I kept getting strange emails and tweets from people who said they’d seen me at Emerald City Comic Con yesterday but were too shy to say hi. And that’s weird because I’m usually the shy one, and also because I’m not at Emerald City Comic Con. And I wondered if my evil doppleganger had appeared, or if I was accidentally astral-projecting.
Turns out, I was not. But? Next best thing:
The red dress. The curlers. The obsession with Doctor Who. This woman is possibly more me that I am.
Never change, internets.
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We need more of this.
Yup. You have been dopplegangered, Bloggess.
Beyond awesome. And I thought you were already a big fucking deal. Now? Now you’re like a goddamn comic-book hero. Granted, blogging isn’t quite as cool a super power as, like, that self-healing, immortality thing Wolverine has going for him, but still…
THAT is awesome. I would dress like that for work.
And it would be an improvement
You + Her = Fabulous !!
Flower bewbs! LOVE!
Is it wrong to say she appears to be 30 to 40% moar you than you are?
(I suspect she’s at least 40% more awesome since she’s out being fabulous at a comic con while I’m here hermiting at home and living vicariously through her. 🙂 ~ Jenny)
Oh my God… that is just insanely awesome – and inspirational!
You probably just made her day, too. 😀
That is one of the most FABULOUS things I’ve ever seen!
She’s missing a cat.
Too amazing for words.
That is oh so awesome.
Also, she looks a lot like Lena Dunham.
…Is Lena Dunham impersonating you???
Best post ever. And that woman is THE BOMB.
Can you get an STD from being doppleganged? I would check into that.
You have won the internets!
How awesome! They say imitation is the best form of flattery.
Wow… that is amazing. flat-ter-y
This is great! She should have came with Beyonce… 🙂
Amazing, I wish I’d thought of it.
I’ve decided there is a new class of “famous people”. I call it “regular people who do interesting things”. You and Brandon who does FB Humans of NY are two. This makes me think that if I find a niche and work it I could have an interesting occupation. Thanks for being you.
I hope there is a taxidermied pygmy jerboa dressed as Rose in that lunchbox.
If only she had a bathroom stall around her.. Also, I’m assuming there is a taxidermied critter in that lunchbox.
You know you’ve arrived when someone cosplays you at a con and people know who they’re cosplaying.
That is hilarious! You are officially “iconic.”
I have a doppelgänger which has been around since I was 11. People always think they know me from somewhere. I’d love to meet her. Maybe we could swap and see if we could fool our friends and family!
Amazing! I also love the Average Joe’s dodgeball uniform in behind!
Now I wish I was at Emerald City Comic Con. In curlers, and a red dress.
This woman is fabulously creative. And you know you’ve made it when someone dresses up as you.
Oh that’s Fantastic. You know you’ve made it when people start cosplaying you. 🙂
I’m pretty sure you’ve really “made it” when someone is cosplaying as you. Damn, girl. When’s your movie coming out? 😉
Perfection on her part in being YOU. xox
Wow! That’s amazing! She’s so…you!
You know you’re big time when people are coplaying you as yourself
The pink blowdryer makes it. And all the other stuff, too.
How do you know you’ve REALLY arrived? People dress as you for Comic Con!
That is absolutely fantastic!!
You’re totally famous now! Nathan Fillion can suck it. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if a bunch of Bloggess cosplayers saw him at ComiCon and started badgering him for a picture holding twine?
Proof that you are a truth-telling, depression-conquering, chaos-celebrating super hero! I’ve been a reader for at least 6 years now (even back to Chron days) and I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve posted. This is amazing. You are amazing. May the reign of the Bloggess be long and fruitful!
I freaking LOVE this!!
Having someone cosplay you? That would be mind blowing.
The tally on her shoulder is my favorite. That’s awesome.
Hmmm, I am taking my daughter to Comic Con in St. Louis this weekend and I hadn’t decided who to dress up as. I have a taxidermy alligator and curlers. I could maybe find a stuffed unicorn
or glue some mushrooms to my nipples?
How cool that someone dressed up like you at a Comic Con! For a nerd like me, that would be the signal–Yup, I’ve made it.
