Am I still going to Cosplay Wonder Woman? With the announcement of my new business plan and dress line as Miss Vivalicious, I’ve had a lot of people reach out to find out if this is the end of Cosplay for me.
First, I want to say that my costumes still are available on my Etsy shop at www.vivaww.com and will be for the for the foreseeable future. Should I decide to stop doing costumes completely, I will definitely make a post about it so that you’ll know to stock up 🤣😉! Second, as far as myself personally dressing up as Wonder Woman, I am sure that there will be special occasions where I will want to put on the costume again but I really am ready to evolve and change into something else. 🌱🌿🌳 Don’t get me wrong, I love Wonder Woman and I always well… But for me, in the past, she really was like wearing a mask.
When so many things in my personal life we’re not OK, I could just put on the costume and pretend I was wonder woman and nothing could get me down. Being the Amazon warrior princess really became a defense mechanism for me.
It was like my smile… No matter what I was going through or the tears I felt inside… I could just disguise it.
I have since taken the mask off and have really gotten to know myself… Lara. I’ve had to learn to deal with trauma, healing, and a lot of lessons on self-love. It is been a difficult and long journey with lots of setbacks but I’m finally to a place where I love who I am!
For the first time in years, I’d rather be Lara then Wonder Woman… And I guess this is partly what my new business venture is about. Being able to still embrace my inner nerd but also just to be ME! @laramerlenepreston And feel beautiful on both the inside and the outside…
Thank you to all my friends, family and clients have been on this journey with me… I’m still growing but I’m getting stronger every day! 💪🏻 xo @miss_vivalicious 💃🏻
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