I suppose it's--a sort of backhanded one. The issue I have is that Carrie, in every iteration, is always pretty. Same here. Carrie, in the book, was a social outcast because she was over-weight, acne, and just not good looking at all on the popular scale of high school. So, while this picture is in itself good, it's actually not a 'good' cosplay since it's actually much, much prettier than Carrie should be.
Well, you are technically right. But you see, when you write a book it does not matter at all how ugly are the heroes. When you start to create images, they shoud have some visual looks or people just do not get it. That's why cinematographic carrie should look anything but non-attractive, she should raise sympathy. Here we did not do a pretty smiling face, it's a screaming grimace. I myself believe more kinda-normal Carrie. King was writing in 1976, it was his first famous novel, and he was totally overusing everything he can to create some sort of bold, thick plot out of heroes drawn in bold color, so to say. Perhaps the fact that over all screenings Carrie was never elected to be a really disgusting by herself, tells something about our visual perceptions and the choices that you might make to create a successful image from canonical description that do not provide a source for one.
Thanks! XD I never read the book actually, but I knew that even with the original film, Sissy was, at least, gangly and mousy and would have been an outcast. This new Carrie film was less about Carrie being an outcast and more about her simply being surrounded by monstrously bitchy girls and people. Carrie was mousy and lacked self-confidence BECAUSE she was unattractive, something I believe her mother in the book reiterated to her constantly amongst other things.
XD I'll probably get the audio book, but I know what you mean, yeah. I am not a fan of King when he does supernatural horror--It, Christine, The Shining etc. However, his psychological thrillers, at least in film form, have always been great--Carrie, Dolores Claiborn, Misery. I'll see about getting it sometime!
Congratulations to your DD! It is truly well deserved. Costume, expression, background and the different shades of red dominating the image are making a perfect synopsis of the whole story. Keep it up!