Battle On, Amazons

Prior to Gal Gadot being tapped to portray Wonder Woman for the DC Extended Universe, there was an online campaign where fans wanted to see actress Gina Torres play the iconic superheroine.

Understandable. Much like Gadot — and for that matter, Lynda Carter — Torres is the perfect blend of grace, beauty, power, and wisdom.

Anyone who knows me for five seconds knows that for me, Gina Torres is more than an actress. She is a goddess at whose altar I proudly worship.

If you’ve seen the Minions and Glory during season 5 of Buffy, or better yet, season 4 of Angel with Jasmine and her disciples, then you have a clue how my worship services go.



No really, Perfection herself has me like:


Suffice it to say, over the years people have asked me for my thoughts on the campaign and my response has been the same: “Gina Torres is so epic, Wonder Woman should be campaigning to play her in a movie.”

This led to another item being added to my bucket list: Having a beautiful Wonder Woman Cosplayer holding a sign petitioning to play Gina Torres in a movie.

Oh by the by, that online campaign led to Gina Torres voicing Diana Prince in the DC Online MMO video game.


And then at Hypericon last year, it happened.

I had the pleasure of meeting the beautiful and amazing Virginia Tabor who was more than gracious enough to help me achieve one of my life goals with this most excellent pic.


Virginia is every bit as heroic as the Pristine Balance she portrays.

In her spare time, she visits local hospitals and charities bringing inspiration and hope to children along with the other heroes of Cosplay Collective.

File this under Why Diversity Matters.

At the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice premiere, she debuted her latest costume.



And the way she is slaying, Virginia should also be called Buffy Summers.

So to Lynda Carter, Gal Gadot, Gina Torres, Virginia Tabor, and every other Wonder Woman, I only have this to say:


11 thoughts on “Battle On, Amazons

  1. Dennis, thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures of our friend, Virginia. She has been a great help in the success of our group, Cosplay Collective, and I was more than happy to construct the newest incarnation of her persona as Wonder Woman! Hope to see you at this years Hypericon! Dee Volpe, Cosplay Collective

  2. Virginia as Wonderwoman is epic! I will accept her as a movie version as well.

    I too worship at the altar of Goddess Gina. I’m not much for hero worship, but if I met her, I’d have a total emotional meltdown. Take pictures cuz that’s rare.

  3. Gina has my vote for Wonder Woman! And thank you for telling Virginia’s story and her amazing generosity and community spirit. She’s truly a real life Wonder Woman. All this Wonder Woman talk makes me want to sing her theme song…”🎶Wonder Woman…🎶” (Admit it, you were singing.)

    1. Yep! I’ve been singing it since I read this article. What woman over thirty five wasn’t twirling around in her living room when she was a kid?
      That, “Almighty Isis! , and the Bionic Woman was the isht, on Saturday afternoons.

  4. My thing is this… I adore Gina Tores but i would not want her to play WW. Why? Because there is something even better.. What is it? She could play her neglected black sibling… Nubia.
    I think that it is such a shame and a crime that she has had a twin sister know about since the early 70s yet DC relegates her to the basement in chains like “The man in the Iron mask”

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