I remember being in seventh grade, the first time I ever saw the movie Star Wars, and it was a movie that made me feel really uncomfortable, and a movie where I was a little bit worried about my future.
I was very protective of my sister, and I wanted to protect her and not let anybody hurt her.
And that’s how I came up with the idea for a superhero costume.
I’m not going to talk about what happened next, but that’s what made me think, why would anyone want to dress up as this character and act as this badass character?
Because I didn’t know any better.
I guess, the best way I can describe it is, I was really scared.
And I just couldn’t wait for it to happen, and that was the first moment of panic I had.
I felt like this was something that I was supposed to be doing and that I needed to do it, and yet somehow it just seemed to be happening.
But then I realized that if I didn, I would never get to wear the costume that I wanted.
I would always have to wait to wear it, because I had no idea if I would ever wear it or not.
The first time someone dressed up like a female character was the most awkward moment of my life.
I had just gone to school with my sister and she said, “Hey, we want you to dress as a woman, and you can wear whatever you want.”
And I was like, “Well, why is that?
I don’t know if that’s the costume I want.”
Then I was just like, I don.
I don?t know.
It was weird.
And she said that was okay, because they were trying to make her happy, and they had fun.
But the first one I ever did as a superhero was in a movie called The Last of Us.
And at the time, it was called The Evil Dead, and in it you play Joel and Ellie, and at the beginning of the movie you play as Joel, and then you go into a flashback where you go to school and you see that your sister is dead, and she was a cop.
And then you’re like, oh, shit, I’m gonna wear this costume, and suddenly you get a phone call from Joel, saying, you’re gonna play this superhero in The Evil of the Dead.
And I was, like, what?
You mean I’m going to play this person that plays this character in a video game?
You’re playing me in this video game!
And then I was on my way to the theater, and my brother and I were, like the movie was already over, and we’re like looking at the screen and we just couldn?t believe it was happening.
So we were like, well, I gotta wear that.
And my sister was like going to take the mask off, and her costume was on.
And it was like an hour before it was over.
And by the time I got to the theatre, I had been playing the character for hours.
And it was just really awkward.
I was wearing a wig, and the mask was on and I was looking in the mirror, and all I could think about was my sister.
And the only thing I could do was laugh.
It’s not that I hated her.
I loved her, but I didn?t really care about her.
It just felt like she was there for me.
I grew up on the streets.
And there were no superheroes.
It wasn?t like I grew up and suddenly I was playing a superhero.
It didn?tease me.
It teased me in a different way.
It made me a little more nervous.
But I did end up getting a call from my brother about it.
We were like looking, and he was like oh, my god, I just heard you play the character, I know you’re a fan.
I just knew I had to meet you, and so we met and I’m like, hi.
And we went to the movie theater, where they were showing The Evil and The Last, and there were people dressed up in costume and they were like I don?,t know, I saw you on the internet and I got a phonecall.
And the phonecall came from my sister that I hadn?t heard from in years, and was like I?m so excited to meet this person, you know?
And she was like that was really cool, I can be her, she’s the character in the movie.
And so I just walked into the theater.
And then we went into a movie theater and I didn?,t see her again for about three weeks.
And, like I said, it wasn?ttime.
I didn?”t see that person again for three weeks, and when I did see her, it felt like I was in some kind of limbo.
It felt like someone