Galactic Gala Cosplay Photos: First Order Trooper & Captain Phasma

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 …


4 comments for “Galactic Gala Cosplay Photos: First Order Trooper & Captain Phasma

  1. January 12, 2017 at 7:17 am

    This has been one of my favorites! Glad you shared the photos – y’all looked great!

    • January 12, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks! Man, your comment about favorites has made me realize that I don’t know which of my costumes is actually MY favorite… I might have to ruminate on that a bit! LOL

  2. January 12, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    You look fantastic! The lipstick idea was cute. 🙂

    • January 13, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Thanks! That hubby of mine has good ideas.


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