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UPDATE: NEW PERKS ADDED! Donate now and you could own a prop used in one of our photo shoots! Items include Scarlett's crossbow, Zarana's sunglasses and a pair of my Baroness boots. Go check out our Indiegogo page to claim one of these perks before they're gone! (View pics of the items on our Facebook fan page…)   

Hey everyone!

I am involved in a new project that I'm really excited about and would like to share with all of you!

The 50th anniversary of GI Joe is here, and my costuming group wanted to do something special to celebrate this milestone. We also wanted to showcase our amazing members from around the country by creating something that GI Joe and Cobra fans everywhere could enjoy. And thus the idea for the Girls of the Finest 2015 Calendar was born!

Trust us, this is no ordinary pin-up calendar. We are passionate about the characters we portray and we want to reflect the passion of the G.I. Joe fandom. All of your favorite female characters (plus a few twists on classic characters) will be portrayed here - 12 months of our amazing female costumers photographed exclusively for this calendar! We think you'll agree that the Girls of the Finest is unlike any calendar you've seen before.

And as if that weren't enough…

We also wanted to show our support for the Real American Heroes that make up our U.S. military. Thus, all net proceeds earned from this campaign will go to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. That means whatever money is left after we pay for the printing and distribution of the calendars and all associated perks will be presented to Wounded Warrior Project with our thanks.

But we need YOU!

As excited as we are about this project, we can't do it without you. Only through your donations will this calendar happen. Your contribution of $5 or more will allow us to:

• Compile all the calendar photography
• Design/produce the calendar and all associated perks
• Pay for printing and shipping costs of the calendar and perks

We will be creating EXCLUSIVE content that will only be available to those who donate to our Indiegogo campaign, including Girls of the Finest trading cards, post cards, patches and t-shirts! These will only be produced in limited quantities and once they're sold out, that's it!

Everyone who donates $5 or more will receive an exclusive Girls of the Finest item. Anyone donating $25 or more will receive the calendar PLUS exclusive items!

So how can you get involved? Clearly, donating funds is the #1 way but if you can’t contribute, that doesn't mean you can’t help! We also need people to get the word out and make some noise about our campaign. Share our link on your Facebook, Twitter or other social media, let other GI Joe fans know what we're doing, use the Indiegogo share tools to spread the word, harness the power of the Internet to help us achieve WORLD DOMINATION! (Oh sorry, Cobra Commander took over typing there for a minute…)

Just get involved in whatever way you can - all help is appreciated!

Our Indiegogo campaign is now live and taking contributions! Visit us at or check out our Facebook fan page… for info, updates and teaser pics from the calendar!

Thank you!!


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Artist, Costumer, Geek
Artist | Professional
United States
I am a creative geek, artist, graphic designer, and costuming enthusiast with a perpetual interest in pin-up/fetish/alternative fashion and culture. I have been a professional graphic designer for over 17 years and I enjoy fine art pursuits in my spare time. I find inspiration all around me - I love cartoons, comic books and pop culture in general. In 2010, I became involved with a national costuming group called "The Finest" (GI Joe and Cobra costumers) and I dedicate much of my free time to that pursuit. If you are an artist or geek of any stripe, please feel free to contact me - I greatly enjoy connecting with other creative people! Check out my Facebook fan pages here… and for more cool Baroness and Cobra crew pics. Check out my graphic design portfolio at the website below.

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Mikesw1234 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Happy Birthday!
MrJechgo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Happy B-Day ^_^
MrJechgo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Happy B-Day ^_^
Mikesw1234 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Happy Birthday!
Nala15 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey there! :wave:
I'm a huge GI Joe/COBRA fan (though you might not know it by my DA profile LOL), and I was wondering if you might be able to tell me how I can join the Girls if the Finest? Or Cobra's Finest? (I'm a Cobra, myself.)

TheLadyNightshayde Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional
Hi Nala!

You can check out The Finest: A GI:Joe Costume Club's official page on Facebook: or our website: for info on joining our club. We have garrisons all over the U.S. and are always looking for new members - you have to have a complete GI Joe or Cobra costume, but it sounds like you already do!

Girls of The Finest is not a separate club, we are part of The Finest. We started a separate fan page to support our calendar project, so you can also check us out there:…

Thanks for your interest and HAIL COBRA!
Nala15 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for the links, Lady Nightshayde! :) That'll really help. I do have a costume, but it isn't quite complete. I need BDU pants and a top, evidentally. I'm using a t-shirt and jeans right now (it's HOT in those cons :phew:). Unless you have the lady trooper requirements somewhere...? And I'm not using the combat vest brand specified, but it is a real combat vest - army surplus. Does that make a difference?

Thanks again for the reply. :highfive: Hail Cobra! :iconcobralogoplz:
TheLadyNightshayde Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional
Hi! Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you. The trooper requirements are the same for both men and women. If you go to this link, you can view and download a PDF file that breaks down all the requirements for the uniform:…
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luckyduck77 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
great look beautiful and badass!
TheLadyNightshayde Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional
Thank you so much!
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