This Mom's Cosplay Rivals The Best Out There
Cosplay may seem like a younger generation's game but the truth is, it's for everyone. That's no exaggeration, in fact, it's actually a core concept of the favored past time. Your size, race, gender, age... none of it prevents you from being all you can be or anything you desire to be. Cosplay really is for everyone.
Case in point? Meet Solange! She's also known as "Tia Sol" (or Aunty Sun) and this older mama based out of Manaus, Brazil has defied the masses to prove that all it takes is heart to embrace and be embraced by the Cosplay community. Her costumes are perfect, totally spot on, and it all started from a dare by a friend that spawned after she began attending Cosplay Conventions with her daughter!
Telling Buzzfeed News, Solange said:
A friend said that I wouldn't have the guts. I chose a character and had the costume made without saying another word.
Solange now has a global Internet following but the truth is, she only cosplays on a local level!
I don't miss a single event in my city. I'd really like to visit other ones, but have you seen the price of the fares?
And for Solange, being embraced by the Cosplay community was totally unexpected:
I never thought that I would be well received among the young people, I've made a lot of friends during all of this. I can launch myself into the world of make-believe, where anything goes.
Her favorite characters include Yubaba from Spirited Away and Muriel from Courage the Cowardly Dog but for her next, fast approaching event, she's been kind enough to let us know what to look forward to:
I'm finishing up the painting on my new cosplay, Granny Juju from Jorel's Brother.
1. Ursula, The Little Mermaid
Solange channels her inner Sea Witch and we can't get enough.via:Tia Sol
2. Granny, Looney Toones
We need this in life, okay?via:Tia Sol
3. Yubaba, Spirited Away
4. The Bored Witch, The Triplets And...
For every character people don't bother with, Solange nails.via:Tia Sol
5. Madame Mim, The Sword in the Stone
I never knew we needed this Cosplay until I saw Solange with my own two eyes. Now I know: we need this cosplay.via:Tia Sol
6. Muriel, Courage the Cowardly Dog
This is the kind of Cosplay we need more of.via:Tia Sol
7. Rita Repulsa, Power Rangers
This is by far one of the coolest cosplays ever. EVER.via:Tia Sol
8. Toph Beifong, Legend Of Korra
What is not to love about this?via:Tia Sol
9. Fairy Godmother, Shrek
For every prince, princess, and warrior out there, we need more Fairy Godmothers from Shrek.via:Tia Sol
10. Fairy Godmother, Cinderella
She really nails the concept and the look of Fairy Godmothers.via:Tia Sol
11. Sophie Hatter, Howl's Moving Castle
We are obsessed with Solange, now.via:Tia Sol
12. Gramma Tala, Moana
We seriously cannot get enough.via:Tia Sol
13. Dungeon Master, Dungeons and Dragons
If this isn't the coolest thing you've seen all day...via:Tia Sol
14. Genkai, Yuyu Hakusho
Bless this little old lady for doing this cosplay, okay?via:Tia Sol
15. Kaede, Inuyasha
I have to admit, this is probably my absolute favorite cosplay from Solange.via:Tia Sol