Fan Made is a cosplay and fan culture podcast that explores fandom, what it means to be a true believer, and the depths we're willing to go to show our love for fiction. Hear from creators, cosplayers, and super fans on what drives them to do what they do. We'll also take on big pop culture news and issues. Fan Made podcast comes to you from the ABC4 studio in Salt Lake City.
Making The Characters That Make Cosplay (with comic creator Phillip Sevy)
On this episode of the Fan Made Podcast, we're talking about creating characters that people will clamor to cosplay. We sit down with author and artist Phillip Sevy ("Tomb Raider," "The Freeze") to break down the character creation process and talk about his new series "TRIAGE" (out September 4, 2019 on Dark Horse Comics). You will never look at comics the same way again. We also explore the relationship between artist, character design, and cosplay and the influence they have on one another.
Who Would Win In A Fight? (JRR Tolkien vs. George RR Martin, Round One)
"Who would win in a fight?" If you're a fan of comic books, fantasy, or sci-fi, it's more than likely a discussion you've had. On this episode of the Fan Made podcast, we pit the residents of two fantasy worlds against each other: the characters of JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit and the characters of George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. It's anything goes and no holds barred. We were going to hold off on this bout until after the completion of ASOIAF, but then we'd never get to have it. So, like fans of the books, we settled for the completion of Game of Thrones, the TV adaptation, instead. You heard right, we're forcing people to choose between Samwise and Samwell.
No One's Ever Really Gone (Remembering Peter Mayhew)
Peter Mayhew played the mighty Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy and passed away on April 30th. On this episode of the Fan Made podcast, we hear from Peter Mayhew about a lifetime spent in the Star Wars universe, what it's like to embody such an iconic character, and why Chewie and Mayhew were so beloved by fans... from an interview he gave to ABC4 News.
A Cosplay Dream Come True
Years after watching it all fall apart, these intrepid cosplayers finally manage to pull together one of their dream group cosplays. From construction to comic convention, we discuss the surprise successes and the extraordinary fails leading up to the cosplay debut, as well as what's it's like to bring a comic book character to life-- especially when the Rat Queens (Image Comics/Shadowline) are so near and dear to our hearts. On this episode of the Fan Made podcast, expect pro tips, lessons learned, and a fair amount of distraction.
As always, stick around to the very end where we geek out about everything from Avengers: Endgame to Detective Pikachu and the result of a Ryan Reynolds character mash-up cosplay. (Sexy Detective Deadpool Pikachu, anyone?)
Punching The Highlights Out Of Her Hair 101 (Spotlight on Kiki Furia)
Fan Made shines the spotlight on cosplayer Kiki Furia. We dive deep into how cosplaying can be positive and empowering even in the face of bullying and body policing. The fandom community is hardly immune to these things, but is it getting better? Kiki Furia offers insight into how comic conventions are working to listen to the voices of fans and keep con-goers safe. We'll hit on the secret magic of wigs and, as always, take some time at the end to geek out about whatever we want.
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A Wild Cosplayer Appears
Spend a day in the life of a cosplayer and you'll find you get a lot of questions. Sometimes the same question over and over and over again. Cosplayers Zabracus Cosplay and CosplaySJ join the Fan Made podcast panel once again to talk about cosplaying out in the wild and when gatekeepers try to tear them down. And, of course, we can't help but geek out about Game of Thrones.
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Customer ReviewsSee All
Smart and funny
This podcast has become my go to for cartainment while stuck in rush hour traffic. The conversations are fun and witty with the occasional snort that makes everyone crack up.
Great listening for when it's cosplay crunch time.
Fun and interesting podcast - it's about nerds and nerd culture, but it doesn't have the air of "For Nerds' Eyes Only." It's interesting to hear about how professional cosplayers got to where they are, hear funny stories, and get tips (now I know never to attempt to sew four-way stretch fabric)!