Thursday, September 19, 2013

Heroes of cosplay——a revolution brought by the mass media

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. (Quote
Yaya Han in the TV show---Heroes of cosplay
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Heroes of cosplay played by NBC's syfy channel in August 2013 to start playing a file cosplay reality show, the program once aired immediately got wide acclaim from cosplay enthusiasts around the world, this show is to showcase the cosplayer's work process, as well as in the process of preparing the mentality. One of the judges is the Asian cosplayer and designer - Yaya Han, as previously mentioned Yaya in the past post, she is famous from her elaborate costumes and restore the gas field in the cosplay community.

Cosplay's popularity and mass media propaganda are inseparable, used to have an early paper media ----like the newspaper------propaganda cartoon show, now we has twitter, facebook, weibo (China), renren (China) and other social media as a propaganda media, more and more people gradually learned about cosplay. Today, heroes of cosplay can be said that is a milestone in the history of cosplay. Cosplay through television media gradually approaching the wider population. In my opinion, the appearance of this television programs and social media are inseparable, as a channel, if you want to get some information of the ratings have a certain audience groups, and as a channel, how to determine whether a particular topic get enough ratings it, they can get that message through social media, through the keyword search volume analysis, the analysis of hot topics, television stations can get a very clear understanding - there is no particular show is aired value, because of that, we could watch a Tv show named heroes of cosplay.
Cosplayer Holly and Jessica
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  1. I've never heard of this TV show, but now I'm interested in it. Heroes of Cosplay? Will definitely have to take a look at it. It is quite amazing how individuals can make such great outfits that oftentimes matches fictional characters on their own, a process that generally takes a crew of costume designers to do in Film and oftentimes Theatre too.

  2. I never heard this TV show too, Maybe you can type with Chinese to me. Sound good. I heard some cosplay in China. Even my friend, He like to cosplay the Japanese cartoon Naruto.