Because reality is overrated...

Hello one and all! The name is Laura but many prefer to call me Rebel. I am quite the nerd. I cosplay, craft, write fan fiction, and have spent so many hours playing video games that even Steam lost count. I am a diehard Mass Effect fan, spending at least 2000 hours playing it. I'm also a Whovian, Sherlocked, a Brony, and proud Louisianan.

So please... enjoy your stay. ^_^
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Rebel Among The Star’s DragonCon costume lineup:

  • Marvin from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Miranda Citadel DLC from Mass Effect (made by Blackleaf Creative)
  • 4th Doctor’s Scarf Dress from Doctor Who
  • MechaDash from My Little Pony
  • Salarian from Mass Effect

Marvin the miserable robot (paranoid android) from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

I completed this costume in less than a week. It is crafted from EVA foam and a 20 inch acrylic globe. Since I am on my knees in this costume, I have construction worker’s kneepads to help me walk around for long periods of time.

More photos are on my Rebel Among The Stars page.


This pretty much sums up how I feel after watching Deep Breath. So many feels. I need to go curl into a ball now.

Deep Breath - Doctor Who Season 8 premiere

I see you, Doctor. I see you. Doctor… my Doctor.



One of many hilarious and awesome moments I shared with my friends at Bronycon. The quality isn’t my best, but I really wanted to push through and draw this tonight. I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since then.

I love this! This drawing is of the awesome people I got to share a room with at BronyCon. It was non-stop hilarity and I miss them so much!


I’ve seen so many people lately get really competitive over being the first at a costume and people getting bashed for attempting a similar costume at the same time as someone else. It doesn’t matter who did it first or who does it better. Love your fandom and embrace your cosplay!

Embrace your geekiness! Embrace your fandom! Embrace your cosplay!


rebel666 I loved the Cosplay!

Thank you!!!! ^_^

MechaDash at BronyCon 2014!

If you have any photos of my MechaDash, please show me! I would love to see them! I know I took some selfies with a few people and some of you caught MechaDash dancing at Bronypalooza!

Photo credits - 1st one: kymberlyannkeys, 2nd one: Eric Bennett, 3rd one: Ely Myers , 4th one: ThunderEcho

MechaDash created and worn by Laura Ducros of Rebel Among The Stars Studios. Rainbow sword and lights done by Jerry LaRussa of Blackleaf Creative.


Cosplaying should be for everyone and anyone. There is too much negativity in the cosplaying community and people are losing the will to dress up. Cosplay isn’t a competition… but a celebration! It should bring us together instead of putting walls up between us. Let’s bring back the fun! Put the PLAY back into cosplay!

A cosplay movement everyone should get behind! Promote positivity in our creative community! Join their Facebook Group and Facebook Page too!

The Truth Behind Heroes Of Cosplay: New Orleans


Heroes of Cosplay is a popular tv series on SyFy that showcases certain cosplayers at conventions across the US. But what you might not know about it is how this show treats the people at conventions… the ones that aren’t the “elite” few, the cosplayers and convention goers behind the camera. I never had to deal with them until they came into my town - New Orleans. I thought it would be a great opportunity to see this show in person but my opinion quickly changed.

The way they treated my fellow cosplaying friends and the way they took over our beloved costume contest was completely inexcusable. There were a few mishaps on the convention floor but a majority of the issues came around the time of the Costume Contest. This was my third time attending Wizard World New Orleans and usually the costume contest is done in 1-2 hours. This one took over 2 hours just to get through the individual category. It was clearly being staged because only certain cosplayers were being allowed to talk about their costumes on stage, everyone else was rushed off. I didn’t realize it at the time but the ones they stopped to chat about were mostly Heroes of Cosplay participants. They didn’t care one bit about anyone else. It became really painful to watch/participate when I saw beautiful and elaborate costumes getting rushed off because they weren’t one of the “elite few” from the show.

After the contest was over, my friends and I went on to enjoy the rest of the convention as much as possible. Some of us completely shut out the competition because it was the black mark of the whole show. I began gathering stories from my friends and fellow Wizard World convention goers. Then other people began approaching me with their account of what happened. Here are our collected thoughts:

Encounters on the Convention Floor:


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This happened Saturday around 2:30pm the Cosplay Circuit Digital Hall Awards photobooth, where they take your photograph and post it on the Wizard World site. Jesse Lagers tried to cut in line in front of me. The obnoxious camera crew’s goal was to cut the “Costume Contest Winner” into the line. I was sandwiched right between him and the AVP guys. The costume contest didn’t happen until later that night. They decided the winners for the contest before the show even started.

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I just want to chime in for a second here… I have always loved Yaya, she was always nice to me over the last 3 years and I really admired her up until WW New Orleans. Now I’m a photographer at alot of Cons and I’ve worked for Wizard World for years. This year I wasn’t working for them because I was working exclusively for a very well known website. When I passed by her just in walking around the con floor she pretty much stopped me and was like Oh you ARE going to take my picture now. I was crazy

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