|My Lara Croft Cosplay|
I'm a massive fan of Tina Fey's work, so when Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt appeared on Netflix, I KNEW I was going to love it, and love it I did. And whilst I was watching the first episode, I found I had a great affinity for Kimmy and her happy upbeat nature. I also noticed something. "Hey," I thought to myself. "I have half of that outfit already, and I've still not decided what to wear to MCM this May..."
|Kimmy in New York|
|Before I left for MCM (yes I went on public transport like this)|
|Kimmy enjoying Comic Con!|
I was going to a convention FILLED with wonderful cosplaying geeks. Iron Man is a thing geeks like. And this is a thing that happens in episode 1:
|"THE CIIIIRRRRRCLE OF LIIIIIFE!"|
I knew there would be Iron Man cosplayers at MCM. I made it my mission to recreate that frame.
So I went to MCM London Comic Con dressed as Kimmy Schmidt, and my wonderful friends helped me to get photos with two incredibly accommodating Iron Men to get two fabulous photos:
|This is Matt - he was so confused|
|This is Ashley - he was also confused, but totally got into it|
I have no idea what sparked the sudden flux of retweets (I have a feeling it was a combination of tweeters with large followers and Reddit), but it was a wonderful and bizarre experience, and I ended up getting featured on several websites!I went to MCM London dressed as Kimmy Schmidt & confused the f*** out of some Iron Man cosplayers. It was glorious. pic.twitter.com/qWQv8BPx7Y— Ellen Rose (@icklenellierose) May 25, 2015
Some ee Cards
Quick mention on the Cape Crisis podcast (about 45 mins in!)
The one I am most proud of, however, is actually getting featured on Wired's weekly round up of the Internet:
They thought I was an unmissable part of the Internet for that week! They called me "the Unbreakable Ellen Rose"! Eep...!
Anyway, it was all weird and wonderful, so thank you, Internet. You're really awesome sometimes.
Go check out the awesome Iron Man Cosplayers who played along and were generally lovely people:
MB CustomDesign on Twitter
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/devilishcosplay
Ashley Piper on Twitter
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amgpiper-props/733512820052336
...and I will leave you with my vlog from the day I WAS Kimmy Schmidt.