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BLACK COSPLAYERS: DIGITAL FANDOM GETS PUNK

October 10, 2019
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Around the Internet, February is, among other things, #28DaysOfBlackCosplayer month.

Each day, you gorgeous beings upload wonderful photos of your most badass cos-plays, daring race, and gender-bent plays, and remixed interpretations of your favorite fictional characters. Y’all break the fucking Internet. And if you’ve been following us on social media for a while, you know we love the shit outta each one of you nerds.

You are cosplayers on a budget, who cobble together the most stellar recreations out of found materials and few resources. You are cosplayers who are changing the face and perception of fandom, and of geek/nerd culture. As with almost everything we do as Black folks in white society, you all are breaking barriers in sci-fi/fantasy and cosplay just by being yourselves (but in cooler clothes).

We’re so inspired by you all and in honor of your coolness, we’d like to celebrate JUST A FEW of our favorite cosplayers this month as we celebrate all the ways Black creatives defy expectations, shun norms, and just fuck shit up by being unapologetically punk rock #PunkInThePlace.

@Mimithnerd

 

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BRING IT ON let’s not lie now, clovers were the best team in this film sksksksksks May Natina Reed RIP #bringiton #cosplay #cosplayer

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Jasmine Grimes – @MysseMatch

LeRoyal Tutt Entertainer – @royaltnoy

Anuli D. – @thouartanuli

 

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Day 2: Sailor Allura in dis bitch. Artwork by FujiHotaru via tumblr #otakon #otakon2018

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Kiera Please – @kieraplease

 

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Cruella 2.0 💣 halloween idea no. 6 #cruelladevil

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💋 Jessica Rabbit 💋 halloween idea no. 7

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Kay Bear – @kayyybear

 

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I used to think that my life was a tragedy. But now I realize, it’s a comedy. 🤡 #joker #jokermovie #joaquinpheonix

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Woogity woogity! ‪ Reggie Rocket from Rocket Power 💥 🚀 What do you guys think? ‬

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@tranquil_ashes

@shellanin_

@bishopcosplay

@_lucky.luna

@nelliceus

 

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Mondays are for suckers 🍭 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀📸by: @cam.shot.first Assist by: @i_am_cat_man

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I heard y’all wanted more Storm in ya lives 👀⚡️

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