Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Heroes of Cosplay, Finale...

So as one of the fem doctors (fem 4) I like to say this, first off my post might be everywhere on whats going on and what happened but I am typing things as they come to my head so sorry in advanced if it seems all jumbled its just my mind is in a ticked off state at the present... anyways...

The show was edited poorly not to mention the dubbing they did over a lot of people to say things they really didn't say...

First off the show was to be called "Cosworld" and it was suppose to be a documentary show on cosplay at least that's what we where told. ONE HOUR before going on stage we where told that we where to be competing for cash prizes and we had to have a skit, we all looked at one another in shock and awe, the girl then informed us that the people who where being followed by Syfy weren't able to win these so called "cash prizes" which we found out later it was BULLCRAP, I mean don't get me wrong I was happy the fem 11 won the $500, we ended up giving it to fem 3 for all her hard work, she also spent her hard earned money on everything, it was something we all agreed upon prior, even tho we did it for fun and the shock of having all the fem 11 together with K-9, we didnt' expect to win anything, fem 3 did something really nice tho for us all and made little photo books of the fem 11's journey at comicon which was totally awesome!

The "How to train your dragon" girls told us they hadn't competed in years, and they where NOT there via Syfy channel which as we can tell otherwise cause we see them on tv with syfy every week since the show started. This also all happened during the judges' discussion of who gets what prizes, because we were told by the show staff that we needed to leave the audience and go behind the curtain.Which again after watching the show I can tell what was dubbed and what wasn't. Way to freaken edit and dub, syfy. #smh

Through a gap in the curtains, we saw one of the audience members who was also cosplaying as a doctor the 10th Doctor to be exact, I mean 40 other people saw her too, my husband sat right next to her! She stood up and yelled, "To all of you who are NOT SyFy plants, I love you.” and walk out of the room. Of course a cheer came up from the crowd and cosplayers or at least what was left of the crowd I mean after we did our skit everyone pretty much left, not to sound cocky but it's true, most of the people that had come up to our table as the con was going on said they would be there and tell there friends and family about it, it was the ONLY reason they would stay so late on a sunday.... not to mention so many being so frustrated with the show, retake after retake, my husband pointed out to me that him and his friend kept seeing people leave as re-takes kept happening, though our skit didn't have a retake it was boom done, mainly cause we kept it simple we didn't have time for anything other then that, we really couldn't fuck it up unless fem 11 would of passed out but even then we had a backup plan, since she had stage fright etc.

Also what syfy DIDN'T SHOW, was at the end of the show as we where heading back to the con floor, tired, hungry, grumpy cause everything took so long was fighting with security to get back to our table to get our things, not to mention when Chloe came up to us and questioned what happened back stage etc, and we explained to her what happened, it was all a misunderstanding and apologies took place even followed a group hug.

So don't be quick to judge on what happened, what syfy did was uncalled for dubbing and editing poorly, not to mention swapping what the show was to be able and not giving more info on what they had planned in the beginning, I am sure most of us could of came up with lighting and voices etc if we had more of a chance to do so, get both sides of the story before you hop.

I want to thank all the fem 11's supporters who have backed us up and stood by us and all the wonderful comments and msgs that have been sent to us, you guys rock!

I might add more to this later but for now I need to take a break and get my thoughts together.

Thank you,
Fem4

PS... You can hear more on what happened in these links too...

Fem 5
Fem 6
Fem 11
Fem 8

Crowd Member

Apology Letter To Becky Holly & Jessica

11 comments:

foxfier said...

Reblogging.

Mistress Noire said...

ty =]

Dinger said...

I really feel bad for you guys :( and sadly it seems my comment on cosplay.com was deleted (or my phone doesnt want to show it)

I have heard rumors that Heroes of Cosplay wants to film at the con I'm with next year, though only rumors. If so, I will be opposing it full on. I watched the cesspool of a show they edited together and my stomach churned from episode 1 on.


Btw, your costumes all looked great (fan of The Doctor since the 80s and pbs airings of The 4th)

Let the rest of your group know that I hoped this doesn't discourage you guys from competing in the future.

Oh did they have you sign release papers like they did at other cons? If so were they standard tv release forms, or more like full on contracts and NDAs until the episode aired?

David Wilde said...

I think their treatment of your group was pitiful. They owe you a major apology for the slant they put on you all.

Mistress Noire said...

Dinger - Thanks glad you enjoyed seeing the costumes let me tell ya my 4th doctor scarf making it to specs was CRAZY but fun at the sametime, i still have more to do on it to make the full scarf but ive stopped at er um can't remember what scarf and i can already mummy a friend in it lol, i might not make it any longer i trip as it is when i wear it :)

and yes we had to sign a NDA til the show aired, we didn't know how they where gonna edit/snip/etc til the show aired, stay far away and maybe even put a bug in your con owners ear to stay away since they might make you guys look really bad too

David - I agree, but i highly don't think they will give us one unfort, the way they dubbed and clipped things was bad on there part

Dinger said...

Not con owners persay, but I serve as the vice president of the organization that puts on the con, and thus vice chairman at the con.

Though I am only 1 vote on a board of 10

RickJS said...

The girls that did the How to Train Your Dragon skit had NOT COMPETED in years, and they were not there via ScyFy in that ScyFy did not put for them to be there. Two of the girls on a prop-making cosplay company called Crabcat Industries, and the other one of the three is a professional cosplayer. Facts bro.

Mistress Noire said...

At the time we didn't know that Rick, like we all had wrote... we had never heard of them before the con

NinjaKat said...

I'm so glad I got a chance to read what you said. I read all of the links you posted. The show did make you ladies look bad, and I'm sorry to say I believed it. I should have known better. That is why, in general, I don't watch reality shows. I've never cosplayed or been to any kind of "con", though I would love to, someday:) I love Doctor Who, though, and thought it was very cool that you did all eleven of them:) So, thanks again for letting us know how it really was.

NinjaKat said...

I'm so glad I got a chance to read what you said. I read all of the links you posted. The show did make you ladies look bad, and I'm sorry to say I believed it. I should have known better. That is why, in general, I don't watch reality shows. I've never cosplayed or been to any kind of "con", though I would love to, someday:) I love Doctor Who, though, and thought it was very cool that you did all eleven of them:) So, thanks again for letting us know how it really was.

Mistress Noire said...

No prob Kat, sorry on the delay reply, things been pretty nuts around here, they even disabled comments on the Heroes of cosplay page now on facebook or they just blocked me I dunno LOL! I guess looks like there are 6 new episodes there planning on doing, I just hope people realize its not all cracked up to be the way they want it to be