This is why you should never go to comic con unless you’re wearing a costume. You are world famous; you can no longer go as yourself. If you decide you want to go as The Wifely Person, let me know and I’ll forward you a grey hoodie.
A cosplay character. THAT’s when you know you’ve made it.
All that’s missing is a “giant metal cock” (so says my fiancé). But seriously, she needs a Beyonce with her!
I don’t remember you having shoulder tats.
Best-selling author, million-reader blog, friends with celebrities? Nah. But NOW you know you’re somebody!
Super Bloggess!!! BTW, have you ever google imaged yourself? Pretty cool! Check it out:
I’d be very concerned that judging by the count on her shoulder she’s seen at least 22 Silents at Emerald City comic con, I hope they’re not on the ceiling, I hate it when they do that.
She did you up right!
YOU. HAVE. ARRIVED. Maybe now Fillion will hold some damn twine, because you will outpopular him. ♥
So Awesome!! I hope to one day be interwebs famous enough to have someone be me!!
I need a red dress so I can cosplay you!
And a wig with rollers and a TARDIS lunch box. I think I have a lot of work to do.
yes. to all of this.
So. Awesome! I can’t wait to be interwebs famous enough for someone to WANT to be me!!
The sky’s the limit! Awesome.
Best. Thing. Ever.
I will go as you for the Ottawa Comicon next month. What an awesome costume. It isn’t much of a costume for me. I look like this most days, at least in my mind.
She looks fabulous, just like you always do. And BTW? I always come across people who are more me than I am. Usually it’s me from yesterday and he’s always like, “You changed dude!” And, what can I say to that because I have.
While you may not have been to the ECCC, you should go as yourself to either the Dallas or Austin Comic Cons.
I’m totally stealing this idea for Tulsa Comicon in November.
Love her, love you!! 🙂
Just think of all the spare time you’ll have now that there are two of you. You can just sit in your PJs drinking tea (or other more entertaining beverages) and when someone challenges you, you can all be “Shows what you know. I’ve already walked the dog, dug a well and at this moment I’m doing the dishes.” Now all you need is a cctv link into “other-you’s” house so you can tape record (how old am I?) your productive activities for future proof.
Forget that stupid best selling book. This, THIS means you’ve fucking made it.
Per a previous commenter who said she needed a Beyonce. I now demand that two someones go forth and cosplay, one as The Bloggess, and one in Epic Beyonce Armor.
Do you think she will be my friend?
You are magnificent, and so is she!
I’m pretty sure I’d have geeked out and taken her picture as well. Nicely played, cosplayer. Nicely played.
Does ANYONE wonder what the shoulder tats mean? I mean, they are lines. Is that how many souls she has in her cleavage? Like isn’t that what prison guys do? Mark off a notch for every person they killed? What if she’s a psychoaxe murderer luring Bloggess fans in with her seductive hot rollers so they can be another notch on her shoulder. If that’s the case, she seems really successful at what she does like there is no way I’d get that many notches. Maybe it’s how many men she’s slept with, in which case I totally got her beat there.
(We need to get you caught up on Doctor Who. It’s for your own benefit. ~ Jenny)
That’s spectacular! But the real test: what did she store in her lunch box?
It would be awesome if she had a booze slushie in her lunch box.
OK, this is awesome, but she needs a Beyonce and some taxidermy!
The only thing better than someone with an amazing costume is one who also brings props. Love it. I am having flashbacks to my aunt’s Muppet party…
You’ve been cosplayed!!!! That is like, the coolest compliment ever!!!!
Let’s send her a dead raccoon as a reward.
bloggess cosplay = absolute awesome
LOVE love love the cosplay! You’ve made it, now. You will forever have that to hold over people’s heads. In fact, you might be the only non-fiction person to be Cosplayed? hmm.
Speaking of, I saw this and thought of you: http://www.pbase.com/al309/paris1 – possibly the strangest taxidermy store in the world?
Ok, actual list of what was in my TARDIS:
Sonic Screwdriver of 11th Doctor
Sonic Screwdriver of 10th Doctor
#VandalEyes from Bonnie Burton and Anne Wheaton
“Invisibility Tablets” given to me by a very sweet hobbit.
