Props (Not Literal) To Victoria Schmidt, Cosplayer Extraordinare
Fashion for Nonhumans
Yahoo’s Movie Talk features Victoria Schmidt, who has been visiting Comic Con in drag every year since 1999, and once they cut it out with the “woooo-oooo funny crazy lady” music, the video actually turns out to be a celebration of the hard work and thought that Schmidt puts in to every one of her costumes.
Our favorite quote?
“I can’t wait to be sixty or seventy or something, so I can do characters like Professor McGonagall or Mon Mothma… I know I can keep on doing it. Age, actually, only makes it better.”
In other words: cosplay ain’t just about getting attention for your sex appeal, yo. Well, it might be for some people, but personally I far prefer it when it isn’t.
Oh, and speaking of gender bending, she’s done Obi-Wan. So there’s that.
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