Sometimes, when you’re doing pictures for Jaeger Con on a rainy day, you have to make the decision about whether or not your crazy hairstyle or a bagel is more important. (Spoiler Alert: The hairstyle won.) And then sometimes, a week later, you’re double fisting Starbucks and have a bagel for breakfast and really what choice do you have but to toss on your genderswapped Tendo Choi and take some bonus pictures?
Tendo Choi slides into the apocalypse fifteen minutes late with double Starbucks in hand and a bagel in her mouth.
Miss out on the Jaeger Con festivities? That’s okay. We’ve got you covered.
Sometimes, you just have to close your eyes and let a costume happen. Tendo Choi is the biracial Shatterdome technician after my own heart. The only way this costume could have been more perfect for me is if, you know, he’d been a girl. But hey, that’s what genderswapped costuming is for! I’ll just be over here with a pompadour in my hair and double fisting coffee mugs for the foreseeable future.
Ladies. Gentlemen. Heyyyyyy. ;)
We’re cancelling the apocalypse this weekend at Jaeger Con 2013, so strap yourself in for a 4-day Pacific Rim party. Check back in with us here for the final post count, and don’t forget to kick back relax with us over on tumblr as we celebrate another giant robot weekend.
Welcome to Cosplay Tuesday! Every week we feature one of our costumes and talk a little more in-depth about it. This week, we’ll be turning the spotlight on Bria’s Genderswapped Captain Hammer from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
As far as putting this costume together, there wasn’t that much involved beyond buying the t-shirt although that did take a little bit of digging to find it in the screen accurate colour. From there, it was a matter of making come decisions about how exactly I wanted to genderswap this particular character. I’m not terribly fond of the genderswaps that automatically assume a skirt or shorts or a bare midriff because I don’t always think that fits the character. However, with Captain Hammer, I could absolutely see that happening. Therefore, my first version of this costume ended up involving some tiny olive green shorts and heeled boots. It ended up not working out well for two reasons: 1) I didn’t like how it looked and 2) It decided to snow during Halloween last year. So off to my closet I went again and settled on wearing these cargo pants and my motorcycle boots and ended up really loving this version of the costume. To top it off, this version of the costume ended up being MUCH more practical for work that night.
I finally got a chance to take some real pictures in this costume this summer with my favourite photographer ever, Heather of Zhobot. Completely by accident, we ended up finding the perfect location for the photoshoot: a kids’ playground. I can truthfully say that I looked absolutely ridiculous trying to ride tiny little toy motorcycles and swinging on the swing set but thankfully no one else was there to see me. I’m also pretty sure that I whacked my head on the little clubhouse a few times but there was no lasting brain damage.
All in all, it was a really fun shoot and I’d love to wear this out to a convention one day when I finally have room in my ridiculously busy costume schedule. (Any takers for boy!Penny or girl!Horrible?)
“These? Are not the hammer. The hammer is my… waaaaait a minute.”
You can check out more of Bria’s costumes over at her costume gallery.