Gum that says “If I was a dog I would so lick your face right now.”
Gum that says “my new personal model! f[%$]k it”
Cthulu Minths (the tin says mints, but let’s face it, with so many tentacles Cthulu is bound to have a lisp).
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=781580928536470&l=78505cbe3d (pic here)
Sadly, I left my taxidermied squirrell in my other dress. She looked better in it than I did anyways. 🙂
(You. Are. The best. ~ Jenny)
I saw her on my way in on Saturday. That made me happy.
If she doesn’t have wine slushies in that Doctor Who lunch box, I’d be severely disappointed. I mean, she should be able to carry a bunch since it’s larger on the inside, and all.
And now I have to add “have someone dress as me for cosplay to my bucket list.
I think you should attend a comic con thang … one day… cosplaying yourself. It might break some brains, but it would be hilarious. We’re going to need xanax, rum punch, and cake.
I saw her there! My boyfriend was confused and I tried to explain it to him but I still don’t think he got it. Whatever, I really enjoyed it!
Well.. I sat on a plane next to you headed to Palm Springs last year… and this chick looks nothing like you 🙂 but she probably wants to!
Cosplay = awesomeness. Very cool that you are now in the lexicon of nerdery. Now, move aside slave Leia.
Ok, I thought I was going to Fan Expo in August as a steampunk gal, but now….hmmmm….
That is so fucking awesome! Of course it does making going to Comic Con a little awkward for you I suppose. You will be the only person there with people cosplaying the real you.
Which I think means you win Comic Con.
I will pay bounty to someone cosplaying the Bloggess and getting a pic taken with Nathan Fillion. If you manage to whip out a ball of twine at the last second, I’ll give you double.
That is just brilliant! She’s captured the essence of you so perfectly. Right down to the Silence tally on her shoulder — clearly this is a woman who knows who’s iconic and how to portray her!
I have just read your book whilst recuperating from flu. I laughed so much that I coughed up part of my lung!
This is definitely how you know you’ve really made it, when people want to be you. Awesome.
This is awesome. And I hadn’t even noticed the Silence tally until it was pointed out.
That is the coolest thing EVER.
Just for you! Check out #craptaxidermy !
Good job cloning yourself. You’re well on your way to taking over the world.
Now I’m daydreaming of you and Shell Adams going to a con together in that iconic outfit…with taxidermied animals on casters, being towed behind you both. Shell, you have well and truly earned the @MoxieBombshell moniker!!!
No one is more yo than you, Jenny!
Still, I admire her chutzpah… whatever the hell that is.
How does it feel to be so famous others are emulating you? I realize fame was never something you sought out, but it must feel good to know you’ve brought hope into others’ lives, right.
After all, hope is a good thing, perhaps the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.
So congratulations, Jenny Lawson, you are now immortal, after a fashion.
That is when you know you made it big – An Impersonater!!
I love it! What a fantastic idea! More Bloggesses should pop up at Comic Cons everywhere.
And that’s when you know you have achieved greatness- when somebody not only cosplays you, BUT OTHER PEOPLE GET IT! Wow. I’m in awe really.
Is it safe to assume that everyone who comes here has, at one time or a dozen, thought up a fabulous costume you were so very proud of only to be met by vacant, confused stares by people in “normal” (read: unimaginative) costumes? Which makes you feel indignantly superior, rather than embarrassed? And then when the ONE person in the room who gets it acknowledges you, you feel the self-righteous pleasure of vindication when all the “I told you no one would get it!” naysayers STFU?
Or is it just me?
Oh wow. Bloggess Cosplay, could the world get any better?
you’re an icon!
also, i don’t know how to get this link to you other than here and twitter, but i saw this and thought of you for some reason: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/if-you-want-laughs-and-to-feel-a-bit-sick-you-should-follow
Cosplay really is the sincerest form of flattery. That’s amazing!
That is beyond awesome. (And I love that several other people also wondered about whether there were taxidermied critters in the lunch box.)
I guess you can say you’ve “made it.” (not that you couldn’t before). 😉
This is amazing. AMAZINGGGGGGG.
