“Black cosplayers have had to awkwardly insert ourselves into the canon of science fiction fandom,”
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“Black cosplayers have had to awkwardly insert ourselves into the canon of science fiction fandom,”
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Noah Trotter, 21, a Black Panther enthusiast
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Mr. Dowell has found communities of online African-American cosplayers
 “It’s harder for you to be seen when you don’t look like some of the characters that we see in the comic world,” he said. “You take it in stride, but we always put our own black twist on it when we perform and dress-up.”
“We’re redefining cosplay because we’re putting our own spin on it,”
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 “We’re celebrating the revolution and the culture right now,” said Tia Kaufman, 26, with Chuk Okafor, 28.
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