Sheila - Dungeons and Dragons (cartoon)


Amecon 2010




Inspiration: My childhood memories of Dungeons and Dragons had all but disappeared when a friend came over and suggested we watch some episodes on DVD. From the title sequence onwards, my memories came back; "HEY LOOK, IT'S THE DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS RIIIIDE". I had to do a double take when I first saw Sheila again after so many years. Somehow I have ended up looking a bit like her - bright red bobbed hair, pale skin, freckles, green eyes... there was no way I was turning this cosplay opportunity down.

Favourite Aspect: Only about 5 people recognised my costume at AmeCon 2010, but the look on their faces was totally worth it; their eyes lit up and I swear I could actually see the childhood nostalgia creep up and hit them.

Least Favourite Aspect: THE SHOOOOES. I used elastic and body tape to keep them up, but the shoes I wore within the covers kept sliding around and so at some points my feet looked rather broken.

Easiest Task: Using my own hair as it was perfect! OK, not in-your-face 24-bit-colour orange, but I think I achieved a more realistically-coloured Sheila.

Hardest Task: Getting people to remember Dungeons and Dragons when they hadn't seen it in about 15 years. You all fail at being true geeks. ;)


nert posted on 7 September, 2010 - 01:40
I still wish I'd caught you in this T_T Next time :P

Amy-Lou posted on 7 September, 2010 - 13:44
Great idea, you look just like her :) Huzzah for retro cosplay!