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Female Superhero Takeover!!!


by Zoee Acosta 9 Apr 2018

Female superheroes are dominating cons everywhere.

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Lately, female superheroes (and anti-heroes) have been taking over comics, movies – and conventions. Like most costumed heroes, cosplayers (people who transform themselves with elaborate costumes) have day jobs, too.

So this weekend at Fan Expo Dallas, we took a look at female hero cosplayers – and what they do in their workaday identities.

Lorey, who preferred to not share her last name, is a cake decorator. She said she dressed as Killer Frost because she's one of the less sexualized characters. "Most female characters are very sexualized but not Killer Frost and she's awesome," said Lorey. Photo: Zoee Acosta

Lorey, who preferred not to share her last name, is a cake decorator. She said she dressed as Killer Frost, a DC comic book anti-hero (it’s complicated), because she’s one of the less sexualized characters: “Most female characters are very sexualized but not Killer Frost and she’s awesome.”      Photos: Zoee Acosta

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Ally Cat is a professional cosplayer. She dresses up for charities as her everyday job. “I normally dress up as Wonder Woman but I bought and altered this Batgirl,” said Cat. “I make a lot of my own stuff, it’s hard work.”

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Haley Mooneyham is currently a high school senior. She dressed as Raven from the Teen Titans because she remembers watching it as a kid:  “My brother and I used to watch it all the time and I just found Raven so relatable.”

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Katie, who preferred not to share her last name, is a banker. Yes, a banker. ” I like Catwoman; she makes me feel good.”

Haylie Jess is a senior in high school. Jess has dress as Wonder Woman for other conventions,"If the world was a bit more like comic-con, I think we'd all be a little happier." Photo: Zoee Acosta

Jessica Wicked is a senior in high school. Jessica has dressed as Wonder Woman for other conventions: “If the world was a bit more like Comic-Con, I think we’d all be a little happier.”

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Breezy, who preferred not to give her last name, is a drafting engineer. She borrowed her costume – of Gwen Stacy from the Spider-Man comics – from a friend for the weekend: ” I think Gwen is just so relatable.”

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