Con Crunch Challenge Season 4 FREE Series & Sweepstakes | 10.2.20 – 11.1.20
Tune in Fridays through 10/30 for NEW episodes of the Con Crunch Challenge, and enter to win amazing prizes from our sponsors!
A new season of the Con Crunch Challenge is here! Con Crunch is a four-part video series that follows a select group of cosplayers at crunch time! In each episode, one brave cosplayer will have only two hours to complete their cosplay project. You will see all the tips, tricks and hacks to getting their costumes ready in time.
In our fourth season, our cast of cosplayers make everything from a faux fur jacket to metal arm bands with EVA foam, as they prepare for their big costume reveal. Our host and cosplay expert, Cheryl Sleboda, will coach the cosplayers in need of expert costume advice so they can complete their look in time for the show. Plus, this season, Cheryl joins the challenge and becomes one of our next cosplayers!
This is the ultimate cosplay sewing series for those just getting started or curious about this fascinating pop culture phenomenon! Over the course of the season, Cheryl will help solve costume dilemmas as we get to know the individuals and the stories behind their masks. The challenge is on – will they survive the crunch?
PLUS! When you register to watch this free video series, you will automatically be entered to win amazing prizes from our sponsors including: an Intelligent Steam Press 36″, an Imaginator 3D, and a Mini Project and Travel Iron. See our sweepstakes rules for more information on eligibility.
Con Crunch Challenge Season 4 At a Glance:
- Episode 1: Ms. Joke is NO Joke! | Available Now
- Episode 2: Future Adora’s Dress from Shera, Princess of Power | Available Now
- Episode 3: Episode 3: Beauregard Lionette’s Jacket from Critical Role | Available Now
- Episode 4: The Host Becomes the Challenger | Available Now
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“Its great to see a range of costumes with different skill sets and skill levels to make cosplay less intimidating. Some series have such high levels of complexity in the costumes that it is a “WOW, that a great costume….. I could never do or compete with that”. There is enough “I can do that”….. to inspire and enough “I could learn/ try that” to grow.” – SC, 6/19/19
“I picked up some ideas on what Cons are like these days. Thank you!” – MR, 6/19/19.
Get Excited for Season 4 of the Con Crunch Challenge
Meet the cosplayers participating in Season 4 and get excited for their inspiring makes!
Episode 1: Ms. Joke is NO Joke! — NOW AVAILABLE
In this episode of Con Crunch Challenge cosplayer Jessie jumps back on the Cosplay wagon after stepping away from competition for a bit. Jessie is almost completely self-taught in the art of Cosplay and tackles working with EVA foam for the first time when she attempts to create the metal armbands from the My Hero Academia character, Ms. Joke.
About: Jessie is a seasoned cosplayer based out of Denver, Colorado and has been cosplaying since 2007. From their first closet OC (Original Character) to Masters level work, cosplay has become a cornerstone of their life. Starting from a few basic lessons from their grandmother, Jessie is almost completely self-taught in the art of Cosplay and is now a loosely monitored protégé of a master seamstress. Without even realizing it, cosplay became a major part of their life mentally, physically and socially.
Episode 2: Future Adora’s Dress from Shera, Princess of Power — NOW AVAILABLE
Plus-size, amateur Cosplayer, Emma puts her girl power in full force when she attempts to create future Adora’s dress from the new Shera, Princess of Power animated series. As a self-taught seamstress, Emma has learned tremendously from trial and error, and of course, YouTube. Her favorite part of cosplaying is expressing her love for shows and characters, as well as the creations that come out of the community.
About: Emma Ann (@nerdybeestudio) is a plus-size, amateur cosplayer from Denver, Colorado. She began cosplaying in 2012 with her first cosplay: Fem!Draco from Harry Potter; since then, she has created cosplays’ from Bee and Puppycat, and She-Ra. As a self-taught seamstress, Emma has learned tremendously from trial and error, and of course, YouTube. Her favorite part of cosplaying is expressing her love for shows and characters, as well as the creations that come out of the community. In addition to her cosplay, Emma enjoys tabling in artist alley at conventions, where she sells her art and steampunk creations.
Episode 3: Beauregard Lionette’s Jacket from Critical Role — NOW AVAILABLE
Hide of Hide My Error Cosplay brings their passion for creativity to every one of their projects as a cosplayer, cosplay judge, and model on the international cosplay stage. Hide has decided to create the character Beau’s jacket from the Dungeon & Dragons inspired Critical Role. Having never worked with faux fur, could this be Hide’s toughest cosplay yet?
About: Hide of Hide My Error Cosplay brings their passion for creativity to every one of their projects as a cosplayer, cosplay judge, and model on the international cosplay stage. They have been cosplaying for 6 years, from working with materials from their closet to hand sewn outfits, their ever-growing skillset and infectious joy of their craft can be seen in their hand-made creations, from costumes to jewelry to wigs—and more! They particularly love to explore makeup techniques, trying different looks and overall becoming someone else entirely with every costume. They are also a resin-casting enthusiast, and don’t even get them started talking about Zelda! (Or, do—and be prepared for a long chat.)
Episode 4: The Host Becomes the Challenger — NOW AVAILABLE
Our very own Con Crunch Challenge host Cheryl Sleboda tosses her hat in the ring and becomes our next Con Crunch Challenger. Will Cheryl crack under the presser of being on the other side of the challenge or will this Cosplay expert have no problem creating her sewing inspired costume?
About: Cheryl Sleboda has been sewing and creating costumes for over 25+ years, and brings 20 years of pop culture industry experience to the table. She is working hard to create content, tutorials, and better products for your cosplay arsenal, as well as bringing cosplay products and classes to your local sewing stores. Cheryl has partnered with RNK Distributing to create the perfect cosplay products, made for you, by a cosplayer herself! We at Sew Much Cosplay™ want to give you the tools and techniques you need to create the costumes of your dreams. Click here to check out her website!
Take a Peek Behind the Scenes of Season 4!
Con Crunch season 4 is brought to you by our lovely sponsors Singer, Oliso, and RNK Distributing, whose products were used in the creation of this series. Thank you: