Press release: Comikaze & Cosplay

JOIN US!! Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game. What was once thought of as “just a nerdy hobby”, has EXPLODED in the media in 2013 becoming an integral part of geek and mainstream lifestyle. From fashion, sports, business, to reality TV and more, you see uber fans expressing their passion for pop culture characters in the form of creative and/or elaborate costumes.


We brought together a group of epic cosplayers who have made a cultural impact to discuss the issues that cosplayers face today, shine a light on cosplay lifestyle, as well as give helpful tips on how to conceptualize and create your own costume paying homage to your favorite fictional character.


Just some of the things being talked about…

* Hot Topic issues: Cosplay Does Not Equal Consent Movement, The Hawkeye Initiative, Rule 63 Cosplay

* Reactions to Cosplay in Reality TV (Heroes of Cosplay, Fangasm, etc)

* Creative costume conceptualization, costume construction, locating and working with designers

* Cosplay in sports, fashion, and geek lifestyle



Panel Title: Epic Cosplayers 2013

Date: Sunday, Nov 3

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Room: 303AB

Panel Description: The seasoned and outstanding Cosplayers of 2013 gather to discuss issues facing the world of cosplay today. A video presentation will be displayed, panel discussion, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Panelists will be dressed in their best cosplay. The audience will have a chance to meet and greet/take pics after the panel on the showroom floor. Moderator: Chandler Paul Poling (President of White Bear PR)


* Captain Lucky (a.k.a Chris Riley) (Lucky Legendary, Wolvie’s Budz, WeHo Dodgeball)

* Andrea Davis (Real Heroes Los Angeles, Star Trek Voyager, Enterprise, First Contact, Star Trek: 2009, Friends, House, Justified, Raising Hope and Dexter)

* Christina Tellifson (Committed Comics, 16-bit Sirens)

* Anabel Martinez (creator of Men vs Cosplay calendar

* Jennifer Wenger (Confessions of a Superhero, Jimmy Kimmel, True Blood)

* Ted Abenheim (Prism Comics)

* Molly McIsaac (SyFy’s Fangasm, Official Cosplay Magazine)

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