Illiara has created some truly amazing costumes. From The Pro to Cowboy Bebop, she takes inspiration from her favorite characters and brings them to life. Here she is as Cammy White from Street Fighter. Some people feel intimated or threatened by her creativity but Illiara marches to her own drum and lives life according to her own rules.
"I am a eclectic blend of cutesy girlish awkwardness, spry boyish recklessness, and ambiguous allure. I am a vagabond. Impulsivity makes me thrive. I like it when a person I am interested in has that same impulsivity. Let's go somewhere new together because not all who wander are lost! Fair warning: I am pretty easy to read when it comes to Mancandy and Chicklets (actually, I'm pretty much an open book) so if you continue to pursue me and I keep saying HELL NO in the politest of terms, it's probably for a reason ;)
I am known for being open, frank, outgoing and honest. Don't take everything I say personally, because I usually do not mean any harm. I appreciate living my life in a straightforward and simple manner -- I dislike social niceties and consider them to be hindrances to real communication. So if I seem like a bitch to you, it's probably because I don't feel obligated to treat you like my super special BFF (!) especially if I'm not even really that fond of you and you're just not used to that. This is not to say that I am an appalling cunt to strangers (I am rather nice actually) because I will do absolutely *anything* for my friends and those that I feel justified in helping. If I feel taken advantage of, I will likely smite you where you stand by the powers of my cosmic fabulosity. Deal with it.
I have lots and lots of energy and tend to become quite restless if I feel confined. I demand the freedom to do as I choose -- I must be self-directed or I feel trapped and anxious. I manifest my creative urges artistically through costume design, fashion, drawing, photography, and singing. With my abundant energy, I enjoy being outdoors and I am attracted to physical exercise or to those forms of sport that can help me burn off some of that excess energy. Usually this means "x-treme" sports: white water rafting, rock climbing, motorcycling, retarded impulses with friends (riding that sleigh-chair down a flight of stairs XD), etc. It also means floofy, girly things like gymnastics, dance, and rolling down big grassy hills.
Very gregarious, I love to socialize -- my innate enthusiasm livens up dull situations unless I for some reason am feeling self conscious. I pay great attention to details. I am always seeking perfection and sometimes get bogged down searching for the ultimate when adequacy would have been sufficient (this usually only applies to something I am creating or trying to achieve). I have a strong and enduring sense of personal responsibility and I prefer that others be at least as responsible as I am. I am exceedingly critical of myself. My personal growth occurs when I have the freedom to do things in new and interesting ways -- this brings out my natural inventiveness. I am an individualist.
Above all, I am unabashedly ME."
You can see more of Illiara's costumes on her deviantART page or friend her on MySpace.