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Welcome to Sanctuary: a Cosplayer haven where you - the person doing it yourself - can listen in to hear about the perspective of cosplayers, their struggles, their concerns, their stories...and it's open to you, both to listen and or to join in! It's not just Cosplay how-to or talking up the latest Marvel Movie, it's discussion about what you do and where Cosplay fits into your life.We get into current issues Cosplayers face, and offer to help bring your cosplay to life with tips and tricks in the world of social media and self-branding.There's a ton to talk about beyond pop-culture and what celebrities are doing - the major driver for Cons and the industry at large is YOU - the SuperFan and the Cosplayer!

Welcome to Sanctuary: a Cosplayer haven where you - the person doing it yourself - can listen in to hear about the perspective of cosplayers, their struggles, their concerns, their stories...and it's open to you, both to listen and or to join in! It's not just Cosplay how-to or talking up the latest Marvel Movie, it's discussion about what you do and where Cosplay fits into your life.We get into current issues Cosplayers face, and offer to help bring your cosplay to life with tips and tricks in the world of social media and self-branding.There's a ton to talk about beyond pop-culture and what celebrities are doing - the major driver for Cons and the industry at large is YOU - the SuperFan and the Cosplayer!
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United States

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Welcome to Sanctuary: a Cosplayer haven where you - the person doing it yourself - can listen in to hear about the perspective of cosplayers, their struggles, their concerns, their stories...and it's open to you, both to listen and or to join in! It's not just Cosplay how-to or talking up the latest Marvel Movie, it's discussion about what you do and where Cosplay fits into your life.We get into current issues Cosplayers face, and offer to help bring your cosplay to life with tips and tricks in the world of social media and self-branding.There's a ton to talk about beyond pop-culture and what celebrities are doing - the major driver for Cons and the industry at large is YOU - the SuperFan and the Cosplayer!

Language:

English

Contact:

262-475-8161


Episodes

Instagram for Cosplay 101: Part 4 of 4 - Cosplay Bans

9/18/2019
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You've created a great profile, and you have 1000s of followers, but suddenly, no one likes your posts. It's freaking Instagram again! Or...is it? In this episode I want to talk to you about shadowbans and the most common reasons they happen. Often, it's the user, not the program that causes you to disappear from everyone's feeds. The biggest issue is hashtags, and we may come back to that on a future episode just to talk about it on it's own. It's such a large part of the social media...

Duration:00:18:17

Instagram for Cosplay 101: Part 3 of 4 Now What??

9/15/2019
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You've got the basics, and you've figured out posting, and how to be patient because everyone starts at zero, but now what? Where do you go from here? Instagram is the starting point, and really you don't have to start here, but for the industry of Cosplay, there may be only a few other platforms as free and as versatile for what you do. Instagram can scale your stories/snaps, brand, offers, long and short form video, point to other platforms, and act as a blog ALL in ONE SPACE. Cool. But...

Duration:00:14:05

Instagram for Cosplay 101: Part 2 of 4 - Everybody Starts at Zero

9/8/2019
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We all start at zero. There' s a day when you start to do something, and you aren't a sudden expert at it. You try it, you improve, and you learn as you go. It develops into that 'overnight' success you hear about all the time over the course of months, years, and sometimes even decades. Wherever you're seeing someone in Cosplay, it's probably not their first day. If they have a million followers, it wasn't like that when they downloaded the app. They didn't start on Instagram day one with...

Duration:00:18:42

Instagram for Cosplay 101: Part 1 of 4

9/1/2019
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I felt like I should, sooner than later, tackle a subject that has been bothering a lot of people in the Cosplay Community: The Instagram Algorithm. Yes - it's suppressing your posts. Yes, it's catering to business and sponsored ads. Yes, it's placing more ads in your feed and becoming more of a marketplace every day. But should you stop now that you have the largest body of under-priced attention available in Social Media? Instagram, love it or hate it, is a useful Marketing tool for video...

Duration:00:17:34

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome as a Cosplayer

8/25/2019
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Impostor Syndrome is a real thing and it prevents many of us from ever doing anything with our passions because we do not feel it's good enough or could be "better" than what someone else is doing. We feel like frauds if we try to make money with something we know how to do. If you've been a Cosplayer for 10 days or 10 years and you want to get started and make some money with your hobby or your passion (just for fun or all-in), listen to this episode about one of the biggest issues you may...

Duration:00:19:22

How to Make Money on Patreon

8/18/2019
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In this episode, I cover a topic that a lot of Cosplayers may want to know about: making money with Patreon and other sites where you can set up a donation center for your Cosplay. I'd also like to point you to an example below which I think you should visit because this Cosplayer adds more value than anyone I've seen or reviewed inside the Industry: https://www.patreon.com/ErikaCosplay1 Please check her out and help her reach her goals. Also one of the most talented workers...

Duration:00:23:31

Is Cosplay Safe?

8/11/2019
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In Episode 4, I talk to you about the safety concerns of being an online influencer in the Cosplay Industry. This isn't just a talk about going to Cons and staying safe or knowing where the exits are or how to 'defend yourself' by getting Krav Maga training or carrying pepper spray. We WILL talk about the space where you think you're safe, but you might not be - online behind your Instagram feed. Let me get you the tips on how to keep your Cosplay separate to protect you and all of your...

Duration:00:21:43

Issues

8/4/2019
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In this episode, I talk to you about some of the main issues cosplayers are faced with internally or stereotyped with having. There's a lot to cover so, this is just a first discussion on the subject. What we are not talking about at length is harassment - that's a completely different topic! It's also one I have to cover at length and with several guests because it needs the attention. The issues at hand are mid-life crises, depression, anxiety, and body dismorphia, which many cosplayers...

Duration:00:17:14

Fandom

7/28/2019
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In this episode I talk to you about Fandom. Fandom is everywhere, especially and exactly in this industry where we like to dress, look, and act like our favorite comic book and movie superheroes. Why do we do it? To connect. In this Podcast, I go into what Fandom means to me and briefly talk about a book due to come out called Fanocracy by David Meerman Scott. I met with David this year at an Entrepreneur's meet-up where he was the guest speaker. We took a few pictures, and over the course...

Duration:00:16:06

Why a Cosplay Podcast?

7/21/2019
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Hey Cosplayers! This is the first of Season One: The New 52 for HOCS Podcast, and I'm excited to share my thoughts with you during this epic 52 episode season. We are going to cover a lot of ground and talk to as many cosplayers as we can over the course of the next year. And I hope so much that this will be a resource for you on up-coming Cosplayers - the drivers of the industry, tips for how to manage the behind-the-scenes aspects of cosplay in the digital world we live in, and to hear...

Duration:00:23:25