More ‘Heroes of Cosplay’ Drama – Last Night’s “Villain” Speaks Out

- 09-18-13Cosplay, Featured Posted by Sarah Moran


Almost since its inception there’s been nothing but drama and controversy surrounding SyFy‘s reality program, Heroes of Cosplay. Initially the choice of content combined with a predominately female cast raised concern the series was only interested in parading around sexy girls in costume. Thankfully, the series has managed to steer clear of that, though sexuality and how much is proper for cosplay did become a hot-button issue. An issue that was only escalated by some heavily manufactured drama between Yaya Han and Jessica Nigiri; a matter we’ve covered before.

Now it seems only a handful of episodes, and a new editor/supervising director, later there’s only more drama and fan backlash for the series. To the point where I’m questioning what SyFy’s intention for the program was if all it has caused is dissent in the community it chose to portray?


SyFy to Feature Cosplayers in New Reality Series, ‘Heroes of Cosplay’

- 07-06-13Cosplay, TV Posted by NickBungay


In the world of nerd culture there’s an aspect that doesn’t get quite the amount of respect it deserves: Cosplay. Now, if you follow Nerd Bastards you know we’re no strangers to complimenting the ladies or the fellas, but those outside this sub-culture don’t really know what kind of work goes into the trial and error of costume making. So, leave it to SyFy to come up with another reality-based television show to shove into our eye holes, Heroes of Cosplay.

The six-episode “docu-series” will have contestants develop and create costumes based on popular shows and series all in the name of cash prizes. It’ll be a “race against the clock to transform themselves into amazing fictional characters that push the boundaries between fantasy and reality…” Wait a minute, this sounds familiar…it’s Face Off for cosplayers!

Here’s a first look at just who will be a part of the show after the jump.

Sexy Cosplay of the Week: Riddle

- 08-10-12Cosplay, Featured Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

This week’s Sexy Cosplay of the Week is on like Donkey Kong! Not that there is any 8-bit costuming happening today, but we wouldn’t turn it away if it did.

No, this week we are wrapped up in the amazing and magical cosplay talents of Riddle (AKA Riki LeCotey.) Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia; this actress/make-up artist has over a decade of experience in the costuming world and it shows. With hobbies that include video games, comic books and, anime; her inspiration and passion can be clearly be seen in the gallery below.

If I sound like I am gushing here, well I am ’cause she is honestly one of the best cosplayers I have ever seen. From her gender swapped Avengers (and I mean John Steed and Emma Peel) to female versions of Loki and Thor (the other Avengers.) DC, Marvel, Anime and more await you after the jump.

For more from Riddle, you can like her on Facebook, Follower her on Twitter and see more on her official site and DeviantArt.