RE: Heroes of Cosplay
(from the perspective of a cast member)
I would like to take the moment, between airings of the first episode of Heroes of Cosplay, to post this video to TUMBLR- where it belongs the most.
This video applies to you just as much as /r/cosplay and /cgl/.
Heroes of Cosplay is a fun show. It is a reality show. If you go into this with a negative attitude (or a neutral attitude while wanting to hate it), you will hate the show. You may only see the cattiness, but that is NOT the show’s focus. Keep in mind, the show had to appeal to a greater audience AS WELL as you talented cosplayers, in order to be a show. Some things had to be reshot, some (MINOR) things had to be staged. I promise you, every documentary has done this too. It’s how filmmaking works. If you hold on, and continue to watch, I promise you, you will start to appreciate the show more. Please, keep in mind that everyone on the show is a real person, and it’s possible we may see your comments because we are insecure and sometimes search ourselves. OH DON’T PRETEND YOU WOULDN’T. By all means, if you don’t like it, criticize the hell out of it. Just please don’t be cruel. It just feeds the fires.
If you enjoyed the show, thank you so much for watching and supporting us. :D
During filming, some of us got physically ill from exhaustion, and I ended up in the hospital (Then had to continue filming after just having gone through a surprise surgery. I didn’t tell the higher ups, so this didn’t end up on the show.). This was a fucking labor of love. So please, think twice before you’re all mean and stuff. Pretend you ended up on the show with us, how would you feel?