DAY: Glycine Incursore Watch (Page and Cooper) | Double Strap Tan Leather Bracelet (Slinky Links Jewellery, Etsy) | Charm Bracelet in White Patent Leather (Slinky Links Jewellery, Etsy)
NIGHT: Glycine Combat 6 Watch (Page and Cooper) | David Yurman Cuff (Nordstrom) | Triangle Earrings (Crafted Locally, Etsy)
This is only slightly closet for a cosplay, because let’s be real, I can’t afford half the stuff Sophie would wear, and there’s a lot of it I just wouldn’t even feel comfortable wearing. But I tried my best to pick pieces that I genuinely liked and would wear myself, even if there was a more Sophie option nearby, or something I’d wear in a heartbeat because it reminded me of Taylor Swift. (On second thought, however, I think Sophie would wear that dress in black. But I’m not sure that’s the color I’d pick.)
I think Sophie (Sophie Devereaux, from the delightful TV show Leverage, played by Gina Bellman, if you want to know the basic details) would make a really good character to cosplay if you’re trying to build up your, say, job interview skills. It would be a weird loop where you’d pretend to be an adult by pretending to be a grifter pretending to be interested in a job, and just thinking about that would probably take the edge off.
Oh man, imagine auditioning for an acting part while cosplaying Sophie. Sophie only acts well if she’s pretending to be an actress for a job, so how many levels of pretend would there be there? A lot is how many. A lot.
I don’t particularly expect that situation to present itself to me, but cosplaying Sophie does feel a bit like cosplaying Kenzi (and Bo) in that it might push you to wear something you want to but don’t feel you can pull off, and actually feel like you can pull it off. I have Anna Silk to thank for turning me onto leather jackets. Not the teal one, I can’t remember what that was about, but the black? Yes.
Anyway, this is my Sophie: professional, sophisticated, put-together, commanding attention with her presence more than with her clothes (a presence aided by her put-togetherness), and always in control of every situation but letting the other person feel they’re the ones in control. It’s all good stuff to aim to be when you grow up.
I’d be cool if I grew up to be a Parker too, though. Her skills would come in quite handy, and I’m already a weirdo of a person with a crush on money whose favorite regular Leverage character is Hardison. (Favorite recurring character would be Tara. Or possibly Maggie. It’s a tie, like the three-way tie for second favorite main character between Sophie and Parker and Eliot. I love everyone.)
What do you think? If you had to dress up as a character for Leverage, who would you pick? If you decided to dress up as a character to bump your confidence in a certain area, who would you go with and what would it help you achieve?
This post was written in collaboration with Page and Cooper, but all opinions and views are my own. And now I actually want to wear these outfits, even if it’s just for a shoot. Anyone want a model?
I’ll be in London for a week in May! BOOK ME. Fuck that, I actually moved here and I’ve been doing modeling work. BOOK ME.