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The American Dream by Rose0fMay The American Dream by Rose0fMay
Due to my volunteer work with the Avengers Initiative (as Supergirl), I was asked to submit a Marvel character costume for membership with West Coast Avengers. Originally, I had two other characters of interest, but ultimately neither of them felt right, and I prolonged applying, wondering if I was going to find a Marvel lady who resonated with me as well as Supergirl does.

This is (basically) how the conversation went down:
WCA: "Rose, you need a Marvel character to be officially brought into our group."
Me: "K."
WCA: "Shield agents are very easy to put together for the sake of the initial application."
Me: "Mreh."
WCA: "Captain America could always use USO girls. How about you do one of the USO girls?"
Me: "I'd rather be Captain America."
WCA: "In that case, let me introduce you to American Dream."

So. I picked up her comics and I truly loved her, her story, and her history. So I said "yes, Dream, I'll strap myself into a unitard for you."

On a more personal level, my grandparents came to the USA during WW2 from Russia. They didn't like to talk about what happened during the war, and were grateful to have have gotten over here at all. Most of my earliest memories are of my grandpa. Though I mourn the loss of our eastern European culture due to his adamant insistence on assimilation, I know that ultimately, my life was improved because of him. He'd be hella proud of this today. This one's for you, gramps.

FEELS GOOD.

American Dream~ Me!
Photography~ TBrindisi Photography
Special thanks to Ed, Jessica, and Sean for your contributions as well!
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:iconcommanderrogers:
CommanderRogers Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
One of my favorite characters ever!  Awesome job.  I love the idea of posing with the motorcycle.   If only you could find a motorcycle with an awesome American themed paint job....

great shot of great cosplay of a great character.
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Zentaiflickr Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Hi,
Awesome!All of us love your pic very much and it is shared our website "zentaiflickr" because you have a chance to win a free prize if you get the most "likes" from others.
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deathstarshotput Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
The bike is a great touch.
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:icontheknottyguy:
theknottyguy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Great costume and photo
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:iconcessorix:
Cessorix Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The shield is fantastic, you're beautiful. My heroine.
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:iconitrenorez:
itrenorez Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yeaaaah cool
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:iconpaperbag83:
paperbag83 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I'm sooooo jealous of your shield...
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:iconkoragg1:
Koragg1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
:O awesome! How'd you make the gloves and boots??
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ARTISTBAKER2011 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
INCREDIBLE !!! LOVE THIS !!!
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:iconmellissalynn:
MellissaLynn Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! I've never seen a cosplay based on any character from the M2 universe before, and I have to say, you pull her off quite well. For the record, the M2 universe is also where Peter and Mary Jane have a daughter who becomes Spider-Girl; it's a less-publicised alternate universe from Marvel.

:)
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Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Yes! Dream shows up in one of the Spider Girl comics as well :3
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:iconjimd187:
JimD187 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
where did you get that shield?
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:iconnostalgia-guy:
Nostalgia-Guy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It may not be the best photo edit around ^_^ but I hope you like it: [link]
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:iconrose0fmay:
Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
I think you could have left the bike alone because Dream's motorcycle is actually black, but the background looks awesome! Thanks!
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:iconnostalgia-guy:
Nostalgia-Guy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thanks.

Well there I go, getting caught not knowing enough about a character! lol. Well it was a bit fun anyways, plus I wanted to still make it 'darker' in color, but to have the colors. Ya know, you wouldn't want just ANYBODY thinking it's their bike ;).
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GreenDragonZordRange Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Great costume, I love the fact that you really look like a female version of Steve Rogers, hence the blond hair. How much was the costume? It looks pretty decent for cosplay.
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:iconrose0fmay:
Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Lol, how much? How do want to calculate that? Cost of materials alone? Salary to myself for the hours I put into patterning, sewing, sanding, and painting? I made everything except the shield.
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GreenDragonZordRange Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Oh wow, you made that by hand? I am clapping where I am sitting. Seriously, no sarcasm. It's really well done, and I'd say worth it! So I'm sure with all the sweat and blood that went into this, you'll make sure to keep this suit around, hopefully for conventions of other cosplay photo shoots?
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gameguy94 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Looks good. I've never heard of American Dream. Must investigate....
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:icondavros77:
Davros77 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
It makes me feel patriotic... and I'm not even American!
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:iconalesaenz:
alesaenz Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Wow!!! What a great cosplay!!! I like it a lot!!!
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:iconcaptaingenius:
CaptainGenius Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Hell yeah.

Very nice
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Great cosplay... the props are awesome and the costume shines and fits perfectly. Congrats.
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:iconaamrie:
Aamrie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Very awesome look and even better backstory
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vjohnson Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Wonderful work on a highly underrated character sadly buried in an alternate timeline! Excellent Job!
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