the last gif set you blogged about cosplay creep who is that girl ? i can't seem to find her anywhere
The link to her YouTube channel is in the text below the gifset, but here she is. ^w^
I would love to cosplay Tamika Flynn from Welcome to Night Vale (a podcast) but she is generally interpreted of a PoC character, and I don't want to offend people. I'm white.
(I’m familiar with WTNV, and I love it! <3)
Although the name “Tamika” is often associated with black girls, they never say what she looks like in detail. Welcome To Night Vale is an audio podcast, so there’s no real “canon appearance” for most of the characters.
My advice? Cosplay as her! You will be cosplaying as your own interpretation of a character from a non-visual medium. Even if your personal headcanon of what Tamika Flynn looks like is a dark-skinned girl, cosplay the character. (I would personally advise against makeup in order to appear black. However, it comes down to your choice— just be aware of your surroundings and the people around you.)
Have fun cosplaying! <3
Just for the record, messaging me to tell me I should’ve done Stocking instead of Panty, or that you’re disappointed I didn’t, or that I make poor costume choices because they aren’t what YOU would want, is very rude. Same goes or telling me you’d fap better if I was your favorite character or that you couldn’t finish cause my hair isn’t the color you want.
Let’s get something straight:
I, and I’m sure many other cosplayers, don’t do this FOR you. We do what we like, when we want, the way we want to. We are not objects for your gratification.
This is our hobby. We are not your dress up dolls, personal spank banks, Nor are we doing these costumes to please you.
If you treat us like nothing more than an object, it makes having a hobby like this really irritating.
If we have a sexy costume, that doesn’t automatically give you license to act like we’re wearing it just to BE sexy or entice you. Maybe we’re going for accuracy, or maybe it makes us feel good, or we’re proud of the bodies a lot of us work hard to maintain.
And girls, stop coming to a damn page just to hate on a girl. Just cause she’s okay with wearing something revealing, doesn’t mean YOU should call her a whore, slut, etc. You want to keep it covered? Fine. Go ahead. Don’t hate someone else because you wouldn’t do the same.
Just stop being asses. Seriously.
We are artists. We model our creations. We work with other artists and professionals who take our photos, promote us, join us in group work.
Be respectful of everyone. Whoever you are. It goes a long way.
Even those you may not like at least deserve to be treated with decency and like they’re a human being.
Unfortunately, I won’t be doing a cosplay panel this year. However, I will be in two Hetalia panels, co-running the Free! Iwatobi Swim Club shoots, and handing out Valentine’s Day cards throughout the weekend! <3
I’d like to know who is going to Katsucon!
Also, who would be interested in seeing my cosplay lineup?
So I recently got Assassins Creed 4, and found out about Liberation. I really like Aveline and her costume, but I'm white. I don't want to try to cosplay her and offend anyone for not being her race and 'contributing to whitewashing'. That isn't my goal, I just really like the character and her outfit and I'm afraid people will only see me as whitewashing her character. Any advice?
My advice is to cosplay the character anyway!
You are not whitewashing if you are a white person cosplaying as a POC. You are literally wearing a replica of the character’s clothes. That is not whitewashing at all.
In fact, if anyone tells you that you are whitewashing, tell them what I just said!
It’s hard to change people’s minds, and there isn’t really a chance that you will do so on the spot. However, they can’t tell you “take off that costume!” in the middle of the hall, right? Don’t let those people ruin your day. Rock that costume and have fun! <3