It’s a style salute to our forever girl and we’re going for the full Hawkeye purple. With citygirl sense and modern flair, this Kate Bishop is setting out for the left coast with arrow motifs and McKelvie cutouts in tow.
Okay so yeah you’ve seen this costume before but I was so thrilled by the results of my shoot with Carlos Adama at Dragon Con that I had to post these. I’ve been wanting to shoot with Carlos for ages but unfortunately, there’s always been an ocean between our usual convention stomping grounds until now. BUT NOT ANYMORE.
Shooting with Carlos is absolutely amazing. I’ve never worked with a photographer who was such a master of light sources before. He was a perfect match for the urban night shoot that I wanted for Emperor’s Hand pictures. I can’t get over how all these pictures look like they could have been on Coruscant or another planet in the galaxy far far away and not in downtown Atlanta. Seriously: if you ever get a chance to shoot with him, DO IT.
Mara Jade: Bria
Photography by Carlos Adama
Dragon Con 2014
Not enough Mara Jade love for you? We’ve got plenty in the archives!
It’s Marvel Super Hero September and we’re totally psyched to kick it off with style! And how better to do so than with a sweet late summer outfit and some pretty rad stuff that Disney was cool enough to send over.
But first: go ahead and cue yourself up the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, which should probably be playing already because ~reasons~
I <3 Marvel Shirt: Disney Store
Red Skirt: H&M
Black Heels: Ralph Lauren
I do want to make a point about this shirt: Disney sent us an XL, which we had to alter a bit to fit, but I was incredibly impressed with the cut of the shirt. I frequently hear that plus sized ladies have a hard time finding tops that don’t have an incredibly junior cut to them. This shirt looked like a true XL and I honestly think that it’s really great that Disney and Marvel are starting to pay more attention, and aren’t just using the same old shirt sizes and cuts that aren’t really working for all of their fans.
I’m also a HUGE fan of this Spider-Man phone case. It’s cute and the mirror for the eye part of his mask is just fantastic! The only reason my friend didn’t try and steal it right from this shoot is because she has a different phone model…
…. oh, and have a double selfie with these awesome masks they sent us because we’re super dorks who couldn’t help ourselves. Did we take about a million of which most were three times as ridiculous as these? Maybe.
Disclaimer: Certain items featured in this post were provided to us by Disney to help promote their Marvel Super Hero September campaign. We did not receive any sort of monetary compensation for this post, nor will we ever feature products or companies that we do not support.
My love for Winter Celchu is preeeeeeetty well documented at this point. It’s so well documented that I basically make every costume I can for her so when Nic and I stumbled across this one glorious panel from Star Wars: Agent of the Empire, we knew there was only one thing to be done: make the corresponding costumes.
So obviously we did this grabbed an Imperial Officer/the closest thing to a Jahan Cross we could find and did this:
Of course, once we decided to do the costumes, we just had to recruit some of our friends to join us for a mini photoshoot as some of the Capable Ladies of Star Wars! Enter Iella and Mirax! (Who I sincerely appreciate for letting me rope them into an early Sunday morning photoshoot. Early for Dragon Con at least.)
(If the nice Imperial Officer or the Mara Jade come across this post, comment and I’ll happily edit in credit!)
Honestly, I just love any chance I get to cosplay as one of my favorite Expanded Universe characters and I especially love it when we get more Expanded Universe characters together. Sadly, with the exception of a handful, these AMAZING characters don’t get enough love when it comes to costuming and I always want to try and encourage more people to do so whenever possible. They may be Legend(ary) now but that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t still dress up as them and show how cool they are! Just wait: I may end up starting the Independent League of Expanded Universe Costumers that I joked about being a member of on the Advanced Costuming Panel at Dragon Con.
We have absolutely zero apologies for this picture which was our attempt at recreating that scene from Star Wars: Union. You know… the comic all about Luke and Mara getting married. (Yes, Winter wasn’t in this precise panel but we improvised!)
Alderaanian BFFs <3
Vadering is still a thing, right? Or rather… Lady Vader/Mal’ary’ush-ing!
You can check out all the pictures from the shoot over on Flickr!
We’re back from another amazing nerd party weekend and while we’re still in recovery mode, we’re already excited to share some moments from our fantastic time at Dragon Con this year. Rocking out some classic scenes, meeting the incredible James Gunn, taking part in the X-Men photoshoot with some of our nearest and dearest — here’s a few sneak peeks at what we got up to this weekend!