So I was just uploading some pics from my phone to the ol’ Macbook when I made an interesting discovery.
I took the photo below after I’d gotten my new Nevada plates, celebrating my “official” status as a state resident. My car’s name is Science, I might add, in honor of the Portal series—not only do I have that cake bumper sticker and the companion cube in my rear window, but my GPS is not-so-fondly named GLaDOS and I possess two Wheatley keychains (one reached post-crushing levels of authenticity, and the other was a shiny new replacement). Truly a worthy science-mobile.
So yes, uploading photos. I then navigated to the “Albums” tab, and saw this:
For those of you who don’t follow my main blog, I’ve been working on the corset you see here for the past week, specifically to wear at Denver Comic Con yesterday. And, as you can see, I did!
This photo demonstrates my creative interpretation of the character GLaDOS from the puzzle game Portal. And, based on the fact that 30+ people requested a photo while calling me by “name”, I feel comfortable saying that the idea translated fairly well.
The headpiece clearly made it most apparent who and/or what I was attempting to be, but the corset was the real “main event” in my mind. It’s one thing to try and personify an artificial intelligence; it’s another to wrap oneself in steel in order to mimic the rigidity of a metal carapace. This is what I wanted to accomplish. It was less about reiterating a non-human persona in the flesh and more about emulating it with one of the most powerful skills I know: corsetry.
Something that seemed just as relevant to this cosplay - to me, at least - was the display of musculature. If I cannot actually be a machine, why not demonstrate the power that exists in my organic nature? That is, why not flex a little muscle?
I have a special love for this character. My voice is regularly mistaken for GPS, I’m told I’m intimidating in passivity, and my sense of humor is deadpan enough to do little more than confuse others. Even my husband pointed out the similarities in personality. It was important enough to me to get this right that I forsook sleep for the few weeks leading up to this display. And I only regret not deciding to begin the project earlier. Also, not signing up for the actual contest competition at DCC2015. Lesson learned for next year, I suppose.
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Comicpalooza 2015!!!! All these cosplayers were so nice to take pictures with us!!!!! (Holding Chell’s gun was by far the best!!!)
If you took pictures of or with us PLEASE post them and tag me or keliseg101. I would love to get my hands on them and give you a shout out for it!!!!!