It’s no secret that I crush hard and strong on the space babes and wacky hijinks of the Marvel cosmic universe. Guardians of the Galaxy has always felt like a gift because it’s been my perfect stupid series, and Phyla-Vell has always been my perfect stupid space babe. But really, I love all these nerds.
It also happened to be these particular stories that brought together a really cherished group of friends of mine.
We never thought we’d be recognised. We never thought we could share our love so excitedly and happily with a growing number of fans, and every day I’m still in awe and so, so thankful that the cinematic universe is going to space and I get to go along for the ride.
This is our little cosplay salute.
Quasar / Phyla-Vell: Lin (me)
Moondragon (1): Natalie
Gamora / Moondragon (2): Melissa
Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Bug, Groot, Mantis,
Adam Warlock, Jack Flag, Drax, Ronan: Kleber & Friends
Photographers: Pat Loika, Alternative Life
Okay sentients; you know this goes by now. Guardians of the Galaxy comes out on Friday and while we have it on good authority that it positively rocks, we’re totally pumped to see it for the very first time. So grab your machine gun and your personal house plant and let’s get ready to rock it Guardian style this week!
I love Phyla-Vell.
I love Guardians of the Galaxy.
Busting my ass to upgrade Quasar is basically the story of my life — full of screaming and crying, caused by the very things I cherish. (And yet here I am, knees deep in planning the next.) But what really overfloweth my heart with big dumb stupid grinning joy, was everybody who helped make the magic happen.
So much heart-shaped gratitude to Natalie for letting me talk her into cosplaying Moondragon, despite her hectic everything schedule and a super daunting baldcap first. Welcome to the Guardians of the Galaxy family, my beautiful and amazing interplanetary warrior girlfriend. And internet highfives and frantic heart hands to Lionel — a photographer who not only gets the best out of us, every single time, but who pulled together a last minute light-up sword for this. Yes. That sword? That was all him.
(My friends are kinda amazing.)