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Q&A Interview with Wonder Woman Is Real
It’s one thing to cosplay your favorite character, but it’s another thing entirely when cosplayers are able to personify a fictional hero in every day life. That’s exactly what Californian cosplayer, Victoria, does. Under the pseudonym Wonder Woman Is Real, Victoria is known within the cosplay community to be a Lynda Carter (the original Wonder Woman from the 1970’s TV series) look-a-like and an absolute knockout when it comes to cosplaying any and every version of Wonder Woman.
But it’s not just her costume attire that projects the wonder that is Diana Prince. Victoria is also an attorney who represents children with disabilities. Her selfless desire to represent and stand for others is exactly why Victoria’s social media tag name is so fitting: because she is a real life Wonder Woman.
Cosplay and Coffee had a chance to talk to Wonder Woman in this exclusive Q&A interview:
#tbt #throwbackthursday To The coolest moment for me when I was honored to attend @newyorkcomiccon for the first time last month was when I was able to wear this #costume. What I haven’t really said to folks about my back injury is that sometimes my back and sides swell up into spasm if I walk for long periods (like the hours on your feet from walking a con) and it will literally swell to the point of expanding my waist if I am not supported by a corset, so… wearing my #lyndacartercosplay can sometimes be done for a couple to a few hours depending on what I did already that day as it does not have a supported corset. (Give me corset and I will even do battle scenes) . So here I was walking around the #javitzcenter in this, my favorite of my #cosplay , and had attendees light up 😃 and come and tell me that they were convinced that @reallyndacarter was attending #nycc #nycc2017 😁💓💓💓 when they saw me…they had me smiling so big! I know appearances don’t last #forever and some day I will just go back to being little ole me…but for right now thank you all so much for letting me excite, inspire, and maybe even help #changeyourlife in any way. Honestly, I have no greater purpose than to try to help create a #footprint 👣 for a greater and better #tomorrow , as our #freedoms are being compromised at every turn, if I can help people hold out #hope that we can all make a difference…together… then my life and mere existence has meaning . Otherwise, and to be quite honest I wouldn’t be here…I wouldn’t allow myself the #vanity of #dressingup or looking #pretty #oncamera if it wasn’t to try and be an agent of hope and #justice . A medium for all that are good and kind to be heard and can make a difference. The day I feel I don’t serve this purpose is the day I I will #hangup my #cape and say “bye, bye” to the cameras or any public attention. I do not do this for me but for the #kids #4thekids of today and tomorrow. . All of this to say #thankyou to all of you… to @officialherohair for my amazing wig that not only custom made for my head but you also help me maintain #4life .. and to @thevaldman 4 helping me capture the spirit of #myhero #lyndacarter
Cosplay and Coffee (C&C): How/Why did you start cosplaying?
Queen Hippolyta: "Be careful in the world of men, Diana, they do not deserve you!" (I think this has a cool Alex Ross look no?) … 📸 by @cosplayer_gallery Custom Cosplay wig by @officialherohair … #ALEXROSS @alexross #batman #wonderwoman #brunette #cosplayphotography #beauty #mujermaravilla #mulhermaravilha #wunderfrau #wondie #amazonprincesswonderwoman #amazonprincess #galgadot #benaffleck @gal_gadot @cn_connienielsen @wbpictures @dccomics #batman #batmancosplay #hippolyta #hippolytacosplay #wonderwomanfilm #wonderwomanmovie #amazons #glamazon #glamazons #motherdaughter #motherdaughtercosplay #amazonas #justiceleaguemovie #cosplay
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Which one of Wonder Woman Is Real’s cosplays is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!