Rocket Raccoon– who was actually a real live five year old Latino boy underneath the mask.
by Kendra James
As I wrote for the The Daily Beast the best part of Comic-Con is always the ridiculously talented cosplayers wandering the halls. As a cosplayer myself, I know how challenging (and fun) designing, finding, and creating costumes for cons can be. With that in mind I wanted to showcase some of the costumed heroes, heroines and other beloved characters of colour Art and I spotted during this year’s con.
The tiniest Clark Kent
Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan)
Zuko and Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Maleficent and Aurora
The Black Widow
(Siblings) Thor, Black Widow, and Captain America
Buzz Lightyear (who had fully automated wings)
Captain America and The Winter Soldier (they each made their own costumes independently!)
Bert from Mary Poppins
Captain America and Patriot
Margaery Tyrell (myself) and Sansa Stark
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