Friday, February 8, 2013

Characters in Costume

 Today,  I get the pleasure of taking part in Gillian Adams' Characters in Costume Challenge. I'm excited about this, because it's fun to become your character for a few moments. Check out the link to see other amazing costumes, and learn about some stories being written.

 The character I will be using today is not the main character from my story. Elric is the main character from Prince's Quest, but I will be using Anya, a girl who is incremental to the story.

 Here's the blurb for Prince's Quest to start off: Living as Crown Prince of Linaeus isn’t so bad. Elric can live with the whispers behind his back, and the obvious dislike the servants hold for him. But, without warning, his situation changes when King Rath decides to test his son’s loyalty, and see if he really can be a great king one day.
Elric is on a quest, a quest he would rather avoid. Someone in the small village of Redge is publishing false information about the king. It’s Elric’s job to find the perpetrator and bring him- and anyone involved- to justice.
The prince is plunged into a moral dilemma as he evades bandits intent on his capture, searches for truth, and meets a girl who could change his view on everything.
Life is filled with choices. The problem is, making the right one.

 Virtual cookies to the person who can figure out which part of the synopsis' was a reference to Anya. ;)

 Anya is a sixteen  year old girl. I've written her as having honey colored hair, and brown eyes, so I don't look much like her. Also, I didn't have a nice long brown dress, and full apron to wear as Anya would, so bear with me. ;)

Finally, in an almost inaudible whisper, he spoke one word, one name. "Anya?"


Her eyes brightened. "A lot of people named their children after the king's three songs. Back in the good days." Ignore the badly blurred background. We live in front of a house, and a bank...
"Great one, I thank Thee today. Thank you for the creation
you've given us. Thank you for bringing me a new friend."
" There's just something about you. I feel I can trust you."

"Anya's a very nice girl."
The moonlight caught her brown eyes, and as they shined, Elric saw something he didn't want to see: fear.

       I know that's a lot of photos, but my brother did such a wonderful job of taking the pictures, and I liked so many of them. These aren't even the entire set. It was so much fun to dress up as a character, and get pictures taken. If you're a writer, or just a reader who loves a character from a book, you should dress up sometime. It's a great experience, and only takes a few minutes to shoot.

 Thanks for hosting Gillian! I enjoyed it. :)

~ a rambling author


Katelyn Shear said...

Love this!

Bethany said...

Thanks Katelyn!

HbroadwayphanN said...

Yay! Comments work! :) I love this! What a great idea.

Victoria said...

Hey, Bethany! Cool pics! I've nominated you for an award! Check out my blog for details! :D

Bethany said...

Thanks Broadway! It was tons of fun

Thanks Victoria! And yay! Thanks for the nom!