Day 254: Sci-Fi Convention and International Women’s Day
She-Ra: Princess of Power
She-Ra and the Sword of Protection
I have the power (also)
Sword of Protection
Gold boot covers
March 8 is International Women’s Day. It is also the first day/night of Secret Garden Festival which has been themed Sci-Fi Convention. So I thought I would kill two birds with one stone and dress up as She-Ra. (I later that night WON Female best-dressed as judged by the crowds applause. One of my proudest moments!)
She-Ra: Princess of Power is the twin sister of He-Man and has incredible strength, was fast-moving and had the ability to communicate mentally. She-Ra’s primary weapon was the Sword of Protection. This sword was almost indestructible and had the ability to deflect bolts of energy, both magical and technological, as well as to project beams of energy from the stone in its center. It also allowed her to transform from Princess Adora (her alias) to She-Ra. She-Ra was a powerful woman who influenced and inspired young girls around the world, so she was a perfect fit for these two themes! Fingers crossed one day a live-action film is made so that she can be introduced to a new generation of girls.
Also, I’d like to thank Delta’s Dazzling Costumes, and especially Lisa, who searched multiple times through their stocks, mid-warehouse-move, so that she could find this costume and help 7-year-old Mary live out her dream of being She-Ra.
Photo credit: Billy Rubin
Secret Garden photos courtesy of Tim Da-Rin and Future Historical Photography. Check out his site to see all of his amazing and ethereal photos of the festival.
Secret Garden 2013
My light up headpiece
Secret Garden 2013 Costume winners!
Best dressed Male and Female costumes Secret Garden 2013
February 20 is World Day of Social Justice. Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and between nations. It is a day created by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness and promote the principles of gender equality and the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. For this reason I have dressed as a suffragette. Suffragettes were members of women’s suffrage (right to vote) movements in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
On January 21 2011 NBC announced that they had ordered a pilot of Wonder Woman, after shooting a pilot and much speculation NBC announced in May that it would not be picking the project up for a series. This seems to happen a lot with the Wonder Woman franchise *cough* Joss Whedon movie. In the hopes that Wonder Woman will once again grace our screens once more today I take on the Wonder Woman theme and costume.