So originally I’d promised to myself at least not to post anything more about Heroes of Cosplay, but then this happened…
The saga continues! Heroes of Cosplay is coming back at you in 2014 on Syfy. http://syfy.ly/16eaulu
Wait, there’s more! Are you an imaginative cosplayer? Then throw your cape on because we want you! Send your pictures, links, contact info, and bios to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration asap!
I know I don’t understand TV execs. at all, but seriously really surprised this show is coming back for a season 2.
Okay, so a lot of people insist that the drama about how much Heroes of Cosplay sucks is stupid because it’s supposed to be a “reality show”. So…last time I checked, a “docuseries” is not a “reality show series”.
Heroes of Cosplay is not a documentary series? Check again. Because this description was apparently written by Syfy, the producers of the show themselves.
I’m surprised no one has talked about this. I saw this trailer on hulu and the first thing that popped into my head was “Unlike Heroes of Cosplay THIS is actually what the cosplay experience is about and who cosplayers are.” Personally I’m not a cosplayer (I don’t have the time, money, or artistic vision to do it lol) but the number of friends I have who are cosplayers is round 80% so I know enough to know how poor of a representation Heroes of Cosplay was. This movie, from the trailer alone, seems more authentic about the experience of cosplay. From first timers to veterans as well as cosplayers and its intersection with the LGBTQ community which is very common. While cosplayer powerhouses do exist so many more than that are making it in their spare time with materials they got on sale at a fabric store. They do it to have fun. They do it to help with social anxieties and stresses about their non cosplay life. They do it for a lot of reasons more than money, fame, and to be able to finance fake boobs (lookin at you Yaya). They do it, for many times, positive reasons and that wasn’t reflected in a show meant for mass consumption so that’s sad but also good to encourage projects like this that do.