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New Episode!!! COSPLAYER HOTSPOT – EPISODE 3: ED O’CONNELL

Welcome back to the third episode of Cosplayer HotSpot – where I interview interesting cosplayers I have met since I started writing my book “Anatomy of a Cosplayer: Tales From Behind the Mask.” Some have been interviewed in the book, while others I met after publishing it – all have intriguing stories that deserve being told in this series.

Ed O’Connell is a good friend who is also one of the founders of the Rebel Legion costume group (which I didn’t know until long after I started writing my book). He also was very responsible for me joining the group back in the beginning. He is also the founder of NYC’s USS Growler NCC – 76369 Star Trek costuming group. And he has been active in science fiction costuming since the early 90s.

Ed’s current roster of costumes are:
501st Legion: Imperial Crewman, Imperial Navy. Imperial Gunner
Rebel Legion: Rebel Pilot, Rebel Fleet Trooper, Hawkbat Pilot
GI Joe: Recondo
Star Trek, StarGate, Battlestar Galactica

Please enjoy the third video in the #CosplayHotSpot series and please like and subscribe to my channel. Please message or comment if you have any suggestions for future videos in the Cosplayer HotSpot series

Associated Links:
James Hannon website: http://www.JamesHannon.com
James Hannon FB page: https://www.facebook.com/lanternmedia
FB page for my book Anatomy of a Cosplayer: https://www.facebook.com/AnatomyOfACosplayer
Ed O’Connells’s FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/ed.oconnell.773
USS Growler FB Page https://www.facebook.com/USSGrowlerNCC76369/
501st Legion: http://501st.com
Rebel Legion: http://www.rebellegion.com

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New Video! COSPLAYER HOTSPOT – EPISODE 2: JACQUELINE HANNON


Welcome back to the second episode of Cosplayer HotSpot – where I interview interesting cosplayers I have met since I started writing my book “Anatomy of a Cosplayer: Tales From Behind the Mask.” Some have been interviewed in the book, while others I met after publishing it – all have intriguing stories that deserve being told in this series.

Jackie Hannon is my beautiful wife and best friend. So I am absolutely biased here, but she has been with me from the beginning of my costumed journey. From swearing that she would NEVER COSTUME to currently owning over 12 costumes, she has been waist deep in cosplay for the last decade.

Jackie’s current roster of costumes are:

Legion of SuperVillains:
Mrs Cold (gender-bent Captain Cold), Poison Ivy, The Top, Pied Piper, Sinestro, and generic Yellow Lantern

501st Legion:
Imperial Crewman, Reserve TIE Pilot, Jawa (dual costume with the Rebel Legion)

Rebel Legion:
Rebel Pilot, Rebel Fleet Trooper

Finest GI Joe Costume Club:
Cobra PR Officer

Independent:
70s/80s wrestler Adrian Adonis, Yeoman Hannon (Star Trek TOS Red Dress)

Jackie is also an elementary/pre-school teacher and has used her teaching skills in cosplay, and her cosplay skills in teaching. She explains how the two callings are related..

Please enjoy the second video in the series and please like and subscribe to my channel. Please message or comment if you have any suggestions for future videos in the Cosplayer HotSpot series

Associated Links:
James Hannon website: http://www.JamesHannon.com
James Hannon FB page: https://www.facebook.com/lanternmedia
FB page for my book Anatomy of a Cosplayer: https://www.facebook.com/AnatomyOfACosplayer
Jackie Hannon’s FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/jackie.hannon.161
Jackie Hannon’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pinkleatherjack
Legion of SuperVillains website: http://www.LegionofSuperVillains.com
501st Legion: http://501st.com
Rebel Legion: http://www.rebellegion.comFinest GI Joes Costuming Club: https://www.thefinestcc.com

New Video Series Begins! Cosplayer Hotspot – Taylor Goodson of the 501st

As bonus material for my book “Anatomy of a Cosplayer: Tales From Behind the Mask”, I am creating a YouTube video series spotlighting various cosplayers with interesting lives and stories. Some have already been interviewed in my book, while others I have met AFTER publishing – All of them are fascinating subjects and I feel they deserve their own Cosplayer HotSpot moment.

Cosplayer Spotlight Episode 1: Taylor Arthur Goodson of the 501st Legion

Our first episode features Taylor Arthur Goodson of the 501st Legion. Taylor is a great friend, and has a pretty amazing resume. in cosplay and in his real life. He is the Executive Officer of the NorthEast Remnant (NJ) Garrison of the 501st Legion, a professional musician and composer, and has even composed music for my video called “Enter the Villains” which we did for the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest convention. He also spends his spare time helping potential members of the 501st Legion get their costumes into shape to be approved to be in the 501st – this has helped me tremendously, and is affectionately christened the “Taylor Made Armory” by Sean Glennon.

Please enjoy this first video in the series and please like and subscribe to my channel. Please message or comment if you have any suggestions for future videos in the Cosplayer HotSpot series

Associated Links:
James Hannon website: http://www.JamesHannon.com
James Hannon FB page: https://www.facebook.com/lanternmedia
FB page for my book Anatomy of a Cosplayer: https://www.facebook.com/AnatomyOfACosplayer
Taylor Goodson’s FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/tayloragoodson/
Taylor’s Music on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/taylor-arthur-goodson
Taylor-Made Armorer FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Taylormadearmorers/
501st Legion: http://501st.com
NorthEast Remnant (New Jersey) Garrison of the 501st Legion: http://www.501stNER.com

Published Article on Charity Cosplay in Cosplay Culture magazine Dec/Jan 2019 issue

Cosplay Culture Magazine Dec/Jan 2019

James Hannon’s article Cosplay with a Heart for Cosplay Culture magazine (Dec/Jan 2019 issue) has hit newstands!

The articles focuses on charity cosplay and how cosplayers can give something back to their communities while having fun in costume – and how to get started in it.

Cosplay Culture magazine can be found at Barnes and Noble, ShopRite, CVS, Walmart, and crafting stores like Joanne’s Fabrics, Michael’s and AC Moore.