The hourlong weekly series will premiere Tuesday, March 21
Syfy is planning another costume-making competition reality show. This one will be called Cosplay Melee, which will be hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown (Community). The hourlong weekly series will premiere Tuesday, March 21 at 10/9c. The panel of judges includes cosplayer LeeAnna Vamp, and creator Christian Beckman (The Hunger Games). The episode-award is $10,000.
“Cosplay is passion, artistry, engineering and theater all rolled into one,” said Heather Olander, Senior Vice President, Alternative Development and Production at USA/Syfy. “At the intersection of the maker world and fandom, the incredible artists of Cosplay Melee will blow your minds with their transformational creations.”
“As a huge fan of the creativity cosplayers bring to their craft, nothing makes me happier than having a front row seat for the amazing creations set to hit the Cosplay Melee runway,” said host Brown. “These talented artists are going to shine!”
In 2013, Syfy channel launched earlier cosplay competition Heroes of Cosplay.