Via Amy Schley
In case we needed further proof that Heroes of Cosplay was crap….
Please boost. Competitions are stressful enough. I think that the folks involved in the show were under a lot of pressure, often asked to produce costumes that would take most of us months to complete (including themselves) within a couple of weeks.
They painted Yaya and Jessica Nigiri as enemies. Made other cosplayers appear lazy or incapable of doing their own work, and yes, “crashed” cons not known for their masquerades. The caliber and noteriety of the masquerades they used were not what they said they were. Show them competing at the real Big Dogs of the cosplay convention circuit. Like Dragon Con, Anime Central, San Diego Comic Con, the one in DC or NYC. Matsuri is one of the only ones known as having a tough and competitive masquerade. The rest are fun cons, but they are also “local” cons. Ones that cosplayers and congoers don’t travel from out of area/state to attend. It is often the only con these people can go to or afford to go to. They do not have the money, time, or resources that the competitors at larger cons can pull.
Seriously, I have no fucking clue why they didn’t compete at cons that /actually/ had competitive costume contests. Most of them were at DragonCon (I talked to a couple of them for just a little while), they could have done their thing at that masquerade and no shits would have been given because that contest is SUPPOSED to be competitive (my Harley and I had planned to enter, didn’t finish our skit and didn’t enter because the competition was supposed to be steep). This show’s total drama mongering and it really fucking sucks that so many people are getting introduced to a community that has so many positive things through such a negative program.
I like Yaya, I do. She seemed nothing but sweet when I got to meet and talk to her, but this show was misguided and made a lot of people angry for some really good reasons.
NEWS: Doc and Jackson will not be attending Dragon*Con this year.
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