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was that taranee cosplayer in blackface? because that's straight up not okay, at all



I had no idea what blackface mean, so I had to google it, and if I am understanding correctly, then yes, I think she used makeup to portray a black character. As I said, I didn’t manage to see her in person so all I know are pictures of her, but as far as I know, she isn’t a person of color in real life (I’m sorry if anybody finds the term offensive, it’s the only one I know, semi-poor english and whatnot).
As for if it’s okay or not, I cannot say, I think it’s a way of perception. The person wanted to portray the character as good as possible and seeing as Taranee is not a white girl, she chose to color her skin. I’m guessing if she stayed white, other people would not be ok with her white-washing the character. 
I suppose in the end it’s impossible for everybody to be happy with her cosplay, unless she was actually a black person cosplaying Tara. 

Lies and propaganda.
If you’re white and want to cosplay a black character no one would cry about you NOT painting your skin a different colour for a costume.
Blackface is racist. Don’t change your skin colour if you’re cosplaying as characters from races that actually exist.

I’d love to agree with you, but I HAVE seen people being called out for white washing :/ 
have a read: http://ughsocialjustice.tumblr.com/post/57317762271/white-people-cosplaying-characters-of-color-is-a-form & http://jedifreac.tumblr.com/post/25543159730/the-lose-lose-situation-for-white-cosplayers (second one is mostly to back up my comment that there is a thing as being attacked for whitewashing)
http://rufflebuttcosplay.tumblr.com/post/19928207854/so-hi-im-the-anthy-in-the-picture-here <- cosplay is for fun. 

I hate the fact that people often forget cosplay is for fun and storm in with the racism arguments.. 
Is this cosplayer’s blackface racist? - yes.
Did she intentionally do it to insult somebody - no. I don’t think she saw it as being racist, I highly doubt she would’ve done it if she knew people will be offended by it. 

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When your animators change your character so you can fit in the awful snob rich blonde trope.


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aand here is my Elyon cosplay! waiting for better photos

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The W.I.T.C.H. graphic novels actually taught me a ton about drawing, poses, color, etc. I used to copy from the books to learn. It’s also the closest thing to manga/anime that I ever got into. 

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