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Ok, that’s it.
I finally tried out Judas.
Despite being a pagan, I absolutely have been loving the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” for about a decade now, and, after having been able to watch it for the first time a few weeks ago, I finally fulfilled another long-held wish and just... went for it and tried out Judas, a character whose interpretations and nuances I absolutely adore.
This is a huge deal to me.
I had faced some really harsh opposition (and threats) from a former acquaintance when I first voiced my wish to cosplay this character, which left me unreasonably scared and uncomfortable to do Judas for a long time, but finally, finally, I overcame that and oh Gods, do I love it.
I tried out 3 versions of the musical character:
John Vooijs, and
Here, you can see the Serkan Kaya version. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I hope to be able to put a proper cosplay together soon, and maybe drag @dingelhopperdesigns and @phisch1992 into hell with me? ;D
Also a quick disclaimer:
I do not seek to offend anyone with this.
Anyone offended by me cosplaying Judas should think about the following.
Generally, the bible is just a story to non-Christians.
It is to us what Greek mythology is to you. Some interesting stories to make movies, musicals or art from.
I’m not going to the profiles of cosplayers doing Apollo, Thor, Loki, Hercules, Persephone, Hekate, Brighid or any God/Goddess and yell at them for cosplaying characters that, to them, are “just stories”, am I?!
So take a collective chill pill. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Judas Iscariot, Photo and Edit by @empresscosplay
Quote by Dr. J. E. Cross, from “Judas: Hero Misunderstood”