Cosplay and Skin Color- opinions?
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Posted 8/8/13
Hi guys~
I just wanted to hear your takes on how much skin color really matters in cosplay. When you see a someone cosplaying a character with a light skin tone, but their skin tone is darker, what thoughts do you have? Is their cosplay less becuase of it? Or can you focus on their whole package despite?

Cosplaying is a fun hobby, and because of my dark skin tone, I've only felt comfortable cosplaying dark-skinned characters. I'm not sure if I should get more into cosplay or not, because there really aren't very many darker-skinned anime characters out there!

What are your thoughts and opinions?

Note: I am NOT referring to racism here. Just the art of cosplay. :3 So no meanies allowed~!
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iZombiBombi wrote:

Hi guys~
I just wanted to hear your takes on how much skin color really matters in cosplay. When you see a someone cosplaying a character with a light skin tone, but their skin tone is darker, what thoughts do you have? Is their cosplay less becuase of it? Or can you focus on their whole package despite?

Cosplaying is a fun hobby, and because of my dark skin tone, I've only felt comfortable cosplaying dark-skinned characters. I'm not sure if I should get more into cosplay or not, because there really aren't very many darker-skinned anime characters out there!

What are your thoughts and opinions?

Note: I am NOT referring to racism here. Just the art of cosplay. :3 So no meanies allowed~!


This is an excellent topic of discussion, but there is an existing thread dealing with this topic that was started just a few days ago. Please do tell your story, opinion, and concerns there, and hopefully more discussion will happen.

/forumtopic-814411

It was originally titled: "Should I cosplay white characters" but I like your more broad topic title and think it encourages better discussion, so I'm going to rename that existing thread to "Cosplay and Skin Color"

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