So, until recently (as in maybe three weeks ago) I would never have considered myself a cosplayer. I mean, sure, I’ve gone to every single Harry Potter movie opening in variously themed garb - hufflepuff house robes with hand embroidered crest and hand knit scarf; one time as The Gray Lady, etc - but cosplay always seemed foreign to me.
ENTER SHERLOCK FANDOM. As in… then I entered the Sherlock Fandom. It’s my first real fandom- my first time experiencing the community. Which is so awesome.
And all of a sudden, the knowledge that MY John wouldn’t be at 221b con was totally unacceptable! So, with the modicum of free time we had together while Lucy was in town the week before the convention… We endeavored upon a COSPLAY CHALLENGE:
John & Sherlock
Haha- thrift store finds - hastily altered - and clothing that I almost never have an excuse to wear pulled from the back of my closet. Poor lighting, poor modeling (on my part. What the hell are you supposed to do with your face?!? But doesn’t Lucy make the cutest fem!john everrr??)
So much fun.
So I guess maybe I do this now??
The Burrow Studio lives on!
I will play dressup with Nora basically any time. Nerdy gender-bent dress up with props that allow me to be macho with a spray painted squirt gun? ALL THE BETTER. Nora was speaking on a panel on how to cosplay on a budget, so we though it would be good to put her to the test.
I was in Chicago for like 48 hours during my book tour, and somehow 6 of those hours were spent doing this.