Posting this photo…
Because I think it’s fucking bullshit what’s going on right now!
I crossplayed Yusuf Tazim da Istanbul!
He’s a turkish male, in his 40-50ish with an impressive beard.
I liked his character SO SO SO much, that I felt like crossplaying him. Problem? I’m a girl, I’m 25 (24 at the time) and I will admit I don’t have a beard… and I’m as Dutch as they get (pale, round face, you get the drill)
So I used make-up, a beard, a chest binder, ANYTHING to look more like Yusuf. I do this because I respect the character. Never, EVER, did it dawn on me that I could possibly disrespect anyone, let alone a whole country. I wouldn’t get it now either. I don’t mean disrespect. I merely want to portray a fictional character and do my best as that. At the end of the day, when I slowly peel the beard off (OUCH) and wash the make-up of my face, I’m me again.
If people can’t appreciate me doing this, then I’m sorry you feel like this, but I won’t delete my photos, I won’t apologize for it either, you take offense where there’s none meant. I just sincerely hope you’ll see I and anyone using a tanpowder, or facepaint, mean no harm.
Photo is made by defenestrationisthekey, a very talented young lady.