It's Hair Loss Support At Its Best
A friend offered me a 4-day ticket to Comic-Con this year, so I decided to make a costume I've thought about doing ever since I lost my hair in 2008 - the bald and sexy "Ilia" from the 1979 Star Trek movie. She spent most of the movie in a skimpy costume and is the only bald leading lady I think Hollywood has ever featured. For those who haven't seen the movie, here's a nifty 10-minute version of the whole movie SPOILER ALERT...this gives it all away:
I wore my Ilia costume for 2 full days at Comic-Con (120,000+ people in attendance), and it was an amazing experience! NO ONE asked me about my "cancer". Many people told me how beautiful I looked, and I was asked to pose for photos constantly. I felt like a total rock star. Here I am in the San Diego Union-Tribune online gallery (I'm #8): http://www.utsandiego.com/photos/galleries/2013/jul/20/faces-comic-...
I was the only Ilia at Comic-Con, and the only bald woman except for an actress (Karen Gillan)who made the news for shaving her head for a role. I felt fabulous and hated for it to end. If I go next year, I'm wearing the same costume again.
Every bald woman should feel as free and comfortable and special as I did for those 2 days! Though I've been going out in public bald 24/7 for 5 years, when I have those moments of feeling less-than-beautiful, I'm going to remember how I felt as Ilia!