To all authors and cartoonists, I am officially launching the #KiChanCosplay Challenge!
Wanna make a statement this Halloween? Why not cosplay as one of your characters? It's a great way to promote your books and it's a body positive way to support your fans.
We turn to books and comics for escapism and entertainment our whole lives. But many of our fellow readers often feel scared or ashamed to dress up as their favorite characters.
Our fans may feel like they're too "fat" or too "skinny" to cosplay, or that they're the wrong gender. They deal with peer pressure, harassment and body shaming on social media, and they may feel uneasy about cosplaying as their favorite characters.
But we as writers have the power to fix that, and it starts with us!
Whether you have the body of Adonis or you look like you ate Adonis, you, just the way you are, have the perfect body for cosplay!
If you have characters from a story you wrote or drew, go right ahead this Halloween and cosplay as 'em no matter what your body type!
I want to see a chubby Ki-Chan, a tiny Ki-Chan, a handicapped Ki-Chan, a male, female or transgender Ki-Chan. I want to see Ki-Chan in every color combination modern genetics can afford. Bring on the cute, the daring, the re-imagining, Hell, I even want to see a zombie or clown Ki-Chan ~ and I don't even like zombies or clowns!
Just as I would host no limit to a fanart of Ki-Chan, I equally hold no limits when it comes to cosplay. And I want each and every one of my followers to feel comfortable and safe cosplaying as Ki-Chan, Ti-Chan or anybody else I've drawn. I want to see people having fun with my work, and it all starts with me and my attitude.
So my name is Koriander Bullard, and I am taking the #KiChanCosplay challenge. Join me!
And if you need a cheap head start, grab my $10 cosplay kit over here. I'll hand-write your autograph in the cap.