Heroes season wrap-up

Now that season one is fully finished, I am left feeling two things: inspired to get my costumes ready and amazing for Dragon*Con, and wondering where this show came from!

Technically that was the end of the second half of the first season, but I can’t find anything on SyFy’s website to indicate that there was a first half. Not that I mind. If anyone remembers the first half of the season, not many cosplayers liked it, myself included. In my opinion, they amped up the drama and downplayed the costumes.

This time, the complete opposite. Yes there was drama, but it was the typical drama associated with creating costumes and competing at that level. This last episode really sealed it for me. The way they focused on everyone scrambling to get their costumes and props ready, and figuring out what to do on stage. Then, at the end, the way everyone was just so positive and upbeat about their experiences and how others have grown. It gave a much more positive, happy vibe to the whole costuming/cosplay experience. Just the way it should be.

Heroes of Cosplay

Heroes of Cosplay title card
Image from Google Play

Anyone else here still watching Heroes of Cosplay? I am, and I’ve been surprised at how much I’m enjoying it.

Let me back up here. Heroes of Cosplay debuted on SyFy last year (2013). At first there was a ton of excitement from the cosplay/costuming community. “We have a show!” Then it was aired. For the majority of the first season, the focus was on the drama instead of the costumes and the reality that is truly present at a costuming/cosplay competition. As the series continued, the added drama was getting pretty obvious and tiring. At least to me. But, I kept watching because what they did show about costume construction was really cool.

Cut to this year. Heroes of Cosplay returns. I was a little skeptical. I know a lot of people had voiced their concerns about the show. We were all waiting to see how it turned out. Wow. It really changed. They are now simply showcasing these amazing costumers and their work. It’s really inspiring to watch now. I’m loving it!

Anyone else? Love it? Hate it? Gave up?