Who the hell is this Tinkerbell?
Last I checked; Tinkerbell was a nasty cold, mean ass bitch like this:
And what about this:
Or even this as well:
So I ask who the hell is this:
Because she sure as heck ain’t Tinkerbell.
Amen someone finally brought this out
i have a theory that after she lost her fairy friends and has to put up with peter she becomes a takes no shit bitch
oh it got sad
*sees good art*
*thinks I can art*
*tries to art*
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when you’re a two-dimensional dog just trying to have fun at a three-dimensional playground
I got one ;-;
Please? This looks fun
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All this time
I drank you like the cure when maybe
you were the poison. — Clementine von Radics (via quotes-shape-us)
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part of me wants to do really well in school and get an amazing job and the other part of me just wants to lie on the floor and do nothing ever because i’m gonna die in the end anyway
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"I haven’t worn my Tiana cosplay since a group on tumblr tore me apart for "white-washing" her. It really hurts because her character is the only one I relate to, and helped me to push through when I was working two jobs and struggling to get through university. Now it just feels like I can’t even show my appreciation to her because there are ‘plenty of other princesses for me to dress up as’"
Don’t let them do that to you confessor! Everyone deserves fair treatment. When black people want to wear cosplays of white characters people say it’s racist to put them down for it. Yet they try and twist it when its the reversal. Putting down anyone because they aren’t the same color as character when they are just cosplaying for fun is racist. Sure there aren’t many characters for black people to cosplay which really stinks but that doesn’t mean white people can’t cosplay as black characters and whatever they want too. It’s just as racist to try and hate on a white person for wanting to dress up as a black character they admire. I applaud you anon for wearing a Tiana cosplay. The reason we cosplay is because we love the characters and want to pay tribute to them. You have EVERY right to express your love to a character.
While I wholeheartedly agree that the OP shouldn’t be bullied for cosplaying Tiana and that cosplay is more about character appreciation rather than representation (though there are lines that should not be crossed even if it’s cosplay), it isn’t just about skin color.
The reason the OP’s haters are so defensive is for one, like you mentioned, canon black characters are hard to come by. It’s understandable for people to be defensive over the few characters they can dress as without any problem (but definitely not to the point of harassment). There’s also the fact that black cosplayers catch a lot of flack for dressing as non-black characters. There’s also the issue that historically white people have dressed as people of color as a form of entertainment and mockery (I’m not saying that it is the OP’s intent, but the situation could be seen as problematic in that context).
Cosplay definitely has more flexibility as far as representation goes. We are able to identify with characters who are not of our race and dressing as them is our way of appreciating them. But that doesn’t erase any problematic aspects of fandom or any kind of historical/social/cultural context that’s lingered.
What needs to be understood that the OP, regardless of their intent, still comes from a place of privilege as far as representation is concerned. There is a definite difference in the number of white female characters compared to black female characters. All in all, there’s nothing wrong with the OP dressing up as Tiana no more than a black cosplayer dressing up as Belle. And the bullying that they’ve gone through is unacceptable. But, it cannot be ignored that there are other issues involved in this other than the OP dressing up as their favorite character.
THANK YOU, YOU HAVE EXPRESSED WHAT I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ARGUE 1000 TIMES BETTER THAN I DID!!!!!!!!
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