“Call to Cosplay” Kicking Off Third Season Tomorrow Night
A new season of a show about cosplaying begins tomorrow night online. The Myx TV original design competition show “Call to Cosplay” is back for its third season. “Call to Cosplay” challenges contestants to put together the best looking “cosplay” (costume play) falling under unique themes. Season three of “Call to Cosplay” will premiere on Myx TV on Tuesday, March 22 at 8:00PM/7:00PM, Central and on MyxTV.com and CONtv, the digital streaming network, on Wednesday, March 23.
Building on its past success, this season producers are boosting the cosplay formula with a few new elements that will heighten the stakes and keep fans guessing until the final moments of every competition.
“The fan reaction to ‘Call to Cosplay’ has been overwhelming,” said Miguel Santos, general manager of Myx TV. “This season we’re going bigger in every way to amp up the energy and create even more creative and unexpected challenges that will delight cosplay fans.”
In past seasons, “Call to Cosplay” solely featured cosplayer and con-goer contestants, which resulted in cosplays featuring a “who’s who” of top manga, anime and superhero characters in every episode. This season, producers are opening up the competition to all costume designers including professional costumers, models, actors and character impersonators who are passionate about creating costumes inspired by the entirety of pop culture; nothing is off limits!
For the first time ever, this season, producers are escaping the confines of a soundstage and taking viewers on a trip along the West Coast of the United States. Each episode’s competition has been inspired by the city where it was shot. Themes include “Supervillains,” filmed at the Gothic Revival-styled Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Apocalypse,” filmed at the famed Arctic Club in Seattle, originally a decadent social institution for those who struck it rich in the Yukon gold rush.
Also new this season is the addition of Romeo Lacoste to the roster of judges. Romeo is a social media star as well as a celebrity tattoo artist, with clients like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande. He’ll be joined by returning judges former Miss Universe, Brook Lee; author and “New Dress a Day” fashion blogger Marisa Lynch; and beloved cosplayer and “Call to Cosplay” season one grand prize champion Johnny Junkers.
Myx TV has also partnered with Wizard World, which produces pop culture conventions across North America. As part of the partnership, “Call to Cosplay” will put on live events at Wizard World Comic Cons in Austin, Chicago, Orlando and Sacramento. Myx TV will also have interactive fan activations in CONtv’s booths at all Wizard World Comic Cons around the country.