WHAT TIME IS IT?
We can't help you with the actual time, but at least we can help you remember what day it is... By launching our first calendar filled with fan made cosplays of Pendleton Ward's most well known creations!
Adventure Time is an amazing show full of rich characters and incredible talent. All of us in this project have been bitten by the AT bug, and would love nothing more than to share our addiction with you. Specifically, our addiction to interpreting Adventure Time characters in new and elaborate ways. Each cosplay featured in this calendar will bring something new and exciting to the table -from intricate head pieces to custom made hoop skirts that could envelop a small nation.
Why create an Adventure Time cosplay calendar?
Why not?! There is a huge and always growing fandom for AT that spans all ages, but there is surprisingly little merchandise for anything other than Finn and Jake. Considering the sizable and well loved cast, this is pretty disheartening. The Adventure Time community deserves representation amongst all their favorite characters! From LSP to Peppermint Butler, we want every character to get a chance to shine. The creators of this calendar have already donated significant amount of time and materials to make this project a reality simply for the love of Adventure Time, but now we need your help to complete our goal.
What sets this calendar apart from many fandom works is that we want it to be incredibly inclusive. We will be featuring plus-size cosplay in a positive way, androgyny, and crossplay. So many times cosplay publications focus on either the sexiest females or the biggest baddest mechs, and while there is nothing wrong with appreciating the talent that goes into those outfits, we want to celebrate a broader -and often unrepresented- spectrum of nerdom. And of course, no Adventure Time Calendar would be complete without some generous shipping! We plan to include plenty of Bubbleline and GumLee, not to mention plenty of LSP admiring her own reflection. No spoilers...but February is going to be a very sweet month. (We promise no puns that cheesy will be in the final publication.)
Now this Calendar will never be for sale and is not for profit. We are raising money specifically for the photographer, materials and printing costs. These Calendars will not be available for purchase, at cons or anything like that. They are only gifts for those who help us achieve our dream via donation. And yes, while we do already have high quality photos of our cosplays, they are not quite the right fit for our calendar. We are looking to have full scenes with multiple characters for each and every month. We hope you are as excited for this as we are!
Meet the Cosplayers
This calendar will be comprised of three separate cosplayers taking on the roles of multiple characters and multiple outfits. They will be making all of the outfits and designs for every character, as well as modeling them.
A Rochester based cosplayer, Alanaleilani started her journey back in 2007. Having cosplayed everything from Navi, to Bowser, to Ursula, Adventure Time has a special place in her heart.
As a plus sized cosplayer, she strives to set an example that you can cosplay whatever or whoever your heart wishes and is hoping her appearance in this calendar will have a positive impact on the community.
Specializing in elaborate beading and head pieces, she has already brought out over-the-top flair in Flame Princess and LSP. She cannot wait to bring even more creations to life.
Dicho (duplicitousdichotomy.tumblr.com or the same name on facebook)
Also a Rochester based cosplayer, Dicho began cosplaying all the way back in 2006 with closet cosplays and has rocketed off since then. With impressive creations such as Lady Loki, Alice and Iron Man under her belt, she is excited to take a bite out of the colorful characters of Adventure Time. Having already completed Prince Gumball, and starting to work on Marshall Lee, we can safely say that she is going to be deeeelicious.
A relatively new cosplayer, having started in 2011, Rikala brings over six years of modeling experience and incredible make up skills. Her face painting tutorial is used by many in our cosplay community and abroad, as well as several of her prop making tutorials. With Fancy and picnic Marceline in her repertoire, she is more than excited to bring others to life.
But what is a calendar without a cast of characters? Here's who we are planning to feature in our Calendar
*Picnic date Princess Bubblegum and Marceline
*Chicago parodied Fiona and Cake*Fancy and Beach LSP
*Steampunk Princess Bubblegum and Marceline
*Royal Ball Princess Bubblegum and Fancy!Marceline
*Grand Ball Lady Rainicorn and Lord Monochromicorn
* Fancy!Prince Gumball and Punk Victorian Marshall Lee
*Peppermint Maid and Peppermint Butler
* Fancy!Flame Princess and Summer Party Flame Princess
And if our stretch goals are met, you will also meet:
Grand Empress Ice Queen
Marie Antoinette-inspired Cotton Candy Princess
Ghost PrincessSo you will be seeing at least TWELVE characters in EIGHTEEN different outfits that we have poured our hearts into.
$2500- Grand Empress Ice Queen, Marie Antoinette Cotton Candy Princess and Ghost Princess will be added to the calendar, appear in multiple months, and be available as prints
$3000 - We will film a cosplay music video featuring the backers' characters and and concept of choice. (There will be a vote) The options are:
A Chicago the Musical Parody (ChicagAAA)
Romance in the Land of Ooo and Aaa
The Vampires Take Over
The Candy Rulers
The Royal Ball
Everybody hates LSP
$4000- We will film two cosplay music videos of the backers' choosing and increase our calendar size from 8.5X11 to 12X12
$6000- We will film three cosplay music videos of the backers' choosing, increase the calendar size, and add 6 additional months to make an 18 month calendar.
Risks and challenges
Although many of our costumes are already created and ready to be used in for this calendar, there are still several that are not. Lady Rainicorn, Lord Monochromicorn, Marshall Lee, Steam Punk Princess Bubblegum and Marceline, Beach LSP and all of our stretch goals will be made specifically for this project. It will take a lot of intense work to get this finished in time for photoshoots for the calendar and prints, but with the work split between the three of us, we should be able to tackle our goal!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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