It takes a very particular breed of hot girl to be into Cosplay and Live Action Role Playing. The phenomenon really grew from Lord of the Rings. Of course, there has always been the stray hot girl at conventions, the occasional gold bikini Leia or Seven of Nine, but never have the cute geeks come out of the woodwork like when Lord of the Rings first came out. What is it about swords and Orcs that drive the women wild? In all honesty it might have had more to do with Orlando Bloom and Viggo Mortensen than Middle-earth. Whatever the reason though, the geek girls found a safe place to play a little dress up. And I like it.
And as cute as girls look as elves, they may have moved on to something new and slightly more high tech. The steam punk movement is picking up steam (sorry about that, couldn't resist). Comic-Con girls are trading in their bows & arrows for steam powered rifles. Steam punk is the new Lord of the Rings: the hot cosplay for the hot cosplay girls. Why the change over? Could be a change in reading, we've shifted from high fantasy to more Gothic Horror, and while they're not quite as trendy as vampires, steam punk certainly fits the bill. So, what is it about Steam Punk and Elves that brings out the fan in fangirls?
1.The Accessories – LARP lets girls dress a little slutty without being all the way slutty because while you're wearing a cute dress the sword lets the world know you're not to be taken seriously as cute. It makes being sexy safe. And nothing has better accessories than steam punk, nothing distracts from excessive cleavage like mechanical wonders.
2.Phallic Symbols – Waving around a sword is good, miles of hot piping bursting forth with white steam is better.
3.All the Nerds are Doing it – Follow what the other cute nerd girls are doing. Even geeks have cliques. And popular nerd girls get cute nerd guys, or even better other cute nerd girls. Lesbians are much loved in Steam Punk, it's the mechanic tom boy in them.
Steam Pink (Steam Punk Girls)
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