It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Star Wars
. I’ve watched everything within the cannon, and I’m making my way through many of the novels — currently reading Ahsoka
next on my list. Next month I’m visiting Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World. While I’ve been once before, this will be the first time since the area was fully opened, plus I’m building a lightsaber.
Yeah, I’m that kind of a nerd. But it gets better! I’m going in costume. Well, sort of.
I’m currently working on my own Jedi-inspired
outfit to fit in on Batuu
(the planet Galaxy’s Edge is located). While there are no revealing pictures yet
, I’m excited to report my character is developing nicely.
What does this have to do with writing? Well, it’s all about character creation — in many ways, Disney Bounding is part fan fiction that immerses you in the theme park experience. Whereas cosplay is typically based on emulation, Bounding is inventing a unique character to play in the set world.
Have you ever created a character for yourself? How is it different than creating one for your stories? Hit reply and let me know. Bonus points if you share photos.