Documenting the extravagant and imaginative world of cosplay, Heroes of Cosplay is a tantalizing six part episode docuseries airing on the Syfy Channel that exhibits the competitive, colorful, and fanciful art of costuming. This series features multiple professional cosplayers and their endeavors to create characteristically accurate and extraordinarily detailed cosplays with the aspiration of achieving titles and generous cash prizes from a board of accomplished judges and professional cosplayers. Viewers sit at the edge of their seats as they watch the cosplay competitors race against the clock to complete their complex costumes and correct costume errors. These individuals continually defy the odds and transform themselves into whimsical characters that push the boundaries between reality and fiction.
Cosplay has gone from sub culture to pop culture and has taken over the geek community by providing fans with a creative and artistic outlet that allows them to be able to role play as their favorite fictional characters. Cosplay takes the expression of fan-devotion to the level of self-sacrifice and allows its participants to escape from reality and to be whoever they want to be. People love it, hate it, live it and breathe it, or merely accept it. It’s a fundamental part of conventions, and as the years have gone by, cosplay has gone from the few and the hardcore to a massive net of costume enthusiasts spreading across the globe. Some of the accomplished few are even dubbed as professionals and are given the opportunity to aid large comic book industries in providing what the fans desire.
Yaya Han, an accomplished and professional cosplayer, has been decreed as the 'Queen of Cosplay' for her stunningly beautiful and intricate costume representation of countless amounts of characters. As of late, she has been judging costumes in various large scale cosplay contests as well as making appearances as a special guest at conventions. On the most recent addition to the Heroes of Cosplay series, the episode encompassed Yaya’s livelihood, the amount of time, skill, and dedication to her craftsmanship, and her passion for this sensational form of artistry and expression. She describes cosplay as 'An amazing art form. Any one you want to be. Any story you want to tell. You can do that through cosplay.'
Tune ionto Heroes of Cosplay, which airs on the Syfy channel, on Tuesdays at 10/9c