Easy A Cosplay
Geek Girl Northern Belle Rogue
looks lovely as Olive from the movie Easy A! Here's what she had to say...
"The rumours of my promiscuity have been greatly exaggerated... I absolutely adore Emma Stone and her quirky style. I also enjoyed The Scarlet Letter in high school (shocking I know, but I found it better than Gatsby). So when Easy A came out I was very excited. Yet as I watched the film there were so many elements that struck so close to home I knew I'd have to cosplay Olive Penderghast.
The one quote that solidified this thought for me, "People thought I was a dirty skank? Fine. I'd be the dirtiest skank they've ever seen." Growing up I moved around a fair bit and as a result I was the new kid, a lot. At one point, in one school, I was asked out by two different boys on my first day - and thus declared a slut. The words that went through my head were pretty much identical to Olive's. I changed my clothes and attitude, but in the end I realized that doing something just to make someone angry - still keeps that toxicity in your life. The one point in the film I cannot agree with more is it’s final moments. "...And here you all are. Waiting for me outside the bedroom door for me to kiss Todd. Listening to me pretend to have sex with Brandon. Paying me to lie for you, and calling me every name in the book. And you know what? It was just like Hester in the Scarlet Letter. Except that's the one thing movies don't tell you: how shitty it feels to be an outcast. Warranted or not." Reputations take years to build and seconds to destroy. There is nothing more frustrating than people who not only disrespect you, but also try to destroy your name.
One of my favourite Buddhist quotes states, "Being angry is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die." At the end of the day we can only control our own actions. The bright side is that it inspired me to make awesome art. ...In the end, be yourself - your magnificent self, trust me, someone, somewhere is going to LOVE you for it!
Furthermore I always really want my own musical number for no apparent reason. I spend my life waiting for random musical numbers and break out into song whenever possible – no matter how off-key it may be ;)"
Geek Girl: Northern Belle Rogue
Photographer: Seai Photography
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July 07 2014