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So I can finally say that my Silver Age Hawkwoman cosplay is finally complete. After much hard work, those wings weren’t easy!, it’s done and absolutely perfect. I never feel more powerful than when I am in this costume. :)

I think the biggest thing with this cosplay, and with any of my cosplays, is I hope I can inspire some other women of color to feel confident and comfortable about cosplaying in general but especially as characters outside their ethnicity, no matter anyone’s opinion on the matter. By being seen, I hope I can challenge some thought processes in the nerd community and show that diversity does exist in the fandom. Things are changing and we have to change with it.

I also really love bringing attention to a character that otherwise has been kind of left out on the sidelines in the comic world who is a badass, strong woman. We need more female characters like her and every time I see a young person, like the girl above, who gush and want a photo when they see me, I’m glad they know that someone else out there loves her too. :)

This is a question I get asked… well, a lot. I’ll probably never stop being asked this either. I’ll usually answer with “It’s fun” or “I don’t know, I just like this character,” when in reality there’s so much more that I want to say, but I’m always afraid of messing up my train of thought or confusing people with a longer answer. Some of my friends know that crossplaying is important to me but don’t understand exactly why or know any of the details, so I thought it would be a good idea to make a post explaining why I keep doing this!

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