ILSN: Tell us a little bit about yourself?
Mandee: My name is Mandee, and I was born and raised in Canada! I’ve been watching anime and gaming since I was a small child. I thank my older brother for introducing me into the great nerd world.
ILSN: What is the craziest story you could tell us?
Mandee: When I was 15 years old taking the train in Japan, I was in a hurry and rushed onto the train. My arm got caught in the door and I couldn’t get it out. The train started to move and I thought my arm was going to get blown off. I kept pulling and was calling for help, but everyone just stared at me. The door opened slightly somehow and I fell backwards. Good thing I still have my arm haha.
ILSN: How did you get into doing cosplay costumes?
Mandee: I’ve always wanted to cosplay because I’m such a big fan of anime, so eventually I ended up doing it, even if I did it alone haha.
ILSN: What inspires you when you choose characters?
Mandee: I’m not sure, I kind of just fall in love with the character and decide I want to cosplay them.
ILSN: What was your childhood like growing up?
Mandee: Quite normal; I went to school, played games, watched anime, ate food, and slept. I actually didn’t have very many friends, and found it difficult to relate to others in my class.
ILSN: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Mandee: Haha I don’t know! Anything could happen really. I hope to still be doing cosplay.
ILSN: What is the most interesting experience you have ever had at a CON?
Mandee: The first time I went to a US con was Anime Expo (in 2013). I didn’t really know anyone there, and I had just gotten into cosplaying. When I entered the convention center I was rushed by so many people asking to take a photo of me/with me, and I was just standing there really surprised and posing badly haha. I even heard some hate comments about me, which made me feel disheartened. It all happened really fast, which was a cool experience.
> ILSN: What do you like to do for fun?
Mandee: Watch anime, play random games, eat waffles, surf the web, look at weird things on Ebay… the list goes on.
ILSN: What kind of music do you like?
Mandee: I mostly listen to EDM, but I listen to all kinds of music.
ILSN: What is the nerdiest thing you have done?>
Mandee: When I was into World of Warcraft, I really wanted the Netherwing drake mount, and the only way to get it is to be exalted reputation with Netherwing. So I did the daily quests everyday, and I memorized all the spawn points of the eggs and searched for them every hour/few hours so I can collect them and hand them in for rep. I did this for 20 days straight and got my Netherdrake. May not be my nerdiest thing, but I was pretty damn happy after I got it.
ILSN: What is the craziest gift a fan has ever given you?
Mandee: I haven’t received many gifts. I recently got a Kill la Kill charm from a cool person!
ILSN: Favorite Movies?
Mandee: Studio Ghibli ones ~
ILSN: Favorite Video Games?
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Fairy Tale Figure Alice Growing Up Miyazawa via Entertainment Earth