Working in the film industry, especially for a major film distributor the way I do, means keeping erratic hours and spending a lot more time at the office than many people do. August and September, in particular, are incredibly busy months, as everyone is gearing up for the Toronto International Film Festival. Every year I say goodbye to my friends and family – and, yes, the idea of appearing as Alice Cullen for Stephenie Meyer Day in Forks – and disappear to work on preparing our TIFF selections to the world.
When it’s over, though, I have a sudden influx of free time – and what better way to spend it than updating my sad, neglected blog?
…Well, I’m sure I can think of better ways. But I don’t think my credit card can handle any more of my “free time.” At least I have a cute new dress from Anthropologie and four pairs of Michael Kors shoes to show for it!
At any rate, I thought it’d be fun to have an interactive post. Indulge me by answering my questions in the comments! After that, maybe I’ll petition WordPress to include a poll option in their posting section, since that would have been a lot easier.
THE NOT-SO-DEFINITIVE ALICE CULLEN POLL
1. What do you do with your Alice Cullen pieces?
a. Use them to cosplay.
b. Wear them in real life! What’s the point otherwise?
c. I don’t wear them – I just collect them, like Star Wars figurines that are still in their original packaging.
d. Originally I bought them for cosplaying, but I wear them in real life, too. My personal style is similar to Alice’s.
2. Other than the clothes, what do you think is most important thing if you want to be a good Alice?
a. The right height and build. Maybe not 4’10, but small and slender, like Alice.
b. The hair – either your own or a nice wig. You can’t be Alice without the hair!
c. Golden contacts. You can’t be a Cullen without them!
d. Alice’s spunky attitude. You can look like Alice all you want, but if you can’t embody her when you need to, what’s the point?
e. Other – elaborate!
3. What would MOST make someone a bad Alice?
a. Not having screen accurate clothing, or alternates that look like something Alice would wear.
b. Not putting any effort into hair or makeup – Alice is an ethereal vampire beauty!
c. Being too tall.
d. Having a poor attitude – such as being competitive and catty with other cosplayers.
e. There’s no such thing as a bad Alice. Everyone who tries has succeeded in some way.
4. What attracted you to Alice cosplaying in the first place?
a. My friends told me they thought of me when they read Twilight, or I pictured Alice as myself.
b. I saw the movies and loved Alice’s costumes and appearance.
c. She was my favourite character in Twilight and I love to cosplay – it just seemed natural!
d. I don’t really cosplay – I just like to collect.
5. What’s your dream cosplay opportunity for Alice?
a. Living the dream in Forks, Washington! Stephenie Meyer Day 2013, anyone?
b. Attending a big premiere dressed as Alice with other look-alikes.
c. Filming a smart, fun parody, like the Hillywood Show.
d. Attending local release parties or screenings and being known as the Alice of my town.
e. I’ve never really thought about it.
6. What’s your favourite Alice Cullen look?
b. New Moon
d. Breaking Dawn Part I
7. What’s your least favourite Alice Cullen look?
b. New Moon
d. Breaking Dawn Part I
8. If you could change anything about Alice’s appearance in the films, what would it be?
a. Her hair. Can we have some consistency, please?
b. I’d have more options for her clothing. All she wears is Anthropologie!
c. I never really agreed with casting Ashley Greene. Is it too late for a do-over?
d. Nothing. She’s perfect.
e. Something else – elaborate!
…I realize that eight is a bizarre number to end on, but here we are anyway. I’m really curious to see everyone’s answers, so don’t keep me waiting too long! Just ask Jasper – you’ll never hear the end of it.