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Hijabi Lolita: conversations on Faith, Fashion, and Fandom. “It’s rather fascinating that after one article, there became a massive flood in more websites creating a story about this,” said Noor Al-Kattan, better known as fashion blogger Sugar Noor: one of the progenitors of the hijabi Lolita trend.

Hijabi Lolita: conversations on Faith, Fashion, and Fandom

In a recent interview with Vice, fellow hijabi Lolita Alyssa Salazar named Al-Kattan as her style inspiration. Though published by Vice in June, the piece has gotten huge traction in the last week; it’s been written up by everyone from Nerdist, to Bustle, to Yahoo. “It’s funny how something can be around for years, before it gets picked up by the media,” Al-Kattan said, “but I think it’s great that the content is all positive – to be receiving awareness like this is wonderful.

The Lolita style is a popular Japanese street fashion and subculture that can be traced to at least the 1970s if not earlier. Like Punk or Hip-Hop, it was defined and popularized by youth culture as opposed to the mainstream. Photo of Sherry as Usagi by Zenkih. Japanese Twitter celebrates new “Muslim Lolita fashion” trend 【Pics】 Japanese culture has spread throughout the world with food, anime, video games, and more.

Japanese Twitter celebrates new “Muslim Lolita fashion” trend 【Pics】

But one region that hasn’t taken in as much of what Japan has to offer as the rest of the world is the Middle East and other Muslim countries. Until now. Pictures of young Muslim women incorporating Japanese Lolita fashion with their traditional hijab head scarves have been exploding in popularity online. Could this start a new trend toward Muslim idol groups and cosplay conventions? It’s important to note that the photos of the Muslim women showing off their Lolita fashion skills on Twitter don’t originate from the Middle East; they’re actually photos of Muslim women in England and California. Here are the tweets, complete with the pictures, that have been blowing Japanese Twitter users’ minds: (Click photos to enlarge.) ▼ “Look, Japan! ▼ “Seems like Lolita fashion is spreading among the comparatively liberal Muslim population in the West.” So what do you think? Like this: Like Loading...

Word to the pot pie. I'm a Black Female Cosplayer And Some People Hate It. Once upon a time, I inadvertently started a cosplay race war on Tumblr.

I'm a Black Female Cosplayer And Some People Hate It

Whoops. So, here's the deal: I'm a cosplayer. If you don't already know one of us in person, (and you probably do) (WE'RE EVERYWHERE) you've probably seen people like me on the news -- all dolled up in a rainbow of face paint and eye popping wigs, 50 shades of spandex and skyscraper shoes, for the sake of expressing love for and bringing our favorite characters to life at sci-fi, comic book, video game and anime conventions.

Since I started cosplaying in 2008, I've traveled the country, hitting up as many cons as financially possible. all the while making incredible friends, unforgettable memories and lugging hard-to-get-through-airport-security props along the way. (Have you ever tried to fly with a dress made out of plastic bubbles? Here's the second deal: I'm also black. I got a crash course in this when in 2010, I cosplayed Sailor Venus, my favorite character from my favorite anime, Sailor Moon. Cosplaying While Black? The Homicide of Darrien Hunt. By Jamie Broadnax | Originally posted at Black Girl Nerds This morning I read the link to a news article tweeted to me about Darrien Hunt, a 22-year old Black male who was gunned down by police on Wednesday September 10 by the Saratoga Springs police department.

Cosplaying While Black? The Homicide of Darrien Hunt

Several news outlets initially picked up the story as reported by the police and Tim Taylor, the chief deputy attorney for Utah county. His statement to the press was as follows: When the officers made contact with Mr. Hunt, he brandished the sword and lunged toward the officers with the sword, at which time Mr. However, several eyewitness accounts state that he never held up a sword nor lunged towards the officers. Going back to the issue of the “brandishing of Hunt’s sword,” the so-called sword in question was not a real sword but a fake Katana cosplay sword according to his family.

At the time, Darrien Hunt was headed to the fast food restaurant Panda Express and was apparently looking for jobs in the area. Seriously? Related. A Black Cosplayer Documentary.