Name of the Fangirl: Jenny
Fangirl’s Occupation: Librarian!
What is her fangirl interest?
Star Wars, Star Trek, Superheroes/Villains, Whedonverse, Harry Potter, Tolkien, Cosplay, 90’s PC adventure games, books, etc.
Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this fangirl?
I love that “nerds” are taking ownership of their fandoms and overcoming the slings and arrows that we’ve been getting for years and years from people who just don’t get it. Even though I’m all grown up, I still love to play and get into the spirit of fandom. There’s something pretty amazing about sharing the love of something like Star Wars with millions of other fans who get it! I love being part of that ‘verse!
How does this fangirl express her fandom?
I’m a member of the Star Wars costuming groups The Rebel Legion and The 501st Legion. I have the Padme Battle Arena costume as well as the Boushh bounty hunter costume. I also cosplay as Catwoman from TDKR, and I am working on a couple of new costumes from Sucker Punch, Episode 1, and Flash Gordon. (Hopefully!) I love to attend Conventions, events, and spread the fandom.
What is her favorite quote or personal motto?
“The world’s a mess, and I just need to rule it.” – Dr. Horrible
What is her favorite fangirl item that she cannot live without?
My custom, handmade film-cannon Boushh costume from Return of the Jedi. I’ve always loved that Princess Leia loved Han so much that she put on that disguise and went to rescue him. I spent about a year and a half putting my costume together!