Last night I had a talk with a good friend of mine about cosplaying and the media in general.
The topic of Heroes of Cosplay came up as I’d recently seen an episode and thought to myself, ‘why are there no black people on this?!’
As a black cosplayer, and I use black and not the term African American, which is a false term to me personally, it gives me hope to see other black people become recognized in a community that is predominantly either Caucasian and or Asian.
I’m not sure if it’s a participant thing, I for one would like to see the panels for who makes it to the final round of this show, but I want to be proud of the niche of black cosplayers. Especially those that compete.
I know only a few other black cosplayers and I look up to them. But I realize that I want us to stand the fuck out.
I wanna be the black Yaya Han! I wanna create beautiful costumes to give other people who cosplay hope and I wanna raise the bar on cosplay as a black female.
I’m not in the least bit a racist, just another black woman hoping to bust through a barrier that seems shut and chained…
2014 I’m not letting you brush by!
Hey gents and gals it’s your favorite pothead cosplayer, Awesum Crawford!
I’ve been MIA for too long. But I’m back and better than ever.
I have a slew of great things coming up for you guys like new stories and web series that you guys and girls can enjoy!
So stick around! I’ll catch you all on the flip side!