Heading To The ‎D23 Expo‬ With @Disney – Just Look At What’s In Store #‎D23Expo‬


So, here’s the deal. You think you know all that there is to know about me – and maybe you do. Maybe you know that I am a teenage boy stuck in a woman’s body. Maybe you know, that I love action movies and superheroes and video games and when I had a son I literally cried because I knew that I was going to be able to have an XBox partner for LIFE. Maybe you know these things. Maybe you know that I love zombies and aliens and Star Wars and… and… makeup and heels. Which is why I make no sense whatsoever.

Take me as I am people! Take me as I am!

IMG_6739 (My Stormtrooper costume is from Spirit Halloween)

It has always been a DREAM of mine to attend a cosplay conference. Like one where people just go ALL OUT. No holds bar. FANS. REAL FANS!! People who work on their looks for months and who are on online boards sharing their accomplishments with other friends. It’s a culture I’m not a part of but one that I absolutely admire.

Mama ain’t got time for that… but I certainly appreciate the effort.

I’ve been admiring all the fun from afar for YEARS. Liking every picture I’ve seen on social. Dreaming at night of one day being able to attend on my own… and then it happened. A flipping invite!!!!!!!!


I am going to D23 Expo 2015 with Disney. Are you kidding me? I want to cry the ugly cry. I want to flip out and jump up and down and twirl and shoot things and paint my face and get a wig and buy a toy sword. I don’t know where I want to end up but I am going to have so much fun getting there!!!

I’m leaving in a few days! It’s right around the corner. This is happening! And there are a few more amazing bonuses going on during the trip — like a visit to Disneyland to take part in the “Disneyland 60 Diamond Celebration”. Please follow along for complete coverage:

Hashtag: #D23Expo (across all channels)

Twitter: @VeraSweeney

Instagram: @VeraSweeney

Periscope: @AudreyAndVera

This is happening and it’s happening in a BIG WAY! What do you think of my Storm Trooper Costume? I snagged it from Spirit Halloween. Super fun, right??? I’m going to D23 for 3 days and you better believe I am going to be dressed up for all three of them!!!

* Disney invited me to experience the D23 Expo and are covering travel and accommodations. All opinions are my own.


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