This February marks another year of #28DaysOfBlackCosplay! Chaka Cumberbatch, a fellow cosplayer and social media manager for Pokemon, started this hashtag a few years ago. The purpose of the hashtag is to increase visibility and showcase the talents of these black cosplayers.
Unfamiliar with cosplay?
For those unfamiliar with cosplay, it’s the practice of dressing up as a character. The character can be from a work of fiction like comic books or anime to a completely original creation. It’s a fun hobby that really allows people to flex their skills and a great outlet for creativity.
Check out these 28 Black cosplayers:
While cosplay is a hobby for everyone, the community itself can be alienating for a lot of black cosplayers. As the name suggests, the hashtag is used throughout the entirety of February for Black History Month. Searching the tag on any social media platform is a great way to discover and support black cosplayers. To start you off, we have a list of 28 black cosplayers that you should check out!
That’s all for our #28DaysOfBlackCosplay roundup! The black cosplay community is filled to the brim with all levels of talent, skill, and creativity. Make sure to support black cosplayers all year-round with hashtags like #blackcosplayer and #blackcosplayershere!
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