December 18, 2015
That's my target date, the date I have to have my costume ready. The date STAR WARS VII: The Force Awakens will release in the United States.
First, I will need to pick a theme. Naboo princess? Bounty Hunter? Jedi Knight? The possibilities are endless!
However, no matter how I feel about a particular costume, I need to take into consideration that this outfit will not just be for a brief cosplay appearance, but may need to be worn for well over 24 hours straight. Do I really want to maintain the make-up necessary for Queen Amidala for that long?
Second, I will need to take into account the season. December (current release date) in Missouri is way different from May (previous release date) in Missouri. Perhaps a Hothian outfit would be better than a Tatooinien outfit.
Yet another factor to consider is whether I wish to stay true to the original trilogy, go with the second series/first three chapters, or strike out into new territory with an attempt of a completely new character. Or maybe go for complete satire and do some morphification of Mickey Mouse and Star Wars.
I will tell you my preference is for either a strong female character such as Aurra Sing or Princess Leia, a character that gets to carry a light saber, or a Sith Academy character.
So many choices, so little time. You'll have to check back with me in December to see what I decided on!