5 Black Cosplayers Who Are Totally Nailing Their Disney And Marvel Characters

by Elana

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.

1. Krystal / MissKrissKosplay


One of Krystal's most popular and recurring cosplays is as Spiderman. She has several different costumes she totally rocks!


"I’ve been cosplaying for a while and it’s such a fun experience and hobby of mine that I love so much."


Whether she is rockin' Disney, Marvel, DC, or Anime characters, she always does a great job.

The California gal considers herself an amateur cosplayer, but her skills and personality absolutely make her the sort of cosplayer you'll definitely want to keep up with!

You can follow her on Instagram and TikTok!


2. Anarkee


Anarkee is a YouTube VLogger, Cosplayer, and Beauty Extraordinaire you will find yourself falling totally in love with.


Her work is equally fun, unique, and inspiring.


"Honestly, I'm just kinda doing whatever I want."


Everything she does is stellar.


And while her favorite Disney princess as a child was Belle, her options and characters she has cosplayed seem pretty endless.

You can follow Anarkee on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.

3. BVI Mermaid

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!


Although most of her Cosplay are mind-blowingly amazing Anime cosplay, don't underestimate or undervalue her Disney universe characters.

You'd definitely regret not keeping tabs on this awesome cosplayer.

Here are the social media avenues you can keep up with BVI Mermaid on!


Doctor Cosplay is a full time MD and part-time cosplayer.


"This is my favorite cosplay to wear to conventions because the reactions are always priceless AND overwhelmingly positive."

Dr. Cosplay says she doesn't consider herself a "big" cosplayer, but she does consider herself a happy one.


"Looking back at old cosplays is an adventure I would 10/10 recommend."

Her first cosplay was as Doctor Who and it is regularly answered as her favorite to this day.

For a part time cosplayer doing it for fun, she really is absolutely amazing.

Don't forget to follow her on Instagram.

5. Parker / Parker.Projects



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.


Everything she does is equal parts unique and recognizable, and that's something you have to appreciate these days.

Without a doubt, Parker Projects is a cosplay artist who deserves far more credit and attention for her awesome work.


Don't forget to follow Parker Projects to keep up with her stunning work.

Here are her social media links.