Cosplay is one of the purest forms of fun you can have - dressing up as your favourite TV or film character and hanging out with like-minded people.
Me as Hermione Artwork by marianne_khalil on twitter #28daysofblackcosplay #blackhistorymonth just in case you're new to my page or just wondering what the heck is going on, for the month of February I'm participating in 28 days of black cosplay for the month of February. Meaning that the cosplayer is black (not specifically the character who they are trying to portray is). Hope that clarifies why there are so many recent character posts!
But you might be surprised to hear it has racist undertones. Some idiots think black cosplayers shouldn't dress up as white protagonists, sticking to black (and by turn, less prominent - go figure) characters.
21 year-old Kiera Please, from Virginia, says no to all of that - while looking goddamn incredible.
As part of Black History Month, she joined people celebrating #28DaysOfBlackCosplay with a series of AWESOME Insta posts - and we applaud every single one.