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The Next Level of Cosplay is a brand-new scholarship contest for creative artists from the costuming and makeup communities looking to take their work to the next level.
Yaya Han is among the biggest stars of the cosplay community. With over a decade of success making costumes in the genres of anime, manga, video games, sci-fi, comic books and from her own original designs, Yaya has earned huge respect among the cosplay and convention community for the originality and attention to detail evident in all her work. She regularly appears on SyFy network’s Heroes of Cosplay.
Leonard Engelman has been a makeup artist on some of the most beloved and iconic films of all time: from films in the Rocky and Rambo series, to Ghostbusters, the Batman series, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Leonard is the first makeup artist ever elected a Vice President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is also a Governor of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch.
Michael Key is a two-time Emmy-winning makeup artist whose credits include multiple Star Trek films, key positions on the Star Trek TV series Voyager, Deep Space Nine, and The Next Generation, as well as Planet of the Apes and countless other favorites. He is also the founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of Make-up Artist magazine, the most-read trade publication for makeup artists and enthusiasts.
To enter, contestants should create complete costume and makeup looks evoking a character of their choice, upload a three-minute video demonstrating their creations to a major video site with a title including “Cinema Makeup School’s The Next Level of Cosplay” and their names and fill out an entry form or mail a link to the video and any supporting materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries are due MARCH 31, 2014!