Faye Valentine Cosplay

I watched Cowboy Bebop back in 2019 and just loved it. I knew immediately I needed to cosplay as Faye. I completed the costume right after covid struck and so I didn’t get to wear it because the con I was going to attend was obviously cancelled. And then the next con. And the next. And the next. And I won’t be able to attend one in July because of family plans.

So, you can imagine, I was dying to wear my cosplay!

While I was at in Utah for the Storymakers writing conference, I asked my good friend Kelly Moore to do a photo shoot. It was so much fun! We took pictures in downtown Provo, which is a really fun place with lots of great walls.

To accommodate my dressing standards, I wore a long-sleeve full body suit. I was bummed at the hem on my shoulder, but what are you gonna do. And I know most people wear nude thigh-highs for Faye, but they always looked purple to me in the show, so that’s what I chose. Though I did get a run in one lying in the grass, so I’ll probably wear my backup nudes next time. And as for my bangs, I was far too nervous to trim them to a widow’s peak. I tried combing them into clumps to have the same shape, but this wig is thick and was having none of that.

I also learned I have no idea how to hold a cigarette, lol.

I’m still itching to cosplay as Faye at a con, but in the meantime, these pics are keeping me happy!

And some dancing pictures as a nod to the opening credits.

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I write speculative fiction inspired by mythos from around the world, complex family dynamics, and my own experiences living with mental illness. After earning my BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 2008, I received my MFA in Creative Writing from Converse College in 2012. I live in Denver, where my husband and I spend countless hours chasing our three young sons (and sometimes catching them!). I collect tarot decks, dye my hair mermaid colors, and procrastinate by decorating my home. My debut novel, Feathers Sharp as Knives, releases on May 2, 2023.

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