Ms Livanart told BBC News she ‘understands’ those who have criticised her, black widow costume but said there was a ‘huge difference between blackface and cosplay’. I am not saying blackface doesn’t exist. I am saying Pyke isn’t blackface,’ she said. Pyke is a fictitious character, he doesn’t exist. Commenting on the picture of Ms Livanart’s mask, Instagram user minomotu said: ‘Ahhh yes it’s ok to pretend to be a poc cause it’s just a mask.