xena cosplay

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This was me at Capital Pride last year. I was walking around dressed as Xena, posing for photos and giving hugs, when I noticed these religious zealots with their microphones and signs spewing their messages of hatred. I always ignore them, but I noticed they were making some people in the crowd visibly upset. A few people were even crying. I couldn’t stand by and let that happen. I hopped over his little chained off section and stood next to him. He immediately turned and began yelling at me and telling the crowd I was going to hell. So I just kept smiling and making funny faces. He eventually gave up yelling to me and about me and tried to go back to taunting people. But no one was taking him seriously with me standing there posing. I’m sure they will be there again this year….and so will I. :-)

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I hope someday to have a chance to do a photo shoot with the brilliant Callisto cosplayer tophwei

Callisto: tophwei

Xena: xenaswife

Xena costume: toddscostumes.com

Xena photos: Firstglance Photography and Sterling Arts and Cosplay