Jul 24, 2019
Back in March we visited the 2019 Lexington Comic & Toy Convention at Lexington Convention Center. Our mission was twofold. We wanted to talk to the artists in our Kentucky Crafted program who also exhibit at the convention and find out why it makes sense from an artistic and business perspective to have a presence at Comic Con.
We also chatted with a handful of costume players, or cosplayers as they are commonly known - folks who create a costume based around their favorite character and/or comic book universe or sci-fi genre. Many cosplayers create their costumes from the ground up, and we wanted to explore what kind of artistry they bring to their creations.
As you're listening, peruse the photos below that we got of some cosplayers during our visit to Comic Con. We've also included links to extended interviews with the folks we talked to. Enjoy this special episode!
Justin Stewart, Lexington Comic & Toy Convention Art Director
Listen to our extended interview with Justin!
Alisha Martin, left, Kentucky Crafted artist
Listen to our extended interview with Alisha!
Jason Sturgill, Kentucky Crafted artist
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Billy Tackett, Kentucky Crafted artist
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Janna Sedwick, cosplaying as the 1970s television series version of Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter)
Listen to our extended interview with Janna!
Stacy Humphreys, cosplaying as the character Qi'ra from "Solo: A Star Wars Story." And check out her steampunk and Dia de los Muertos variations on the Batman villainess Poison Ivy.
Listen to our extended interview with Stacy!
Poison Ivy photos by Galaxi Photos
Chris Marcus, cosplaying as Lego Batman
Listen to our extended interview with Chris!
Nolan Williams, cosplaying as a member of the music duo Daft Punk
Listen to our extended interview with Nolan!
Check out video of the lighting effects in his helmet.
Theme music for this episode was “The Decisive Battle – Heroic Epic” by Keys of Moon Music, licensed under CC BY 4.0.