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BODY POSITIVE COSPLAY APPRECIATION!

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This is a body postive blog. This blog is for the love and appreciation of under appericated cosplayers. This love and appreciation is expressed through the posting of awesome, epic and badass cosplays who just so happen to be 'plus size', or otherwise have 'non-ideal' body types.

While the main focus of this blog is larger cosplayers, PLUS-SIZED DOES NOT EQUATE TO UGLY OR WRONG, FAT IS NOT A BAD WORD and being called plus-sized is not an insult! There are many body types that fall under this heading (for the purposes of this blog) and it is the intention of this blog to show that you don't need to be shaped like an action figure or a model to have brilliant cosplay and look amazing. The goal is to celebrate ALL body types that don't fall under the generally accepted 'ideal'.

Far too often we only see these cosplayers posted and used in order for people to body police and to tell others what they should and should do within a hobby that is meant to be fun, enjoyable and often times empowering.

There will be NONE of that nonsense here. If you submit and I feel that you are submitting something just to 'take the piss' and be an arsehole I will not post it. If it continues I will simply ban you. Likewise, if you reblog something from this blog and add anything nasty, mean, body-policing or out of turn I will block you from this blog.

I will not allow the mean-spirited trolls of the internets to muck-up what this blog is meant to be about.

I am not perfect and therefore may occasionally make blunders when sending things to the queue to share, but I will be taking extra care from now on when making queuing runs. If you find a photo of yourself here and you wish it not to be simply send a message to the ask box and it will be removed with apologies.

Thank you, Management.

cosplayingwhileblack:

Character: Princess Peach
Series: Super Mario Bros
Cosplayer:  brichibi
Costume by:  snowtigra
SUBMISSION
Submitter’s Comments
 One of the best things about cosplay is becoming that character, not just to yourself, but to the people around you.  Yes, sometimes, people say nasty things if you are a certain race or body type, but other times, magic happens.  I know it sounds cheesy calling it “magic” but there’s no other way to describe it. 
Case in point: this picture.
While walking around a convention one day in my Peach cosplay (completely with frying pan, because I’m a strong, independent princess who don’t need no plumber savin’ me) I walked pass this kid dressed like a Power Ranger.  The kid stopped, stared at me, and I smiled and waved to him.  He immediately ran up to me and was like, “Are you Princess Peach?!”  I smiled more and said, “Yes, I am.”  He was so incredibly happy, like, he actually believed that I was Princess Peach, like I had walked out of the video game to walk around the hallway at an anime convention.
It’s here that I realize that despite the nasty things that are said about cosplayers sometimes, for whatever reason, the true beauty of doing this is for moments like that, when someone really, truly believes that this character is real.  They don’t look at race, size, gender, or things like that.  They don’t care.  To them, you really are that character, and you just made their day a thousand times better.
So I knelt down, wrapped my arm around him, and he put on his Power Rangers mask so we could take a picture with him.  Afterwards, he proceeded to demonstrate some awesome Power Ranger moves for me, to which I just smiled and clapped for him before his sister smiled and told him that they should be on their way.  Then, she thanked me, because she knew that I had made that kid’s day.
To which I replied, “No, thank you.”

cosplayingwhileblack:

Character: Princess Peach

Series: Super Mario Bros

Cosplayer:  brichibi

Costume by:  snowtigra

SUBMISSION

Submitter’s Comments

One of the best things about cosplay is becoming that character, not just to yourself, but to the people around you.  Yes, sometimes, people say nasty things if you are a certain race or body type, but other times, magic happens.  I know it sounds cheesy calling it “magic” but there’s no other way to describe it.

Case in point: this picture.

While walking around a convention one day in my Peach cosplay (completely with frying pan, because I’m a strong, independent princess who don’t need no plumber savin’ me) I walked pass this kid dressed like a Power Ranger.  The kid stopped, stared at me, and I smiled and waved to him.  He immediately ran up to me and was like, “Are you Princess Peach?!”  I smiled more and said, “Yes, I am.”  He was so incredibly happy, like, he actually believed that I was Princess Peach, like I had walked out of the video game to walk around the hallway at an anime convention.

It’s here that I realize that despite the nasty things that are said about cosplayers sometimes, for whatever reason, the true beauty of doing this is for moments like that, when someone really, truly believes that this character is real.  They don’t look at race, size, gender, or things like that.  They don’t care.  To them, you really are that character, and you just made their day a thousand times better.

So I knelt down, wrapped my arm around him, and he put on his Power Rangers mask so we could take a picture with him.  Afterwards, he proceeded to demonstrate some awesome Power Ranger moves for me, to which I just smiled and clapped for him before his sister smiled and told him that they should be on their way.  Then, she thanked me, because she knew that I had made that kid’s day.

To which I replied, “No, thank you.”

— 1 year ago with 183 notes
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