Black History Month may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t continue to appreciate the culture and contributions of black men and women to our society and the world at large (like these black stylists and designers). The latest example we’re obsessing over is from Instagram: Kiera, a beauty blogger/cosplayer who slays stereotypes. For Black History Month, she’s using her Instagram account to (among other things) singlehandedly prove that our favorite TV, film, and comic book heroes are every bit as awesome when portrayed by a woman of color.
“For the month of February I’m participating in 28 days of black cosplay,” she wrote. “Meaning that the cosplayer is black (not specifically the character who they are trying to portray is).” Keep scrolling to see our favorites from her feed.
Here she is as Korra from The Legend of Korra. She absolutely slays the look!
She’s also transformed herself into Kida from Atlantis.
And for anyone who has ever loved Disney Channel from the early aughts: she even dressed as ass-kicking secret agent Kim Possible. We love Kiera’s RL spin on the look!
And lastly, here’s her take on Hermione. Gorgeous. While we’ve already seen Hermione portrayed by a woman of color in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (a move that was totally supported by JK Rowling), her version still blows our minds. We’d love to see more traditionally white female characters recast as POCs.
Who’s your favorite character? Tell us @BritandCo!
(Photo via Warner Brothers)