Would dressing as Tiana from Princess and the Frog be a no go at ACen?
Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:20 PM
I know from reading on various sites that there are a verity of opinions on this. At cosplay.com people seemed fine with this idea, they say to go for it. On the other end you have people on Tumblr saying not to do it as there are a ton of heroines from Disney and other studios to do, why not do them instead. Thing is I really like this character a lot. She's the one princess out of the "official" princess grouping I admire the most, and I would love the chance to cosplay her to show my application of her.
At Anime Midwest I did see a girl who wasn't Asian playing Mulan, along with people saying at a cosplay panel that you shouldn't let your skin tone stop you from cosplaying a character that you love. The issue that I'm coming across is two things:
1. Worry that I would upset people and or confuse them. One suggestion I read for another person wanting to cosplay Tiana was get a blonde wig and say I'm Charlotte borrowing Tiana's dress. Which I think is more confusing then saying I'm Tiana.
2. I've seen reactions on some very authentic looking cosplay of Assassin's Creed Conner and Aveline where the cosplayers happened to have tans and were forced to take down their cosplay picture on Deviant art because of the fact that people were yelling at them over it.
So I'm curious, would people at ACen be offended if I cosplayed Tiana, or would it be okay? I'm rather nervous about posting this because I don't want to start some sort of war over this.
PS. I have no intention of darkening my skin tone or doing anything of the like for this Cosplay. What you see is what you get.
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:55 AM
I've seen tons of cosplayers who have a way different skin tone from their characters.
If all cosplayers looked exactly like who they were cosplaying, there wouldn't be a single homestuck cosplayer, VOCALOID cosplayer, Tokyo Mew Mew osplayer, etc. I don't see why skin tone is any different from hair color, etc.
I'm sure people will se the green dress and be fine with it.
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:45 AM
If you admire Tiana and want to channel her in cosplay, then go for it. Cosplay is not limited to race, gender, body type, or any other feature.
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:26 AM
In short, if you love her and can handle the jerks, go for it! But if you're more sensitive, find something else to cosplay.
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:23 AM
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:14 PM
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Posted 10 July 2014 - 02:00 PM
No matter who you are, you can cosplay. It's a fact. There is no "perfect skin tone" or "perfect height/body shape" EVER. Yes, people may comment, but also think how they may comment how great your cosplay is! Skin color does not matter. If you love that character, then you show it by cosplaying her. No one is limited to who they can dress up as. If people give you garbage for it, show your confidence. What always works for me is "sorry you feel that way," and end the discussion (if someone gives you a nasty remark). Cosplay is for YOU and for YOU to have fun. Who cares what the nasty people think. Go for it girl!
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 11:11 PM
Second, if you saw a person with dark skin tone dressing up as Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Rapunzel, Elsa, etc....would you be "offended"?
Here's a little fact about the modern world we live in: if you do ANYTHING unconventional, there is someone somewhere who is going to be pissed about it. The mere fact you're at an anime convention to begin with is pissing off someone somewhere. The fact that any adult would choose to dress up as a Disney Princess pisses off someone else somewhere. You're in for a rather mundane and dull life if you spend the rest of it trying not to offend anyone. The question therefore is whose opinion or feelings or whatever you want to call it you feel is worth paying any attention to and/or respecting and who you feel you do not owe any justification for your choices regardless of their own opinions/feelings/whatever...that they have to just "deal with it".
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:46 PM
and for those not familier with Saint Nicholas, he was a very early Bishop in the Catholic church around 3rd century A.D. and gave money to a poor man for his daughters to be able to get married and not have to become sex workers to make a living, he was the inspiration of Santa Clause today though Santa is based on a bunch of differant myths wound into the story of the character.