She is close in resemblance, but she doesn’t quite capture your ‘do not fuck with me, you will not win’ smirk that so endears me to you!
Heck, I’m not even recognized as myself!
Jenny, not sure you’ll ever see this, but this taxidermy account on twitter is pretty much the stuff your dreams are made of. http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/if-you-want-laughs-and-to-feel-a-bit-sick-you-should-follow
But where are the taxidermied animals??
If only she had a Beartram Higglebottom head with her… 🙂
Very Cool—love it!
That is massively cool. Also, there might be something wrong with my brain (well, there totally is, but something else now too) but has this happened previously? I really feel like this is not your first cosplay doppelganger. Ugh my poor, battered mind.
Oh. My. Gosh. Pretty sure the next step is to have your head carved onto Mt Rushmore…because, what else IS there?
Emalo–you’re right. I mainly remember the other one because her name was Holly Nicole (I’m Hollie, and my dearest friend is Nicole). It’s just proof that Jenny is perpetually amazing.
Omg thank you Hollie! And yes she is!
April fools. Both of you. We are the lucky ones! Way to go internets.
That is the epitome of coolness.
That’s amazing! I’m hesitant to know what someone would wear if they were dressing up as me.
That’s kind of genius, actually. Dressing up as the real life superheroine (super female hero, not super drug, I’m not sure why I even have to clarify other than… it’s your blog I’m commenting in? now this is waaay too long of an interruption) who brought us
Didn’t make sense to finish that sentence. One, I botched it up, two, people here already know you’re awesome. If they are new to the blog, they’ve seen the picture of someone dressed as you in a red travelling dress and… ’nuff said.
Never been to a con, but Jenny is a superhero I can totally look forward to dressing up as. 1) She has pockets, 2) her outfits often include pyjamas (i.e. best uniform ever), 3) no unrealistic body image standards, 4) she’s like Mother Teresa, only better.
Okay. So when I lived in West Hollywood, there was a guy there was did an amazing drag Cher. He was incredible. And Cher ended up taking him on tour with her so there were two Chers on stage. (You’d see him in town and you’d think, damn. You look just like Cher.) So when I saw this, I think it makes total sense that that’s where my mind went.
You should take her with you on book tours, just like Cher took the drag Cher.
That is SO awesome! All the words for “awesome” that can be coined. So, is @MoxieBombshell taking new friends on Facebook? Because I SO want to tell her how amazing her TARDIS Converse are (and want to know if she made them, or if they exist out there somewhere….!) — I never have found a good pair of blue Converse (I have almost every other color!), and you just cannot go wrong with TARDIS blue!
So… is that The Dream? Being Cosplayed? Because it feels like The Dream. I’m jealous. But then, you worked for it.
OMG, I just noticed there’s a typo in my screen name. How have I not noticed that before? dying of embarrassment
This is one of the two signs of true stardom. The other is of course a scandal. You can pick, DUI, sex tape, or twitter fued with lady gaga. Choose wisely.
OMG! I just realized that if I find a wig and a dress I could cosplay as you at our local anime con! (My hair may be the right color, minus some grey, but it would never grow out long enough in time, besides which the last time I had it long it just sort of fell flat.) This would be sooooooo much easier to do than the Hetalia France costume that I’ve been wanting to make for two years for which I have boots for and sort of a wig, only I don’t think the wig is going to work.
I need to sew to make that, and that means I need to buy material and modify a pattern and ……
Watch Hetalia someday, it’s kinda skewed.
This is all to say that this cosplay is all kinds of awesome!!!
Someone needs to turn your book into an anime. Or a graphic novel. But animes have gorgeous guys. Just think, Victor as an anime cartoon hottie bishie, just for you.
Then again, someone would probably write fanfic about you both. Along with Beyoncé the metal chicken…..
Maybe we need to rethink this idea…………
That is seriously awesome, absolutely love it.
Maybe we should make it a thing; the stuff we’re not good at, are too anxious to deal with, or just can’t be bothered, outsource it to a doppelganger! (Surely you remember the ganger storyline, where it turned out Amy wasn’t the real Amy?!)
