TV NEWS: Countdown to Heroes of Cosplay on Syfy

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The wait is nearly over! The new series Heroes of Cosplay will be on our screens in just a few days. But if you can’t wait until then, here’s the newest sneak peek at the new show from Syfy.

It looks to offer an interesting view into the world of cosplay and how fans take cosplay from hobby to a competitive level. The first of 6 episodes of Heroes of Cosplay is released this coming Tuesday and everyone in the cosplay bubble is talking about it.

Each week, a new cosplayer will show us what it’s like on the run up to a convention. From the Heroes of Cosplay Facebook page:

“These individuals will 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 prize and the chance to become a cosplay legend.”

Sounds intense. Like I’ve said before in previous posts, I’m hoping that there is a strong focus on the making of the costumes. It’ll be really interesting to see the different materials and methods used to create these amazing costumes!

But is there a problem with the people at Syfy caring more about ratings than the content of the programme? Female cosplayers that the show has decided to follow outnumber the males by 8 to 1. Anyone else notice this?

I’m hoping the show will also highlight some of the issues within the cosplay world as well. For example the Cosplay is NOT Consent campaign. It’s a real problem: many cosplayers don’t dress like a certain character because of the their costume, but because of the personality of the character and what it means to the cosplayer.

I’m really looking forward to seeing the first episode of Heroes of Cosplay! I’ve never been to any conventions in the US so it’ll be cool to see the difference between them and UK ones. Before Tuesday, you can also check out mini clips from the show and get the background info on all the cosplayers here at Syfy.

Heroes of Cosplay starts Tuesday 13th August on Syfy. Make sure you catch the first episode and let us know what you think!

Source: Syfy
Reporter: Jess Hawke

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