Name of the Fangirl: Vera
Fangirl’s Occupation: Costumer
What is her fangirl interest?
Star Wars, Lord of The Rings, Harry Potter, Supernatural, Smallville, The Hunger Games, Once Upon A Time, World of Warcraft, X-Men
Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this fangirl?
Vera is not only proud to be a fangirl, but she is a talented costumer as well, making all of her costumes meticulously and accurate as possible.
She started a Facebook page for Katniss Everdeen costumers called Girl On Fire, and she also started a Facebook page campaign to get fan merchandise specifically for girls, even before Her Universe came out, which she discussed with Ashley Eckstein here:
How does this fangirl express her fandom?
Mostly through her costuming work and going to conventions, which she has been recognized for with awards, such as the 2010 Rebel Costumer of the Year for the Rebel Legion, Best In Show at Archon in St. Louis, and Best In Master Class at Dragon*Con. She also does events with her local base of the Rebel Legion, the largest Star Wars “good guys” costuming group in the world.
What is her favorite quote or personal motto?
I am a costumer, NOT a cosplayer!
What is her favorite fangirl item that she cannot live without?
Her sewing machine, or course!
Where can we follow her online?