About Me

My name is Rebecca and I'm known as Straywind online. I picked the name originally for my Livejournal because I wanted something that could represent the fact that I'm a bit of an oddball who walks to the beat of my own drum. I was born, raised and reside in Toronto, Canada and my birthday is June 9th. My favourite colour is pink and my favourite animals are whales. My favourite foods are chicken dishes and sweet things. I'm a bit of a tomboy and I'm a hard worker.

I graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in the arts. I majored in Anthropology and minored in Sociology and East Asian Studies. A few months after graduation I stumbled upon an awesome job working full-time as a game design assistant for a small PC/iPhone game company. It's a really neat job that I never expected to get with my university degree. :3

I enjoy Cosplaying (as you can tell) and attending Anime/scifi conventions. I love the atmosphere and excitement of going to conventions and the ability to act out the role of another through Cosplay is always a blast. I consider myself a dreamer who would much rather cling to my childhood than grow up. I think the chance to escape from the social norms and roles that Cosplay allows has a lot of appeal.

I enjoy a lot of different Anime/Manga series. Some of my favourites include Sailor Moon, the Vision of Escaflowne, Heat Guy J, Naruto, Hellsing, Big O, xxxHolic and +Anima. I have an ever growing love for Playstation games and most of my favourites are all from the horror genre. I love all the Silent Hill games, Siren: Blood Curse, Bioshock, the Batman Arkham series, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, Rule of Rose, Left 4 Dead, Fatal Frame II, Haunting Ground, Uncharted 2, Bayonetta, Lollipop Chainsaw, Shadows of the Damned and Clock Tower 3.

My favourite movies are Back to the Future, Star Trek, The Dark Knight, The Mummy, Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Cottage, and pretty much any Johnny Depp movie such as Sleepy Hollow. I also adore the Nightmare Before Christmas. :D Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Danny Elfman are my dream team for movies. :3 I tend to like horror and fantasy films, but I also have a soft spot for comedies and all things Disney. In addition, I'm a big Disney World fan!

I absolutely adore the holiday and the season of Halloween. I've grown up loving it because I like creepy things and the paranormal and I think Cosplay is an extension of my love for the holiday as it lets me dress up more often than on one day of the year.

Of course, my greatest love is spending time with my friends. Over the years I've developed a strong bond with a number of people who attend conventions in the Toronto area and several of my friends have also attended university with me. I don't know where I would be or what I would have done without my wonderful group of friends who are always there to support me and lend me a hand when I need it. :D

Here is a list of my other Cosplay accounts on the sites that I'm a member of:
Cosplay dot com - Straywind
American Cosplay Paradise - Stray Wind
deviantART - straywind
Tumblr - Stray Wind
Instagram - straywindcosplay

If you need to get in touch with me, please e-mail me at my Hotmail e-mail address.

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