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Jun 15, 2016 11:11 EST

Men vs Cosplay is celebrating its fourth year by highlighting some of the very best male costumers the cosplay community has to offer with a “365 Days of Cosplay” calendar

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 15, 2016

Men vs Cosplay 2017: 365 Days of Cosplay

 

 

 

 

We’re celebrating the diverse and talented male costumers of the cosplay community with a beautiful 365 page-a-day-style calendar!

 

 

About this project

Online Recruitment: (through June 15) at www.menvscosplay.com

Backers and calendar guys from last year getting their calendars! :D
Backers and calendar guys from last year getting their calendars! 😀

Men vs Cosplay is celebrating its fourth year by highlighting some of the very best male costumers the cosplay community has to offer with a “365 Days of Cosplay” calendar! We will feature a huge range of male cosplay talent.Novices to professionals. Fantasy to sci-fi. Pop culture-inspired and original works. We strive to represent how diverse the male cosplay community is! This calendar has something for everyone and will keep you inspired year-round while connecting you to some new friends!  

Clean and Classy Design!

  • Tear-Away-Page Style: Keep the guys you like around your house, office, etc! Wallpaper your office cube! Pass on the pages to fans of the characters!
  • Specs: Full color, 5.25 by 4.25 inches. Plastic placard holds calendar upright on flat surface, and comes with its own box. Makes it easy to wrap up as a gift!
  • 300+ Cosplayers!: Each page features a cosplayer/cosplay group! [312 pages; 1 page per weekday, 1 page per weekend.]
  • Comes packaged with its own box and shrink wrapped, making it easy to wrap up as a gift!
2017 will continue our tradition of featuring amazing cosplay guys!
2017 will continue our tradition of featuring amazing cosplay guys!

Be a Calendar Guy!

Recruitment started April 15 and will last until June 15 or until all spots are filled. This is absolutely a community effort! It’s a LOT of work to gather this many photos, and thankfully through everyone’s support we anticipate filling all of the calendar spots by the deadline (or sooner!).

Interested in joining our calendar? Please visit our website www.menvscosplay.com.

GARRETT (THIEF) | Cosplayer: Libjumper Cosplay | Photography: Belinda Turner Photographer
GARRETT (THIEF) | Cosplayer: Libjumper Cosplay | Photography: Belinda Turner Photographer

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA (MARVEL) | Cosplayer: Skydance MacMahon | Photography: Sam Apple Cummins
CAPTAIN AMERICA (MARVEL) | Cosplayer: Skydance MacMahon | Photography: Sam Apple Cummins

 

GREEN RANGER (POWER RANGERS) | Cosplayer: Chad Stafford | Photography: Speed Force Photography
GREEN RANGER (POWER RANGERS) | Cosplayer: Chad Stafford | Photography: Speed Force Photography

 

SADAOI MAOU (THE DEVIL IS A PART TIMER) | Cosplayer: Ejen | Photography: Erik Estrada
SADAOI MAOU (THE DEVIL IS A PART TIMER) | Cosplayer: Ejen | Photography: Erik Estrada

 

Cosplayer: Zaklabs | Photography by: Brian Morris
Cosplayer: Zaklabs | Photography by: Brian Morris

 Current Calendar Guy List

Click here or on Reaper below to see our current list of approved and announced calendar guys!

 

Limited Edition GLOW-IN-THE-DARK Shirt! 

Designed by Raven Cruz / RevengeLover, this is our 2017 limited edition raglan-style shirt! The yellow in the design will have a glow-in-the-dark effect. 

Three Styles Available: 

  • Raglan-style (pictured below) – S, M, L, XL, 2XL
  • Unixsex gray t-shirt – XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL
  • Ladies gray t-shirt – XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL

Limited Edition Postcard Swag Sets!

We are shooting with several photographers to put together a unique postcard set for calendar supporters who donate $25+! 

  • STANDARD SET: Calendar Guy Spotlights!
  • CUDDLY SET: Cosplayers with Cute Pets!
  • SEXY SET: Cosplayers in Dudeoir Poses!
    (The images will be playfully risqué but not erotic.)

Who’s Making the Calendar?

My name is Anabel Martinez, and I’m an artist, cosplay enthusiast, and graphic designer out of Chandler, Arizona. I met my creative partner, Allen Amis (an award-winning costume and prop maker) in 2010 at a comic store event. We are active advocates of cosplay geek culture and we’ve worked hard to support and connect cosplayers and costumers to several creative events and projects.

Anabel with Men vs Cosplay calendar dudes Ben Dickinson, Trey Moore, and Allen Amis.
Anabel with Men vs Cosplay calendar dudes Ben Dickinson, Trey Moore, and Allen Amis.

Our Awesome Team!

Mort Productions – Sam Mort has been with us since the creation of Men vs Cosplay. He is a photographer/videographer, and has put together several phenomenal photoshoots for local calendar guys who did not have professional photos done.  

Raven Cruz Designs / RevengeLover – Our phenomenal calendar graphic designer and exclusive t-shirt artist designer.

Men vs Cosplay Insider Facebook Group (everyone is welcome to join!) – This is where we talk about Men vs Cosplay related projects year-round.

2016 calendar guy, JayCosplay, in his shop with the 2016 calendar! :D
2016 calendar guy, JayCosplay, in his shop with the 2016 calendar! 😀

 

 

Expense Breakdown

With 2016 wrapped up, I have a much more accurate estimate of costs this year. I am always happy to be up front about costs with backers. 

Calendar funding will go directly to:

  • Calendar Printing: As we work with a commercial printer, we need to do a minimum order of 1k calendars which costs 7500 to produce and ship to us. 
  • Shipping: I am estimating this on how much it costs to ship the 2016 calendars.
  • T-Shirt Printing & Swag : I am estimating this on how much it costs to print the 2016 t-shirts and swag.
  • Kickstarter Fees: This is what Kickstarter and Amazon takes from the funds for fees. This is unavoidable. 🙂

We can’t do this without your support! 

This calendar is being built over the duration of this Kickstarter in anticipation of funding. We’re on track to fill all the days, as long as we keep getting submissions! Please help us spread the word to fill up the calendar with awesome guys AND for people who want to get a calendar this year! 

Hashtags | #MvC #menvscosplay
Facebook | Men vs Cosplay
Twitter | @menvscosplay
Instagram | @menvscosplay

MONTANA (BATTLEBORN) Cosplayer: Sledge | Photography: Alexandra Lee Studios
MONTANA (BATTLEBORN) Cosplayer: Sledge | Photography: Alexandra Lee Studios

Project Supporters / Swag Sponsors

If you’d like to donate swag or support the project/Kickstarter in any way related to your event or business, email Anabel at [email protected].

Press

Heman World | 2017 Men vs Cosplay Calendar!

Cover Photo Credits

Edward Kenway (Assassin’s Creed)
Cosplayer: Doc’s Star Forge
Photography: Karina Feliksik Photography

Furiosa and Max (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Cosplayer: Coregeek Cosplay & Creations
Photography: The Will Box

Nightwing (DC)
Cosplayer: Cloudbreak Cosplay
Photography: Zandragon Designs (Zandra Murray)

Risks and challenges

In 2015, we had a very tight time frame to fund, create, and produce the calendar. Production and shipping delays from China ended up delaying the entire project.

I am actively working to avoid delays from happening this year. The calendar file, which was a cause in our delays, is almost done. This will allow us to produce and ship the calendar before the end of year even with unexpected delays.

Contact Information:

Anabel Martinez

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