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Cosplayer CutiePieSensei as Wonder Woman, Kid Flash, Pharah from Overwatch, Black Panther, Kim Possible and more.

Meet CutiePieSensei:

To say we like CutiePieSensei’s work would be an understatement; we’ve already featured her Wonder Woman and Widowmaker from Overwatch cosplays — but it’s due time we put the spotlight on more of her amazing work:

Shuri Black Panther

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Tfw you have to take on the mantle of black panther cuz your brother dissolved into the aether lol. . . Soooooo today I finally was able to wear my personally designed Shuri black panther suit today!! It lights up too, but they’re off for now. I’ll show em later >_< I took a lot of inspiration from the comic book version of her as well as both of T’Challas suits from Civil War and Black Panther ^_^. Swipe left for the sketch!! I may do a side by side once I have better pictures too. I’m legit hyped about it! . . . . I have a lot of people to thank for this! I had a lot of help from friends and supporters and wouldn’t be able to have completed this without their help. . . Huge shoutout to @parallellifestudios and @naythero for this BOMB ASS fabric! It’s screen accurate and looks so legit!! Also big thanks to mah hubby, who installed the lights in the suit (not shown yet). Alsooooo thanks to @warrstrike and @jedibugs for getting these 3d printed pieces right for me to attach to my suit ♥️ . Hair by @danahairislife . . . Ok ok more DragonCon now. . . . Hashtags: #blackcosplay #blackpanther #blackpanthercosplay #tchalla #wakanadaforever #dragoncon2018 #shuri #shuricosplay

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Because I know some of y’all wanted to see my suit with the lights on 😅 I did take professional photos but I’m still waiting on them to come back >_< But yah! Hubby killed dem lights and they show up amazing through the fabric!! I’m going to do a F. A.Q. video on the suit asap because I’ve gotten a bajillion repeated questions on it so I wanna be able to address them all. . . . . Suit designed and sewn by me. . Textured fabric from @parallellifestudios . . 3d prints by @jedibugs and @warrstrike . . Hair by @danahairislife . . . #shuri #blackpanther #blackcosplay #cosplay #wakandaforever #blackpanthercosplay #shuricosplay #marvelcosplay #dragoncon2018 #dragoncon #blackgirlmagic

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Iron Man x Bakugo (My Hero Academia)

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SWIPE left for full image. My Iron Man x Bakugo (I.E.D) cosplay from our #marvelheroacademia mashup group at #dragoncon2018 !!! YOOOOOO I’m actually pretty happy with how it came out! I was worried about the gauntlets and how I looked with the hair (definitely out of my comfort zone) but YO. This pic from @paoimages has me HYPE. The whole group with @xkirakelly and @myladygabriella looked great and I’m excited to say that we may be extending the group by a couple members by AWA 😉⠀ ⠀ Also, I didn’t try to purposefully pose as a side by side. And yet here we are lol. Crazy how coincidences work. Oh and BIG shouts out to hubby for helping me with the LED installation! This is the most lit I’ve ever been in a cosplay lol. Slowly trying to get better! ⠀ ⠀ 📷 @paoimages⠀ Concept by me⠀ ⠀ #blackcosplay #myheroacademia #avengers #cosplay #mashup #sidebyside #cosplaymashup #bnha #bnhacosplay #bakugo #ironman #bakugocosplay #ironmancosplay #genderbend #class1a ⠀

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Tails (Sonic the Hedgehog)

Yoko Littner (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)

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When you are selfie conscious about being skinny and yet still decide to cosplay a crazily curvy character anyway 😅(16 year olds apparently look like this lol). Another Yoko pic for you. I’ve always been a little self conscious about not really being curvy or “thicc”, especially being a black woman from the south. And then with the IG age comes more images of women having the crazy proportions you just aren’t genetically gifted with. . . . With pictures, push up bras and certain poses help (which is why I look curvier in some pictures than others), but I’m trying to get a little more confident in myself. I understand though that I’m definitely blessed to have what I have though and hopefully can use this as a good base to eventually build a little more muscle and gain some weight. Yoko was definitely me breaking out of my comfort zone a bit though so there is progress in that I think. Hubby is super supportive and makes sure I have positive affirmation every day, but confidence starts from within. I’m still working on myself and it’s a process. One day at a time though! I don’t want people to think I’m completely complaining though, I do feel genuinely blessed and happy to have the figure I have, it’s just hard when you start comparing yourself to other people that you like/idolize as goals. . . . . Also be sure to follow @cosplay.and.comics! I’m a page model for them and they have a ton of awesome cosplay features on their page. . . . . . Hashtags: #yoko #gurrenlagann #sidebyside #cosplayvscharacter #cosplay #blackcosplayer #blackcosplay #redhair #yokolittner #yokocosplay

