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Female Marty McFly Cosplay at Tampa Bay Comic Con 2015

Posted by miss m on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 @ 12:23pm in Creativity, General Blather, Photography and Pics, Things To Do |

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 I did my first ever cosplay: a gender-swap/crossplay of a female Marty McFly (of course from the 1985 movie Back to the Future) and attended Tampa Bay Comic Con. This was also my first ever con too! I had such a fun time.

I also got to meet Lea Thompson, who played Lorraine Baines McFly – aka Marty’s Mom – who, in Back to the Future has the hots for her son, “Calvin Klein.” I had planned my costume months ago, long before I knew she was going to be there, so it was a fantastic opportunity!

First off, pics!

But you’re my….you’re my…

Lea Thompson (aka Lorraine Baines McFly from Back to the Future)  with me in my female Marty McFly cosplay at Tampa Bay Comic Con, August 1, 2015.

Lea Thompson (aka Lorraine Baines McFly from Back to the Future) with me in my female Marty McFly cosplay at Tampa Bay Comic Con, August 1, 2015.

I even spotted Doc Brown! Doc, you’re my only hope!

Great Scott! Doc Brown cosplayer with me as a female Marty McFly at Tampa Bay Comic Con, August 2015.

Great Scott! Doc Brown cosplayer with me as a female Marty McFly at Tampa Bay Comic Con, August 2015.

Doc and I proved quite popular and several people came to get photos with us – including Spiderman! 😉

Doctor Emmet L Brown, Marty McFly and...Spiderman? At Tampa Bay Comic Con, August 2015.

Doctor Emmet L Brown, Marty McFly and…Spiderman? At Tampa Bay Comic Con, August 2015.

And of course, with time travel, one needs to be careful not to run into your other self! You might cause a time paradox – the results of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space-time continuum and destroy the entire universe. (Granted, that’s the worse case scenario. The destruction might, in fact, be very localized, limited to merely our own galaxy.)

Marty McFly and...Marty McFly together at Tampa Bay Comic Con, August 1, 2015.

Marty McFly and…Marty McFly together at Tampa Bay Comic Con, August 1, 2015.

There are now two of me here and two of you here! Marty McFly x2 at Tampa Bay Comic Con, August 1, 2105

There are now two of me here and two of you here! Marty McFly x2 at Tampa Bay Comic Con, August 1, 2105

Back to the Future was released in theaters exactly 30 years ago this year on July 3, 1985. Plus, in Part II, Doc brings Marty to “the future” which is THIS year: October 21, 2015. So when a few months ago, I decided I wanted to attend my first ever Con, there was only one character that made sense: from my all time favorite movie ever, Marty McFly!

Marty McFly, Doc Brown and...Marty McFly! This is heavy. Tampa Bay Comic Con, August 2015.

Marty McFly, Doc Brown and…Marty McFly! This is heavy. Tampa Bay Comic Con, August 2015.

I’m going to do a separate post all about the process of putting together the costume because while it looks simple enough, there are a LOT of details and converting a 1985 man’s outfit to something a woman could wear 30 years later and trying to get all the details right, was harder than it appears. Look for that soon.

Save the Clock Tower! (Me in my female Marty McFly cosplay showing off a copy of the famous flyer that explains how lightning struck the clock tower at precisely 10:04pm November 12, 1955.)

Save the Clock Tower! (Me in my female Marty McFly cosplay showing off a copy of the famous flyer that explains how lightning struck the clock tower at precisely 10:04pm November 12, 1955.)

But it was SO much fun and it’s hard not to have a good time when people tell you things like, “you are the most legit Marty I’ve seen!” 😀 If you get a chance to attend a Comic Con, do it! And, have fun with it and cosplay too! Don’t be afraid of being “silly” or “embarrassed.” Everyone there is there because they also love the same things you do and they will appreciate your enthusiasm and dedication to your fandom.

I will definitely do more cons in the future. (Or perhaps, the past! 😉 )

Want to make your own Marty McFly cosplay? Or just curious what went into my girl Marty costume? Check out how I made my DIY female Marty McFly cosplay costume Part I and Part II (the jacket)

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