SyFy’s Heroes of Cosplay gets a Launch Trailer

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SyFy have released a launch trailer for their upcoming original series Heroes of Cosplay.

The documentary follows nine cosplayers of varying levels as they put their skills to the test, following their process as they create costumes each week. Defying odds and racing against the clock to transform themselves into amazing fictional characters, they will also take to the stage to impress the convention judges.

SyFy have also revealed the cast of cosplayers featured on the show: 

Yaya Han – An acknowledged legend, Atlanta-based Yaya is often a judge at contests.

Riki LeCotey – A special effects technician on sci-fi films, Riki is also the founder of Cosplay for a Cause, which has raised money for victims of the Japanese tsunami.

Monika Lee – A student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Monika has competed in numerous craftsmanship contests winning several “Best in Shows” and various other awards.

Victoria Schmidt – A passionate fan of cosplay since high school, Victoria is the co-founder of the geek fashion and style blog settostunning.com.

Chloe Dykstra – An actress and model, Chloe hosts the Just Cos show on YouTube’s Nerdist channel.

Jessica Merizan and Holly Conrad – Both Jessica and Holly have co-founded a costume fabrication shop, cosplay community and new media entertainment company. Holly in particular works in the special effects business for several major studios.

Becky Young (aka Aktrez) – A trained actress, Becky has voiced Video Game Nussie on Maxim Radio and was a judge on CBS Sports’ Guitar Hero Competiton show.

Jesse Lagers – Working as a software systems administrator, Jesse hopes that success in cosplay competitions will lead to his own business creating costumes and props.

 

According to SyFy, the six-episode series “lifts the veil on the imaginative world of cosplay competition.” However, given the small snippet of footage so far, one has to wonder in what light the show will depict cosplayers and conventions.

Heroes of Cosplay premieres in the US on 13 August on SyFy.

 

Source: SyFy

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