I wanted to say that I’m really sorry for my lack of updating recently. I’ve been quite busy with school and side projects*, but my first college year is now done (yay!), so I’ve been focusing on the side projects, which have been keeping me very busy.
So, I’m gonna post your responses to my previous post (thank you guys so much for your opinions!), and post photos that have been sitting in my inbox for a while.
Thank you all for following this blog, I can never thank you enough. Your responses, submissions, and kind words make me so happy and proud to be a cosplayer, and a part of the diverse geek community. <3
Lotsa love, and keep cosplaying!
*I’m making a comic and a lot of merchandise so I can sell stuff at an independent comics convention. Lots of drawing. Tons. I don’t want to bug you guys in details that are irrelevant to the blog, but if you’re curious, I’ll gladly post information on it. uwu
I Want To Hear From YOU.
Hey guys. I posted a link to a video that promoted “Anti-Western Cosplay”. If you got the idea that I supported them, you are mistaken. I just want to make that clear.
Now… I want to hear your opinions on the comments made in regards to that video. Do you agree with them? Do you disagree with them? Do you wanna rip ‘em a new one? Or passive-aggressively try to prove them right/wrong? Something else???
Please submit your thoughts and opinions here as a text post. I really want to know what you all think of this.
I personally think that this Anti-Western Cosplay thing is stupid.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again— COSPLAY IS FOR EVERYONE. No matter your height. No matter your color. No matter your age. No matter your shape. No matter your abilities. EVERYONE includes EVERYONE.
is that anti western cosplay thing serious? i thought this blog was to promote cross race cosplay not discourage it
This blog is indeed to promote Cross-Race Cosplay, you aren’t mistaken. I meant to put a comment on the link about how I HIGHLY disagreed with it, and I wanted to hear people’s opinions on the quote. Sorry about my lack of clarity!! >_<
Quote from the video description:
If you are Asian don’t let the racist western cosplayers to keep on insulting us Asians and ruining our Anime or if you are Anime fan don’t let the racist western cosplayers to keep on ruining your favorite Anime characters.
There are many reasons as to why we Asians have to be the only one who can Cosplay our Anime, Manga and our other Asian characters, 2 of them are :
1. To avoid racism
It would be racism when other race such as the westerners cosplaying our Anime/Asian characters because impersonating other race are racism no matter for what reasons it is, there are terms for that kind of racism which are the “colors name face” terms. Those westerners action of cosplaying our Anime/Asian characters are the same as the action of impersonating us Asians because those westerners are impersonating characters that we Asians created based on our own Asian race facial & body form. The meaning of Cosplay is impersonating certain characters which proven by how peoples who do Cosplay which called as cosplayers are trying to look like the characters they are cosplaying, not only in appearance [ hair styles, costumes, accessories, etc ] but also in personality [ attitude, pose, facial expression, etc ], those cosplayers themselves are even claim as the characters they are cosplaying when peoples are asking them of who they are.
2. To avoid ruining our Anime which also to avoid hurting millions peoples who are the fans of our Anime
The westerners who Cosplay our Anime/Asian characters only end up failing on cosplaying or failing on looking like our Anime/Asian characters, as a result they end up ruining our Anime/Asian characters which in the end hurting millions peoples who are the fans of our Anime. Those westerners will never succeed on cosplaying our Anime/Asian characters because we Asians make our Anime/Asian characters based on our own Asian race facial & body form and only us Asians who born as Asian in this world, based on our Asian’s :
- Almond shaped eyes while westerners born with deep set eyes that sink into their western head that make those westerners can’t look adorable.
- Small nose while westerners born with long nose that make those westerners can’t kiss frontally because their long western nose get in the way, unlike we Asians and our Anime characters who kiss frontally that made possible by our small Asian nose.
- Round face while westerners born with square face that make those westerners can’t look cute which is the opposite of our Anime characters cuteness.
- Sharp jaw while westerners born with square jaw that make those westerners look masculine which is the opposite of our Anime characters femininity, many of western females even look like males.
- Smallish body form while westerners born with big wide body form that make those westerners look like adults with unhappy childhood who trying hard to stay looking like a children when cosplaying our Anime/Asian characters.
- Youthfulness while westerners look way much older than their real age that make those westerners look very wrong or look like oldies on their 2nd puberty when cosplaying our youthful Anime characters.
Those westerners should be proud of their own race by stick to Cosplay their own cartoon/western characters, those westerners also must realize that we Asians and our hundreds millions Anime fans have more rights over our Anime than any of those westerners so those westerners just can’t do whatever they want with our Anime or with our Manga and our other Asian stuffs.
Racism in Cosplay @ Katsucon 2013: SUCCESS!
For those who attended Katsucon this year and went to the panel, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. So many people attended the panel, the room reached capacity! Despite technical difficulties at the start, the panel ran very smoothly.
And according to the amount of interest on Katsucon’s schedule site, Racism in Cosplay was ranked #19 in popularity! That was quite a pleasant shock for me! <3
My friend, Heather, filmed the first moments of the panel. I will provide a link as soon as it’s online!
If you went to Katsucon, how did you like it? And if you went to my panel: Did you like it, and how do you think it could be improved
I’m going to be interviewed along with members of different fandoms!
If you have Al-Jazeera English on your TV, the show will air at 2PM EST. If you don’t have the channel or you miss the show, follow the link! <3
Reblogging from my art blog. This is BIG, you guys. It’s amazing that they chose to interview someone that doesn’t fit the “visual mold” of what cosplayers look like. :D I’ve never been on TV before, so lend me your support! >v<
one more person compares blackface, brownface or yellowface to cosplaying a fucking troll, i will fucking scream
news flash, homestuck fanfucks: trolls aren’t real. they don’t face oppression in the real world, your comparison is shit, and also, go fuck yourselves.
I know there are Homestuck fans that follow this blog. I’m not an avid reader of it, but I always tell people that it’s perfectly fine to paint your skin if the color is supposed to be an impossible color for humans. Homestuck trolls are the most popular example nowadays. Other examples would be Pitch (Rise of the Guardians), and the Hulk (Marvel/The Avengers).
;A; You all are so sweet. Thank you all for your support, kind words, and submissions! Maybe I should draw something as a gift. ; u;
Katsucon 19 2013: Racism in Cosplay
Hey guys! Me and three other cosplayers/bloggers are running a panel at Katsucon (February 15th - 17th)! If you go to Katsucon, we would love it if you stopped by. We have a lot planned for this panel!
But whether you’re going to the con or not—WE NEED YOUR HELP.
We need stories. Tell us about problems you have faced as a PoC cosplayer. Submit them to this blog, or to this Facebook group. If you would like to remain anonymous, or submit using your cosplay handle, please let me know! Also, feel free to submit a picture!
Please spread the word, too! <3