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Costume Couture: Do You Even Gijinka?

Of all the trends in cosplay, gijinkas are probably one of our favorites.  A gijinka, if you aren’t sure, is a human version of a non human character. Cosplayers get to bring out the largest amount of creativity when designing these costumes. There is literally no right or wrong way to do it. This episode, Ian and Rae throw gijinka suggestions at each other and ask them to cosplay it in 5 minutes or less. That’s right; it’s our first game show. Do you have any gijinkas in your wardrobe? What would you be interested in cosplaying? Check it out our video below and see if our hosts were up to the challenge.

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Rae of SirynRae Cosplay
Ian of Haus of Turner Cosplay

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Costume Couture: Do You Even Gijinka?

Costume Couture: Cosplay and LGBT+

Ian and Rae present the first live episode of Costume Couture from Kansas City Comic Con.  With us was Lili Jonae and Luna Flare of Kansas City cosplay notoriety. Cosplay has the funny habit of seeping into our every day lives and becoming a part of our identity. Often it can cross the streams and bring out a comforting chance to express ourselves. We talk about how being members of the LGBT community and the cosplay community intertwine with each and how when you’re so passionate about something, it connects to everything.

Hosted by
Rae of SirynRae Cosplay
Ian of Haus of Turner Cosplay

Special Guests
Luna Flare
Lili Jonae

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Costume Couture: Cosplay and LGBT+

Costume Couture: Tips and Tricks 1 – Cosplay and Conventions

Cosplaying isn’t for the faint of heart. Cosplaying at conventions is especially tough. You have so much to worry about. What am I gonna bring? What gets left behind? What if my costume breaks? What if my makeup smudges?

Never fear; Rae and Ian are back for the first in a long line of Tips and Tricks segment, this one focusing on how to navigate conventions while in cosplay. This episode covers everything from proper hygiene to etiquette. Never attend a convention unprepared again.  And this isn’t just for beginners. There are helpful tidbits in here for even the most seasoned convention goers.

Be sure to comment some helpful tips that get through a convention. We’d love to hear from you.

Costume Couture: Tips and Tricks 1 – Cosplay and Conventions

Costume Couture: Harley Quinn Spotlight

Harley Quinn has quickly become one of the most recognizable and iconic DC Comics characters even though she’s only been around since 1992. As a character who debuted in Batman: The Animated Series, she’s had to overcome her non-comic book origin but has done so with flying colors… at least, black, red, and white.

This week, we discuss many of her different looks over the years from her original debut, her Margot Robbie Suicide Squad version, Injustice video games, and more. Then we talk about some of our favorite Harley Quinn cosplayers like Jessica Nigri, Triple Diamond Entertainment, Thousand Faces Cosplay, just to name a few.

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Rae of SirynRae Cosplay
Ian of Haus of Turner Cosplay

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Costume Couture: Harley Quinn Spotlight

Costume Couture: Luna Flare

Luna Flare joins the hosts of Costume Couture for a fun episode. She discusses her adventures in drag and burlesque, her cosplay twists on them, and what she does outside of cosplay. We get ridiculous and fresh with each other real fast.

Hosted by
Rae of SirynRae Cosplay
Ian of Haus of Turner Cosplay

Special Guest
Luna Flare

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Costume Couture: Luna Flare

Costume Couture: DC Superhero Girls

Many superhero and villain costumes come off as being a little too adult for kids. You’ve got the classic Powergirl boob window and Starfire showing off a lot of skin. Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn aren’t exactly the most child friendly characters out there either. So, DC Entertainment had their work cut out for them when they decided to bring an animated series to young girls, DC Superhero Girls. The show start in 2015 as a webseries with one straight to DVD movie. DC Superhero Girls includes class good guys like Wonder Woman and Batgirl, plus some villain and anti-hero types like Harley and Ivy.

This week, we talk about their costumes and styles, looking and how DC Superheroe Girls was able to bring these characters to young girls without totally losing who they are while keeping them appropriate.

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Rae of SirynRae Cosplay
Ian of Haus of Turner Cosplay

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Costume Couture: DC Superhero Girls

SH S4E08: Top Animated Series

What are your favorite cartoons? That’s the question we answer this week as we rank our top animated series! These include classic 80s animated shows, 90s nostalgia, anime, and modern cartoons. With Derreck on the road, we are joined by Costume Couture co-host, Ian of Haus of Turner cosplay to help us put together our lists of the Top 7 Animated Series. We each provide our own list and talk several honorable mentions.

Did your favorite show make the cut? What did we leave out? Be sure to let us know!

Also, go to Screen-Heroes.com right now to subscribe to us on iTunes and drop us a review. If you do, we’ll be sure to give you a shout-out in a future episode!

