Frequently Asked Questions
A short list of common questions we get. If you don’t see an answer to yours here, please contact us and we’ll be glad to help.
1.What is WNY Superheroes and Cosplayers?
WNY Superheroes and Cosplayers are a group of fans of various shows, series, films, movies, animations and comics, who have come together out of a love of fandom, costuming and who want to help bring some cheer to those in need.
2. Does the WNY Superheroes and Cosplayers charge for their appearances?
We do not charge for our appearances, just that donations be done to charities in our name. We do welcome assistance covering travel and lodging costs.
3. How can I join WNY Superheroes and Cosplayers?
Simply click on the JOIN US above on the title bar.
4. How can I have WNY Superheroes and Cosplayers at my event?
We love attending events, especially charity ones. Please use our Event Request form to reach us and we will be happy to discuss your needs and what we offer. Click here
5. Where do I get a costume?
Our members put in a lot of time carefully researching their characters, and either building or buying the components needed. Most are hand made and built as our spare time allows. We are happy to assist our members in finding the people and places to do their own costumes and props, but as all of the characters we portray are the intellectual property of other companies it must be stressed that we do not provide or manufacture costumes or components for purchase.
6. I’m a member of another group/club. Can I still join WNY Superheroes and Cosplayers?
Of course. Who would want to be part of a group that tries to limit your fun and enjoyment of fandom/cosplay/costuming? That’s not fun. Our members are free to associate, participate, help out and play with whomever they like.
7. I’m not really into Superheroes, but I love Anime/Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror/etc. Can I still join WNY Superheroes and Cosplayers?
Of course. We love all the different aspects and genres. We have members who cosplay a wide range of things including Dr. Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, BattleStar Galactica, Lord of the Rings, the worlds of Disney and so many other great shows/series. We’re fans, and fandom is supposed to be about fun.
8. How “screen accurate” does my costume have to be? I tried to join another group and they rejected me?
We accept both beginner and expert costumers, and those in between. We love seeing our members develop, improve and enhance their costumes and costuming skills. We are happy to assist our members in finding the people and places to do their own costumes and props, but as all of the characters we portray are the intellectual property of other companies it must be stressed that we do not provide or manufacture costumes or components for purchase. Costumes must be kept in a clean and maintained condition and some may need revision before approved by the committee for appearances.
Depending on the type of event we are doing, there may be some restrictions such as only expert level costumes, or one of a particular character at a time (ex only 1 Superman or Captain Kirk) or only from a particular show/series (movie opening), but other times can be more relaxed.