Week of: September 10 – September 17, 2012
Ever wonder what possesses a person to dress up as their favorite movie, video game or comic book character? Ever wonder what it’s like to attend a comic book convention dressed as your favorite movie, video game or comic book character? Frequent SB guest and listener favorite, Vanessa Gabriel, did just that at this year’s Dragon*Con and was kind enough to share her first cosplay experience and what it was like to put her costume together, walk the floor and pose for pictures.
I’ve attended a couple of conventions myself and I greatly admire the time, effort and passion that people put into their costumes. Not only did Vanessa dress up, but she shares what it was like as a first-time cosplayer to be stopped by fans to take photos, the importance of practicing your hero poses in front of the mirror and why you should never wear anything made of polyurethane.
In this 2.5 hour discussion, we had a great time as Vanessa shared a ton of entertaining stories…including an embarrassing fangirl meltdown moment while meeting one of her favorite actors! As they say, “You never forget your first time.” :)
Enjoy the show!