Gilmore Girls Cosplay Competition

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OK Gilmore Guys and Gals, here’s one to sort the wheat from the chaff.

hair chopsticks optional

Picture it.  It’s the week before Stars Hollow Con 2015 – which is totally gonna be a thing: The Gilmore Girls Fan Convention.  As you probably know, it’s traditional at these kinds of events to get dolled up in fancy dress and be adored by your fellow fans and the Internet at large.

Who (or what) are you going as?  And in what costume?  

I’m expecting a few Lukes although I’m obviously concerned that the Black Cap Lukes will start trouble with the Blue Cap Lukes.  Rory’s war-time party outfit was cute.  It’d be nice to see a Squire of Bracebridge – or something really obscure… like a female mud-wrestler from TJ’s stag party.

I’d love to turn up in a car bespotted with devilled eggs but I think I’m going as Rune in ‘date outfit’ since I’ve already got the scowl, the flat cap and the height thing down pat.

Pic c/o TheCW

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Rich

Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and gilmorenews.com for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

13 thoughts on “Gilmore Girls Cosplay Competition

  • May 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm
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    Really tempting to go as Rory at the male-Yale party, because I mean, come on. A tiara. And a limo with Logan but first and foremost a tiara.

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  • May 21, 2014 at 6:49 pm
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    My first thought is to go as Chilton Rory because I look so good in plaid. So it’s either Chilton Rory or Wedding Jackson. Or the town Troubadour with a cord blazer, guitar, and harmonica around my neck.

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  • May 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm
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    Lovin’ it! It’s never the wrong time for a tiara. Unlike a coconut bra.

    I’m wondering if Alysia’s plaid skirt is before or after Lorelai’s taken a couple of inches off it?

    I’d quite like to see a Best-Man-Rory, a Sweet Shoppe Taylor and a first-day-of-Chilton-Lorelai. I’m wearing a motorbike jacket and sporting a black eye. Subtle but effective. (AKA ‘Beak’d Jess’.)

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  • May 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm
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    So a motorcycle jacket and a black eye– Does that make you Jesstopher??

    Other possibilities for the guys, a punch-drunk Logan [minus the crummy attitude], a hangman’s noose Morey, the town loner, or a repairman Mick–

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  • May 25, 2014 at 12:26 am
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    I’m thinking – disturbing mime Kirk :)

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  • May 25, 2014 at 8:42 am
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    I’m thinking: naked Kirk running scared.
    On second thought, I’m thinking: bad idea.

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  • May 25, 2014 at 8:54 am
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    Morey was my list too, and mime Kirk! Dany’s is probably the easiest for the guys though :O) You’d need the right weather obviously. At the other end of the scale, anything from The Festival of Living Art…

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  • May 25, 2014 at 7:07 pm
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    Ummm, Rich, of course post-Lorelai hemming. And only one set of my toe nails will be painted. If anyone had a dog they should dress them as the Amazing Doggy Swami. And then they themselves should dress as the Psychic from Woodbridge and tell everyone they are going to be famous.

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  • May 25, 2014 at 8:16 pm
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    Or that they will sing songs of gemstones.

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  • May 27, 2014 at 9:06 am
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    As funny as “naked running” Kirk was, it seemed like a pale shout-out to the Northern Exposure “Running of the Bulls” episode epilogue.

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    • May 28, 2014 at 12:48 am
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      I never caught Northern Exposure – is it worth a catch up? It seemed like a cross between Due South and Twin Peaks? I’m a handful of episodes away from finishing Breaking Bad – and looking forward to the last episode of Silicon Valley.

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  • May 28, 2014 at 7:27 am
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    I always thought NE was similar in many ways to TP without all the David Lynch red herrings nonsense, plus the characters were more fun, less melodramatic, the stories have obvious end points, and you get a bit of the two main characters will they/won’t they dynamic like with Cheers or Moonlighting. It’s been about 20 years now since I’ve watched it, but I enjoyed it and thought it was pretty fresh for its’ time

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