss Bailey said to me when I met her that she thought that my toy GekiTonfas [from Juuken Sentai GekiRanger aka Power Rangers Jungle Fury] were pretty cool so I got to explain to her all about them and showed them the different modes as well! ^_^

Do you participate in masquerades?
I've participated in three, one as Rude plus two at the same event as Jayce Marcheson and Ichiro.

What was your best masquerade experience?
My debut one as Rude as I introduced myself like a rockstar by saying "Good Evening Manchester!" in a loud voice! *LOL*

Have you won any awards for your costumes?
No, but I mainly enter masquerades for the experience and the applause and cheers of the audience! ^_^

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