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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

Yoi

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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#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🎉