Cosplayers Celebrate Black History Month with #28DaysOfBlackCosplay

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The month of February is Black History Month in America and Canada and the nerd community is celebrating by highlighting Black cosplayers in outstanding costumes with the hashtag #28DaysofBlackCosplay. The movement was started by cosplay aficionado Chaka Cumberbatch to "foster a sense of pride and unity among Black cosplayers." You can read more about her motivations behind the hashtag at Here are some of the amazing images making the rounds on social media.

Maki Roll as Ryuko Matoi from Kill la Kill

Desiree E. Johnson as Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto

Olanrewaju Solo as Spike Spiegal (Cowboy Bebop)

Melissa Smith as Gwendolyn from the Saga comic series.

Dreaded Hood Cosplay as medieval Superman with medieval Wonder Woman.

BeeNerdish as Sailor Pluto, Human-form Luna, (Sailor Moon), Totoro, and in Ohtori Academy uniform (Revolutionary Girl Utena).

Shockolate Energy Cosplay as Dragonite (Pokémon) and Kirio Hakufune (Bleach)

Honey Bunny as Fran (Final Fantasy XII)

kcwebgirl as She-Ra

Aracknoid3 as Stacker Pentacost (Pacific Rim)

Bernard Hayman as new-era Cyclops (X-Men)

Mae as Ed (Cowboy Bebop)

Terrence Henderson as Barret Wallace(Final Fantasy VII)

Eric Moran and others as Science Ninja Team Gatchaman

Check out more cosplay at the Cosplaying While Black Tumblr and you can read more about Chaka's experiences in her piece for XO Jane.

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