2017 Women vs Cosplay Calendar Kickstarter Launches
The project aims to celebrate over 300 female cosplayers from around the world
Newcoming and award-winning female cosplayers, clad as their favorite comic, anime, gaming, and movie characters, gather together to show off their best and bring a calendar to life through a new Kickstarter by a group called Women vs Cosplay.
Drawing nearly one thousand cosplayer applications during it’s three week recruitment cycle in August, Women vs Cosplay announced their final 2017 roster just in time for the Kickstarter launch this week. “Selecting the calendar cosplayers was the most difficult part of the process,” project founder and director Anabel Martinez explained. “But I believe we have a fantastic balance of many different types of costumes for people to check out.”
The calendar covers a diverse range of costumes; while most are inspired by popular pop-culture cosplayers, several of the ladies appear as more niche characters and even original designs. “Anyone who identified as a woman was welcome to participate,” Emma Lysyk, the calendar’s graphic designer beamed. “And photographers did a phenomenal job capturing just how diverse the community is.”
Women vs Cosplay is asking for 16,500 to reach it’s funding goals, which will cover production, shipping, fees, and limited edition backer swag like an exclusive shirt designed by acclaimed artist Raven Cruz of RevengeLover. The calendars themselves are currently in pre-production and are projected to ship in December if the project funds.
But what about the male cosplayers? “Women vs Cosplay is actually a sister project to Men vs Cosplay,” Martinez explained. “We successfully funded the male calendar and we’re also allowing backers to snag one as an extra option in this Kickstarter as well. For the female version, I was floored at the response from the community in making it happen too and I’m working hard to make it a great compliment to the male one.”
Kickstarter tiers start at $5. The calendar itself is offered for $20 shipped in the US.
More information on the project at http://www.womenvscosplay.com