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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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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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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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moloko Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great and original cosplay. I am sure it was a hit.
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KakeruRoxas13 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
beauty has that name for you ;)
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CodyMau Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm left so confused by this.
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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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mpz28427 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
you all look great :)
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fred99u Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Yaya-spice
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Fred--Lang Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ZIG A ZIG AHHHH!
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