By RazzaTazz 4 Comments
Seeing as I am somewhat of a fan of the SyFy series Face Off, I decided to give this new show as well, which is based on a similar format, though somewhat different in execution. As opposed to Face Off which takes professional and puts them in an artificial setting, this show takes amateurs and puts them in the real world setting of cosplay competitions at conventions. In so doing it might seem as though the six featured cosplayers were being given some kind of advantage over the remainder of their competition, though it really turn out like that. For anyone that is used to seeing Face Off, the initial episode of this series seems to be a bit restricted in its accomplishments as instead of truly letting imagination run wild it is more about trying to strictly adhere to the established deigns of certain characters. At the same time though this is an interesting look into the world of cosplay and I can't really think of a format that is better than this in terms of connecting with an audience. It is not exactly must-see tv, but it accomplishes what it is after well enough and is endearing enough in the process. The characters aren't all from comics, but they do a good enough job as well of representing characters from across a variety of media.