If you can never resist a costume party, if Halloween is your favorite holiday, if you’re an anime obsessive or a comic book junkie—or if you just love a good dose of pomp and pageantry, superhero-style, then get excited, because Syfy’s much-anticipated Heroes of Cosplay premieres tonight at 10:30 p.m. And it’s a doozy—of awesome!
Cosplay—a.k.a. Costume Play—is a hobby (or, for some, a full-time occupation) where people dress up as fictional characters. All around the world, there are conventions, events, and competitions where top cosplayers show off their latest, greatest, and most fantastical creations.
“Anything you want to do, anything you want to be—you can do that through cosplay,” says one of the cosplayers in Syfy’s reality show. “It allows me to be the parts of me I wish I was in everyday life.”
Heroes of Cosplay follows nine super-fans—including legendary costume designer Yaya Han—through their cosplay lives. Throughout the series, you’ll see them design and build elaborate, sculptural, and delicate looks from the ground up, travel around the country showcasing their work, and become superstars in the cosplay universe.
Check out eight of my personal favorite sneak-peek looks from the Syfy show—and take a peek at the Heroes of Cosplay show trailer, below.
Riki LeCotey as the Rocketeer –
Monika Lee as Poison Ivy –
Becky Young as Taffyta –
Yaya Han as Fiora from League of Legends –
Victoria Schmidt as Loki Bunny –
Yaya Han as Code Geass –
Yaya Han as a Wizard in Granado Espada –
Check out the show trailer, right here –