The first idea I came up with was a counter picture to the other dals (with whom Princessa is at war) Greeks on the Beach but it’s really hard to portray the Trojan War without the horse. Otherwise it’s a bunch of non-specific togas and armor. Bleh.
In general, I wanted to avoid Greek/Roman mythology because I’m pretty sure it will be about half of all the entries at least. If someone doesn’t do the birth of Venus, I’ll be shocked. On the other hand, I really needed to avoid the obscure references. I know a lot of people didn’t ‘get’ the reference in the last round, but not everyone was brought up on black and white classics like I was ^^;
I settled on Norse mythology because Princessa is blonde and blue eyed, but even dressing her up like a Valkyrie didn’t seem fitting. Then I thought about dressing her up as a Thor fangirl, but I realized that Princessa wouldn’t like Thor. Princessa would be a Loki fangirl. And thus this idea was born!
But not so fast! My printer broke last week. Since I print something once every several months, I figured I’d just go to the print shop down the street. Turns out transfer paper doesn’t work on laserjets, because the heat in the printer activates the glue and fuses the transfer paper to the inside of the printers ^^; Then I started looking for any store that did printing in the area that had inkjet printers. Not a one! My in-laws have one, but they were out of town. They came back, and I ran over on Sunday afternoon to use their printer. Then it took four tries to get the image to transfer clearly (which is good, because I only printed 4 copies. The cotton started to burn before the image transferred on most -.- ) but finally, FINALLY it worked and Princessa had her Loki body pillow!