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Watch: Emerald City Comic-Con Cosplay Videos

Check out two epic videos from the Emerald City Comic-Con featuring different cosplayers.

The beatdownboogie YouTube channel put these together.

There are some really cool costumes ranging from Halo to Destiny to Iron Man, Thor, Marvel, Star Wars, Zelda, Warcraft and lots more.

The Emerald City Comic-Con takes place annually in Seattle Washington.

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SyFy Extends Heroes Of Cosplay: Seeking Cosplayers For Part Of The Show

Press Release

SYFY EXTENDS SEASON 1 OF POPULAR SERIES HEROES OF COSPLAY WITH ORDER OF SIX ADDITIONAL EPISODES

ADDITIONAL CAST MEMBERS SOUGHT IN ATLANTA AND LOS ANGELES AREAS

New Episodes to Premiere in 2014

 

NEW YORK – October 16, 2013 – Syfy continues to shine the spotlight on the exciting and creative world of competitive cosplay by ordering 6 additional episodes of its breakout reality series Heroes of Cosplay, it was announced today. Producers are also seeking talented and passionate cosplayers to be featured in the series who are based in and around the Los Angeles and Atlanta areas.

Heroes of Cosplay is a tantalizing docu-series that lifts the veil on the imaginative world of cosplay and the passionate fans – from legends to newbies – who put their imagination and skills to the test to make a name for themselves in this colorful and competitive world.

Male and female cosplayers who live in Atlanta and Los Angeles and are ready to take their cosplaying to the next level now have a shot at being a part of the show. Candidates must be able to make their own costumes and compete in competitions around the country. Those interested are invited to send pictures, links, contact info, and self-descriptions to cosplaycasting2013@gmail.com.

Heroes of Cosplay is produced by 51 Minds, an Endemol Company. Executive producers are Mark Cronin, Courtland Cox and Dave Caplan.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.(Syfy. Imagine greater.)

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Awesome Guardians of the Galaxy Gamora Cosplay

Below you can check out five images of Callie Cosplay as Gamora from the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Callie is a superhero enthusiast who cosplays as various characters ranging from Marvel and DC to G.I. Joe and many others.

We see Callie is sporting the classic look of Gamora and fills it out rather nicely!

It will be interesting to see how they do Gamora for Zoe Saldana in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, who has less curves than what Gamora is used to.

Check out the Callie Cosplay website for more (via Geek Tyrant).

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Leia Down & CosPlay Trading Card Company At The NYCC

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NY Comic-Con Gets Taken Over by a Super Villain

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(Las Vegas, NV)  New York Comic-Con is taking place this Thursday, October 10th through Saturday, October 13th at Javits Center. But the most exciting part will be when Super Villain Leia Down enters the building. You can find her all four days at the

CosPlay Trading Card Company (CTCC) booth, signing her limited edition cards, which are the first set of Character Cards to be rolled out by the company, who offer limited edition cards for individuals and entities to purchase. Leia will also have other merchandise on hand for sale, and will be ready for any photo opp that might come her way from the media and/or fans. For information on tickets and scheduled events, go to http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/, and find out more about CTCC by visiting their site at http://cosplaytradingcardcompany.com/.

“I’m excited to be in the Big Apple and be at one of the biggest Comic-Cons in the country,” says Leia Down. “My new CTCC cards are amazing, but once they’re gone, they’re gone, so make sure you stop by and get one.”

And if you want to party with a Super Villain, make sure to head to SONICBOOMBOX’s NYCC Afterparty on Saturday at Slate NY located at 54 West 21st Street between 5th and 6th Avenues and have a cocktail or two with Leia. It’s hosted by Yaya Han and sponsored by Midtown Comics, and there will be prizes and cosplay contests. The fun starts at 8pm and Cosplay attire is encouraged. You must be 21 and over with ID to get in. It’s $10 before 10pm and $15 after.

ABOUT LEIA DOWN

Like most busty super villains, Leia Down had interesting beginnings. Hailing from the Caribbean, her family moved to Las Vegas where she took up flying and got a pilot’s license at the age of 17. One day while flying over the Mojave Desert, she saw a strange light emanating from the ground, lost control of the plane and crashed. She disappeared for four years only to emerge a powerful woman with new special gifts, including incredible strength, martial arts prowess and the power of manipulation, allowing her to morph into anyone she pleases. In 2010, she started webcamming and making her fans’ (AKA Cum Buddies) fantasies a reality by morphing into one of over 300 hot super heroines and sexy comic book characters, like Black Cat, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Wonder Woman and Baby Doll from Sucker Punch on her official site MaskDDesire, which can be accessed on her hub site, http://www.LeiaDown.com.When she’s not being the ultimate super villain, she’s a video game champ and a respected member of the Cosplay community appearing at conventions around the country. In 2013, this super villain wracked up nominations, including a Fanny, Exxxotica Fan’s Choice Awards, for Cyber Hustler (AKA Webcam Girl of the Year) and Best Model from the ALT Awards. Try and keep up with her adventures by following her on Twitter at @LeiaDown, and liking her fan page on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheLeiaDown.

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Yes: Michael Rooker Is Also Familiar With DnA Guardians of the Galaxy: DragonCon Image

Cosmic Book News was just sent the following pic from DragonCon by none other than Star-Lord!

As in Star-Lord the cosplayer below in the image.

“Star-Lord” also mentioned that Michael Rooker instantly knew they all were the DnA 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy team, which shows how familiar he is with the comic books. Marvel recently canceled the 2008 version after they received word of the new movie, replacing it with something the fans don’t seem too happy with and nixing the super cool costumes in the process.