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Yoko won the quick cosplay poll from a couple weeks ago, so here’s the first one 🙂 Crazily enough I’ve actually had the pieces to do this for years now lol. Just have been too shy to 😅 especially since she’s so iconic as an anime character. . . . Wig: @ardawigs Jeannie . . . . . Thanks for being here guys ❤️ the struggle is real out here for a lot of black cosplayers (I’m sure you’ve seen the #blackcosplayerhere hashtag). Just wanted to bring a little bit of attention to it, because the problem IS real. We are out here, kicking ass and working our butts off on making cosplay just like everyone else. Yet people don’t really see them because people don’t want to share them/photograph them. If you think cosplay is only meant for certain tones you can see yourself out 👋 I’m going to start sharing more in my stories so y’all can see that there are others out here that are AMAZING. . . . . Hashtags: #cosplay #cosplaygirl #yoko #yokolittner #gurrenlaganncosplay #gurrenlagann #yokocosplay #blackcosplay #redhair

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Mina (My Hero Academia)

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MAH ALIEN QUEEEEEEEEN 💜. . . . So legit I think I’m getting better at this whole body paint thing. I can barely recognize myself here lol. It’s not perfect but I’m super happy with how this Mina makeup came out 🙂 full disclosure though, I’m wearing just brown (though they look yellow) dolly eye circle lenses and edited the black in. Sclera lenses are so expensive and terrify the crap out of me >_< . . . Wig is sponsored by @epiccosplaywigs. It is their Apollo wig in dark princess pink that I hairsprayed to hell lol. . . . . Hashtags: #mina #bokunoheroacademia #myheroacademia #myheroacademiacosplay #sponsored #bnha #makeup #crazymakeup #pinky #minacosplay #alienqueen #cosplayvscharacter #cosplay #closetcosplay

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Starfire (Titans)

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Let’s talk Titans. I felt compelled to do this makeup test in response to the blatant anti blackness masquerading as “fandom” after the Titans trailer release. I don’t have my full suit done but I really wanted to speak my mind and sorta prove a point. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ You can complain about her wig, complain about her not being orange, or even complain about her powers not being green. I’ve seen all of these complaints which are very fair. But what you not gonna do is sit here and say it’s bad casting because she is a black woman. I’ve seen too many a post, even from other fellow POC, saying that it would’ve looked so much better if she was Latina or White. Basically insinuating that even if she was orange, Anna Diop’s blackness disqualifies her from ever looking good in the role. Now I personally dislike how they have pretty much all of the characters styled (and don’t get me started on Robin’s “f--k batman” comment) but I just wanted to show that Starfire CAN BE A BLACK WOMAN. As a cosplayer, we know that styling is everything. While I had to edit my eyes green due to lack of sclera lenses, the rest is practical, just a wig and body paint. It’s not that hard y’all. Times like these further cements in my mind the reason why we have #blackcosplayerhere and #28daysofblackcosplay. Too many people trying to invalidate others purely based on what race they are smh *steps off soapbox*⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Wig: @babalahair ⠀⠀ Coupon Code ‘CutiePie’ at checkout for 20% off⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #starfire #titans #teentitans #titanscosplay #bodypaint #cosplay #starfirecosplay #closetcosplay #cosplaymakeup #blackcosplayer #blackcosplay ⠀⠀

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Mary Jane (Spider-Man)

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Spider-Man leaving to save the day and sh*t but he betta come back to dis 😂 SWIPE left for the picture by itself . . . . Some closet Mary Jane love this beautiful Saturday. I based my makeup off of the J Scott Campbell art ♥️My mom and I made this awesome shirt, and the Spidey heart is glitter!! Would y’all want one like this? Thinking about hand making a few more and selling them…… . . Also, I wanted an excuse to use this AMAZING wig from @uniwigs. I love how it has more brown hints in it than just a hot red. Works better on my skin I think. If you want this one or any more from their amazing selection, use coupon code “cutiepie” for 20% off!!! . . . . Hashtags: #sponsored #maryjane #maryjanecosplay #closetcosplay #cosplay #marvel #marvelcosplay #spiderman #spidermanhomecoming #spidermancosplay #redhead #dailyart

