Cosplay

March 21, 2018 at 4:09 pm

Do you know what cosplay is? That’s what you see if you go to conventions like ComicCon and Supanova, where the visitors dress up in all kinds of weird and wonderful gear that represents their favourite fandom. A lot of people look askance at cosplayers for the same reason, I think, they might look askance at a grown man buying a lego set, or a woman my age rummaging through the young adult books at the local bookstore.

But that’s not going to stop me. 🙂

It doesn’t stop them, either, which makes me happy, as it’s amazing to see some of the creations at these events, some which have been made by hand over many, many hours in what is a really professional job.

So when I heard that, as an attendee of these events, it was best to take part, I was a little nervous at first, but I love costumes and costume parties, so once that kicked in, I dived in head-first.

For my first ComicCon last year, I tried to dress like one of my characters, wearing a dress with stars on it (and a TARDIS to link to a fandom I follow!) and my wedding tiara to try and denote a royal. However, the tiara didn’t fare too well at the event and nearly broke on the journey home, so I decided to replace it. That’s what last week’s blog was about. Click here to see the post.

I eventually decided on this crown, which was a late contender for the prize, but when I saw it, I thought it worked best. 🙂 But then I thought a dress that was a bit more regal would work well also. I put a post up on Facebook during the week, asking for some feedback on some possible dresses. I decided to go with this one.

What do you think of those options? Do you think they suit the trilogy? Do they look like you might have imagined the clothes on Verindon?

If you’re reading this and you haven’t read the trilogy yet, maybe you should try it. You can start here.