Michael Rooker posted the image on his Facebook page and added: “Shit, yes! Guardians of the Galaxy cosplayers at DragonCon 2013!”

James Gunn is also familiar with the comic books as Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA) have visited the set multiple times. Kevin Feige even stated he is aware of the “rabid” Marvel Cosmic fans, a reference to a term coined by editor Bill Rosemann, DnA’s editor on Nova, Guardians of the Galaxy and the numerous related Marvel Cosmic comic book events.

Interestingly enough, when asked at Comic-Con which version of Star-Lord Chris Pratt would portray, the actor replied with “my own.”

Michael Rooker plays original Guardian Yondu in the film.

You can also check out the DragonCon George Perez tribute featuring Nova as well as more of the cosplayers.

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The “Guardians of the Galaxy movie” has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsu as Korath the Pursuer, with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, Glen Close as Nova Prime, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, and Vin Diesl as Groot.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

Synopsis:

Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.

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Superman & Wonder Woman Cosplayers Get Attacked On Hollywood Boulevard

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On Friday, a pair of Wonder Woman and Superman cosplayers were attacked on Hollywood Blvd. allegedly by a transient.

Jennifer Wenger and Christopher Dennis were taking pictures for the Jimmy Kimmel Show when a female cowboy boot-wearing transient attacked them.

Wenger, known as “Hollywood Wonder Woman,” said she was assaulted multiple times, getting her lip flicked and then punched in the face.

Christopher “Superman” Dennis came to her aid deflecting the blows until the police arrived.

The transient told Wonder Woman and Superman that they would be dead by tomorrow.

However, true to form, Jennifer Wenger stated she withheld fighting back, seeking inspiration from Wonder Woman.

“Thank you, Wonder Woman, for inspiring me to do the right thing and not hit that girl back. Because I was sitting there [thinking], ‘What would Wonder Woman do?’ She wouldn’t hit the crazy lady,” Wenger told ABC News.

Back in June, a fatal stabbing occurred in the area with a transient allegedly killing a woman after she refused to give a dollar for snapping a picture of the man.

Wenger and Dennis are unsure if they will press charges, but would like the transient to receive psychiatric care.

Check out the video of Jennifer Wenger and Christopher Dennis talking about the Wonder Woman and Superman attack:

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SyFy’s Heroes of Cosplay Yaya Han Promo Clip

SyFy sent over a preview clip to their upcoming new show, Heroes of Cosplay, featuring Yaya Han.

 

Yaya Han – Promo Clip

SUMMARY: Don’t miss Yaya Han, a cosplay vet with more than 200 imaginative creations ranging from anime, to comics, to original creations. Her name has become synonymous with popular geek culture and quality cosplay adornments. Heroes of Cosplay premieres August 13 at 10:30/9:30c on Syfy.

About the Series

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 Syfy’s new Heroes of Cosplay (formerly Cosworld), nine passionate fans put their imagination and skills to the test to make a name for themselves in the competitive world of cosplay.

Heroes of Cosplay is a tantalizing docu-series that lifts the veil on the imaginative world of cosplay competition, because fans at the comic book conventions don’t merely dress up as their favorite character; they also compete to see who’s the best!

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. 

The Heroes of Cosplay cast bring to life a variety of fictional characters but the pressure each one faces and the drama that ensues is very real. The cast includes: 

Yaya Han – Yaya is one of the acknowledged legends of cosplay whose entrance at each convention – always in full costume – never fails to create a stir. A source of inspiration and intimidation to the contestants, Atlanta-based Yaya Han is often a judge at contests.

Riki LeCotey –  Riki moved from rural Canada to the United States to follow her passion for cosplay. A special effects technician on sci-fi films, she is also the founder of Cosplay for a Cause, which has raised money for victims of the Japanese Tsunami.

Monika Lee – Monika is from Atlanta and a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she’s majoring in industrial design.  A cosplayer since the age of 13, she’s competed in numerous craftsmanship contests winning several “Best in Shows” and various other awards. 

Victoria Schmidt – Victoria is co-founder of the geek fashion and style blog settostunning.com. A passionate fan of cosplay since high school, she’s especially proud of being Princess Leia on LucasFilm’s Star Wars float in the 2007 Rose Parade.

Chloe Dykstra was almost fated to be in the cosplay community; her father is an F/X legend, having worked on the original Star Wars and Star Trek films. An actress and model, she hosts theJust Cos show on YouTube’s Nerdist channel.

Jessica Merizan and Holly Conrad – Jessica has performed in regional theater in Southern California since she was five years old. Together, she and fellow cast member Holly Conrad co-founded a costume fabrication shop, cosplay community and new media entertainment company.

Holly was mentored by her very qualified grandfather, Dorse Lanpher, an F/X animator for Disney and others. She now works in the special effects business for several major studios, in addition to her business with Jessica.

Becky Young – Becky has created costumes since attending San Diego Comic-Con in 2006. A trained actress, she has voiced Video Game Nussie on Maxim Radio and was a judge on CBS Sports’ Guitar Hero Competiton show. She lives in Burbank.

Jesse Lagers – Jesse lives in Portland, Oregon, where he works as a software systems administrator. He hopes that success in cosplay competitions will lead to his own business creating costumes and props. Jesse is a stickler for realism and authenticity in all of the costumes he creates. 

Heroes of Cosplay premieres on Tuesday, August 13 at 10:30 PM/9:30c following the special 90-minute Season 5 premiere of Face Off. It then moves to its regular time – 10/9c on Tuesdays – starting on August 20th.

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