Cosplaying is no easy task. From the colors to the movie-like details it takes a lot of time and work to get that cosplay just right. The good thing is that in this day of age we have the internet to help us find patterns, accessories, and even people to help build that perfect costume. But unfortunately, while the internet can be helpful it also can be harmful at the same time with people trying to tell others if they don’t think the same way they are wrong. We all have seen it, people getting upset because something wasn’t movie-accurate on a cosplay, or others telling people should not cosplay as certain characters because of size or gender. It seems like some people are not happy unless they try to take the joy from someone else.

X-Wing Costume from 1977

Well, today Mark Hamill shared a tweet that not only showed the passion of a young woman named TJ that made her own X-Wing pilot costume for Halloween in 1977, but also showed how we all can learn from this in becoming trailblazers and define ourselves without others telling us what we should be!

Mark Hamill On The 1977 Costume of an X-wing pilot.

“We can learn from ALL the TJs around the world! They are the trailblazers that define themselves without regard for how others think they SHOULD be. Bravo! #SWis4EVERYONE

We Can All Learn From The TJs Around The World

How amazing is this costume? Just think how hard it would have been back in 1977 to make this costume. She had no internet to look up designs, she just kept going to the movie took notes, and built what was in her mind. She didn’t care what others thought, she wanted to be an X-wing pilot and became one! So, do the things in life that make you happy, like TJ here. Stop worrying about what others think and do what makes you happy. Don’t give up because something is hard. Learn from it, get better, and achieve your goals.

We Want To Hear From You

What are your thoughts on this X-wing costume from TJ in 1977? What are some of the objections and encouragement you have received while building your own cosplay? That Hashtag Show wants to hear from you!

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