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Nothing special today; all smiles. Just another MJ selfie. Normally I guess I’d say a quote like “face it tiger, you just hit the jackpot” but like……..that feels to arrogant LOL. Hope everyone is having fun at their respective cons this weekend. I’m just busy stressing about all my DragonCon costumes that I haven’t fully started >_< At any rate, if you’d be interested in a shirt like this please let me know in the comments! The heart is glitter vinyl 🙂 . . . . Wig: @uniwigs coupon code “CutiePie” for 20% off ♥️ . . . . Please check out @cosplay.and.comics! I’m a page model for them and the have a ton of awesome cosplayers on their page. . . . . Hashtags: #maryjanecosplay #maryjane #maryjanewatson #spiderman #closetcosplay #selfie #blackcosplay #cosplayselfie #cosplay

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Riju (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild)

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More #Riju love from #breathofthewild!! Using this to just say thank you so much you guys!! ❤️♥️❤️After my last post, I was able to finally reach 100k! If you had told me a year ago that’s where I would be I would’ve thought you were crazy. So thank you from the bottom of my heart! To celebrate, I want to use this opportunity to showcase some of MY favorite people in cosplay. If you check my insta story, you will see my top 16 inspirational and favorite cosplayers. Some you may know, some you may not, but all of them I admire for different reasons! . . . Thanks for being on this journey with me and I hope you continue along for the ride! . . . 📷 by @officialemcp . . . . So yeah my bra was showing but I couldn’t find the right thing to wear under this top cuz it was last minute. Oh well. 😂 . . . Hashtags: #nintendoswitch #nintendocosplay #legendofzeldacosplay #legendofzelda #rijucosplay #momocon2018 #zelda #link #zeldacosplay

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SWIPE LEFT to see just a taste of some of the awesomeness that the con was for me lol. So I realized yesterday at @momocon that I barely took any selfies of just lil ole me in my #Riju cosplay from Breath of the Wild 😜 I mean I have tons with some of the most kickass people in cosplay though so I guess it balances lol. . . Anyway, I realized this as I was taking off the damn thing at like 2 in the morning SO I snapped this real quick after I had already thrown half the thing on the floor lol. There are some really good shots though of the whole thing so I’m super excited to share those once I get them back. . . . Additionally, i was in the same space as @fiona_nova, @lux_steez, and @kieraplease all at the same time and didn’t spontaneously combust so I’m sorta proud of that. . . . #rijucosplay #riju #botw #botwcosplay #breathofthewild #gerudo #urbosa #nintendo #nintendoswitch #nintendocosplay #legendofzelda #zelda #cosplay #cosplayselfie #selfiesunday #cosplaycomparison #sidebyside #cosplayvscharacter

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While everyone is out partying and having fun at #Colossalcon, I’ll just sit here and wistfully look into the sky as I reminisce on #Momocon last weekend *cries*. Here is a shot of my ten pound wig- I mean……my full Lady Riju cosplay! It was definitely a challenge and made me never want to make a wig this big ever again LMAO 😂. More to come!! Oh and fun fact: my husband had to carry around the end of my hair the whole time when we were walking because it was so heavy lolol . . . 📷 by @idruthat . . . . Wig made from @epiccosplaywigs Eros is dark red, plus 10 packs of wefts in dark red, plus a lace human hair closure I sewed to the front and dyed from @sensationnel_hair . . . Hashtags: #cosplay #riju #rijucosplay #botwcosplay #botw #breathofthewild #nintendocosplay #nintendo #nintendoswitch #urbosa #zelda #legendofzelda #legendofzeldacosplay #zeldacosplay #cosplayvscharacter #comparison #blackcosplay

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Raven (Teen Titans)

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So a couple of things….firstly, it’s my birthday today! I am an age. Haha 😄 unfortunately I’m feeling kinda bleh though which sucks. Bad luck….. . . . Secondly, about how this picture came to be lol. I got sent this awesome Raven costume from @miccostumes and wanted to do a makeup test. I was going back and forth though on if I was gonna do full gray or just stick with my skin tone. Since grey takes more time I decided yesterday to just try it, that way I’ll know for sure on shoot day. Halfway through painting my face I realized I hated it LOL. I didn’t have everything I needed but I had already started 😅 I may try it for the shoot but I definitely need to buy more powders and whatnot so I can get a smoother surface >_< so this isn’t perfect but I did try to finish. Plus I like the way the eye makeup came out at least! . . . . Full disclosure, I did alter the color of the hair slightly. It is a little darker purple in real life. Wig is from amazon, and I cut a widows peak. . . Hashtag dump: #raven #ravencosplay #teentitans #teentitansgo #cosplay #blackcosplayer #cosplayvscharacter #cosplayersofinstagram #blackcosplay #facepaint

