For some people cosplay — dressing up as characters from books, movies and video games — is a lifestyle, and on Instagram there is an entire world of black women who cosplay. The detail that goes into their looks is tremendous, with many doing their own makeup, costume design and creation, and photography. There are dozens of black women cosplaying on Instagram, but here are a few of the definite standouts.

Kiera Please
@kieraplease
IG Followers: 355K

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PanteronaCosplay
@panteronacosplay
IG Followers: 13.9K

https://www.instagram.com/panteronacosplay/
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Kay Bear
@kayyybear
IG Followers: 102K

https://www.instagram.com/kayyybear/
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Black Krystel
@blackkrystel
IG Followers: 24K

https://www.instagram.com/blackkrystel/
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Ashe
@mynamesash_
IG followers: 32.4K

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Makisol
@makisol
IG followers: 86.5K

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Lynne
@brownelegz
IG followers: 992

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Veronica Sherie
@fun_size_cosplay
IG followers: 1K

https://www.instagram.com/fun_size_cosplay/
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Moon
@moondiyosa
IG followers: 16.9K

https://www.instagram.com/moondiyosa/
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Francesca Taylor
@francheezy24_7
IG followers: 1.8K

https://www.instagram.com/francheezy24_7/
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Who are some of your favorite black woman cosplayers on Instagram?

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15 Comments on "[Pics] Meet Instagram’s Black Cosplay Queens"

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Itachisbae

Instagram.com/junkothegoddess
Instagram.com/wreck_it_ooc
Facebook.com/afrocosplay

Marmaduke

Too cool!! And they are all so beautiful! These gave me halloween ideas for years to come. Thanks ladies!

Rochelle

I love all of these–except for Moana. As the cosplayer is not Polynesian, she shouldn’t be cosplaying a Polynesian character in cultural garments, and many Polynesians have said that non-Polynesians should not as it’s disrespectful to their culture. Just last year you wrote an article on why non-Native POC/black women should not dress up as Native Americans/Pocahontas/etc, why is Moana/Indigenous/Polynesian culture any different?

Ashley Perry

These are all so cool. :3

Ashley Perry

Canary from HunterxHunter <3

shanunu

My favorite cosplayer is @nalytia on instagram!!

Alison

AMAZING!!! I love seeing cosplayers with great costumes and makeup 🙂 It’s even more interesting when they don’t limit themselves to characters with the same skin complexion and/or ethnicity 😀 . I’m not a cosplayer but I think it would be super fun to try 😉

Guest Writer

This is so cool! These ladies are fierce!

Chantell

Effin awesome!! All of them!

Tish

I was hoping for at least one plus size cosplayer… Sigh.

Alison

Oh sorry 🙁 Maybe, you can suggest one and ask BGLH to update the article afterwards? It’s just a randam idea, I really don’t know if that’s possible but that would be nice 🙂

Lock

Wish they added the cosplayer sora kitsune!

TWA4now

Nice cosplay! They all look good!

Locs Girl

Can’t just pick one, they’re all good!

Rhi

damn she killed this, especially the Hermoine one

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