Every year, Houston’s grand comic book and culture convention, Comicpalooza, creeps up on me.
Sure, I order my passes and book my hotel as soon as possible, but about a week before the event I always regret not developing a cosplay. No matter how many notes on costumes and ideas I take the year before, another convention goes by without any sort of costume-play attempt.
Is it laziness? Probably. Lack of funds and time always contributes, but in the end it’s the fact that I just don’t think of it until the very last minute.
I honestly don’t mind if there are 13 other Leias at the party, I just want to be one of them.
Starting off with what is probably the easiest character I’ve considered playing, the valiant Velma Dinkley:
I’ve been told several times that Velma would be my perfect cosplay, and she actually seems rather simple to put together.
Simple enough, Clara’s “Souffle Girl” outfit is definitely on my cosplay bucket list. Comfortable, too, which is a plus when you plan on staying in costume all day.
Kaitlin and I have always wanted to cosplay as Sailor Scouts together, and although she is about a foot taller than me, Sailor Jupiter would be so fun.
Typical and cliché, I know, but I absolutely love Leia, and her Hoth costume looks the easiest to manipulate. Slave Leia may be a little too out of my league.
About seven years ago I actually had a Rogue jumpsuit custom-made for a party, but I was never able to truly finish off the look. I would love to start over and do it right!
As someone who has never really developed a cosplay before, but has worked on countless small stage productions, I look forward to the day when I am able to bring a character to life from the outside in, and of course, take some rad photos along the way.