Wow. I just got home from a convention. Last week I had uploaded photos of my new cosplay. Garnet. I love Steven Universe and I love her character most. She is wonderful, funny and so super duper cool, I thought before that it wouldn't be possible for me to do this - but mostly because of her special hair. I did not think of the skin tone as a problem.
And now this. I know people can exaggerate quite fast, especially on the internet. But I never experienced it myself in this kind of way. I know the black and white issue is very, very explosive. But I NEVER EVER intended to hurt anyone with this cosplay. I wanted to look like Garnet. I put most effort on the outfit. In the end, in time rush, I had problems finding fitting tights (for the arms), gloves and body paint. I think that my skin tone is not perfectly red-brown. I thought that even before this shitstorm came up (I know some of you won't believe me, though). But I was proud of the wig and I knew that on conventions there is often