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Kim Possible

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Call me, beep me if you wanna reach me 📲 . . . Super quick closet Kim Possible. I told y’all I’d find another use out of my Roxanne wig lololol. While I’m obviously not her twin, Kim Possible was one of my FAVORITE Disney shows growing up. Probably second favorite theme song (after the Proud Family cuz like……Destiny’s Child and Solange). She made me wanna try cheerleading to get flexible, till I realized I was awful at it lol. . . Also, today is the last day the print store will be in its soft opening. After today I will be closing it down and filling out orders. So get in while you can! I do have signed options♥️ link is in bio . . . Lastly, please make sure to follow @cosplay.and.comics and family. I’m a page model for them and there are many other amazing cosplayers on the page!! . . . Hashtag dump: #closetcosplay #kimpossible #kimpossiblecosplay #casual #casualcosplay #disneychannel #disneyoriginal

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Supergirl

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Hey luvlies!! I need a huge favor from y’all. I’ve been doing this whole cosplay thing for a while now and I’m SO CLOSE to getting 100k, which is something I never thought to be possible for me ESPECIALLY knowing how hard it is to succeed as a black cosplayer. So right now as i am on the precipice of reach a ginormous milestone, it would mean a huge deal to me if y’all could comment/tag some people that you think would be interested in my page OR even share this post ^_^ . . . . I’m using my Supergirl cosplay for this post because it bears some significance for me and this page. This cosplay was the first one I made that started actually bringing in newcomers to my page. Without it, I probably would not have grown the way I have. This journey has been amazing and has let me meet some talented people and have some crazy awesome opportunities. Even though I’m not quite at 100 at the time of this posting, I want to thank y’all from the bottom of my heart. Seriously. I’ve read so many messages from people who have been inspired from my work and gained the confidence to actually cosplay and be comfortable in their skin, and being able to reach people in that way is something I could have never predicted. I started off just using IG as a platform to just show my hobby, and knowing that it has had an effect is mind blowing to me. I love and appreciate y’all ❤️♥️❤️♥️❤️ . . . Also, a very special shoutout to @cosplay.and.comics. I’m a page model for them and without their support my page would not have been able to grow in the way that it has. Please go and show them some love in the way that y’all have shown some to me 🙂 . . . . #cosplay #supergirl #supergirlcosplay #dccomics #dccosplay #justiceleague #blackgirlmagic #blackcosplay #blackcosplayer

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Supergirl, take 2. Got a new wig and I’m loving it so much, so I’m thinking about pulling this out of the cosplay dungeon and reshooting or wearing it to Momocon. A lot of newer followers may not know about it, but it’s one of my first cosplays I posted on here and I still love it so much. . . Being a black cosplayer, sometimes we struggle or feel self doubt because we don’t look exactly like a character. But I’ve learned that that can actually work in our favor sometimes! Since I know I’m not Ms Danvers’ twin, I’m free to choose to do my makeup however I want, or pick whatever wig style I want and just make myself be the best Supergirl that I, Cutiepiesensei, can be. And that’s pretty cool I think. Less pressure. . . . Suit base pattern by @gun_head_design . . . . Also, be sure to check out @cosplay.and.comics. I’m one of their page models and there are a ton of other amazing cosplayers on their page! . . . #selfie #cosplay #supergirl #shorthair #supergirlcosplay #blackcosplay #dc #dccosplay #dccomics #superman #cosplayselfie

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Chel (The Road to El Dorado)

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Chel take 2! While others seemed to like my take on Chel last year, I wasn’t completely happy with it because I didn’t have the makeup skills to not just look like me in Chel’s outfit lol. Normally for characters I tend to stick to my regular makeup routine. Since then I’ve learned a lot of new techniques like how to cover my brows and even the sides of my lips to get a completely new shape. Not to mention I have a decent light in my house now 😅⠀ ⠀ So I wanted to try it again just to see if I could improve! I can’t really do transformative makeup with a lot of characters as most don’t really have full lips (and those are hard to hide lol) so this was fun for me as I actually had exaggerate the shape instead of minimize 😊 While it’s not perfect, I’m still SUPER pleased with my personal growth as far as makeup application goes. ⠀ ⠀ Be sure also to please follow @cosplay.and.comics! I’m a page model for them and there are a lot of talented cosplayers on their page!!. . . . Hashtags: #chel #cosplay #chelcosplay #eldorado #roadtoeldorado #sidebyside #cosplayvscharacter #comparison #makeup

