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
Mara Jade is that one costume that I will never be satisfied with and that I will always be making a new version of or updating. When I found out that Timothy Zahn was going to be at Awesome Con again this year, it seemed only logical to upgrade. I’m fairly happy with how this turned out and HEY I got a cape!
Mara Jade: Bria
Photography by Rich and Strange Photography
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
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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!
It’s no secret how much I love Mara Jade. It’s also no secret how much I love it when she’s depicted in outfits that make sense for her as a character. Therefore, it should really be no surprise that I clicked buy the minute I saw this shirt was on sale.
Mara Jade Shirt: Her Universe
White Stripe Leggings: Express
Black heels: Ralph Lauren
For sizing reference, Bria is wearing a size Medium in the Mara Jade shirt and tends to wear either a small or medium in shirts. This one runs a little on the smaller side though.