Ok but see the last anon is looking for validation from you even though you're not black. And were the majority of notes from those asks even from black people? Sorry but it's starting to feel like this is turning into a matter of speaking over black folks to make white-passing cosplayers feel better.
You’re right. I didn’t check. That was wrong of me and I’m sorry.
To the other anon, you should definitely talk to a cosplayer who is black.
I have a question about the Zecora matter.. What if Zecora was the person's favorite character & they wanted to cosplay her simply for that reason? The person isn't intending any racism in any way, they just love Zecora & are enjoying the opportunity to dress as her. I understand how people are her as a PoC pony, but I don't think it's always a matter of racism, just generally having fun :)
I’m not Black, so I shouldn’t weigh in on this. But this ask and this ask got the most notes, so I’m assuming that those are the asks that the most people agree with =] I think you should be fine to cosplay Zecora if you really really want, so long as you don’t do brown or blackface.
the only disrespectful thing about zecora being cosplayed by a white person is if said white person used black face and perhaps an oversexualized/fetishizing costume of the culture, at least how i see it.
This makes sense, thank you kind anon =]
Can I confess something? First, I automatically unfollow anyone who draws Twilight Sparkle as white. She and the others can be any other race or ethnicity under the sun, but Twi is NOT a white ponygirl. Second, non-black people who cosplay as Zecora should be banned from cosplay. They not only look awful, but it's also damn difficult to do without being racist, and I've never seen a single one do it right. Thanks for letting me get my unpopular opinions off my chest. Keep up the great work.
That’s not nice! The first part I at least kind of understand, because obviously white humanized ponies bore me to tears, but I think anyone should be able to cosplay any character, regardless of race! I’m sure plenty of people from many different racial and ethnic backgrounds could pull off a Zecora cosplay :3
You just tagged a picture of Twilight Sparkle as Pinkie Pie. ...What?
I did?! *checks* OH NO I DID. D: When I was queueing up the posts I guess the tags got messed up! I’ll go fix them now.
<do you have any pics of ponies dressed as catrinas (or day of the dead make up?)
I don’t! D: Which is a shame, because I’d love to see that.
Can any of my followers point me in the right direction?
Hi! As a pegasister who loves your blog, but also a hijabi and a Muslim, I want to point out that hijab!Rarity, if she IS Muslim, would have to cover her arms as well ^.^ the whole point of hijab is that her body is covered all the way except face and arms and maybe feet too <3
I was just thinking today that a blog called "Ponies of Color" that hilighted art and photographs of humanized pony people as PoCs would be brilliant. Imagine my surprise when I found the name was already taken. Imagine my delight when I saw it was being put to such good use. Keep up the awesome work.
yay!!!! thank you anon!!
i’m excited for the new season, i heard its premiering November 10th! Ponies of Color, along with the rest of the fandom, will probably get a lot more active around then!
Can we send cosplays? (in case we can, expect a latin american Dr Whooves soon)
Since we're on the subject of stereotypes, am I the only one who gets really annoyed and uncomfortable whenever Pinkie Pie is drawn fat? Don't get me wrong, I love positive representations of fat people, (as a big girl myself, it means so much to me. Heck, Pinkie Pie is my favorite pony!) but I think it reinforces the stereotype: "fat people are fat because they eat too much junk food!". The fact that bronies ALWAYS make Pinkie Pie the "token fat one" bothers me because of the fat stereotype.
You’re not the only one, no. That makes a lot of sense.