Back in December I had the pleasure of attending the Montreal Mini-ComicCon with my friend and fellow Geek Girl Brunch officer Gina. She was actually filming me as part of a documentary she is currently making about women geeks and had encourage me to wear my Delsin Rowe cosplay to the event. I’d only ever worn it around PAX Prime, so I wasn’t sure what the reaction would be at a more general/comic convention, but I’d worked so hard on it I figured I needed to pull it out again.
I’m actually very happy I did for two reasons, one I’ll get to a little later, and the other evident below. Namely DROO had a booth set up to take FREE cosplay photos. Being that I hadn’t gotten the chance to take as many photos as I would have liked at PAX, I happily put myself in line and patiently waited my turn.
I am soooo happy with the results! DROO did an amazing job of making even this super-noob cosplayer look amazing. Despite the session itself being free, he still took the time with each person he photographed to try multiple poses and set-ups, as well as any other shots they wanted to try out.
I especially liked the “action” shots we did with me swinging my chain around. I didn’t have any shots that showed off the chain and whipping it around in front of a camera was beyond fun. I know I look very serious in these shots, but it was all I could do to stay in character. I’m also still shocked at how little attention my giant, heavy length of chain gets whenever I wear this cosplay. They even let me into a nightclub with that thing!
My other favourite part of wearing this cosplay was at the end of the convention, as we were getting ready to leave, I heard a female voice say “Delsin?!” I turned to see a woman, a little younger than me with a huge smile on her face. She asked to take my picture and told me she never expected to see someone in Delsin cosplay and that she was even more excited to see I was a woman. Not a single person had seemed to recognize my costume until she called out to me, so she completely made my day too. It was a nice reminder of why cosplay is such an enjoyable hobby for so many people and is something I’ll carry with me while planning all my future cosplays.