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How have I never uploaded photos from this dream cosplay group of mine from 3 years ago?!

The Spice Girls (worn at Dragoncon 2009) are:
Ginger Spice - Yaya (me)
Sporty Spice - Shea Standefer [link]
Posh Spice - Scruffyrebel [link]
Scary Spice - Blikku [link]
Baby Spice - Pixiekitty [link]
Photography: Darkain Multimedia [link]

I absolutely love my friends who indulged me in this cosplay idea - we did it for fun one night at Dragoncon and it was a hit! Seems everyone got a kick out of seeing the most Iconic girl pop group the 90's produced. Thank you, Darkain, for shooting with us!

My Ginger costume was a Halloween Union Jack flag dress altered to fit, and I sewed sequins all over the lines for extra bling. I already had the glitter red Mary Jane shoes (don't ask me why..) and just sewed a blond weft into my Dawn wig.

I feel like I should preemptively comment on the fact that I am aware that I'm not Caucasian as Ginger should be. Indeed, I am the only one in the photos NOT of the "correct" racial heritage of the people we were cosplaying.
I just want to say for the record: Race shouldn't matter in cosplay. Those of us choosing to cosplay outside our race realize do it because we love the characters and people we dress up as, and cosplay is ultimately an expression of fandom and what you adore. Sure, cosplay has evolved into an artform and a form of entertainment, and a large percentage of viewers evaluate the people in the costumes as much as the quality of the actual costumes themselves. Some even come to expect a certain sense of perfectionism in how their favorite characters are portrayed by cosplayers, which includes the race of the person in the costume. But no matter how much cosplay is appreciated, we shouldn't forget that it's at the core about FUN for everyone, and limitless creativity of individuals. Anyone should be able to dress up as anyone, no matter their gender or heritage. If each cosplayer only dressed as characters within their racial heritage, it would be extremely limiting and kind of wrong. Hope that's something worthy to think about.

That being said - Spice Up Your Life!!
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:iconjgraphic1:
JGraphic1 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Interface Designer
cool
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:iconfayina-kei-sancia:
Fayina-Kei-Sancia Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
PERFECT. YOU ALL WIN AT LIFE. :heart:
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:iconoruntia:
oruntia Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wooooow definitely love your Spice Girls cosplay!!

I love Spice Girls~ Spice up your life!!
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:iconkunsinagikenshin:
KunsinagiKenshin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Very sexy looking Ginger Spice
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Kenichi2point0 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Ah no worries on the whole 'correct racial heritage', having fun is what it's all about. There always be some idiot who feels otherwise. They're a lot like bad weather, they're best left outside. You guys look awesome btw.
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WyldChyld337 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
"I just want to say for the record: Race shouldn't matter in cosplay."

Quote of any and all CosPlayers *and* CrossPlayers.
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:iconlemonlimepanda:
LemonLimePanda Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you make a awesome ginger. Doesn't matter if your the right "race"
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:iconkenofchaos:
kenofchaos Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
ginger spice. ooorah!!!!
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
So nostalgic! Love this XDD
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:iconmainekaiza:
MaineKaiza Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
u really looked good n anything huh?
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:iconsieger824:
Sieger824 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Amezing
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:iconsyrxhawn:
SyrXhawn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
SPICE GIRLS?!!!!!

*brb attending own funeral*
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ADRIAN9 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fuuu., in the thumbnail you looked like the real ones, totally got me.
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virgofairy17 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had to do a double take when I was scrolling past this one because I almost thought it was a picture of the real Spice Girls. I love the outfits and you all look great just like they did.
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quinqui Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Waah! So funny and amazing cosplay ^___^ You're right about what's cosplay at the end: it doesn't must matter who is cosplaying, but how great is costume made and how much love and dedication cosplayer gave to do it. We can notice this specially in details! ^^
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CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is brilliant! You look fantastic, I agree that it shouldn't matter who you are when you're in costume.
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DaimyoShi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It better thean the actaul group and you all likely sing better too!
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:iconspacebroccoli:
spacebroccoli Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
YAY! SPICE UP YOUR LIFE!!!!!
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:icontwitchywitchygirl:
TwitchyWitchyGirl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
one of my childhood bunch! :D
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:iconeclecticmaniac:
EclecticManiac Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
OMG YES.
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:iconmysteryfanboy718:
MysteryFanBoy718 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, very cool. :D
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:iconjusticex:
Justicex Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Ginger is still my fave Spice Girl. While you aren't the spitting image of her, I think you captured her spirit very nicely :)
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:iconrurouni-jedi:
rurouni-jedi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
This was SOOOOO much fun! Of all the costumes I brought to D*C that year, this was the experience that was the most epic and got the best reaction from people!!
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hypertrunx Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
And you just had to play my fav Spice Girl too :D Loved Ginger
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:iconmoloko:
moloko Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great and original cosplay. I am sure it was a hit.
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:iconkakeruroxas13:
KakeruRoxas13 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
beauty has that name for you ;)
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:iconcodymau:
CodyMau Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm left so confused by this.
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:iconcelyddon:
Celyddon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THANK YOU for detailing race in cosplay. This is something more people should understand, whether they are cosplayers or not. It's all about the experience, not the perfection.
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mpz28 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
you all look great :)
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:iconfred99u:
fred99u Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Yaya-spice
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:iconfred--lang:
Fred--Lang Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ZIG A ZIG AHHHH!
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:iconjonsan90040:
jonsan90040 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
you're a dreamgirl so it doesn't matter if you're asian or not you're sexy and that's good enough for me!
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:iconcmatt-gray:
CMatt-Gray Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Look better than the real ones. :)
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:iconmkbuster:
MKbuster Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yaya~ you are my fav spice~ ;9
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:icondarksamuraix1999:
DarkSamuraiX1999 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Memories of the 90s ^^
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shnoogums5060 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. You and four of your friends as the Spice Girls, eh?

Well, you all look fantastic in those Spice Girls costumes, Yaya.
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KittyKillsAll Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Also this is an awesome cosplay!
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KittyKillsAll Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved your artist comment. I don't know if you agree with me or not but I hope you will... that if you are a person with light skin you should NEVER wear black or brown face not only in cosplay but no where EVER. It's extremely hurtful and racist.
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JhonL22 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ginger :headbang:
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:iconsaber360:
saber360 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
AWESOME ^^
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:iconchristi-chan:
christi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, nice. the spice girls. ^^
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BriggenGerda Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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:iconnaga26:
Naga26 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
now that's some delicous ginger!
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:iconboykins:
BOYKINS Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the only time i ever liked ginger spice!!lmao
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PoisonousTiger Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome. I haven't seen this cosplay ....ever. But I love it!
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GodWeenSatan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ATL for the win :D
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PhilipMessina Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   General Artist
It goes without saying, you can cosplay anything/ anyone you please and people should see the not a race;Does anyone really say otherwise? I look at effort,detail and pose-love it when someone takes on the attitude/body language of their character and always comment favourably when I see it-this is something you always get right.
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RaiinFaiiry Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Totally amazing!
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jactinglim Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think you'd look better as Posh but a cute group either way :D
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