Fifty year-old Brazilian cosplayer Solange tells website UOL that she wishes more people her age had the courage to give cosplay a try.
Solange got into cosplay three years ago. She was already attending events with her 19-year-old cosplaying daughter. After a friend challenged her to give it a whirl, Solange made her cosplay debut under the name "Tia sol" or "Aunty Sun".
Since then, Tia sol has been active on the Brazilian cosplay scene. According to her, it's a way to leave your problems behind, have fun, and enter a world where anything is possible.
To those who are unsure about cosplaying, she says, "Don't be taken aback by criticism. If you feel like doing it, then go ahead."
Dungeon Master from Dungeons and Dragons
Genkai from YuYu Hakusho
Yubaba from Spirited Away
Rita Repulsa from Power Rangers
Sophie from Howl's Moving Castle
Muriel Bagge from Courage the Cowardly Dog
You can see more of Tia sol's award-winning work on her Facebook page.