FAQ

How do I watch the TV show “Heroes Of Cosplay”?

The show begins in the US on Tuesday, August 13 at 10:30 PM, on the SyFy network. That day, there will be an all-day marathon of season 4 of “Face Off,” followed by the 90-minute premiere episode of season 5 of “Face Off” at 9:00 PM. “Heroes Of Cosplay” will be on right after that. But if you miss the premiere of “Heroes Of Cosplay” on Tuesday at 10:30 PM, don’t freak out! SyFy will be broadcasting the episode eleven more times over the course of that week! Check your TV listings, you’ll have many chances to catch it.

Beginning with the second episode, on Tuesday, August 20, the show will be on at 10:00 PM.

You may also be able to watch the show on SyFy.com, where they have full episodes of many of their shows.

How long is the TV show “Heroes Of Cosplay”?

The show is an hour long, which translates to about 42 minutes of show and 18 minutes of commercials. There will be six episodes of the show in season 1. It is too early to know if there will be more seasons.

What is cosplay?

Cosplay is when a fan dresses up like a character from a movie, TV show, video game, comic book, or other form of popular culture, for the purpose of expressing their “fandom” (love, interest, and/or obsession with a piece of popular culture). This typically happens at a fan convention, or other place where fans congregate.

Why is the show called HEROES Of Cosplay? Do you think you are heroes?

“Heroes’ has many meanings. For example, the “hero” of a story is the protagonist. The featured cosplayers on this show are the protagonists. No one is suggesting that being a firefighter or one of the other brave individuals who risk their lives to save others. Don’t be so literal.

The title was chosen by SyFy. During production, the show was referred to as “CosWorld,” but the fact that this title was used for a series of fetish porn videos meant that it was probably going to change. We know some of the titles that were rejected, and trust me, it could have been worse.

Some of the cast members of “Heroes Of Cosplay” do cosplay for charity. For example, Riki organized Cosplay For A Cause, which raised money for Japan’s Tsunami relief, and Jesse, Victoria, and I are members of the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion, respectively, the Star Wars costuming groups that troop for charity. But I don’t claim that doing occasional charity work makes a “hero.”

Why isn’t my favorite cosplayer on the show?

Um, hello! I am on the show

What? I’m not your favorite cosplayer? Then you need to seriously re-evaluate your criteria for choosing your favorite cosplayer. Because, seriously.

If someone is your favorite cosplayer just because she’s a hot girl, then you should switch to that cheerleader reality show, or pick up an issue of Playboy (That still exists, right? Are magazines printed on paper still a thing?).

Are they even real cosplayers? Or are you just wannabe actors or famewhores?

Seriously? If you don’t know who these cosplayers are, then you need to do some research! But I guess if you are reading this, then you are doing your research. So, good job. Fist bump.

Most of the people featured on the show are experienced cosplayers of some notoriety. It isn’t hard to authenticate our cosplay credibility. But despite this fact, we knew that (ignorant people being what they are) one of the biggest questions that would be raised is “do you really make your own costumes?” Especially since one big part of the show is making costumes. With our reputations at stake, we were especially vigilant. One of our mantras was “one faker on the cast will make us all look like fakes.” So we paid attention to each other’s work. We questioned each other on technique. We saw the work each of us were doing, furiously at the last minute, in the convention hotel rooms (as is so common in cosplay). Being on the show was a ton of work. It wasn’t easy by any means. I wish I could have had someone else making our costumes. Heck, I wish I could have had someone else pay for our costumes. But I didn’t. Victoria and I busted our asses on those things. Just to entertain you, ya ingrate slob.

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  1. Hey Jinyo, your work is amazing I don’t understand why they have your talent side-lined in this series. As a kid that worked in his parents upholstery business, I’ve always wanted to try my hand at costuming. Do you have a youtube channel or a blog in-which people can throw ideas or questions your way?

  2. Well, this is the only blog I have. I also have a Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jinyodesign and I’m on Twitter @Jinyoface
    I’m not really into competing. I may do it a little in the future, but for now it’s not my thing. I don’t really mind being “sidelined” for now. A least it keeps me out of the drama!

    I don’t have a YouTube channel yet.

  3. I think you’re playing it smart, get enough publicity from the show to kick off your own thing without getting drawn into the drama. I’d love to see you do a how-to youtube channel, given you have the time and willingness to do so.

    Was that a RPF t-shirt you were wearing during the second episode when revealing the tron dress? Awesome plug! :D

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