I think I’ve finally figured something out. I’ve figured out why I love River Song.
She’s stuck in the wrong time, fashion-wise. She’s a femme fatale from the future. She’s got that Breathless Mahoney hair. A penchant for black evening wear. And trench coats.
When I was a kid, Madonna’s Breathless Mahoney era was my favorite. I was obsessed with Dick Tracy. And generally why he and Breathless couldn’t be together. See: Madonna’s Something to Remember. The bad girl never gets the good guy.
Unless you’re River Song. Then you get him, but out of sync.
This Con Nooga, I had some time to take some impromptu photos by the gorgeous old train cars at the Chattanooga Choo Choo that now serve as hotel rooms in the spitting snow as the mysterious Melody Malone. It was also a great time to reconnect with old friends and make brand-new ones. I had a blast, and can’t wait to dust off my black evening wear again for mystery and time-traveling adventure.
If you enjoy my cosplays as River Song, I now have a fan page. Because I’m geeky like that. Otherwise, Keep Calm and Vogue.