Pop culture content producers NRD4 Entertainment announced today the launch of their webseries Cosplay Pool Party. The show features Lauren Matesic of Castle Corsetry as she collaborates with a group of cosplayers to design one-of-a-kind pop-culture inspired swimsuits for an epic pool party photoshoot.
The first season covers cosplayers designing suits with Lauren around characters from the hit video game Overwatch. Once a week for seven weeks NRD4 will be airing a new mini episode on YouTube.
A crowdfunding campaign has begun to combine the seven minute episodes with unseen footage to create a full thirty minute pilot, as well as to raise funds for future episodes of the series.
In this fun web series, we follow costume designer Lauren Matesic ofCastle Corsetry as she teams up with some of her favorite cosplayers to create one-of-a-kind pop culture inspired swimsuits for the ultimate pool party photo shoot with award-winning photographer Brett Stanley.
Each season of Cosplay Pool Party will take inspiration from a different comic book, movie, video game, or TV show. In season one Lauren teams up with seven cosplayers to create swimsuits based on their favorite characters from the hit video game Overwatch!
The team at NRD4 Entertainment filmed ALL aspects of creating these unique one-of-a-kind swimsuits. From design meetings with the girls, to suit construction, to final fittings – EVERY moment leading up to the big photo shoot was captured!
The first season entiled Overwatch Overboard features cosplayers
- Milynn Sarley as Pharah
- Sheena Duquette as Tracer
- Reagan Kathryn as Mercy
- Alicia Marie as Symmetra
- Elizabeth Rage as D.Va
- Jessica (Maid of Might Cosplay) as Widowmaker
- Rian Synnth as Mei
“Our cosplayer line-up is incredible. We were thrilled when all seven women agreed to be in this first season.” – NRD4 Entertainment’s James Wade.
“Who wouldn’t want to see these ladies dressed up as their prospective characters.” – NRD4 Entertainment’s Mike L. Taylor.
“Of course each cosplayer is gorgeous, but the show itself focuses heavily on the design, process, and thought that designers put into the creation of a costume, which really sets it apart from other ‘Cosplay’ shows. Cosplay isn’t just about dressing up as a character; it’s about becoming the character, and each of our girls truly embodies their role.” – Designer Lauren Matesic
“There’s something about when you feel that a character looks like you – you kinda have this instant bond with them and it starts this love affair…” – Cosplayer Milynn Sarley, portraying Pharah in Episode 101
ABOUT NRD4 ENTERTAINMENT
NRD4 Entertainment is a Pop-Culture Development and Production company located in Los Angeles, CA. They are currently developing and are in production on several pop-culture inspired series, as well as creating content for other brands and channels. NRD4 Entertainment is made up of Mike L Taylor, James E Wade, and Collier Landry. The team’s previous pop culture credits include: Heroes of Cosplay, Super-Fan Builds, Cosplay Melee, and Game Talk Live.
ABOUT COSTUME DESIGNER LAUREN MATESIC
An award-winning designer from the internationally renowned Castle Corsetry, Lauren has designed and built hundreds of corsets in all varieties as well as many custom costume and specializing in impeccable cosplay recreations. Seen all over the world in the convention circuit, web content left and right, and celebrity clientele, you have assuredly seen Lauren’s handiwork. As a geeky girl herself, Lauren’s enthusiasm is what sets her apart, with dedication and attention to detail making her designs truly exceptional. There isn’t a finer, quirkier costumer around.
ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHER BRETT STANLEY
Brett Stanley is an award winning underwater portrait photographer, well known for his conceptual underwater images of Cosplay artists. His work has been published extensively in print and online, and he travels the world looking for new ways to create fresh images. Based in Los Angeles, the Australian born photographer is available worldwide for commissions and collaborations.