Women of Comicbook Cosplay is very pleased to announce that Ms. Luna [facebook.com/MsLunaMoon] has joined our ranks as our UK convention photographer.
Look out for her at upcoming UK shows!
Here it is folks, the big reveal of exactly who is going to adorn the twelve full colour pages of our 2014 calendar…
January Neferet - Cosplayer & Cosmaker - Raven
February Echoing Artemis - Nightwing
March Jennifer Van Damsel - Black Widow
April Alouette - Catwoman
May Lola Marie - Zatanna
June Yashuntafun - Kitty Pryde
July Fire Lily Cosplay - Silk Spectre
August Alien Queen - Joker
September Celeste Tapia - Scarlet Witch
October Ani-Mia - Rogue
November Galacticat - Squirrel Girl
December Constantine In Tokyo - Emma Frost
A BIG thanks to everybody that submitted their photos.
If you didn’t get selected, please don’t be disheartened. The overall quality of submissions was so high, you should all be very proud of yourselves for producing such wonderful work. Sadly we could only choose twelve models and it was incredibly difficult to choose between you all.
Thanks also to Mrs. Fuego, Anthony Silva from Comic Issues Podcast [comic-issues.com] and Andy Rocket [facebook.com/AndyRocketCosplays] for being our calendar panel - couldn’t have made the decisions without your invaluable input!
Voting for the 2014 cover girl will start later this week on our Facebook page [facebook.com/comicbookcosplay].
Details will be posted here when voting starts.
2014 calendar submissions close May 1st!
That’s just over a week away folks. If you would like to be considered, please see the requirements/guidelines here: comicbookcosplay.tumblr.com/calendar
No way, Man
Looks like the Men of Comicbook Cosplay calendar is going to be called off due to lack of interest. Thanks to the few that did submit. If we get a surge of submissions it may still happen (but I won’t hold my breath).
FCBD - May 4th
We want you to support your local comic store!
If you’re cosplaying for Free Comic Book Day, submit a photo of you and/or your friends in costume at your local store on May 4th with the tag #fcbd and we’ll post it straight away.
If you provide details of the store, we’ll link them and give them a shoutout.
That’s LESS THAN a month away.
If you’re interested, please look over the requirements/guidelines here: comicbookcosplay.tumblr.com/calendar
If you’re not interested but know someone you think might be, please do pass the link on or share/reblog/retweet this post.
15 applicants were turned down last year because they missed the deadline, many of which would have been seriously considered had they been on time.
If you have any questions not covered by the requirements/guidelines, please ask here or email email@example.com
- Derek Fuego: WoCC Op
At MEGACON this weekend?
If you see her on the con floor, please say hey.
Even better, have your photo taken with Andy and we’ll post the photo in a special Megacon gallery on our Facebook page [facebook.com/comicbookcosplay] and then once we have enough, a photoset on the blog itself.
Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
You don’t need to be a cosplayer or in costume to do this, anyone is welcome!
Please of course respect that Andy may be interviewing or be otherwise busy so be polite and ask if it’s okay before you start snapping.
This is Andy, the content creator for the Facebook Page. This is a big announcement for me (and I hope for all of you!) that I have been waiting on for a little while to finally tell everyone. I’m especially excited to tell everyone on the mark of my first month of officially collaborating with Derek here at WoCC.
I’m excited to say that I’ll begin to do interviews of cosplayers at upcoming conventions around the United States. Derek and I are going through the final steps of preparation, and right now I’m planning for the first series of interviews to be at Megacon in Orlando, Florida, on March 15th - 17th. I plan to ask all the costume creating questions for all the cosplay enthusiasts, and also ask fun questions about the source material itself, the comics!
I hope you all are excited as I am, and I can’t wait to announce the lovely ladies that will be interviewed as the dates come closer!
- Lots of comic book love, Andy Rocket
Just a small one from the news desk here at WoCC Towers…
We’ve set up a new email account for when you guys need to contact us outside of the usual social networks etc - email@example.com - please update your address books.
When setting up the new email, the thought bubbled up that maybe a proper WoCC YouTube channel might be a good idea - so we set one up. Please feel free to subscribe and what not: youtube.com/user/comicbookcosplay
There’s not much content right now but the idea is to fill it over time when we stumble across WoCC related and Cosplay related goodness. If you have anything you would like us to add to it, please let us know at our shiny, new address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those that didn’t hear already, the delectable Andy Rocket Cosplays [Website|Facebook|Tumblr|Twitter] has been recruited to be a content creator on our Facebook page [facebook.com/comicbookcosplay].
Big thanks to her for everything she does for WoCC, she’s been working behind the scenes for a long while and it’s always appreciated.
TICK TOCK TICK TOCK
A quick reminder that on February 1st (two weeks today!) the 2013 calendar is being retired (click here to buy your copy) and submissions for the 2014 calendar will be opening. Submission details will be published next week! Who’s excited?
HAPPY NEWS YEAR FOLKS!
The Women of Comicbook Cosplay 2013 calendar is due to be retired on February 1st. As the old saying goes, “As one door closes, another one opens”.
That same day, submissions for our 2014 calendar will open!
That’s right, as of February 1st, you will be able to submit your work to our 2014 calendar. In previous years submissions have opened much later (it was June last year) but this way it gives the whole process more time and consideration.
