Glitter Leia Goes to Comic-Con by Kathryn McAllister

Glitter Leia Goes to Comic-Con by Kathryn McAllister

At DKB we love to hear stories from our clients and squad about the way they have brought a little sparkle to peoples lives using our glitter! We hope you enjoy this lovely story about how Kathryn used glitter and inspiration to honor an actress she admired and a character she loves as well as bring some sparkle and light to the world around her! 

"Last year, I went as Princess Leia to Seattle Comic-Con, slightly heartbroken that Carrie Fisher had passed away and wouldn't be attending the convention. Princess Leia had always represented something special to me, a bravery and a spirit that stayed close to my heart. In the process of dressing up as her, I put on more makeup than I had in years, and realized how much I enjoyed this form of visual creativity.

Last summer, I got married. In the time leading up to the big day, I realized I didn’t trust anyone else to do my makeup. I embarked on a crash-course in how to work with makeup (thank you Internet tutorials, you saved me!)

From there, I started an Instagram page to complete 100 consecutive days of colourful looks. It pushed me to try things I’d never thought of before. One of those was glitter.

I’ve never been a girly girl. But then I read about Carrie Fisher and her love of glitter. How she struggled with mental illness and used to anoint herself and her fans with glitter to bring some light into a dark place. The sparkle and shimmer of glitter started to seem like something that was missing from my beauty arsenal.

Then I heard of Dear Katie Brown. Her philosophy of kindness, creativity, and of course glitter sounded warm and inspiring. Somehow my application to join her Glitter Squad was approved, and I found myself in possession of the Shiny Misfits collectionIt applied simply, and came off remarkable easily. What’s more, it made people happy.