Premiering tonight on Syfy is new geek-themed docu-series, Heroes of Cosplay.
Cosplayers and cosplay contests are a fixture and highlight at the many comic book and genre fan conventions around the world. These conventions provide an international stage for fans to showcase often spectacular handcrafted costumes and portray their favorite characters from sci-fi movies, video games, anime, and more. In Heroes of Cosplay, nine passionate fans put their imagination and skills to the test to make a name for themselves in the competitive world of cosplay.
The series follows cosplayers of all levels, from legend Yaya Han, to rising stars and newbies, as they make a splash at comic book conventions around the country. The series will dive deep into their lives, following their process as they create extravagant and visually arresting costumes each week. These nine constantly defy odds and race against the clock to transform themselves into amazing fictional characters that push the boundaries between fantasy and reality, all in hopes of impressing the convention judges to win a cash prizes and take their cosplay stardom to new heights.
Over the past week, Blastr featured each cast member, including pictures and an introduction.
- Yaya Han
- Riki LeCotey
- Holly Conrad & Jessica Merizan
- Becky Young
- Jesse Lagers
- Victoria Schmidt
- Chloe Dykstra
- Monika Lee
Victoria might look familiar to FANgirl readers, as she is featured in our banner posing as Jaina Solo from the New Jedi Order. She runs geek fashion blog Set to Stunning and is also one of the Year of the Fangirl contributors for Her Universe’s campaign. She talked with us previously about fandom and cosplay – you can check out her interview here.
Here’s a sneak peek at the show. Tune in at 10:30 p.m. Eastern to see what happens when the cameras roll on cosplay behind the scenes.
Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and strong female characters. She also writes about Star Wars for Random House’s science fiction and fantasy blog Suvudu.com and Star Wars Insider magazine and is a contributor for Her Universe’s Year of the Fangirl.
Tricia is putting the finishing touches on her first novel, Wynde – a military science fiction with a fantastical twist that features heroines Vespa Wynde and Gemini Reed. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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