I just watched all of Young Justice for the first time a few weeks ago, and it was so awesome. I know I’m late to the party, but everyone who had told me how great the show was, was almost underselling it. It was incredible, it felt like home. Usually I don’t go for shows that feature characters younger than me. But I think that is about some deep insecurity I have. What Young Justice brought for me, was the same feelings that I got as a kid watching Batman, Superman, The Justice League, Batman Beyond and so many more cartoons. It’s smart enough for grown ups to love it and fun enough for kids, no that these things are mutually exclusive to what either group is looking for. I have a list of kids shows that I watch all the time that weren’t around when I was a kid because they are so well done.
These shows also provide teenagers and kids a chance to cosplay as a group in pretty reasonable outfits. The show changed Zatanna’s classic fishnet stockings to be grey leggings, which is perfect for kids and still maintains the integrity of her classic look. That’s the kind of change that makes Young Justice such an accessible cosplay for kids and keeps it ok, even more, for their parents.
As it has been proven time and time again, cosplay is more fun with friends.
So I’ve been thinking about this for a while, since Baltimore Comic Con to be exact. I saw a young woman cosplaying as Storm from the X-Men. But she was white. It tool a second for me to go, oh she’s Storm. I think most people are used to cosplayers playing characters that are white and the cosplayer is not white, but is it acceptable for it to go the other way? My brother really likes Cyborg and would love to take on that costume as a challenge. But my brother is a ginger(pale white skin and bright red hair) and isn’t sure if that would be ok for him to make and then dress up as. We were talking about this for a while and neither one of us could answer the question. All we could come up with was we don’t know. So, I’m posing the question to the universe, since it’s totally cool for a character say to go from white to black (Nick Fury, Perry White) or for a cosplayer of color to cosplay a white character, such as Jay Justice, or Yaya Han, but is it ok for a white cosplayer to cosplay a black character such as Storm or Cyborg?
Bill Nye the Science Guy was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars last night.
Which just might have been the best thing for him. He suffered a torn tendon in his knee and the doctor did tell him not to dance. Or maybe it was decided that he shouldn’t be on the show anymore is this is how they were going to do it. So, I’m done with the show now, unless they decide to cast another icon from my childhood. Be warned fans of the Science Guy, this video is a little heart breaking.
Lauren Faust is a genius. Super Best Friends Forever was my absolute favorite DC Nation short. I also love The Power Puff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. But her biggest project right now is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The crazy things about it is that the people who are the most obvious fans of the show are adult men, the Bronies. But hey, I’m in my twenties and if I ever come across an episode of Arthur that is it for the next half hour I will be watching it. I was also in college when I got one of my books by Marc Brown Signed. Everyone else in line was maybe 8. So, good for Bronies. I can’t say that My Little Pony is really my thing(I like the more biting attitude of her other shows more), but I really like all the ways people dress up as the Ponies.
The 6 Main Characters. Pinky Pie, Rainbow Dash, Apple Jack, Shutter Fly, Rarity, and Twilight Sparkel.
I think we could all do with some kids shows in our life. So my understanding is that the basic things that make it a My Little Pony Cosplay is the right colored wig and ears. It’s also best to wear the colors of the pony’s coat and if possible put the cutie mark somewhere on your body. It’s also a Cosplay that you just can’t smile while wearing or be happy when you see it.