When I was a kid, I was a hardcore gamer. My mother thought it she was cursed having a kid who was glued to the tv playing video games rather than playing with other kids, but this was my escape. Video Games have always been therapy for me, even now as a grown ass adult. It helps me get my mind off of things and escape to all of these alternate universes that I can just do whatever I want in (Can you tell I love RPG’s?). I went a few years without playing because life got in the way but I still kept all of my old systems. So these days with a little more me-time, I have been diving back into the past and playing tons of my old games. One of my favorites was Street Fighter so for Halloween this year I decided to pay homage to one of my favorite characters, Killer Bee Cammy! Back when I was a kid, I toggled between her and Chun-Li because they were the only two female characters in SF during that time (Or the only two I remember). I was a low-key feminist even as a child because I always wanted to play the women. They were just so incredibly inspiring to me. I wanted to be that strong. I wanted to be that brave. This is why having women leads in video games is so important.
Anyway, I have always wanted to dress up as Cammy for Halloween or a comic convention and thanks to Lady Lucie Latex I was able to bring my vision to life. This Halloween, I went above and beyond and decided to be Shadaloo Cammy because I felt it was too easy to just throw on a green body suit and combat boots (Her original get-up). I worked with Lucie to get the latex pieces as close to the original Shadaloo outfit as possible and thankfully the bodysuit is something she already offered on her site. For the hat she covered one of my vintage hats in latex which made my life so much easier since I would have to source another hat and hope it matched. She also created the base of the gauntlets for me which was fingerless long gloves I could attach my armor to. Lucie is AMAZING. She even shipped everything just in time for Halloween. The outfit ended up turning out exactly how I had visioned and though I wish I had more time to create some shoulder and boot armor to make the costume exact, I just settled for doing it my own way. I was only able to create my gauntlets (which was an unnecessary headache haha). After my costume was finished, I then ran over to Savers and grabbed me a long blond wig (I am not a cute blond btw lol) and a cheap cape I could wear out in public since my booty kept stopping traffic lol.
The costume was so epic, I did a fun shoot in it at Battlefield Vegas. This place is beaming with awesome Military planes, tanks, and etc. The best part is that the staff is friendly and they welcome people to take as many pictures as they like. We kinda stumbled upon it by accident as we were looking for an industrial area to shoot (hello miracle!). So happy I get to document it here, thanks to my friend Daniel! I love these images!
Images by @DMRdepictions
Special thanks to my girl Lauren for helping with this shoot!