I fell in love with Aphra the very minute I saw the cover of Darth Vader #3. That was about two years ago and I’ve yet to find a reason not to love this sassy, rogue archaeologist who managed to survive working for Darth Vader. (Just barely but it still counts!) It means the freaking world to me that I have a character to cosplay in the galaxy far, far away who actually looks like me and who I love whole-heartedly. I will forever be indebted to Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca for creating her.
I’m especially excited because she got her very own comic book which debuted today! (And all of you should go read it ASAP!) And hey, if you need proof of how much I love Aphra, I’ve made upgrades to the costume since first making it back in July and I already have other upgrades planned AND I even want to make more versions of her various costumes because she has so many. Aphra is MY GIRL and if you need proof… well… this happened entirely by accident.
Dr. Aphra: Bria
Photography by the ever incredible Zhobot!
Double thank you to Heather of Zhobot for venturing forth to a random parking garage with me during what was decidedly winter so we could get these pictures!
There’s just some space things you always come back to, and thank you so much to Rich and Strange Photography for once again making the magic happen. Send us to the outer reaches of the galaxy, always. <3
Sailor Uranus: Lin (me)
Sailor Neptune: Abby
Photos by: Rich and Strange Photography
Okay so here’s the thing: I know approximately one way to cope with nerd and convention related stress. That way is by making a cute dress. This was my answer to said stress before Dragon Con this year. (Shout out to the awesome TSA guy when I was on my way down to the con who asked if my dress was from the Disney Parks.) And also, because it’s me, I didn’t get to actually take pictures in this until very recently when I got to shoot with the wonderful Haythem Lafhaj!
The Force Awakens Dress: Designed and made by Bria
Earrings: kate spade
Star Wars Wrap Bracelet: Love and Madness
We love that girl gang colour bomb style that Jen Bartel brings to the funny pages, and we’re always here to serve up some space senshi looks. Deep sea hair, time space legs — our forever mahou shoujo classics.
Lin / Sailor Neptune
Shark Print Shirt: Zara
Pleated Skirt: Zara
“Love” Belt: Forever 21
Tall Boots: BCBG
Bria / Sailor Pluto
Black Shirt: Express
Pencil Skirt: Michael Kors
Leather Jacket: Her Universe for Hot Topic
Red Galaxy Leggings: Black Milk Clothing
Girl Gang Snap Backs: Jen Bartel
I think I’ve finally reached the point in my cosplay career where I can’t stop and won’t stop making new Mara Jade costumes. I made this latest version of her Emperor’s Hand look for Awesome Con back in June. I had the chance to join some of my fellow members of the 501st for a photoshoot the other week, I wasn’t entirely sure what to wear until a friend suggested that I bring Mara because THE EMPEROR’S HAND AND THE HAND OF JUDGMENT.
We may not have managed to get the precise line up for the Hand of Judgment (we needed a scout trooper) but I was just so tickled that we had 5 stormtroopers present as was my friend Brian who was just as gungho about getting these shots as me.
Made Jade: Bria
Stormtroopers: Brian, Heather, Phil, Chris, and Ken