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10 Black Cosplayers I Love

Title is self explanatory. As a black cosplayer, I’ve experienced some backlash over my choice to sometimes cosplay characters who don’t share my racial background or color. Luckily, seeing other pigmented peeps make some amazing cosplays has helped me truly not give two shits and a sheet of craft...
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RE: “GitS: Is This Really a Case of Whitewashing?”

Background Recently, one of my peers (fellow writer and cosplayer) decided to foolishly play devil’s advocate in discussing the controversy surrounding Scarlett Johansson being cast as Motoko Kusanagi in Hollywood’s upcoming Ghost in the Shell movie. Motoko is a Japanese character, and Johansson is not Japanese (or even...
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(Another) Spider-Man and (Black) Mary Jane

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s going to be yet another set of big box office Spider-Man flicks. We were caught in a web of entertainment with Toby Maguire’s Peter Parker, even as we cringed through the absurdity of Spider-Man 3. We were all crying into...
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Also Black =/= Followed Back

Do y’all feel like, as black people, you have to automatically and blindly support other black people based solely on your shared status as, you know, black people? In the past few weeks I’ve seen several black cosplayers and other members of “geekdom” throw out the completely bullshit...
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Inaugural Post

So, I’m DeLa Doll. That’s obviously not my real name (which is much less interesting and still doesn’t look particularly appealing on a resume). Anyway, I’m a 23-year old girl who likes to cosplay, along with that all that entails (torture myself with DIY and sewing projects, crowd...
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