Black Lady Cosplayer Chaka Cumberbatch
Adam Rifkin stashed this in That's racist!
She says some people hate on her for do splaying as a black woman. :(
I’m thankful that the black cosplay community has encouraging blogs like Cosplaying While Black and World of Black Heroes, so now anyone who might be curious about joining in won’t have to worry about feeling out-of-place and will also have a reference to see how certain colors, styles, and characters look when portrayed by someone who shares similar features.
We have celebrity support as well–Gail Simone, the current writer of DC’s Batgirl has given her stamp of approval to cosplayers of color time and time again–she even told me she liked my Batgirl on Halloween! (And if Gail Simone likes what you’re doing, then everyone else can take a step to the left because Gail Simone.)
Her blog post describes how her Cosplay brings all the racists to the yard on Tumblr, deviantART, 4chan, etc.
Sad -- look how good her Sailor Jane Venus is: