Cosplay Startup Collaborates with Beloved Fairy Franchise on Cosplay Sewing Patterns
IRVINE, Calif. (Jan 3, 2023) — First Stop Cosplay, in collaboration with Rainbow., will release a line of licensed Winx Club cosplay sewing patterns based on the iconic 2000s cartoon. The collaboration will kick off at Animé Los Angeles 18 with a sewing pattern for the fairy Bloom, the Winx Club’s leader and the cartoon’s main protagonist. More Winx Club fairies will follow throughout 2023.
Since its debut in 2004, Winx Club has amassed millions of fans, including cosplayers dedicated to bringing the fairies to life. First Stop Cosplay’s sewing patterns guide aspiring Winx Club cosplayers through every step of creating their costume with detailed written instructions and video tutorials. The sewing pattern for Bloom, Fairy of the Dragon Flame, will be available for purchase online on the First Stop Cosplay website and in-person at Animé Los Angeles 18, which will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center from January 5-8.
"We are very proud to welcome FIRST STOP COSPLAY to our large family of prestigious licensees. Considering the growing worldwide cosplay-related community, Winx Club is a brand that matches perfectly with this category, looking back to 19 years of history and a steadily expanding fan base in terms of target audiences. The licensed product is extremely distinctive and perfectly in line with market trends”, said Matteo Olivetti, Head of Global CP at Rainbow S.p.A.
“Cosplayers put hours into creating costumes out of passion for the original work. Our licensed sewing patterns connect cosplayers with the people who make the characters and stories they love. We’ve collaborated with Rainbow to help cosplayers embody the brave, playful fairies of the Winx Club,” said Amanda Gregory, First Stop Cosplay’s founder and president.
About First Stop Cosplay: Founded in 2019 by 15-year cosplaying veteran, Amanda “Mari” Gregory, First Stop Cosplay’s mission is to empower aspiring and existing cosplayers to create their own cosplays. Each First Stop Cosplay sewing pattern comes with comprehensive, accessible instructions and access to sewing experts on a customer-exclusive cosplay community Discord. The sewing patterns are printed on durable, reusable paper and feature inclusive sizing options. The company aims to share the magic of sewing one’s own costume with cosplayers worldwide. Sewing patterns are available for purchase online at https://www.firststopcosplay.com/collections.
About Rainbow S.p.A.: Established in 1995 by multi-award-winning creator Iginio Straffi (WinxClub), Rainbow group produces and distributes animated and live action content for all audience targets reaching over 120 countries. The group consists of Rainbow CGI, Emmy Award-winner Bardel Entertainment, and Colorado Film. Rainbow’s ability to create global franchises landed it among the Top Global Licensors in the world with more than 500 active licenses. www.rbw.it