“Wouldn’t you think I’m the girl, The girl who has ev’rything?
I’ve got gadgets and gizmos aplenty, I’ve got whozits and whatzits galore.”- The Little Mermaid
It is said that obsession can come in many forms and faces… Until I meet the creative and obviously brilliant Mac Beauvais, I never had reason to take that quote literally. Yet as this one girl has proven with timeless effort and dedication to her craft, obsession can indeed take many forms.
Let me take a moment and set the scene for the introduction of my dearest Mac, a character unto herself.
I first meet this lady at the notorious gathering of freaks and geeks call Comic Con, where she managed to stand apart even in a group of twenty other costumed characters.
She did this simple feat by not dressing herself in an elaborate costume – no, she accomplished this by dressing herself literally in a potato sack, rope and red wig.
If you can’t guess what character she was, here is a hint – think the star of Disney’s Little Mermaid. She was dressed as Ariel from the film in the scene where she is turn into a human and then cast upon the beach.
Since that time I have meet just a few of the many different facets of Mac – from her dangerously dapper steam punk self at The Geekie Awards where she was a model, to the illustrious presence of her as Poison Ivy, the supervillain.
Presently I have yet to meet the ‘real’ face of Mac, if such a thing does exist…
‘Six’ Of The Many Facets of Mac Beauvais
Steampunk Poison Ivy –
“I created this costume to be a part of a DC Comics themed Steampunk group at SDCC 2012. I am a crazed Poison Ivy fan and I wanted to bring a practical feel to her weapons while taking her back to her botanist “roots”.” Mac Beauvais
Poison Ivy –
“This was my first cosplay ever, and it started as a very ambitious Halloween costume. I’ve loved Poison Ivy ever since watching the Batman animated series as a kid and have quite an extensive collection of her in action figure and comic form.” – Mac Beauvais
Sail Dress Ariel –
“While I’m normally more of a Disney villain fan, I have a special place in my heart for Ariel. Instead of fabricating a tail or one of her dresses, I wanted to recreate her look from just after she gets legs. I had a blast aging the fabric and rope to look like it had washed ashore.” – Mac Beauvais
“I’m no stranger to taking male characters and flipping them to do female versions, and I could not resist taking a shot at Data from Star Trek: TNG. I have been head over heels for the character ever since I started watching the series. I’m also looking forward to updating the costume for 2014.” – Mac Beauvais
Mad Max –
“I don’t normally let people talk me into dressing up as a character, but when a couple of wonderful gals I know decided to put together a Road Warrior group, I couldn’t help myself. I immediately watched the movie and got to work. I’m really pleased with the results.” – Mac Beauvais
“I will admit straight up that I did not build this costume, but rather was modeling an official line of clothing for Brian Kesinger’s Tea Girls. It was a huge honor to embody his unique character, and my love of cosplay is what ultimately put me on his radar. Proof that passions can lead to amazing opportunities.” – Mac Beauvais
Till our next random obsession, may your life be filled with fantastical adventures and may you be deliciously obsessive.
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