Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Top Ten Tuesday | Tonight, Matthew, I'm going to be...

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week's theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week's theme is a fandom freebie, so I'm going to talk about some of the characters I'd love to cosplay as. I love a good Comic Con, though I've never been able to go to the biggest one in the UK which is, of course, in London, but I haven't cosplayed since my teens. These are the characters I'd love to be for the day if I ever have the confidence to cosplay again!

(Sorry, I think only people who can remember Stars in Their Eyes will get the reference in my title...)

Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas: This is one of my favourite films from my childhood and every Halloween I try to dress up as Sally before I go out for cocktails, but unless I want to try making her dress myself (which would be a terrible idea) her outfit is either too expensive or the cheap ones aren't made of very nice (or flattering) material. One day!

Katrina Van Tassel from Sleepy Hollow: Another much-loved film of mine, and to be honest the main reason I'd love to cosplay as Katrina is down to the dress she wears right at the end of the film - I call it her Beetlejuice dress.

Belle from Beauty and the Beast: My favourite film of all time, I love it so much. I actually had a fancy dress party for my 18th and dressed up as Belle in her ball dress, but I'd love to cosplay her in her blue dress; she looks most like herself in that dress.

Violet from Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Various Artists: This is probably my favourite graphic novel series and I just adore Violet, plus I think one of my friends would be a fantastic Hannah - I'll have to try and convince her to cosplay with me.

Alexia Tarabotti from the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger: I've only read Soulless (reviewed here) so far, but I still think Alexia is such a fun character and I could have a lot of fun putting together a 19th century outfit.

Evy Carnahan from The Mummy: If Beauty and the Beast is my favourite film, The Mummy is a very close second and most of that is down to Evy. As you can see, I have a thing for nerds and bookworms in films - I think The Mummy is the first time I saw a person a bit like me in an action movie, and that was quite a big deal.

Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lambs: Another cinematic heroine of mine, though I enjoyed the book, too. I like Clarice because she's not perfect; so many women in thrillers are unrealistic because filmmakers feel the need to make a woman flawless to make her likeable, but they didn't do that to Clarice. She's still learning and she can make mistakes, but that doesn't take anything away from her successes.

Éowyn from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: This lady is the mother of the Warrior Princess trope, and she's fantastic. She's one of my favourite characters from The Lord of the Rings and I'd love to swish around in one of her dresses while also feeling bad-ass.

Alice from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll: This is another one of my favourite classic stories, and I think so much fun could be had with an Alice cosplay; you can be as innocent, as mad or as dark as you like, that's why the story's constantly being retold.

Rowena Ravenclaw from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling: All I'd need is a medieval blue dress and the Ravenclaw diadem and I'd be set! I'm still waiting for Rowling to write me a book about the Founders to be honest...

What did you talk about this week?


  1. Hi! Clarice from Silence of the Lambs is a good one. I really liked that movie.
    My TTT

  2. Great picks for this week! I like the idea of cosplay!! I also love Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas I completely agree that movie was great!!

  3. I love, love The Mummy. Down to Evy too. I never thought of cosplaying her, though. FANTASTIC IDEA. Also -- Katrina...girl after my own heart here. <3

  4. I absolutely love Belle. She is one of my favourite characters of all time <3 I love what you've done with the list this week. :-)

  5. Super fun list! I love Evy C. from the Mummy movies too -- I relate to her a lot.

    My TTT is here. I talked about my top 10 book-related fandoms I'm in.

  6. Cool list!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/top-ten-tuesday-101/

  7. I've never been into cosplay, mostly because I'm not brave enough, but I love these ideas! Especially Sally and Belle! Great list :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

  8. Evy! I've always had a soft spot for The Mummy...it's an objectively bad movie, but it's pretty charming, and Evy is a big part of why it is

  9. Ooh, these would all be good cosplays! Pictures if you ever do!

  10. Evy and Violet would be awesome to cosplay! You know, I always called Katrina's dress from the end of Sleepy Hollow her Beetlejuice dress too! :D

  11. Oh I'd totally love to cosplay Eowyn too!! She is so FANTASTIC and I love her hair.😂 And Violet from Rat Queens but she looks badass and awesome. LOVE IT.

  12. Ravenclaw, Eowyn, Belle and Alice?! YES PLEASE ♥ Those are all amazing women and I'd love to cosplay as them too :D