Captain Native America at San Diego Comic-Con

Cosplayer Hot Glue Burns, who is of Osage Nation and Oglala Lakota heritage, made a very prescient and personal statement with his native interpretation of the Marvel hero Captain America. Burns calls his costume Captain Native America, which he premiered at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.

Since his debut, Burns has received a great deal of attention for his costume. Burns that he was appreciative of the support he was receiving, particularly about his representing Native Americans in the way that he did.

I have to say, the overwhelming response I have received so far is about the lack of representation in media. It was one of my main motivations in making the costume… I ended up having so many great conversations about this at the convention. And It meant a lot to have people coming and actually asking for hugs because they were genuinely so happy to see my costume. Really rewarding and inspiring experience for sure.

via Neatorama