When Disney announced that Halle Bailey was set to play Ariel in the live action remake of The Little Mermaid, the Internet went absolutely bonkers. While all the good noodles were celebrating the casting call with phenomenal art and words of praise, others were screeching incoherently about absolute nonsense (at best.)
This showed us how important it is to take a moment to highlight the incredible diversity out there in the magical world of Disney, and what better way to show how absolutely awesome Disney characters are when they're cosplayed by BIPOC?
The cosplayers we wanted to feature today are absolutely phenomenal, but they aren't getting the attention they fully deserve! So we're taking time to showcase 5 Black Cosplayers you'll find yourself obsessed with by the time you're done browsing today.
This Caribbean cosplayer from the British Virgin Islands is another one you'll surely want to keep your eyes on for her stellar, knocking it out of the park cosplays!
Here are the social media avenues you can keep up with BVI Mermaid on!
Her first cosplay was as Doctor Who and it is regularly answered as her favorite to this day.
Don't forget to follow her on Instagram.
Whether she's staying true to the character or taking the character through a spin of epic (like this War Princess version of Ariel the Little Mermaid,) Parker Projects is killing it with her character cosplay.
Here are her social media links.