Tagged #28DaysOfBlackCosplay

When Did Cosplay Stop Being about Fun? (Spoiler: It Didn’t)

Boy, cosplayers sure are dramatic, aren’t they? Aren’t they a bunch of elitist bullies who would rather tear each other apart than go out and have fun? I guarantee that if you’re active in the cosplay community, you’ve either run across a post that has said something along these lines . . . or you’ve had these kinds of thoughts yourself. I’ve even written about the bullying that happens in the community. A lot. I’ve given panels about the...

The Story of the Lone Black Kid and Why #29DaysOfBlackCosplay Rocks

Last year, a hashtag surfaced throughout social media that showed the majesty that is the black cosplayer. Every day, all throughout the month of February—completely intentional month choice, by the way—#28DaysOfBlackCosplay soared through the skies to proudly display cosplayers of color. Many people took part, and it received all sorts of coverage, but to me the best part about the movement was the number of black cosplayers who hadn’t stepped out before finally throwing on that costume and wearing...

Meet Minnesota Cosplayers: Mako Senpai, Alana Profit, Tre’ Da Marc, and Jonathan Palmer

After Briana’s great article, “The Importance of #28DaysOfBlackCosplay,” we thought you might like to meet some of the local black cosplayers here in Minnesota. This is the third of three posts over three days celebrating #28DaysOfBlackCosplay by introducing you to some awesome Minnesotans and their awesome cosplay! Previously: “Meet Minnesota Cosplayers: Cyril Cosplay, Master Trekkie, Ninjabearbear09, and Brichibi Cosplays” Mako Senpai Mako Senpai has a cosplay page on Facebook and a profile on DeviantArt. Hal Bichel (TCG): Why is cosplay important to you? Mako Senpai:...

Meet Minnesota Cosplayers: Cyril Cosplay, Master Trekkie, Ninjabearbear09, and Brichibi Cosplays

After Briana’s great article, “The Importance of #28DaysOfBlackCosplay,” we thought you might like to meet some of the local black cosplayers here in Minnesota. This is the second of three posts over three days celebrating #28DaysOfBlackCosplay by introducing you to some awesome Minnesotans and their awesome cosplay! Previously: “Meet Minnesota Cosplayers: Solsounder, Rawiyah, and Anthony Garnett” Cyril Cosplay Cyril Cosplay has a fan page on Facebook. Hal Bichel (TCG): Why is cosplay important to you? Cyril Cosplay: Cosplay is important to me because it helps...

Meet Minnesota Cosplayers: Solsounder, Rawiyah, and Anthony Garnett

After Briana’s great article, “The Importance of #28DaysOfBlackCosplay,” we thought you might like to meet some of the local black cosplayers here in Minnesota. This is the first of three posts over the next three days celebrating #28DaysOfBlackCosplay by introducing you to some awesome Minnesotans and their awesome cosplay! Solsounder Solsounder has a cosplay page on Facebook. Hal Bichel (TCG): Why is cosplay important to you? Solsounder: [Cosplay] brings an amazing kaleidoscope of art of us as people and I really dig the...

The Importance of #28DaysOfBlackCosplay

On Sunday, February 1st, 2015, a hashtag began to build up momentum in honor of Black History Month. #28DaysOfBlackCosplay was started by a group of black cosplayers in order to share and promote each other’s work and the works of other black cosplayers every day for the entire month.  The statement of the movement is as follows: In honor of black history month, a group of black cosplayers have come together to help celebrate and promote diversity in our...
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