I miss mylifeasaweapon so I gif’d some evil laughter shenanigans from Denver Comic Con.

Full Denver Comic Con 2014 Epic Cosplay video here.

Today I was told I take myself too seriously by a complete stranger who is making an awful lot of assumptions about me. So this is my counter-argument.

This is just a collection from the past few months. This is a fairer look at how I regularly act than any polished photoshoot.

Just because I value my emotional well-being and vocally put my foot down when I’m feeling uncomfortable does not mean I take myself too seriously. You, judgmental stranger, are part of what’s wrong with society for trying to shut me up for that.

Tags: cosplay

gulerin said: I was typing a reply to the "you man is so lucky" discussion, but it never came out right. Then it occurred to me. You say a friendship should be able to give the same thing, but without sex. But I've never had a friendship where I felt so close to someone. The only times that happened was with a girlfriend. So I might be looking for something, which a true friend could provide, but I don't know that. And think I need a girlfriend/wife for that. So creepers aside, maybe it's lack of experience?

Well, I said sex…AND unwavering devotion. Love and loyalty are a part of devotion, which is the warmth you’re talking about. I continued to say that extremely few people on the internet actually know me, so they couldn’t know if they want devotion from me or not. People assume they know who I am, imagine what I’d be like, but that’s just fantasy. And I’m more than likely not that fantasy.

Anonymous said: Bellechere

mylifeasaweapon:

Oh my god Belle and I are BrOTP all the way! Love that woman like crazy, literally the Carol to my Jess

I don’t know what’s going on here, but I approve! :D

I miss you! <3

dysfuncreal said: When a caller into the SG radio show was adamant about dating a Suicidegirl he asked: “I want to date a suicidegirl, how do I date a suicidegirl?” She replied: “Bro, it’s not like winning a contest.”

For real. Treat them like a person.

Lovely, smart, geeky girls are not the unicorns many guys seem to think we are. We’re out there, in numbers, and it’s a very real possibility to date us. It’s just, you see, we’re smart, so we can see through BS pretty easily, and if you’re objectifying or over-romanticizing us, then you’re already putting yourself at a powerful disadvantage.

And? Is this really supposed to get me to change how uncomfortable I feel? Cause it&#8217;s only making me more uncomfortable.
I&#8217;m not annoyed. However, you&#8217;re not exactly explaining any startling and new revelations to me. The scenario you&#8217;ve explained is one I&#8217;ve been aware of ever since I started cosplaying 8 years ago.
What you don&#8217;t seem to be hearing me say is that I am not a fantasy. I am a real person, and one who abhors the very idea of being a home-wrecker. Yet, 3 times over the course of 8 years I&#8217;ve had total strangers come out of the blue to verbally abuse me and accuse me of ruining their marriage. I had never once met or talked with either wife or husband - it&#8217;s all been this &#8216;fantasy&#8217; in their minds that I want nothing to do with. These pairs clearly had deeper rooted problems in their relationships and used me as a scapegoat, but that&#8217;s an incredibly shitty position to put a total stranger in.
When two people enter into a relationship, they either accept who their mate is, or they can&#8217;t or don&#8217;t and they part ways. This doesn&#8217;t just mean the woman has to &#8216;tolerate&#8217; this &#8216;childish hobby&#8217;, but that also means the man has to accept that his lady isn&#8217;t interested in everything he is. And vice versa. I hope it goes without saying that this acceptance should be tried and true before entering into a marriage, if you want that marriage to have a hope of working.
If you require your partner to be interested in the same exact passions as you are, then you should seek that out in a partner. If you settle, then that&#8217;s on you. You should not use the lack of similar interests as an excuse to fantasize about a total stranger, especially when they&#8217;re expressing how uncomfortable it makes them. It&#8217;s objectifying, it&#8217;s rude, and it&#8217;s certainly not winning any favor from me.

And? Is this really supposed to get me to change how uncomfortable I feel? Cause it’s only making me more uncomfortable.

I’m not annoyed. However, you’re not exactly explaining any startling and new revelations to me. The scenario you’ve explained is one I’ve been aware of ever since I started cosplaying 8 years ago.

What you don’t seem to be hearing me say is that I am not a fantasy. I am a real person, and one who abhors the very idea of being a home-wrecker. Yet, 3 times over the course of 8 years I’ve had total strangers come out of the blue to verbally abuse me and accuse me of ruining their marriage. I had never once met or talked with either wife or husband - it’s all been this ‘fantasy’ in their minds that I want nothing to do with. These pairs clearly had deeper rooted problems in their relationships and used me as a scapegoat, but that’s an incredibly shitty position to put a total stranger in.

When two people enter into a relationship, they either accept who their mate is, or they can’t or don’t and they part ways. This doesn’t just mean the woman has to ‘tolerate’ this ‘childish hobby’, but that also means the man has to accept that his lady isn’t interested in everything he is. And vice versa. I hope it goes without saying that this acceptance should be tried and true before entering into a marriage, if you want that marriage to have a hope of working.

If you require your partner to be interested in the same exact passions as you are, then you should seek that out in a partner. If you settle, then that’s on you. You should not use the lack of similar interests as an excuse to fantasize about a total stranger, especially when they’re expressing how uncomfortable it makes them. It’s objectifying, it’s rude, and it’s certainly not winning any favor from me.

stabithastabs said: If you are planning gambit’s jacket semi soon, Brit and panda and I are doing genderbent X-men for Saturday of bcc! No pressure though.

