yes, I watch SyFy on Tuesdays
August 21, 2013
Face Off: I don’t think I talked much about Season 4 because I was mostly disappointed in it. It was pretty clear that the show was running out of talent to recruit, and Anthony was so clearly the best artist right from the start. And nobody did anything pretty. There was a sameness to the big, gooey, ugly, gross monsters that everyone did week after week. So, I’m deeply happy with this season, because Laura is back and we’ll get to see some really beautiful work, because that’s what she does. The show seemed to realize they needed to get some real diversity in talent back in the lab. So I’m liking the vets v. rookies format. Though the maturity of the vets v. the noobiness of the rookies is kind of painful some moments.
Heroes of Cosplay: Digging the costumes, but the depiction of cosplay culture doesn’t really jive with my experience of cosplay culture (which is admittedly limited, but still), which is annoying. Then I remembered something my friend Zoo told me. We were at DragonCon, and I noticed something: the very best costumes were not in the Masquerade. You want to see the very best costumes at DragonCon, you go to the hotel lobby Friday and Saturday nights. When I asked her why these fantastic, amazing costumes weren’t in the Masquerade, Zoo said something along the lines of, “The Masquerade is mostly for the attention whores.” And that’s what’s bugging me about Heroes of Cosplay. I don’t think we’re actually getting a good look at cosplay here, which is a shame.