Born and raised in Japan, Dr Hikaru grew up with a love for anime, manga and video games. A veteran in the anime convention scene, Dr Hikaru first started cosplaying at AX2000 and has traveled to cons across the nation and Japan. In the last 11 years she has won awards in Craftsmanship and Performance, including Best in Show as well as Master Craftsmanship.
While she started out as an avid cosplayer, Dr Hikaru is also known as a gamer, photographer and all-around geek. She enjoys costume design and construction but her showcase work is in makeup artistry. Entirely self-taught, Dr Hikaru has a passion for makeup whether it's for an elaborate wedding or crossplay purposes. Her portfolio includes collaborations with LimeBarb, Cupcake Cosplay, Lady Ava, Dreamlandtea, Raginite Photography, DeathCom Multimedia, iPLAY, WindoftheStars, iCosplay and MoonlessGarden. She has been featured in CosMode and ACParadise among other cosplay publications and has also been interviewed for Wired Magazine for her Final Fantasy fandom.
When Dr Hikaru isn't working she can often be found ballroom dancing, traveling or relaxing with her Shiba Inu, Saya.