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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cosplay: Mera

This striking photo is of cosplayer Adam West (no, not that one) dressed as a spot-on Mera while breastfeeding her daughter, who was also cosplaying (as Princess Leia). There's a whole bunch of hugger-mugger going on about breastfeeding in public, and this photo ended up on the website She Knows for an article tackling the subject.

There are/were very, very few superhero Moms in comics. And while I'm perfectly happy there is no Aqua-Baby in the New 52 continuity, there probably wasn't enough story attention paid to Mera when she was a mom, since it was such a unique position in comics, then or now.

Thanks for sharing the photo Adam!


Earth 2 Chris said...

Okay, I'll admit it: The snickering 12 year old that lives barely under the surface in me wants to make a juvenile comment, but the adult parent version of myself won't let me.

Plus, Cindy would whack me upside the head if I did.

I'll say "Great costumes!", and leave it at that.


Count Drunkula said...

Wow. There is a LOT going on with that image. The costumes are beautiful (as are the people). Mera/Adam has a scary kind of intensity to her face that is somewhat undercut by the child standing in the folding chair beside her. I find it hard to look away.

KJ Sampson said...

It's also hard to look away 'cause there's a cosplayer with her boob out. :)

"Why no, I'm not a parent, why do you ask?"

Seriously, this is a wonderful photo. Breastfeeding needs to be less shocking in our society than it currently is. I'm in favor of anything that helps that cause.

Ari Green said...

Thanks for sharing this :D