Want to join the conversation? Join us live every Tuesday night at 9PM EST on Twitch to chat with us! We’ll answer questions and note comments live on the broadcast! Follow at: twitch.tv/heroespodcasts

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Screen Heroes Podcast Credits

Hosts
Derreck Mayer
Rachel Stewart
Ryan Couture

Special Guests
Ian Turner

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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SH S4E08: Top Animated Series

Costume Couture: Overwatch Summer Games

Overwatch has taken the gaming world by storm over the last 18 months or so since its premiere at BlizzCon. Since then, the lively, colorful characters have received tons of various skins ranging from color variations to full on character changes. Many of those skins came in the form of holiday themed events, like the Summer Games which just ended yesterday.

This week, we talk about our favorite Overwatch character costumes and a couple of our favorite cosplayers who bring them to life.

Also, don’t miss our new Cosplayer of the Week, Melis Ishida!

Melis Ishida Cosplay
Facebook.com/MelisIshidaCosplay

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Rae of SirynRae Cosplay
Ian of Haus of Turner Cosplay

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Costume Couture: Overwatch Summer Games

Costume Couture: Argent Fox Cosplay

This week, we sit down with the man behind Argent Fox Cosplay. This cosplayer is known for his props, his charity work, and his incredibly successful closet cosplays. He even explains his name (spoiler: he didn’t misspell Agent). We’ll discuss many of his cosplays including X-Men’s Magneto, Sailor Moon, Marvel Girl, and his charity work including what he does with Children’s Mecy and previous show guests, Another Castle Creations.

Join us for another interview with another talented cosplayer, Guy from Argent Fox Cosplay.

Find Argent Fox Cosplay
Facebook.com\ArgentFoxCosplay
Instagram.com\gjbaker75

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Rae of SirynRae Cosplay
Ian of Haus of Turner Cosplay

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Costume Couture: Argent Fox Cosplay

Costume Couture: Injustice 2

The battle for DC continues in a new video game, Injustice 2 and we’re here to talk about the incredibly cool and sometimes totally lame costumes. Injustice is an alternate DC universe where Superman is the bad guy, just about anyone can get superpowers, and everyone wears armor. Sometimes that creates a very cool new look but other times, we just don’t understand why they bothered.

Also, don’t miss our Cosplayer of the Week, Kuda Cosplay who can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Patreon!

Catch Rae are her new handle SirynRae and Ian at Haus of Turner Cosplay!

Hosted by
Rae of SirynRae Cosplay
Ian of Haus of Turner Cosplay

Cosplayer of the Week
Kuda Cosplay

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Costume Couture: Injustice 2

SH S4E05: The Dark Tower Review

This week, we enter the Dark Tower by diving deep into the latest Stephen King concept to hit the big screen. Before diving into the Idris Elba film, we talk news including the big Netflix\Disney shake-up and more!

Now to be clear, there will be major Dark Tower spoilers but we’ll give you plenty of warning before we dive into the details. So even if you haven’t seen the movie, stick around for news plus our spoiler-free take on The Dark Tower.

Also, go to Screen-Heroes.com right now to subscribe to us on iTunes and drop us a review. If you do, we’ll be sure to give you a shout-out in a future episode!

Want to join the conversation? Join us live every Tuesday night at 9PM EST on Twitch to chat with us! We’ll answer questions and note comments live on the broadcast! Follow at: twitch.tv/heroespodcasts

Don’t forget to subscribe to Screen Heroes! The links to iTunes, Blog Talk Radio, Google Play, and Feedburner are below!

Also, stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts

Prefer to watch our show? Check out the Twitch broadcast below!

(Updated Aug 10th 6:14AM CST to include video broadcast)

Screen Heroes Podcast Credits

Hosts
Derreck Mayer
Rachel Stewart
Ryan Couture

Special Guest
Ian Turner

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

iTunes Subscription Link

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SH S4E05: The Dark Tower Review

Costume Couture: Men of Marvel

Marvel has dozens of male superheroes. We know several from the major Marvel movies like Iron Man, Deadpool, and Wolverine, but there’s plenty more. This week, we take a look at our favorite and least favorite costumes from the Men of Marvel. We’ll talk comic books and movies, so join us and let us know your favorite looks!

Also, don’t miss our Cosplayer of the Week, Yensid Cosplays who can be found on Facebook at Yensid Cosplays and Twitter @cruzingquinn.

Catch Rae are her new handle SirynRae and Ian at Haus of Turner Cosplay!

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Rae of SirynRae Cosplay
Ian of Haus of Turner Cosplay

Cosplayer of the Week
Yensid Cosplays

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Costume Couture: Men of Marvel