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Rogue (X-Men)

Nani (Lilo and Stitch)

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🌺 Nani?!!! 🌺 . I finally have a print store!! Sort of. In a way. Link is in my bio. I’m doing a soft opening of my print store (which is why this is just attached to a picture and not a dedicated print store post) 😅 There will be a week long open pre order period with a limited selection and then I’m closing down for maintenance and to fill orders. I’ve never done a full print store before so I’m trying to get a handle on what people want, how to fill orders, etc. I’m not sure when I’ll have the “official” opening where it’ll be open full time, but probably in the next few months. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some may think that this whole cosplay thing is my job, but up to now the vast majority of my work on here has been out of pocket. Cosplay is a hobby of mine and I’ve been having an awesome time sharing my progress with you all! I hope to be able to do even more in the future, so if you like what I’m doing I would love your support 🤗 thanks so much you guys!!!❤️❤️❤️. . . . . Unimportant side note: I learned while taking this picture that I physically cannot smirk to my right lol. . . #cosplay #liloandstitch #nani #closetcosplay #sidebyside #comparison #blackcosplay #cosplayersofinstagram

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Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)

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Tomb Raider just came out this weekend! So, here is a super quick closet Lara ☺️ Going old school, can you guess which game I referenced from? I need a gold belt buckle >_<. . . . Gonna try to keep this spoiler free, but how’d you like the movie? Did you see it? It was very different than I thought it’d be tbh. Going in I was expecting it to be an exact replica of the first Square Enix game lol. . . . Also, I know this is a closet Lara, but realistically I’m glad new versions have dirt and actual pants. Cuz like, flawless mosquito bite free legs and skin in the jungle is literally impossible LOL. . . Be sure to check out @cosplay.and.comics !! I am a page model for them and there are many other amazing cosplayers on the page!! . . . Hashtag dump: #closetcosplay #laracroft #tombraider #tombraidercosplay #laracroftcosplay #blackcosplay #selfie

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Wonder Woman

Patty Mayonnaise (Doug)

Velma (Scooby-Doo)

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Jinkies!! 👓 Did a lil Velma shoot 😉. Which really boils down to “I took a bunch of timer selfies on my phone” 😅. . . . Fun fact: these are not for show, these are actually my real glasses 😅 Strong ass prescription and everything, I just normally wear contacts. Also, not a costume wig so at this point I assume I’m Velma in everyday life lol. Can never wear an orange sweater out for fear of hearing “where’s the rest of the gang?” LOL . . Please check out @cosplay.and.comics page! I’m one of their page models and they have a ton of other awesome cosplays to see over there! . . . . Hashtag dump: #closetcosplay #cosplay #28daysofblackcosplay #velma #velmacosplay #selfiesunday #selfie #portrait #iphone7 #scoobydoo #scoobydoocosplay #sexycosplay #sexy #glasses #blackcosplayer #blackgirlmagic

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Storm (X-Men)

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When you take a day off from teaching at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngers to go support your hubby’s first solo film…………only to see him with another woman on screen 😤 I’m coming for you @lupitanyongo LOL. . . . . . All kidding aside, THE MOVIE WAS AMAZING OMG!!!! I got the chance to go to an event where there were African dancers, people in cosplay, the works! This was my outfit for the night, trying to keep it simple/classy. What did you wear? What did you think? If it is anything less than I loved it, you suck lmao 😆. I’m now itching to do a cosplay from the film. . . . Hashtag dump: #blackpanther #blackpanthermovie #cosplay #closetcosplay #storm #marvel #xmen #28daysofblackcosplay #wakandaforever

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Yoruichi (Bleach)

Cubone (Pokemon)

Midnight Dove Awilix (Smite)

Pharah (Overwatch) x Vi (League of Legends) mash-up

Kid Flash (Young Justice)

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Cool unfiltered photo of my #kidflashcosplay by @idruthat from momocon. I'll post it without the comparison to my sketch later but I thought the side by side was cool 😉 Didn't have a picture to post from the deed itself, but I wanted to talk about my #goodonthego moment (refer to Supergirl post)…….cuz like "on the go"…..flash……speed……..I TRIED OK LOL. I was able to spread the good by paying for the Starbucks for the person behind me in the drive thru 🙂 I've had someone do that for me before and it's a really cool feeling. Maybe they spread the chain, maybe they didn't, who knows??? But I still think it's a nice way to start your morning off!! #wallywest #cw #cwflash #flash #theflash #thecw

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