Ms. Marvel ~ Costume made and modeled by me, BelleChere
In February, I was fortunate enough to be brought over to Taiwan as a ‘Cosplay Ambassador’. Despite the model agency warning me that I might ‘intimidate’ the locals (being about 6’ in heels, with a frame they’re certainly not used to seeing over there), and saying that they might not recognize the characters I portrayed, the locals loved the all-American heroines like Ms. Marvel and Power Girl. They were really enthusiastic to see some western comic cosplay and kept saying they wanted to see more.
These two pictures were taken in an abandoned warehouse outside of Taipei, part of a photoshoot where local photographers were invited to attend. One photographer left during lunch, and afterwards returned with prints of the photos he just took, and these are two of them. It was very sweet of him! Unfortunately they got scuffed in travel, and my scanner is not fantastic, but I think the grit adds character.
Favorite pics of her Ms. Marvel so far! Love the grit.
“Folks want to blame someone for gals like us. “Her daddy was unkind” or “some fella broke her heart”… Hogwash. You and me’ve always been like this. Always a little removed. Always… …Dreaming. Of higher, further, faster…More. Always more. We came into this world spittin’ mad, running full bore… To or from what, I ain’t never been able to tell. Over the years, I’ve come to think of these traits as the shared attributes of a chosen people. The lord put us here to punch holes in the sky. And when a soul is born with that kind of purpose, it’ll damn sure find a way.
We’re gonna get where we’re going, you and me. Death and indignity be damned. We’ll get there, and we will be the stars we were always meant to be.”
Some friends and I did a taping for “Creepy KOFY Movie Time”, a show on the San Francisco TV station KOFY, to promote Big Wow! ComicFest. It was lots of fun! I was nervous about wearing Black Cat for the first time in three years, but we had a good time.
Here we are taking some pictures on the green screen. If anyone wants to play around with ‘shopping the first one, I’d love to see what you come up with! :D