Celebrate Black Fae Day With 11 Talented Creators!

If you didn’t know by now, Black Fae Day was May 9th. It was a day for Black people to create fantasy looks and encourage representation in fantasy works. We’re rarely considered when it comes to fairies, orcs, mermaids, and other mythical creatures. Mainstream media doesn’t show Black people in these roles so a day was created on Twitter and spread across social media. People came out in droves as fairies, nymphs, elves, orcs, and so much more. Seeing the creativity and looks was amazing. I chose 11 looks that jumped out at me, and it was difficult to narrow down. Be sure to check out these talented creators on their socials, and enjoy more looks as this event has evolved into Black Fae May!

@The_Housewaif

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This rainbow fairy by The Housewaif was stunning! I loved this whole look because of how intricate the dress and staph were. Check out her page to see how her look was crafted!

@WaynesWorld30

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Dark Elves have always been so cool to me and waynesworld30 nailed it. The leather and hair make this look so awesome. I love all his work, be sure to follow him for more amazing cosplays.

@Chaiho_Cosplay

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Chaiho Cosplay always looks so ethereal and fantastic with her cosplays. This garden/woodland fairy is absolutely stunning. Follow her for more fantastic cosplay looks.

@MrTetrisCosplay

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Mr. Tetris Cosplay killed this warrior elf look. His original character is Saevel the Elven Samurai of Sunflowers. He’s also one of the CEOs of Black Cosplay Boosters, an organization promoting the visibility of Black cosplayers. Follow them here.

@B_Dockk

 

 
 
 
 
 
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B_dockk is known for her magical and mystical makeup looks. This one she debuted for Black Fae Day is no exception. Her amazing makeup skills are outstanding. Follow her for more mythical looks.

@Blk.Unicorn_Cosplay

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Blk.Unicorn Cosplay decided to do a look inspired by Navi from Legend of Zelda and she nailed it! This blue fairy was beautifully done like all her other looks. Check out her page for more, and find her on Twitch streaming games too!

@EbonyZombi

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I found EbonyZombi on Facebook from a tutorial for coloring elf ears with foundation. This edgy fairy was so cute with a pop of pink. Check out her page for more adorable looks.

@Hellspawned_Cosplay

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Hellspawned Cosplay is always serving fierce and powerful looks. His bloody minotaur look was no exception. I loved seeing the darker looks for Fae Day and this was well done. Be sure to follow him for more amazing cosplays.

@TheDemonFemale

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Mercedes Demon is new to the cosplay scene but her cosplays are always well executed and this demon fairy was no exception. She stayed true to her name and came up with this look. This was so intimidating and scary. Well done! Follow her to see what else she’s done.

@Delight.Fully.Danielle

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Delight Fully Danielle popped up in my Explore page and I immediately fell in love with her gypsy fairy look. The bright colors and wings are stunning together, reminding me of Esmerelda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Follow her for more beautiful looks.

@Bryce.Cosplays

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Bryce Cosplays reimagined Princess Tiana as a fairy and I love it. I can imagine her flying through the swamp with those gorgeous wings. She also had another fairy look so be sure to follow her for more of her work.


About Erin Moore

Erin is a forever nerd with a passion for writing about pop culture. While she loves many fandoms her favorites are DC, Harry Potter, Disney and Avatar the Last Airbender. When she's not writing articles here, she's also cosplaying, with favorites being Raven, Princess Peach and Black Canary. You can find her on both Twitter and Instagram by the handle Queen E Cosplays.

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