I've planned exciting things in the next months such as going to New York and running the Color Run, but yesterday a new event was added to the list: I'm going to FACTS which is a comic, sci fi and anime festival. I've heard of it before but never actually bought tickets to go till now I've decided it's time to take the leap. I'd never thought to participate in cosplay but I've always kind of liked it. When I still had a Tumblr I've seen the most amazing costumes pass by and I secretely admired the people who could get away with it and just do it. About a month ago I asked my friend Shana if she went and if she did, whether she would like to dress up or not. She said yes and of course I went in overdrive from excitement!
I've always had an idea of who I wanted to be when I would go to an event like FACTS. My first option was Harley Quinn: she's my second favourite character, but the main reason because I wanted to be her was because she actually wears clothes. Sadly I don't have blonde hair and I think Harley has very typical blonde hair, so that ruined it for me... My all-time favourite is Poison Ivy. The character, hair, colours and her personality are awesome and right from the start when I began to read comics I immediately loved her. But... let's admit it, she doesn't really wear clothes, right? So I changed my mind again and decided to be Batgirl but then again, I didn't want to have to force my body into a latex costume... Fortunately whilst I was searching for Batgirl costumes, I came along wearable Poison Ivy costumes. My decision was made!!
REASONS WHY I LIKE IVY SO MUCH...
• I love her personality and how she's very vindictive
• I like the story behind her "becoming a superhero"
• I love nature and trees and plants and flowers
• Secretely I've always wanted to cosplay an evil character
• Might sound superficial, but green is my all-time favourite colour
• To me she's like the ultimate example of feminism & girl power
I'm so excited! I'll be updating everything about my costume, makeup, hair and accessories!
I also made a Pinterest moodboard to help me :D
Have a great day! xx