I have a question

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.  cyborg-teen-titans  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?


Baltimore Comic Con Pictures

At BCC I went as Powergirl and my brother went as Death Stroke.  Here are some of the awesome cosplayers we saw there.  All of the people we met there were super friendly and the floor was one of my favorites.  My only real criticism was that there weren’t enough panels and even more importantly they weren’t strategically placed panels.  It may not have been the best plan to put artist panels against artist panels, and comic book industry panels against other comic book industry panels.  But the atmosphere was awesome, and for me that can be even more important.  Nice people attending and running these shows is the number 1 thing for me.  Making friends and having a great time can make up for the lack of somethings that I want.


TeenTitans vs. Death Stroke.
These kids came out of no where to attack my brother. That was so perfect. Everyone was in character. You can see the smiles on the titans’ faces.


Even The Avengers eventually start to age


I did my best to take as many pictures with as many Supergirls as I could. It just made me happy.


Someone lost their Blossom, I hope she found her Trainer.


These are some great XMen but to be honest I’m not sure which XMen they are.


Darth’s costume lit up and flashed. So much joy.


Wonder Woman and Black Canary. I like that they took their costumes from the Bombshell Toy Line.


There are so many costumes where I stop for a second and think people are doing Xena and Gabby that I get so excited when it really is Xena and Gabby


Link, a staple at every Con


This Kid is the GREATEST cosplayer alive. He was so excited to be the Doctor and couldn’t be more into everything he saw. Awesome job Doctor.


His mustache was drawn on pretty well, it took a few seconds to realize it was just marker.


T I found some more Supergirls, and Lobo.


I have to find Static Shock at every Convention, it isn’t really a convention without him.


Since this was the convention where everyone was talking about Batwoman it’s good to know she was already there taking care of herself.


Tron! I think it’s super awesome when people’s costumes light up.


There were a whole bunch of different Wonder Women at BCC, and they all came with a different cool way to play her


Raven started yelling at Death Stroke across the lobby. It was a magical moment.


I love her utility belt.


My favorite of all the Supergirls I found that weekend

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Now this last picture is my personal favorite.  See I did something dumb, I forgot to take a picture of me and my brother together.  He just started college too, so I can’t just bug him at home to take a picture with me.  I searched far and wide, and I found this.


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