The last couple of weeks have been kind of nuts for my most recent cosplay.
I have to admit, when I decided to cosplay as Disco Fett, I was going to wear the costume a few more times at a handful of cons and maybe do a photo shoot or two. However, that notion changed when I shared the look with a few groups I was in, including the Replica Prop Forum. The results for the latter were overwhelming and it was a huge hit.
Not just a few days after that, I was contacted by someone from the Mark Twain House in CT for one of their upcoming events: A Star Wars-themed Disco After Party. Needless to say, it was a surreal moment and I was completely floored. I never expected such a positive reaction.
That wasn't the end of it either.
The Dented Helmet, a Boba Fett costume construction resource group, shared a video of me goofing off and dancing before heading off to Terrificon in CT. I mean, I wasn't trying to do anything serious, and if I had known that it was going to be shared to such a large audience, I would've made something a bit better. However, as simple as it was, it was apparently good enough to share with people and that was kind of mind-blowing. I guess it's an excuse to maybe to a video later on? Star Wars themed Disco Music Video? MAYBE.
In any case, those two random occurrences caught me off guard in such a good way. I was proud of the work we (my fiance' and I) put into this whole thing. It was a strong effort and the results were awesome, however it was crazy that so many people loved it. I went into this cosplay thing partly to challenge myself as an artist with something new, as well as maybe getting SOME recognition. To be honest, I don't see myself doing this as a full-time kind of thing, but lately, I wonder if I should explore the possibilities, IE going to places as a Disco Fett, perhaps to Downtown Boston as a tourist (an idea suggested by multiple people) or perhaps link up with other Star Wars groups for events and projects. Who knows? It's still too early to tell, but maybe it's worth looking into. Not holding my breath, but maybe I should try? As I said, the notion of doing something more with this cosplay is at the forefront...
Who knows what will happen? I await for the next few possibilities and potential appearances I could make at random events. Someone famous could see me and tell their friends...Or not...I mean, it's not like JJ Abrams is going to invite me to the Star Wars premiere this December. Or could he?
IT COULD HAPPEN.
OK. Here's to the next chapter with this costume...
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