Heroes of Cosplay Sanctuary
Heroes of Cosplay Sanctuary
ScottyB
Welcome to Sanctuary: a Cosplayer haven where you - the person doing it yourself - can listen in to hear about the perspective of cosplayers, their struggles, their concerns, their stories...and it's open to you, both to listen and or to join in! It's not just Cosplay how-to or talking up the latest Marvel Movie, it's discussion about what you do and where Cosplay fits into your life.We get into current issues Cosplayers face, and offer to help bring your cosplay to life with tips and tricks in the world of social media and self-branding.There's a ton to talk about beyond pop-culture and what celebrities are doing - the major driver for Cons and the industry at large is YOU - the SuperFan and the Cosplayer!
Thank You Very Mutchie!
We're very excited to have FanX Cosplay Hall of Famer Shandra Mutchie with us on the show. We're talking about her many accomplishments in Cosplay, her origins, the many competitions, charities, and events that she's organized and been a part of, and we're very happy to again talk about the phenomenal group that she has co-founded to enact characters from A Court of Thorns and Roses.  We talk about her processes in Cosplay and go deep into her part in A Court of Salt and Snow.Be sure to support Shandra and the group putting on amazing events, and building a community around theater, arts, entertainment, and cosplay.Find her on Instagram!@Thank.You.Very.MutchieShAro (@forever_sharo)Gwyn/troupe manager (@acourtofsaltandsnow)Anne Boleyn (@utahrenfaire/@tudor_guild)Find out more about A Court of Salt and Snow and follow all the creators making this dream a reality!Get your tickets to the Starfall Ball!Find us online:https://www.heroesofcosplaysanctuary.com/Find the Sanctuary on Social:With Co-Host @astravoidcosplayFollow Her On Instagram & Join Her TikTok Community!https://linktr.ee/AstraVoidCosplay​​​...Like, Comment, and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZst......Of course you can share the video and follow us Online:Instagram: @heroesofcosplaysanctuaryTwitter: @hocspodcast
Mar 17, 2023
47 min
Why Cosplay Content?
I got into the Cosplay world in 2019 and was almost immediately scammed. After that, it got better, but I finally found a space that I like to be in and it’s helped me grow a lot in skills and even made my regular career grow.  In this episode, I want to tell you why I choose the content I choose to share, what my method is, and the format for the programs and eventual products that I will offer.Find us online:https://www.heroesofcosplaysanctuary.com/Find the Sanctuary on Social:With Co-Host @astravoidcosplayFollow Her On Instagram & Join Her TikTok Community!https://linktr.ee/AstraVoidCosplay​​​...Like, Comment, and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZst......Of course you can share the video and follow us Online:Instagram: @heroesofcosplaysanctuaryTwitter: @hocspodcast
Mar 8, 2023
8 min
Gatekeeping 2.0
We’ve talked about gatekeeping more than once.  It’s a real thing in a lot of spaces.  Creating content online in general does not have many barriers, but you’d be surprised (or maybe you wouldn’t be) at how much permission you have to ask in the Cosplay community to do things.  There’s a lot of going behind backs, there’s a lot of “cliques” and there are groups and factions that actively prevent online creators from trying to get into the same space.Find us online:https://www.heroesofcosplaysanctuary.com/Find the Sanctuary on Social:With Co-Host @astravoidcosplayFollow Her On Instagram & Join Her TikTok Community!https://linktr.ee/AstraVoidCosplay​​​...Like, Comment, and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZst......Of course you can share the video and follow us Online:Instagram: @heroesofcosplaysanctuaryTwitter: @hocspodcast
Mar 3, 2023
8 min
Did Marvel Ruin Cosplay?
In a not click-bait sort of way, I want to take some time to talk about what the Marvel cinematic universe, backed by Disney, and other large companies could do to make Cosplay a lot less fun.What we’re talking about today is the acceleration of content in phase 4 coming out of Marvel, the drop off of cosplayers coming into the community, and those who are in it and established seem to be creating at a breakneck pace.  There’s seemingly no end to what they’re coming out with. Did Marvel influence us to do so with their 30 movies, and 8 new Disney Plus series, with almost half of that being phase 4. Find us online:https://www.heroesofcosplaysanctuary.com/Find the Sanctuary on Social:With Co-Host @astravoidcosplayFollow Her On Instagram & Join Her TikTok Community!https://linktr.ee/AstraVoidCosplay​​​...Like, Comment, and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZst......Of course you can share the video and follow us Online:Instagram: @heroesofcosplaysanctuaryTwitter: @hocspodcast
Mar 1, 2023
8 min
Good Content vs Constant Content
There’s a big difference between creating quality content for the masses, and quality Cosplays than there is just making as much as you possibly can just to try to stay in the “game” of cosplay. Good is really defined by you, but if the only reason you’re making cosplay after cosplay is to keep it constant for the gods of social media, you might be in it for the wrong reasons.Find us online:https://www.heroesofcosplaysanctuary.com/Find the Sanctuary on Social:With Co-Host @astravoidcosplayFollow Her On Instagram & Join Her TikTok Community!https://linktr.ee/AstraVoidCosplay​​​...Like, Comment, and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZst......Of course you can share the video and follow us Online:Instagram: @heroesofcosplaysanctuaryTwitter: @hocspodcast
Feb 26, 2023
14 min
Can I Cosplay Something from a Book?
