Syfy just announced they are launching a new series called, Cosplay Melee. The new series will be a competition show. Yvette Nicole Brown is set to host the upcoming series. The show will be weekly with hourlong episodes and will premiere on Tuesday, March 21 at 10/9c on Syfy.
The show is described as:
Each episode will feature four world class cosplayers competing to create not only intricate full-body costumes, but fully-formed characters that they must bring to life through their own realistic performance. They will be guided and critiqued by a panel of judges including world class cosplayer LeeAnna Vamp, and A-list costume creator, Christian Beckman (The Hunger Games). At the end of every episode, the winner will walk away with $10,000. Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin of Matador Content, the company behind Lip Sync Battle, will serve as executive producers.
Senior Vice President, Alternative Development and Production at USA/Syfy said:
“Cosplay is passion, artistry, engineering and theater all rolled into one,” said Heather Olander….At the intersection of the maker world and fandom, the incredible artists of Cosplay Melee will blow your minds with their transformational creations.”
Yvette Nicole Brown said:
“As a huge fan of the creativity cosplayers bring to their craft, nothing makes me happier than having a front row seat for the amazing creations set to hit the Cosplay Melee runway…These talented artists are going to shine!”