PHOTOBOOK 3 is here!!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cara-nicole-az-powergirl-photobook-3-comics-cosplay

All good things come in THREES. Join me on this exciting chapter of my incredible COSPLAY odyssey.

In case you don’t already know: My name is Cara Nicole. Also known as AZ Powergirl to some. I cosplay, edit comics, write and color art professionally. I am also the model for Magic: The Gathering’s Emmara Tandris.

So, here is how this is going down. Me, you, this Photobook. We are going to make this happen! More awesome cosplay photos, with commentary by yours truly and with some new and amazing perks.

Check out the campaign at Indiegogo!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cara-nicole-az-powergirl-photobook-3-comics-cosplay

Coffee with Cara (Gyms and Shaving)

Today we talked a bit about gyms and shaving. Yes, just like the title says. Just a bit of a recap here.

First, gyms. I used to be quite the gym rat and even competed in an amateur bodybuilding competition (I took 3rd place). I have been looking for a new gym and comparing them, considering the amenities, and weighing the options.

One place had a women only area so that they can feel “safe”. The reality is that this is not the huge problem that our social justice warrior society makes it out to be. Women are not being ogled, harassed, emotionally attacked, or eye raped to the extent that they need their own special place to work out. (If that were true then Curves would still be in business.) However, by having a segregated room with a giant window it keeps them in a pseudo peep show environment where they can prance around in their sports bras and yoga pants, bending over, winking over their shoulder, taking selfies, and making youtube videos. When I go to the gym I look like I just rolled out of the laundry hamper. Really, get over yourself. I have never had a problem working out at any gym and neither has any woman that I have ever known. From my perspective, I have noticed that women lacking in attention will sometimes claim to be sexually harassed or aggressively pursued in order to seem as if she is more desirable than she really is. Sad much?

Other gyms have gone so far as to have rules against grunting or dropping weights. They even have alarms that will go off in an attempt to shame and call out this “offending behavior”. Guess what people, gyms are for working out. Grunting is a part of doing that. Do you know what’s not a part of working out? Eating pizza (provided on Monday nights). But that gym seems to feel that keeping you fat and happy, walking leisurely along a slow moving treadmill, watching twitch, scrolling twitter, cramming your face full of grease and over processed wheat is the right thing to do. Why? Because we like it. Sure it costs us physically, emotionally, and financially, but none of that matters because in the words of Popeye “I yam what I yam and that’s all that I yam” (even though the only yams most people have ever eaten are covered in marshmallows). But guess what! You don’t really want it. You just want to “feel” like you are doing something that you think society says you should do to be a better person. It really is a two-fold system. 1. Love people and accept them for who they are regardless of their size, health, mental faculties, or personality disorders. And 2. Look at me, see how I’m trying to better myself but not really because see #1.

Now lets talk about shaving. Yes, shaving. I recently saw an ad for women to shave their faces. I was immediately disturbed by this thought. I had to ask myself why I was so appalled by this thought. We ask men to shave their faces all the time and that’s ok. Women shave 3/4 of their body’s and that’s ok too. But the thought of running a razor across my face was still terrifying. Are people like cats and dogs now where a woman’s face is like tissue paper but a man’s is tough and can take a razor being slid across it with safety? Probably not. But I honestly can say that I do not know. I will say that I do know women who groom their faces and IMO they should (but those ladies are specific and that is not a generalized statement so don’t go getting your pretty pink panties in a wad).

Some say that shaving causes hair to grow back thicker and fuller. Studies say this isn’t true but studies also say that the female orgasm isn’t real either. Perhaps hair grows back coarser and thicker because it’s trying to protect our bodies? Maybe our hair feels that if it’s being cut off that it must return stronger and with a brigade of hairs to protect their land from intruders? I have seen many beards successfully trap chokeable foods and hot soups from entering mouths. So before you begin shaving off whatever hair you decide deserves the blade, please thank them for their service.

If you want more rants and discussions like this please share. Tell your friends and piss off your favorite social justice warrior. Leave your comment’s and tell me your thoughts 🙂

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Calendar!! Only 4 days left!

2017 Calendar!

Only 4 days left to get in on my new 13 month, full color, full glossy, full cosplay, CALENDAR!! Get in on extra special exclusive items such as prints, postcards, banners, and even the opportunity to have your own birthday or holiday of your choice added to the calendar!!

Here is a sneak peak!

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Wubbalubbadubdub!!

Supergirl on Patreon

Supergirl shoot is up!! So excited! And lots of bonuses this month for those of you thinking of joining. Let me know what you think. When you sign up for my patreon you not only get the current month but the previous months as well. I always try to add some bonus shots from other things that I do. Thanks again for all of the love and support.

http://patreon.com/azpowergirl

 

Supergirl Patreon

Supergirl – Wallpaper

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PATREON of the month! I have been asked for quite some time now to cosplay Supergirl. I’ve always said “but I’m Powergirl!” But hey, you asked so I humbly obliged. This costume was made by one of my favorite people, Colleen Cole. I shot this at a few locations including Mesa Arts Center and Scottsdale Civic Center (Home of the infamous LOVE Sculpture by Robert Indiana, no relation to Indiana Jones).
I hope that you enjoy this set as well as the bonus sets I posted throughout the month. I also met a few of my Goals including, Star Trek TOS dress, Poloroid camera, and upgrading some camera equipment. I can’t thank you enough for your support. Keep an eye on your mailboxes wink emoticon
This is the wallpaper, photoset is coming soon!

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Why I will pose nude

I often get asked if I do nude shoots and if I have nude prints. Yes….and no. Yes I have been nude for shoots but my prints are limited to implied nudity. Why? Because I want to.  Do I recommend it? Hell yes. I think that it’s important to learn about your body and how it works and really looks. It helps me to grasp body structure and posing ideas as well as builds confidence. Now, I’m not saying that you should just go off prancing around naked everywhere (unless that’s your thing of course). I am also not saying that everyone should shoot with random photographers naked. I believe in safety first. I only shoot this way with people I know and trust that I have built a professional relationship with. This is not only confidence building but also humbling. Even just shooting some pics with your phone in a mirror can accomplish this. On the one hand you can end up with some beautiful artistic shots that make you feel like a beauty queen. Then on the flip side you will get some pics that will show off every stretch mark, pimple, scar, lump, bump, and wrinkle, crinkle, and cellulite dimple you have.  As a pro model and cosplayer I do believe that it is important to recognize your humanity and the reality that you are just as flawed as the newbie who criticizes themselves and emotionally beats themselves up with feelings of inadequacy.  At the end of the day, we are all the same. People are people, art is art, and we are of peace…Always.