Raven is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appeared in a special insert in DC Comics Presents #26 (October 1980), and was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez. The daughter of a demon father (Trigon) and human mother (Arella), Raven is an empath who can teleport and control her “soul-self“, which can fight physically, as well as act as Raven’s eyes and ears away from her physical body. She is a prominent member of the superhero team Teen Titans. The character also goes by the alias Rachel Roth as a false civilian name.QWiki Page
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I first fell in love with Raven while watching Teen Titans in the mid 2000’s. The sadness within her soul stems from a knowledge of what is yet to come, echoes forward into her dark, rude, yet kind persona, and when it comes the time for her to fulfil what is said to be her destiny, she chooses her friends and forges a new path ahead.
5 years ago, I made the Raven cosplay you see regularly in my collection, not from the comfort of my own home but from an apartment I had to stay in due to circumstances beyond my control. This didn’t stop me from completing my goal, and this costume has allowed me to bring laughter and smiles to many!!
I’m so happy when people who truly love her see this cosplay!! I know she’s become more popular due to the newer cartoon and live series (which I haven’t seen, I feel any trailers I’ve seen don’t do the titans justice) but I chose her long before she was known, because she was unknown. I also I feel connected to her past, making her one of the characters I attribute as part of my personality, which makes me feel truly like her when I’m cosplaying! (However, some days, I fall to being more like her ‘white’ self! Maybe one of these days that outfit will make an appearance….)
Much Love – SarahTonin