Last year at Everfree NW here in Seattle, I decided to try my first cosplay, and made myself a Rainbow Dash wig! It was an awesome experience that I am looking forward to again this year! I would like to go as Pinkie Pie, but I will probably be saving that for next year, as my husband would like us to go as the royal couple, Shining Armor and Princess Cadence.
The new My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has done great things for my husband, and for myself, by allowing him to go to a large convention without having a panic attack. The ‘brony’ community is generally a welcoming one, where people, especially middle aged men, can express their appreciation of things like friendship, love, loyalty, and trust without being ridiculed by those who may see these things as less than manly. There is definitely something special happening when a registration holding room can burst in to communal song, filling the hall and the passage outside with their rendition of ‘Winter Wrap Up”.
I think this is a great thing, and can’t wait to see how our world is affected in the long run my the magic of friendship.