April 1, 2016
BY PHILIP ODANGO - In this episode, I discuss the insights I gained into Cosplay as an industry through panel conversations with entrepreneur Yaya Han, with the launch of her fabric collection with CosplayFabrics.com. Through the lens of my career as a brand marketing professional with over ten years of experience, I share my key takeaways about the promising growth of this industry.
The opinions expressed are my own and not paid for the aforementioned parties.
February 20, 2016
BY PHILIP ODANGO - In this podcast, I talk about the implications of race in cosplay, the challenges I've faced as a cosplayer of color, and the importance of #29DaysOfBlackCosplay movement as a platform for visibility. Check out POC Cosplayers Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/POC-Cosplayers-141456019566829
February 18, 2016
BY PHILIP ODANGO - In this podcast, I talk about my theater background and how that has influenced and shaped my approach to cosplay. For me, it is not simply just making the costume and wearing it; it is studying the context and underpinnings to become the character and acting truthfully in imaginary situations.
Photo by Kirby Hartline Photography