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Wonder Woman Cosplayer Highlighted For Black History Month

We need more of this in America!

A photo posted by the Facebook Page Cosplay In America shares a story from Wonder Woman -4-Hire, a woman who cosplays (costume / dresses up as) at Comic Book Conventions, as a part of a viral movement called 28 Days of Black Cosplay.

Wonder Woman shares that at the third Comic-Con she attended, a little girl ran up to her and was extremely excited because she was too, African American.

Read a blurb from her story below the photo:

"At the third con I attended a little girl ran ...

"At the third con I attended a little girl ran up to me so excited and almost in tears. She said "Wonder Woman! Wonder Woman! You're brown like me!" Her parents took a picture of the two of us together and thanked me for showing her daughter that she could be any character that she chose to be.

 

This sets a great image for younger girls (and boys)  that are interested in comic books and gaming, because many characters in that world are depicted white. Many outlets such as BuzzFeed or Black Girl Nerds try to highlight some patrons that think outside the box, and create costumes that are for all races.

 

Take a peek at some of the creativity from all realms, from Star Wars, to Sailor Moon, To Disney, and Comic Books Below:

 

Rey & Poe Dameron From Star Wars

 

The Joker & Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad

 

Kiki From Kiki's Delivery Service

For the month of October, I'm doing #31days of #casualcosplay! Starting off #day1 with #kiki from #kikisdeliveryservice, one of all time #childhoodfavorite films. #cosplay #blackcosplayer #casualcosplayoctober #anime #miyazaki #studioghibli #halloween #witch #naturalhair #blackgirlsarekawaii

See this Instagram photo by @prairieloup * 57 likes

Catwoman

Never enough #catwoman. #batman #dccomics #hartfordcomiccon #meow #cosplay #cosplayer #blackcosplayer

See this Instagram photo by @breethev * 102 likes

 

Queen Serenity From Sailor Moon (With Sailor Moon)

#motherdaughter #sailormoon #cosplay #dragoncon2015 #dragoncon #queenserenitycosplay #QueenSerenity #blackcosplayer #blackcosplay #moonie #princess #princessserenity #MoonGoddess

See this Instagram photo by @tianaajo * 50 likes

 

Chocolate Covered Cosplay's Renditions of Multiple Characters

Chocolate Covered Cosplay updated their... - Chocolate Covered Cosplay | Facebook

Chocolate Covered Cosplay updated their cover photo.

 

Cammy and Chun Li from Street Fighter

Cosplaying as Cammy with Chun Li from Streetfighter at the Megacon. #cosplay #cammy #cammywhite #megacon #megacon2014 #chunli #blackcosplayer #blackcosplay

See this Instagram photo by @skittlegoddesscosplay * 25 likes

 

Spider-Man

T-Stunning Spidey added a new photo. - T-Stunning Spidey | Facebook

T-Stunning Spidey added a new photo.

 

A Male Version of Storm From X-Men

I am a force to be reckoned with! #Storm #XMen ...

I am a force to be reckoned with! #Storm #XMen #Rule63 photo by Bishop Cosplay

 

 

 

 

Read the rest of Wonder Woman-4-Hire's story here.

 

Amy Cooper is the type of journalist that when asked "What do you bring to the table," she replies "I am the table.