I don’t usually post about cosplay, but I really think that this “Duela Dent” cosplay costume by Dayna Scodras is really great. She won the 2012 Just Cos Cosplay Competition at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2012 with this costume. She deserved that award and she deserves praise for it. She is talented, check out her website: http://www.inkshutter.com/
Dayna Scodras became the target of online nerd rage and cosplay bullying when misogynist nerd-boys did not recognize “Duela Dent” from DC Comics and went on to create a meme attacking her by saying, “Steampunk, gender swapping Joker in a Willie Wonka hat… Congratulations, you’ve made ‘trying too hard’ into an art form.” This made me angry.
If you visit the link in this post, then you will see that Dayna Scodras is an artist and that she worked very hard on this cosplay costume. She deserves support and appreciation for what she so obviously loves. She has a contact link for her email, and people should send her messages telling her that she did a great job. She does not deserve to be bullied!