It’s that most affirming and positive time of the year: February ushers in a celebration of Black history. In conjunction, Black artists within the geek community have gathered in solidarity to once again appreciate one another’s immense talent in the famous #28DaysofBlackCosplay. Started by Princess Mentality Cosplay (Princessology on Instagram), cosplayers have taken to social media to share and retweet pictures of Black cosplayers displaying their love for cosplay and the creative license it grants them. You can check out Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to witness the beauty. Here are my favorite incredible cosplayers spotted on Instagram this week!

Izzy Saeko

Instagram: Izzy Saeko
Who are they: Dark Magician Girl from Yu-Gi-Oh!


This cosplay seriously TOOK MY BREATH away. The pose, the outfit, that LOOK. Thank you for this art!



Instagram: Wannabedeli
Who are they: Sora from Kingdom Hearts

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???ᎡᎬᏩᎪᎡᎠᏞᎬᏚᏚ ᎾF ᏔᎪᎡNᏆNᏩᏚ, ᎢᎻᎬ FᏌᎢᏌᎡᎬ ᎠᎾᎬᏚN'Ꭲ ᏚᏟᎪᎡᎬ ᎷᎬ ᎪᎢ ᎪᏞᏞ??? I’ve loved Sora since I was a kid so finally cosplaying him is dream come true!!! The cosplay has some parts that need fixing but I’m glad I decide to bring him to katsu yesterday! I feel so good as him!! I cant wait till summer gets here so I can take some beach photos!! But I hope I can get photos at the little town in the Gaylord cuz it has major traverse town vibes #sora #khsora #khcosplay #soracosplay #kingdomheartssoracosplay #sorakingdomhearts #kingdomheartssora #kingdomhearts #kingdomhearts3 #kingdomhearts3d #kh3 #kh3ddd #khchainofmemories #kingdomheartsdreamdropdistance #kingdomheartscosplay #squareenix #squareenixgames #squareenixcosplay #sqenix #poccosplay #blackcosplayer #cosplay #costest

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My heart! This Sora is just the cutest, just in time to help celebrate the release of Kingdom Hearts III!

Banzai Wolf Burger

Instagram: Banzai Wolf Burger
Who are they: Stain from My Hero Academia

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“You’re about as far away from a hero then I could imagine, aha and that’s why you’ll die tonight Ingenium” Didn’t get to connect with @gimmiecookie at Blerdcon but he definitely found me at @animenyc and took some good shots of me right before I left! Huge thanks brother this photos truly looks amazing and psychotic as hell!!!! – – – #AnimeNYC #animenyc2018 #myheroacademia #bokunoheroacademia #herokillerstain #Stain #HeroKiller #Quirk #BloodCurdle #FoodChainCosplay #animecosplay #myheroacademiacosplay #bokunoheroacademiacosplay #StainCosplay #herokillerstaincosplay #blood #swords #knives #funimation #crunchyroll #vizmedia #anime #manga #cosplay #deku #izukumidoriya #tenyaiida #shototodoroki #funimationcosplay #animecosplay

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This badass Stain cosplay reminds you why you should never cross the dreaded Hero Killer!


Ebunni-purrl Cosplay

Instagram: Ebunni-purrl Cosplay
Who are they: Mira Naigus from Soul Eater


UMMMM okay, what a badass?! Knowing next to nothing about Soul Eater, I can safely say that I wouldn’t bet against Mira.

Xero Gravity

Instagram: Xero Gravity
Who are they: Negasonic Teenage Warhead from X-Men


Hold please while this hero tries to find a damn to give. Xero Gravity knocks this look out of the park!!

Come back next week for more our favorites from #28DaysofBlackCosplay! BNP has interviews with cosplayers from across the country, you can find them all in our Cosplay Corner.

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  • Oona Sura is a cosplay enthusiast with an appreciation for Framboise Lambic, Haruki Murakami, and cats. Catch her at the next anime convention on the East Coast!

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