So it occurred to me the other day that while I did a few build posts for the Galactic Gala costumes, I didn’t do a “wear” post on them from DragonCon 2016. I was so focused on all the other cool cosplay there this year, I forgot to focus on our costumes.
A bit late, but here ya go!
Here are Jesse and I as we were leaving our room in our costumes. I wanted one shot of us without the helmets.
Speaking of helmets, it was pretty damn weird being in a cosplay where it didn’t matter if I smiled or not (I still did. Every time LOL), and where I couldn’t communicate well to anybody except for nodding. In one sense it was freeing, and in another sense I didn’t really like it heh. Additionally, going down stairs was a little complicated since looking down didn’t help me to see my feet and the stairs, etc.
But we wandered the con a bunch. Took some pictures. I bought a lightsaber and had to return to pick it up while I was in cosplay. I am sure some people made comments about how Phasma does not carry a lightsaber. But nothing else I could do to get my phat loots back to my room. Here we are in the dealer hall with my lightsaber and a Kylo Ren we found.
At one point Jesse had the idea of me putting on lipstick and kissing the “cheek” of his helmet. That was a great idea and quite well-received. At least one photographer was so entranced by that he took several photos and maybe a video that involved a close up of the lipstick on his helm haha.
Man, I wish all my my pictures did not have my ponytail coming out from under the helm. I wore a ponytail cause I didn’t want the discomfort of a bun on my head underneath a helmet. But maybe a side ponytail was not the answer. Oh well.
I did see one or two other Captain Phasma in evening wear costumes, as well as a few other fancy stormtroopers. They weren’t always together though. Interestingly, I did NOT see any actual Captain Phasma armor cosplays, which I thought was a bit odd.
Honestly, this costume worked out well in terms of wear. I wish I had actually sewn the cape piece rather than glued it, but it still worked fine. When I removed the belt at the end of the costume wear, the sparkley pleather material had left a black stain on the dress. I guess it is a good thing that I’ll be pinning it in the same place the next time I wear it! Only downside I can think of for the trooper costume is that it is hard to see the bow tie with the helmet on.
In terms of wearing cosplays, this DragonCon was a bit light on that. I hope to make up for that in 2017! More soon to come on that …