I love Doctor Who to a degree that is, quite frankly, both unhealthy and kind of awesome. I play World of Warcraft and have multiple toons at the highest level. I've been to more than one midnight screening of Star Trek movies. Hell, I even used to play Dungeons & Dragons, and I keep my dice in my bedside cabinet to this day!
But if there's one element of the geek lifestyle that I've yet to indulge in, I'd have to say it's cosplay.
For those of you who don't know, cosplay is the practice where someone dresses up as a character in a show, movie, book, or game that they love. Gender doesn't matter. Physical appearance doesn't matter. Hell, species doesn't even matter! All that matters is that you love that character so much that you want to pretend to be them, even if just for a little while.
Truthfully, I've never felt any desire to cosplay. I get why people do, but it never really appealed to me.
At least until now.
I saw this video the other day from a company who've invented an electronic tail that works depending on your mood and I had an instant and violent reaction. I WANT ONE! I'm not sure why, just that I desperately do. I mean, come on, who WOULDN'T want a tail that wags faster the happier you are!
Okay, I know it's not really cosplay in the traditional sense ... in fact, it skirts closer to furries than I'm entirely comfortable with ... but I'm going to blithely disregard that fact.
Take a look and I bet you'll want one too ...even if you won't admit it.
I'm not even sure if they're being produced for sale yet, but if they are and anyone is looking for a Christmas present for me...