Submission details and guidelines will be posted later this month. In the meantime, if anyone has any questions, please hit up our ask box [comicbookcosplay.tumblr.com/ask] and we’ll do our best to answer you asap.
In other calendar related news, this year’s submissions will be looked over by a panel of judges as well as myself. I will have the final say but it’s nice to have some other opinions in the mix.
~ Derek Fuego: WoCC Op
Random movie quote: “There’s no rule that says that when you’re kidnapping, you can’t be cordial and nice.”
A news round up and a half folks… hang on to your essentials, here we go…
I’m happy to announce that we have passed the landmark 10,000 followers. Thanks to everyone that has helped make this happen!
From now until 31st October, if you submit your Halloween costumes and use the halloween tag, your photo will be published as soon as we see it. Normal submission rules apply (must be a western comicbook character, you must be a female cosplayer, male or females characters welcome).
Still available and very popular, the Women of Comicbook Cosplay 2013 calendar can be purchased here: http://goo.gl/mO5Ke
The coupon code “OCTCALENDARS12” will get you 25% off your calendar order during October! Only a week left on that code so jump to it!
The calendar will only be available until January 1st.
If you have yet to purchase the Women of Comicbook Cosplay 2013 calendar (available HERE), you can get 20% off your orders until 5th October using the code, “PLUMA”.
COME GET SOME:
The 2013 Women of Comicbook Cosplay calendar is available via Lulu.com here and will be available until the end of December.
Anyone having problems with the 25% off coupon code, “SEPCALENDARS12” should try, “COLOSSUS” instead for 20% off. Codes may be regional and may not be applicable to everyone.
Those that have already purchased their calendar, we’d love to see a photo or video of you showing us your favourite month in the calendar. We’ll publish anything we get sent here on the blog and on our Facebook page [facebook.com/comicbookcosplay].
DID YOU KNOW:
We have already been in contact with several models that are interested in submitting for 2014 already!
~ Derek Fuego: WoCC Op
IT IS THE SECOND COMING and the Women of Comicbook Cosplay 2013 calendar is AVAILABLE… AGAIN!
The coupon code “SEPCALENDARS12” will get everyone 25% off their calendar order during September!
This new edition of the calendar boasts:
The 2013 Women of Comicbook Cosplay calendar models are:
January Stacey Rebecca - Psylocke
February Liechee - Harley Quinn
March Kitty Honey (A.K.A Urara Neko) - Ms. Marvel
April Jean Gomez - Wonder Woman
May knightess-rouge - Batgirl
June It’s Raining Neon - Black Widow
July Marie Grey - Black Canary
August Scarlett Sith - Poison Ivy
September Bethany Maddock - Catwoman
October Destiny Nickelsen - Black Cat
November Freddie Nova - Venom
December Lopti - Jotun Loki
My absolute gratitude to all the models, photographers, supporters, and friends that have contributed to this project. You’re all truly wonderful!
OUT WITH THE OLD
For those that don’t know, the original release of the calendar on our Cafepress store was short lived. Cafepress decided after only a day to start pulling the images [details].
IN WITH THE NEW
We’ve set our sights on Lulu.com for our future calendar printing needs. Right now it’s shaping up well and we hope to have a bigger, better product available for you soon.
If everything pans out correctly, this new edition of the calendar should boast:
Keep your eyes peeled for future updates.
~ Derek Fuego: WoCC Op
RANDOM MOVIE QUOTE
“I was hopping along, minding my own business, all of a sudden, up he comes, cures me! One minute I’m a leper with a trade, next minute my livelihood’s gone. Not so much as a by-your-leave! “You’re cured, mate.” Bloody do-gooder.”
As some of you may already know, the Women of Comicbook Cosplay 2013 calendar is no longer available via our Cafepress store.
After much cage rattling, Cafepress finally issued this statement on the matter,
“Your use of the strong likeness of various comic book characters is problematic as it may infringe on the rights of the trademark holders.”.
It wasn’t a problem last year but it would seem Cafepress have lost their backbone since then.
I am currently looking at Lulu and Redbubble to publish the calendar instead. Other suggestions are welcome.
I will try and keep everyone updated and hopefully iron this mess out as soon as possible.
Sorry guys :(
~ Derek Fuego: WoCC Commander
PS: All orders previously placed will be refunded by Cafepress. If you don’t get a refund within 7 working days, contact them and demand one.
Everyone that’s going to Dragon*Con this weekend, have a great time!
It’s common sense I know, but please remember to treat the cosplayers with courtesy and respect. Always ask permission if you would like a photo and thank them afterwards.
Much like we did with SDCC and Free Comic Book Day, anything submitted and tagged with “dragoncon” between now and the end of 3rd September will be skip the post queue and get processed and posted as soon as I see them in the inbox.
A whole bundle of fresh new tags are available for you to use when submitting your photos. It’s not a definitive list of tags but it covers quite a few characters.
The WoCC Facebook page [facebook.com/comicbookcosplay] has passed 2,500 likes. Thanks to everyone that has liked, shared or otherwise spread the good word.
As voted for via our Facebook page, the beautiful Freddie Nova is the 2013 calendar’s cover girl! Congratulations to her and photographer Adam Jay.
The interior pages and cover are currently being worked on and hopefully *crosses fingers* there will be something to show off shortly.