Sometimes, I look at what a character’s wearing and instantly go “I want that on my body” and no back and forth thoughts are needed. That’s exactly what happened for me with Leia and the cover of Razor’s Edge which was released yesterday. Not only was she finally wearing something on a cover that wasn’t an obviously recycled film costume but she was wearing something that totally made sense for a Rebel Alliance leader who’s not afraid to shoot a blaster. It didn’t even matter that it was a darkly lit image. I just knew that I needed to make this costume.
I was incredibly honoured when Tricia Barr over at Suvudu asked to interview me about why and how I made this costume and cosplay and the Star Wars community in general. You can read the piece over here on Suvudu and see some pictures that Brian took for me of the costume at Dragon*Con 2013. And honestly, I’ve just been floored completely by the positive reaction I’ve gotten for the costume and can’t thank everyone enough for it.