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We’re celebrating the diverse and talented female costumers of the cosplay community with a beautiful 365 page-a-day-style calendar!
We’re celebrating the diverse and talented female costumers of the cosplay community with a beautiful 365 page-a-day-style calendar!
701 backers pledged $23,338 to help bring this project to life.

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Everyone who pledges for a shipped calendar package will get a FREE limited edition Women vs Cosplay lanyard!
Everyone who pledges for a shipped calendar package will get a FREE limited edition Women vs Cosplay lanyard!

Hashtags: #WvC #WomenvsCosplay

Cover Cosplayer: Velissedra
Photography: Escafandra Photography Art

Women vs Cosplay is launching a 2017 page-a-day calendar featuring female cosplayers from all around the world! 

Enjoy some daily geekdom with 300+ amazing lady cosplayers! 

We aim to feature a range of talent and show just how diverse the female cosplay community is. From novices to professionals, armored-up to fancy gowns, pop culture-inspired to original works. We strive to have something for everyone and will keep you inspired year-round while introducing you to new cosplayers from all around the world.

We can't make the calendar a reality without your help!

Each calendar will come boxed and shrink wrapped to make it easy for gifting!
Each calendar will come boxed and shrink wrapped to make it easy for gifting!

About the Calendar

I started making calendars in 2013 with a fan project called Men vs Cosplay; I wanted a way to showcase a part of the cosplay community I felt was under-represented. When MvC upgraded last year to the page-a-day format, interest grew and now we're doing a lady version!

  • Tear-Away-Page Style: Wallpaper your office cube! Pass on the pages to fans of the characters! Once the days start to pass, you'll be treated to amazing female cosplayers year-round.
  • Specs: Full color, 5.25 by 4.25 inches. Plastic placard holds calendar upright on flat surface. Additionally, you can mount it on your wall.
  • 300+ Cosplayers!: Each page features a female cosplayer/cosplay group! [314 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!
Cosplayer: Amber Skies | Photography: Tony Julius Photography
Cosplayer: Amber Skies | Photography: Tony Julius Photography

Photography Spotlights Year-Round!

View our current roster here!

Cosplayer: Shelly Carey | Photography: Sam Apple Cummins
Cosplayer: Shelly Carey | Photography: Sam Apple Cummins

All of the photography was provided by photographers and cosplayers from all around the world. Everyone brings a unique picture to the calendar for you to enjoy throughout the year!

Cosplayer: Joyful Bunny Studios | Photography: Grant Brummett
Cosplayer: Joyful Bunny Studios | Photography: Grant Brummett

The range of submissions is incredible. Comics, Games, Video Games, Anime, Original Art, Mash-Ups, and more!

Cosplayer: Beverly Downen and Tina Ruddiman-Fisher | Photography: Brett Downen
Cosplayer: Beverly Downen and Tina Ruddiman-Fisher | Photography: Brett Downen

Out of almost 1000 submissions, 314 cosplayers (and cosplay groups) were selected to be featured. 

A sneak peek of the amazing photographs and cosplayers!
A sneak peek of the amazing photographs and cosplayers!

It was not an easy process, but we are incredibly proud of our 2017 roster and we're excited to get the calendar funded and produced!

Cosplayer: Ginny Di | Photography: Anne Barhyte - Photographer of Life LLC
Cosplayer: Ginny Di | Photography: Anne Barhyte - Photographer of Life LLC

Reward Options

How do I add an add-on?

Kickstarter doesn't have a formal process for add-ons; when you pledge, you wont see an itemized list of extras you can get. But, you can adjust your pledge to account for extra calendars (+$15 each to any shipped tier), t-shirts (+20 each to any shipped tier - Unisex and Ladies cuts available), 1" enamel pins (+5 each to any shipped tier)

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$20 - Standard Calendar Package

  • 2017 Women vs Cosplay Calendar (Digital and Physical)

$25 - Calendar Supporter Package

  • 2017 Women vs Cosplay Calendar (Digital and Physical)
  • Exclusive Enamel Pin

$36 - "Best of Both Worlds" Package

  • 2017 Women vs Cosplay Calendar (Digital and Physical) 
  • 2017 Men vs Cosplay Calendar (Digital and Physical)
  • Exclusive WvC Enamel Pin

$45 - T-Shirt/Calendar Package 

  • 2017 Women vs Cosplay Calendar (Digital and Physical) 
  • Exclusive WvC Enamel Pin
  • Exclusive WvC Shirt (Ladies and Mens style available)

