Syfy's 'The Wil Wheaton Project' & 'Heroes of Cosplay' Swap Timeslots

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'Heroes of Cosplay': Spectacular dress up for MegaCon big money

In Hollywood, celebrities dress up all the time, and gossip mags are often comparing the relative fashion sense of this actor or that. But in the world of comic books and sci-fi/fantasy, fashion celebrities not only wear spectacular outfits -- they also make them.Airing Tuesdays, Syfy's "Heroes of Cosplay" (originally announced as "Cosworld") dives into the subculture of fans who handcraft costumes based on their favorite characters from sci-fi movies, video games, anime and more. And at conventions around the nation and the world, they walk their creations onstage to win glory and cash prizes.Filmed in part at MegaCon in Orlando, Fla. -- a convention famed for its costuming excellence -- "Heroes of Cosplay" follows several cosplay enthusiasts as they put it all on the line in design, manufacture and showmanship.They include:Yaya Han - An acknowledged expert in cosplay, the Atlanta-based Han also often serves as a judge at contests.Riki LeCotey - A native of...

Attention Cosplayers: Syfy to Air Six-Episode Docu-series Showcasing the Fascinating World of Cosplay!

body p { text-align: justify; } .cosplay_pic { width: 160px; text-align: center; text-style: bold; float:left; } .cosplay_pic img { height: 245px; width: 157px; } Attention Cosplayers! Syfy to Air Six-Episode Docu-series Showcasing the Fascinating World of Cosplay! Syfy's new series Heroes of Cosplay takes a look at the people who bring to life a variety of fictional characters, revealing the pressures each one faces, and the very real drama that ensues.   Meet the cast: 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, 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 . 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 – Chloe was almost fated to be in the cosplay community; her father is F/X legend John Dykstra, having worked on the original Star Wars and Star Trek films. An actress and model, she hosts the Just 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 (aka Aktrez) is one of the biggest names in cosplay on the west coast. She 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. 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. Don't miss the series premiere of the Heroes of Cosplay on August 13th on Syfy! Yaya Han Ricki LeCotey Monika Lee Victoria Schmidt Chloe Dykstra Jessica Merizan & Holly Conrad Becky Young Jesse Lagers