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#28DaysofBlackCosplay Spotlight 

In honor of #28DaysofBlackCosplay, check out a handful of the many fantastic black cosplayers from our Tomb Raider community!

Created in 2015 by cosplayer Chaka Cumberbatch-Tinsley as a “celebration of unity and pride”, #28DaysofBlackCosplay has become an international geek-culture movement. Learn more via her recent Buzzfeed interview. 

We can’t wait to see how the annual event continues to grow!


Photo Credits, In order of appearance:

We need to talk about Belle’s pockets.

The 2017 and 1991 Beauty and the Beast  is set in 18 century France. This is seen in the architecture and clothing and even some of the mannerisms of the characters. (It’s not 100% accurate because it is a Disney Fairytale and liberties were taken.)

Now about the clothing. I’ve been doing some research for some unrelated things and I found a cool video on clothing in the 18th century. (You can watch it here.) The most intersting thing I found was the pockets. Yes, POCKETS. Ladies actually had pockets in their dresses back then!! This is the even cooler part. They were more or less small bags that hung at the hip. They were worn under a couple of layers and all of those layers had slits in them to allow access to the pocket. 

Heres whats so cool about Emma Watson’s Belle. She wears her pockets on the outside of her dress. Not only are they accurate to what pockets looked like in the 18th century, but they are seen. At the time, pockets were a very private thing. They were often stolen by being cut off a lady- thus you wear them under so many layers. It was also one of your only private places to hide things (small houses or maids poking around). Belle is making a pretty big satement wearing her pockets outside of her dress. 1) she has nothing of great value. 2) she trusts her fellow towns people not to steal what she does have. 3) She doesn’t care that people can see her pockets (I mean she also has her skirt tucked into her waist band so…) 4) She has no secrets. She’s an open book. ;)

So there you go. Bravo to the costume designer, Jacqueline Durran!

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#28DaysOfBlackAnime

Today’s Anime Character we’re celebrating today is Atsuko Jackson from Michiko to Hatchin.
• • Atsuko grew up in the same orphanage as Michiko and those two have been fighting every since! Now a cop Atsuko has been trying to keep Michiko behind bars,& she’s been responsible for sending her away all 12 times!
• • Who do you think we should celebrate tomorrow⁉️ COMMENT DOWN BELOW & REMEMBER WE’LL BE CELEBRATING 28 DAYS OF BLACK ANIME CHARACTERS ALL MONTH LONG SO HIT THAT FOLLOW BUTTON

GUYS.
Look at this picture.
This was seriously my favorite cosplayer from the entire weekend at Katsucon. @yukipri as Stammi Vicino Yuuri. Her outfit had SO MANY rhinestones and jewels that she put on individually, AND her costume LIT. UP.

We met some other Yuri on Ice cosplayers, and they asked us “Have you guys seen the light up Yuuri yet?”
We then made it our mission to find her. And I am so happy that we did. She was beautiful, and her costume was amazing. Also super nice.
Her art is also REALLY awesome, and you should follow her!!

Yuuri- @yukipri
Yurio- @kymbawee
Minami- @whimsicalparadox

Photo is not mine, but belongs to @yukipri

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#28DaysofBlackAnime

 Today’s Anime Character we’re celebrating today is Michiko Malandro From the anime Michiko to Hatchin.

 Michiko is a strong, independent woman, who escaped the worlds most guarded prison, with connections from a special man from her past. Michiko rescues young Hatchin (Daughter of said man) from her abusive foster parents. The dynamic duo tries to gain their freedom together. To watch the story between these women catch the show on @Funimation 

 Who do you think we should celebrate tomorrow⁉️ COMMENT DOWN BELOW & REMEMBER WE’LL BE CELEBRATING DARK SKIN ANIME CHARACTERS ALL MONTH LONG SO HIT THAT FOLLOW BUTTON🎉 

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Pretty sure I found Angelica’s jacket in real historical fashion! Look at the shape of the jacket and lapels, the placement of the side front buttons, the matching fichu — practically the same thing. Pretty cool!


More Hamilton dresses and historical fashion here

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Does this count for Rhack? Youmacon 2017 Borderlands Photoshoot

This is what happens when one of the many Jack’s request for “Rhys worshiping the Handsome Jack Booty” and you are the only Rhys there. I then called these series of pictures “Jackass” Your welcome Fandom

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When my parents bust into my room at 3:00am excepting me to be doing drugs or some shit but all I’m really doing is watching a gay ass anime about a bunch of guys figure skating…

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Two shots of the Queen and my concept painting that inspired the costume. Worn by Savannah Rucks, crown constructed by Rachel DiVeta, photographed by Daniel McCook, draped and sewn by David McCarthy, and designed by Henry Wilkinson.

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#28DaysOfBlackAnime

•Today’s Anime Character we’re celebrating today is Franceska Mila Rose from BLEACH

•Franceska is the 55th Arrancar
in Sōsuke Aizen’s army, she’s strong and beautiful with a good head on her shoulders.To watch Bleach check out @crunchyroll

Who do you think we should celebrate tomorrow⁉️ COMMENT DOWN BELOW & REMEMBER WE’LL BE CELEBRATING 28 DAYS OF BLACK ANIME CHARACTERS ALL MONTH LONG SO HIT THAT FOLLOW BUTTON🎉