“I, for one, scarlet witch costume cosplay mostly white characters myself and I don’t change my skintone. Jabari says she also dresses up as white characters. “For me at least, cosplay is just a way of showing some form of respect and connection to a character,” she says. Kundu says many of his white customers have been reluctant to buy the Black Panther costume, green arrow costumes fearing it’s cultural appropriation. “Go for it, as long as they don’t blackface or paint their skin darker to match his skintone.