Dans Une Galaxie Près De Chez Vous
Dans une galaxie près de chez vous (In a galaxy near you) is a comedy series first written for teenagers that aired in Quebec from 1998 to 2001. It's about a Canadian fleet that is sent into space in 2034 to find another planet to move all the earthlings, because the Earth is in bad shape and people are dying. The series featured several of our favorite Quebecker actors with whom we grew up (many of them played in other series for children/teenagers). Many adults also came to like this show because it was so well written and the actors were so good. It is now considered as a cult series in Quebec and many of the jokes are classic running gags.
After this introduction, you must have guessed that this series hold a big place in my heart! I always thought it would be cool to cosplay from it and I was just waiting for the right opportunity. The waiting paid off, because the Con Turnabout staff decided to write a show about Dans une galaxie for Montreal Comiccon. It was decided I would cosplay Valence Leclerc, the psychologist of the space crew.
I sewed the dress/skirt and the jacket. The boots, tights, watch and jewelry were bought, with a few minor alterations.
In the series, Valence has a different hairstyle in almost each episode she appears in. So I wanted to make different hairpieces that I could change whenever I wanted. I mainly used big jumbo braids in various colours bought from I Kick Chins. I used hairclips and hair pins to secure the hairpieces to my own hair!