Name of Fangirl: Sophia
What is her Fangirl interest?
Her absolute favorites are Star Wars, Super Heroes, Dragons, and Disney Princesses, especially from Frozen!
Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this Fangirl?
She’s not afraid to show what she loves and I want to encourage her to keep doing so. I’m so proud that she’s never the damsel in distress and always says,”I can do it!” Whenever my husband plays a video game, she gets especially excited when he plays a female character. She will sit on his lap to coach him and encourage him to beat the boss. She will tells us that the characters are not scared and that they are strong and tough; they can beat the bad guys! She prefers to follow these examples and never makes herself the damsel in distress.
How does this Fangirl express her fandom?
Sophia loves dress up and what better way to express her love of superheroes and Star Wars than dressing up?! She wears the same “boys” costumes often about the house for Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman that her big brother does. She recently started to dress up as a princess, but only with a lightsaber in hand to defeat evil. Sometimes she plays the bad guy and will die a dramatic death. When she wants to be cute and snuggle she runs up to me and says,”I’m scared of dragons, hold me!” She’ll then roar like a dragon and then run into my arms. Other times she’s just a baby dragon who needs her mama. As a seamstress, I make costumes for cosplay, so now she likes to help out when I sew.
What is her favorite quote or personal motto?
Brother: Look mom! Sophie is dressed as Iron Girl!
Sophie: I’m not Iron Girl! I said I’m Iron MAN Girl!
What is her favorite Fangirl item that she cannot live without?
Her pink Star Wars T-Shirt.