A young woman walked past the table I was sharing with Renaissance Press in a costume... a costume that made me do a double take. Of most note, she was wearing a skin, which I think was coyote. The head was on hers, like a helmet, and the rest of the skin fell down her back, in a kind of cloak.
Also of note, she wore blue face paint.
Now, I have a character who wears a similar cloak, only it's wolf pelt. She wears blue war paint on her face. It's Seraphimé, of course, from my two part fantasy The Seraphimé Saga. She's a badass daughter of the north, who takes on an invading empire in order to assure her people stay free.
For half a second, I thought of her as this young woman walked past. Then immediately dismissed it. I'm not known. Few people have read my stuff. There is no way in hell that anyone (except for my flatmate, let's be honest), who would cosplay as one of my characters.
I mean, if she was cosplaying Seraphimé, she'd have stopped at my table... Right??
Only, I can't get it out of my head. I've been thinking about that costume every day since then. Most of me still believes that it wasn't a cosplay of Seraphimé. There's probably another character that is very much like her. If that is true, and someone is in the know, please let me know who that is, and where she's from.
Because it's driving me mad.
Part of me, though, can't shake the idea that it was Seraphimé, even though I feel a bit gross about it (it strikes me as a little narcissistic and silly to even entertain that idea).
I regret not flagging that young woman down and chatting with her. 'Cause then I'd know.
Anyway, it's been bugging me for ages and I had to get it off my chest. Now, I have a video to finish editing, thanks to the more than two-hour power outage on Friday. Then I have to get writing. Thanks for listening to me bug out.