SFX Magazine Interview by Bonnie Burton: Cosplay or Can’t Play – Adrianne Curry, Katrina Hill, Victoria Schmidt

Adrianne Curry & Katrina Hill after their San Diego Comic-Con panel. Recognize the other celeb in the background?

Action Flick Chick, Hutt Slayer

For her first SFX Magazine column, Bonnie Burton looked at how cosplay at fan conventions differs for women, and somehow discussion with her three interviews kept whirling through one big question:
Why Slave Leia?

The interviewer:
* Bonnie Burton – senior and online convent developer at the official Star Wars blog (http://starwarsblog.starwars.com). Her personal blog appears at http://grrl.com. She has written a number of books. Her latest is the Star Wars Craft Book.

The interviewees:
Cosplay for Adrianne Curry (The Tester judge; first winner of America’s Next Top Model) includes dressing up as The Fifth Element‘s Leeloo and Watchmen‘s Silk Spectre; Action Flick Chick Katrina Hill (G4TV’s Next Woman of the Web champ) is partial to G.I. Joe’s Baroness; Victoria Schmidt does Tinkerbell and an array of Star Wars characters. They cosplay other characters as well, and they’ve all donned Slave Leia brass biknis before.

by Bonnie: When Slave Leia choked Jabba the Hutt to death, I doubt she was second-guessing her commitment to feminism. As Wonder Woman lassoed the bad guys, she didn’t stop to ponder if the other girls were judging her legs. So why should the women who dress up as these characters be treated any differently? At every convention I go to… (go to full article)

Some of the many related posts:
* Comic-Con Panel: Best Superheroine Movie? The ONLY Theatrical Superheroine Movie!
* Comic-Con Panel Video: Where Are the Action Chicks?
* SDCC: Women Who Kick Ass!
* G33k & G4m3r Girls Fangirl Furor: Should Geek and Gamer Girls Go Sexy, Sexless, Something Else?
* How Do Fan Convention Experiences Differ for Men and Women?
* Wired Interviews the Action Flick Chick: ‘Action Chick’ Looks at Comic-Con’s Geek Girls

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5 thoughts on “SFX Magazine Interview by Bonnie Burton: Cosplay or Can’t Play – Adrianne Curry, Katrina Hill, Victoria Schmidt

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  2. Paul

    Know it’s just a typo (or at least I think it is), but Bonnie Burton as the Star Wars.com convent manager makes me giggle.

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