$65 - 5x Calendar Bundle

  • 5x 2017 Women vs Cosplay Calendar (Digital and Physical) 
  • Exclusive WvC Enamel Pin 

$110 - Retailer Bundle

  • 10x 2017 Women vs Cosplay Calendar (Digital and Physical) 
  • Exclusive WvC Enamel Pin
  • Promotion of your business on our Kickstarter page

Add-Ons

  • Extra Enamel Pin: Add +$5 to your pledge (New Option!) 
  • Extra WvC Calendar: Add +$15 to your pledge 
  • Extra Shirt: Add +$20 to your pledge
Cosplayer: Eldritch Arts | Photography: M.G. Norris
Cosplayer: Eldritch Arts | Photography: M.G. Norris

Why a female cosplay calendar?  

I had a last-minute opportunity to make this calendar a reality in conjunction with Men vs Cosplay (which funded earlier this year). I sent out a call for help, and I got enough cosplayers to fill the calendar! Now, we're at the part where we get to fund the print version! In general, the Women vs Cosplay project is a fantastic way to represent the diversity of the female cosplay community. The calendar also helps folks meet new cosplayers, get inspiration from them, and introduce them to new fandoms. Many also use the calendar as a way to introduce the hobby to family, friends, and co-workers.     

My overall hope is that the calendar inspired you over 2017 and beyond with our incredible roster!

Funding Breakdown

 We are a fan project! Our calendar goal funding will go directly to:

  • Calendar Production: As we work with a commercial printer, we need to do a minimum order of 1k calendars, hence the cost. 
  • T-Shirt Printing & Swag: Estimate based on quotes from suppliers
  • Shipping: This number fluctuates based on backers, but we have a rough idea of what it will be!
  • Kickstarter Fees: Kickstarter and Stripe take from the funds for fees. This is unavoidable.
  • Extra: Anything raised past 16.5k will go to: safety funds for any calendar production issues, extra swag, and back into the project to make 2017 the best we possibly can! 

Women vs Cosplay Team

Anabel Martinez (website) - I'm the Women vs Cosplay project founder! I'm a cosplay enthusiast and the project manager/wife for Allen Amis Creations. Since the project's inception, my husband has been incredibly supportive (and he handles most of the calendar packing/t-shirt folding! I'm also a graphic designer and artist, so my love of creativity naturally extended into cosplay when I got involved in the hobby. 

Raven Cruz aka RevengeLover (website) - Raven's a mind-blowing artist and graphic designer with major industry clients, but she also takes the time for fan-run projects like ours (she's been with us since our first project!). She helps me with the project's art direction (calendar layout, exclusive art for t-shirts/pins, feedback) and is part of the beating heart of WvC. 

Emma Lysyk (website) - Emma is an incredibly talented artist and graphic designer (and overall production ninja!) who will be taking on the mammoth task of the calendar build and more! Not only is she building the Women vs Cosplay calendar, she's handling the male one as well!  

Sam Mort (website) - Sam is incredibly passionate about cosplay photography and helps the project with promotional shoots, video work, and more. He is currently available this fall for cosplay shoots (throwing in a shameless plug for him as well here).

Women vs Cosplay Planning Group (everyone is welcome to join!) - This is where we talk about Women vs Cosplay related stuff year-round. Everyone in this group has been invaluable in providing feedback as we expand to our ladies edition!

Cosplayer: Velissedra | Photography: Juan Carlos Bayas
Cosplayer: Velissedra | Photography: Juan Carlos Bayas

How You Can Help! 

Want to help us spread the word on the project? Every little bit helps in spreading the word! Here's what you can do!

Thank you!

We can't do this without your help. Thank you so much for checking out our project and spreading the word! If you have any additional questions, you can leave a comment on this campaign, shoot me a message on Facebook, or email me at womenvscosplay@gmail.com

Supporters/Sponsors/Extra Thanks

Critical Threat Comics & Games in Tempe, AZ!
Critical Threat Comics & Games in Tempe, AZ!

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Risks and challenges

Our greatest challenge is getting our final files to the printer in time for production with our tight publishing deadline. Emma, our production ninja, is building it over the campaign so we can deliver the final files in anticipation of funding.

Our Men vs Cosplay calendar has already been finalized, and will not conflict with production of the Women vs Cosplay calendar.

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    Get a bundle of calendars for your customers! (Cosplayers who would like to get extra to sell are welcome to select this tier.) Or for gifts! If you'd like an amount higher than 10, please reach out to me and I can do a custom tier for you.

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