PERFECT. I was planning on wearing Gambit on Saturday anyway! :D

I believe in the phrase ‘Art imitates life’, which is why I relate to the term ‘artist’ over ‘entertainer’. It’s always hard for me to say what my favorite character or costume I’ve made is because it’s most times a visceral thing for me.

This is 2014 so far. Lust, Abaddon, and Hela are three out of the four new costumes I’ve made for myself this year. Red Sonja and Captain Marvel were photoshoots. I see a lot of vindictiveness, and hurt, and anger.

Then I look at the costumes I’m enthused to be currently working on for myself - Diva Plavalaguna, Edward Kenway, Barbarella, Gambit’s jacket, Witchblade - and I feel like I’m headed in a better direction. Ready for adventure.

Cosplay can be pretty damn cathartic.

Anonymous said: Maybe they say they wish they had your unwavering devotion? I know that would be way more attractive to me than sex. Yeah I know that's not what they mean. But I know I would mean it like that. But I'm weird I don't even have a body. I'm just a grey circle with shades.

That’s very sweet of you to say. Though I wish I could believe that’s what’s meant, I realistically know otherwise. Especially since most of these men express they have a wife/girlfriend, which makes things SUPER UNCOMFORTABLE for me. They’re not looking for devotion. Besides, I’m pretty sure you’d have to know a person first to want their devotion, and if we haven’t even met once in person I think it’s safe to say you don’t know me. Waaay too many assumptions of my character are made by looking at my pictures…but that’s a topic on its own.

SPOT ON. So well said. Mind if I repost? I feel like more of my gender need to read this. I get that, in some cases, they’re trying to say it as a compliment, that they’re lucky to have found someone that shares their interests. But too many mean it more like “You’re hot and love nerdy stuff, that lucky SOB.” And that really DOES relegate you to a trophy and that’s awful.
Of course! Feel free to reblog. I was going to get into the implications of ‘trophy’, too, but I didn’t want to rant too much.

I do not have a husband.

I haven’t for over half a year, now. In fact, I’ve been 100% single this whole time.

I wasn’t going to say anything - because it was private, and I was in a great deal of pain, and I didn’t want to make a big deal out of it - but now I’ve come to the point where I’m getting pretty annoyed by people saying ‘your husband is so lucky’.

In fact, even when married, I was miffed by that phrase. Whenever the line has been delivered to me, it’s been in conjunction with ‘a woman that’s beautiful/intelligent/into gaming/into comics is so rare, your husband is so lucky’. This intended compliment not only glorifies me (ick), but alludes that these characteristics can only be appreciated by my significant other. Hey, you can appreciate my being a fan of comics and gaming, and my smarts, and my looks without being married to me. The only things my husband ever had that I don’t offer everyone else was sex and unwavering devotion. So it leads me to believe that when I’m given this ‘compliment’, it’s just masquerading as wishing you could have sex with me, which I don’t perceive as a compliment. At all.

Clearly a relationship is based on more than just comics, games, beauty, and smarts. Please stop simplifying me and the basis of marriage/a relationship.

Men, please stop saying someone’s husband/boyfriend is ‘so lucky’, and start appreciating the traits of a woman as a friend would.

optimysticals:

And the winners of the 1st Annual Virtual ComicCon Masquerade Are:

In 3rd place with her Pajama-Party Tamiyo, is MoxyMtg!

A simple costume with a strong, creative backdrop; an interesting and innovative interpretation of the character.

Our 2nd place award goes to BelleChere’s Captain Marvel!

This costume looks like she stepped straight off the comics panels and captures the strength and power of the character.

And the 1st place prize goes to Air Bubbles Cosplay's Chandra Pyromaster!

I was impressed by the variety of techniques and materials used and the attention to detail.

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We want to thank all of our wonderful costumers. Each one was fabulous and it means so much that you would participate in this fun new event.

We’ll be contacting each of the winners to get them their prizes!

Oh, hey! :D

I might not have been at SDCC, but I placed in a costume contest anyway! Thank you OptiMystical!

That Chandra is AMAZING. Makes me want to work on my Liliana Vess.

optimysticals:

Our 2nd entry is Captain Marvel by BelleChere.

Hello! I’m BelleChere! I’ve been happily participating in this
hobby for 9 years now, and have always been a big Marvel fan. My first
love was Rogue (X-Men), and it’s through her that I got interested in
Carol Danvers (then Ms. Marvel/Binary). I appreciated the character’s
strength, wit, and intelligence, but it wasn’t until she took on the
title of Captain Marvel that I really felt a strong relation to her. I
love her struggles, her adventures, and she helps me dream big. Photos by my friend Benn of Robbins Studio of Photography and Fine Art
(https://www.facebook.com/RobbinsStudios).

I probably should have added that I made the costume myself, haha! I got too caught up in my love of the character. Also, the first and last pics are by LJinto and Anna Fisher, respectively.

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

zavuya:

Farscape ladies by ~Sabaah

HOW GORGEOUS IS THIS <3

I love all these ladies! Love this artist’s style!

(via thehappysorceress)

nudityandnerdery:

towritecomicsonherarms:

This is quite a popular fancast tbh

Katee Sackhoff as Colonel Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel

My dream casting.

Mine too!