Have you thought about using a character from a book for your next Cosplay? Some of my recent guests have done amazing work with Cosplays adapted from Novels.  It's not for the beginner, but if you're looking for something to challenge your Cosplay creating skills and really appreciate the fandoms in a different mainstream media with books from any genre or era, this might be a new set of creations for you.Find us online:https://www.heroesofcosplaysanctuary.com/Find the Sanctuary on Social:With Co-Host @astravoidcosplayFollow Her On Instagram & Join Her TikTok Community!https://linktr.ee/AstraVoidCosplay​​​...Like, Comment, and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZst......Of course you can share the video and follow us Online:Instagram: @heroesofcosplaysanctuaryTwitter: @hocspodcast
Feb 19, 2023
6 min
Not a Costume Designer? Start Here with Cosplay
What skills do you need to Cosplay? None, you build them as you go.  Today I want to talk to you about why this is a good space to learn if your lifelong dream wasn’t to be a designer or videographer.  You may not have the skills in these areas but that doesn’t mean you can’t share what you’re building in Cosplay with an online community.Find us online:https://www.heroesofcosplaysanctuary.com/Find the Sanctuary on Social:With Co-Host @astravoidcosplayFollow Her On Instagram & Join Her TikTok Community!https://linktr.ee/AstraVoidCosplay​​​...Like, Comment, and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZst......Of course you can share the video and follow us Online:Instagram: @heroesofcosplaysanctuaryTwitter: @hocspodcast
Feb 15, 2023
7 min
A Court of Salt and Snow
We're excited to have @missgreeneinthelibrary back on the show.  In this episode, we're talking about a very exclusive event coming to Salt Lake City in May presented by Book Bound Events.  With it, will be a Cosplay group that pays tribute to A Court of Thorns and Roses - which is growing in popularity and has been compared to Twilight in it's fandom.We talk about the Cosplay group - A Court of Salt and Snow and it's amazing cast of characters.  These Cosplayers have created a universe of their own, being available for this event and others to come.  They have a team of costume designers, actors, writers, and are some very talented individuals.  You'll be hearing more about this group and the event coming up in May as we draw closer.You can find out more by visiting the website:https://www.bookboundevents.com/on Instagram @bookboundevents Find the Group Online: @acourtofsaltandsnowInstagramTikTokSupport Miss Greene online:Instagram @missgreeneinthelibrary@ladynestaarcheron and on TikTokFind us online:https://www.heroesofcosplaysanctuary.com/Find the Sanctuary on Social:With Co-Host @astravoidcosplayFollow Her On Instagram & Join Her TikTok Community!https://linktr.ee/AstraVoidCosplay​​​...Like, Comment, and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZst......Of course you can share the video and follow us Online:Instagram: @heroesofcosplaysanctuaryTwitter: @hocspodcast
Feb 13, 2023
37 min
What I Really Think About Cosplay
Let’s talk about what I think about Cosplay content in general today. I’ve been in the community for a few years and I’ve seen many changes and an evolving way in which Cosplayers have been growing their platforms and creating content. Find us online:https://www.heroesofcosplaysanctuary.com/Find the Sanctuary on Social:With Co-Host @astravoidcosplayFollow Her On Instagram & Join Her TikTok Community!https://linktr.ee/AstraVoidCosplay​​​...Like, Comment, and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZst......Of course you can share the video and follow us Online:Instagram: @heroesofcosplaysanctuaryTwitter: @hocspodcast
Feb 10, 2023
10 min
Am I Done with Cosplay?
With the inflation and economic issues that have come up in the last year, have we given up on Cosplay? I see more and more cosplayers selling their cosplays, reducing content, and moving away from the cosplay scene.  Even I’m scaling way back this year, not attending any cons and re-thinking my long term plans in light of the recent downturns looming over our heads.  What happens when you decide to hang it up and stop producing ongoing content for your platforms?Find us online:https://www.heroesofcosplaysanctuary.com/Find the Sanctuary on Social:With Co-Host @astravoidcosplayFollow Her On Instagram & Join Her TikTok Community!https://linktr.ee/AstraVoidCosplay​​​...Like, Comment, and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZst......Of course you can share the video and follow us Online:Instagram: @heroesofcosplaysanctuaryTwitter: @hocspodcast
Feb 7, 2023
6 min
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