So… Alena is a rabid Scarlet Pimpernel fangirl. By rabid, I mean she has read all 17 of the Scarlet Pimpernel books written by Baroness Orczy (and amassed quite a respectable collection of early editions of Orczy’s works), watched every extant film and television version, seen the Broadway musical so many times she’s lost count, has a laminated membership card…
In 2007, a new fantasy novel was released, a debut by Patrick Rothfuss. Not only did it turn out to be immensely successful, it struck a sympathetic chord (pardon the awful double internal pun*) within our own circle. And then an innocent chat between two friends somehow became a plan to cosplay and photograph characters….
“The Count of Monte Cristo… in space… with vampires. Who had the nerve to pitch this in the first place?”
- Best Masters Hall Cosplay Craftsmanship, YoumaCon 2006
- Best in Show, Craftsmanship, OhayoCon 2007
- First Place Anime Division, Gen Con 2007
This was our entry for The Name of the Wind paperback release photo contest.
The contest, in April 2008, consisted of these instructions by author Patrick Rothfuss: “Your job will be to go out and take a picture of yourselves with a copy of the paperback. Then you post those pictures up here in the event. Then, at the end of the month, I’ll give prizes to the best of these.”
We had done some cosplay for Pat’s book before, and so I guess we couldn’t resist going just a bit crazy for this. Here’s the result.
Update: Grand Prize winner!