Any day is a good excuse for more Aphra pictures but it tends to be a really good day when you’ve recently been approved as the first Aphra in the 501st. (I actually got the news during this photoshoot!) Even better… I have a chance to take pictures with my friend and garrisonmate in his Darth Vader!
Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra: Bria
Darth Vader: SL-2469
Photography by Lafhaj Studios
Thank you to Haythem of Lafhaj Studios for all of the rad pictures! There was a lot going on at the shoot and I’m happy that we were able to get these shots especially for the ones that were aiming to recreate panels!
Such as, you know, one of the early panels from the first volume of the Darth Vader comic.
Whatever it is… it wasn’t Aphra’s fault.
I fell in love with Aphra the very minute I saw the cover of Darth Vader #3. That was about two years ago and I’ve yet to find a reason not to love this sassy, rogue archaeologist who managed to survive working for Darth Vader. (Just barely but it still counts!) It means the freaking world to me that I have a character to cosplay in the galaxy far, far away who actually looks like me and who I love whole-heartedly. I will forever be indebted to Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca for creating her.
I’m especially excited because she got her very own comic book which debuted today! (And all of you should go read it ASAP!) And hey, if you need proof of how much I love Aphra, I’ve made upgrades to the costume since first making it back in July and I already have other upgrades planned AND I even want to make more versions of her various costumes because she has so many. Aphra is MY GIRL and if you need proof… well… this happened entirely by accident.
Dr. Aphra: Bria
Photography by the ever incredible Zhobot!
Double thank you to Heather of Zhobot for venturing forth to a random parking garage with me during what was decidedly winter so we could get these pictures!
If you’ve been reading the Darth Vader comic, you’re already aware of the AMAZING Dr. Aphra. She’s been one of my favorites ever since we first saw her on the cover of Darth Vader #3 and now she’s getting her very own comic! It seemed appropriate to put together a look inspired by her.