Are you sure she didn’t melt at the end of it all and get recycled though?
totally awesome … does she have a ball of twine in her lunch box??? 😉
That is one great compliment when someone cosplays you! Awesome!
I really MUST go to a Comic Con before I die — they look like scads of fun! I just need to find the perfect, kick-ass, leather boot wearing, sword carrying, slightly graying, middle-aged superhero that I can emulate. If it embarrasses my children — that’s just icing on the cake!
PS – it is apparent that I’m way behind the curve on Dr. Who — I am still in season 2 — so I didn’t realize the tats had a Whovian meaning. This obviously calls for a Dr. Who binge session this weekend!
You’ve been cosplayed, and she included your love of Doctor Who. That is the ultimate compliment! Congrats!
This is totally awesome! A massive Trekkie-esque fan club is long overdue for you! Today a besotted fan, tomorrow papparazzi!
Love! I’m jealous…I wish I had thought to do this first! You both ROCK!
I saw you wolfing down a paella here in my fictional town of Santa Catalina last Sunday afternoon just before siesta. And I’m going to weave it into my next story. Prove it wasn’t you!
Bryan Hemming recently posted: http://olafmosely.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/missive-from-santa-catalina/
You know you’ve made it when people dress as you! xx
Wow… just, wow. I love this! Now, all you have to do is sit back and watch as dopplegangers come out of the woodwork worldwide. How amazing would that be? A Bloggess for every country… What a world.
Coming soon…….Bloggess Costumes at Wal-Mart…Can’t wait! That’s cool. T:)
This isn’t a comment on a particular entry. It’s just a kudos to you on your fabulous book. I laughed so hard that a little bit of pee came out . . . that happens when you get older. :-). It’s the highest compliment I can give you. Thanks for making my weekend.
That is the best compliment anyone has ever gotten ever! Someone went to ComicCon as YOU!! Epic. Absolutely epic.
The ‘aging superhero’ comment from Jana made me remember that I’d meant to share an art link I ran across: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/11/the-life-and-times-of-an-elderly-superhero-captured-in-oil-paintings-by-andreas-englund/
(oops hit send too soon)
Jana One thing you might want to look into is the Drow out of Dungeons&Dragons — it’s matriarchal, so the older the spellcaster, the higher her rank in society!
Now I have my DragonCon costume!
This is totally me at Dragon*Con.
THAT IS FREAKING FABULOUS! Jenny, you have truly made it now!
My Halloween is now officially planned. I’m just trying to workout how I can make our chihuahua channel more Ferris Mueller….Stand by.
Proof that you have MADE IT.
That’s beyond awesome. Yay her! Yay you!
Wildrider51: The shoes are regular TARDIS blue (silly Converse calls them radio blue) All Star lows, black sharpie and some patience.
I just outlined the letters in a superfine sharpie, and colored around. They still smudge a bit, so I just re-sharpie every few months. I’m sure if you look closely at the big pic of them (I think it’s public if you have more questions), you can see which lines I colored between. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=780229735338256&l=cdcad5ef62
Get some shoes and DIY! I believe in you!
What a delicious train wreck!!! I love everything about her!
What I love is that people just ASSUME you would go to a con in curlers. What does that say about them, and wha tdoes that say about you? 🙂
Have you seen this? http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/if-you-want-laughs-and-to-feel-a-bit-sick-you-should-follow
Saw it… thought of you.
Ok, is the 8 pounds of uncut cocaine being smuggled in her lunchbox? Or is it hidden in her cleavage? Do tell, Shell!
Simply amazed I’m the first to wonder….
Bloggess cosplay? Awesome. 🙂
Ah, crap, I missed Seattle comic-con, I promised myself I would go this year. And I would have seen The Bloggess follower and other lesser interesting people.
Oh! I saw this lady late Saturday. My first thought was “dang why didn’t I think of that outfit?”
Hello from the Star Trek lady near the sock booth!
I saw this today and knew it must be brought to your attention! CHUPACABRA! http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/05/chupacabra-necropsy-autopsy-dead-animal-texas/
Bahahaha! That’s awesome and that chick so stole my costume idea for Halloween 2014. Although she probably pulled it off better than I would.