tumblr doesn’t believe
in double standards
Double standards are double the stupid. :/
No, actually, people of color get A LOT of shit for cosplaying white characters.
Still. Yes, you should be able to cosplay whomever you want.
Anyone who knows me knows just how much of a giant pulsating boner I have for canonical accuracy.
But that being said even I think that anyone who criticizes a cosplayer because of a difference in ethnicity is a fucking troll. I mean Jesus Christ there’s a difference between expecting appreciation, respect and effort out of someone and expecting them to do the impossible.
Oh well you know if you’re white and cosplaying Korra you could probably wear some kind of body paint to darken your skin or somthi-
Oh wait that’s racist too.
There are solutions you could employ if you’re really dedicated but they do tend to be incredibly bothersome and not really the sort of thing that anyone should really feel obligated to do (unless you’re dressing up like a Homestuck troll or something where having a specific/unnatural skin color is just straight up required for it to even be a proper cosplay.)
And yes there is the “Blackface” thing to look out for where if you do it wrong it looks more insulting than accurate.