• Star Wars Actress Ashley Eckstein's Ultimate Cosplay Experience

      Actress Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on the popular Cartoon Network animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, had the ultimate cosplay experience recently when she dressed up in full make-up and costume as the Star Wars character she brings to life on the show. She documents her experience and the world of cosplay in a new blog she has written exclusively for CNN Geek Out! online and shares photos of the finished product.



      Cosplay, short for “costumed play,” is the experience that thousands of fans participate in each year at conventions around the world where they dress up as their favorite character from a sci-fi or fantasy movie, TV show, anime, video game or book. It attracts both young and old alike.

      Those outside the world of cosplay don’t always understand the attraction fans have for bringing their favorite characters to life, however, Ashley, in her CNN Geek Out! blog explains why she not only understands their passion and enjoyment but embraces it. She reveals that she has secretly wanted to dress up as Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan learner, Ahsoka Tano, for years.

      “As the voice of Ahsoka, I simply go into the recording studio and record my lines for the show,” Ashley relates in her CNN Geek Out! blog. “There is no need to ever dress up as the character because they only need our voices to bring the character to life. However, I am also a fan, and year after year I have been going to conventions seeing hundreds of girls dressed up as Ahsoka, secretly wishing I, too, could someday try on the costume. Well, with the help of my friends, my wish was granted, and I got to dress up as Ahsoka for the day!”

      When not recording the voice of Ahsoka, Ashley oversees her company, Her Universe, which produces fashionable sci-fi apparel and accessories for fangirls. To see the latest releases in the line visit http://www.heruniverseshop.com/starwars.aspx .

      To read Ashley’s full cosplay blog and to see more photos of Ashley as Ahsoka Tano visit CNN Geek Out!
      Buy the hottest collectibles from: BigBadToyStore.com and BriansToys.com.


    • Recent Forum Posts

      Adam

      Transformers: Energon & Beyond

      Man, speech to text sure has a ways to go.

      Adam 2 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Commtech

      L.A. area Just Found

      Guys: Looking for the Black series Kylo Ren from SDCC. I too had no luck at the Hasbro line. If anyone has a lead, I would really appreciate it. Even

      Commtech 7 Hours Ago Go to last post
      OC47151

      The "other" SW canonical fiction Thread

      You gave that some though, Tycho.

      I think, eventually, we will see the other figures in that poll released.

      OC47151 7 Hours Ago Go to last post
      OC47151

      Hell On Wheels Season 2

      You overlooked Justified, Tycho. We dug coal.

      Initially, I had mixed opinions on the HOW finale. I didn't think Bohannon would go the Army

      OC47151 7 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Tycho

      Transformers: Energon & Beyond

      Their problem: I was born in 2006 I'm only tan years home. What is a negro cassette recorder?

      Tycho 8 Hours Ago Go to last post
      JediTricks

      Transformers: Energon & Beyond

      I found Rewind yesterday at Target. He's got giant forearms, but otherwise hits the nail on the head pretty well. His alt mode (the non-tank one) seems

      JediTricks 14 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Tycho

      The "other" SW canonical fiction Thread

      In the future everything it's exactly like the books.

      But Luke fails Ben Skywalker and he is injured and loses his memory. Han and Leia decide

      Tycho 21 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Tycho

      Discuss the Rogue 1 Toys revealed at Comic-Con

      I am usually writing my new novel got my computer and have it offline. The modem doesn't even have power plus if I turn it on manually. So by the time

      Tycho 22 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Tycho

      Star Trek Beyond: the one where Kirk wears a leg holster and Star Lord's costume

      I liked it too but I'm not sure if it was better than the other ones and it suggested a message that if we explore space we create problems.

      Tycho 22 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Tycho

      Hell On Wheels Season 2

      If you compare it to the endings of a lot of other shows we loved it is way better.

      Sons of Anarchy indeed ok

      Breaking Bad had

      Tycho 22 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Single Sign On provided by vBSSO