Press Release MCR 2017

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Getaway and Cosplay in the Heart of British Columbia

Kamloops, BC, June 12, 2017 – Now in its second year of operation, Mountain Cosplay Retreat (MCR) has doubled up its promise to photograph iconic characters in natural settings. This year’s ensemble showcased five photographers and 12 cosplayers from across Canada and the US. New practical effects like smoke grenades, lighting, and underwater cameras amidst Birken’s vibrant lakes, forested mountains, and natural waterfalls added an exciting edge to wilderness cosplay. Here’s a sneak peek.

Founder Amanda Eccleston of Beebichu Cosplay states, “Our second year was even bigger and more badass. There’s nothing else quite like us in North America. We bring cosplayers and photographers together for three full days and everyone gets a chance to work together to create great art.”

It can be difficult to stand out in a heavily saturated convention scene. At MCR, photographers and cosplayers shoot in small groups across a variety of settings selected to suit their characters. This emphasis on realism and immersion means MCR’s photos stand out in both creativity and composition, allowing those countless hours of costume production time to truly shine.

Alex from Alexandra Lee Studios applauds MCR’s approach: “I’m from Louisville KY…and I’ve never been to Canada before. But life is about risks, you get your best art by taking risks. I took a risk with MCR and I made some of my best work yet. If you’re a photographer and thinking about going on this trip: Do it.”

MCR’s community is relaxed and inclusive by creed. Participants mingle, forge bonds, learn techniques, and hone their art. Each year brings new cosplays and photography innovations to the table, ensuring each retreat-goer’s experience is original and different.

About MCR: Mountain Cosplay Retreat is a 3-day camping trip for cosplayers and photographers to disconnect, get outdoors, and take amazing photos. MCR 2017 models were Ellipses Cosplay, Royal Berry Cosplay, Dagen’s Cosplay, Jessica Cross Cosplay, Starry-Eyed Maiden, Beebichu Cosplay, The Starktorialist, and The White Wolf Cosplay and Creations. Photographers were Alexandra Lee Studios, Austin Jeng Photography, Undiscovered Photography, and Caroline Slade Photography. MCR 2018 registration opens this fall. Spots are limited. Join our newsletter to get first dibs.


For more information, questions, or interviews contact MCR founder Amanda Eccleston. Keep up with the latest and greatest in MCR events and productions by following our social media.

Contact: Amanda Eccleston

Sample Photos Below

Photos by Alexandra Lee Studios

Photos by Austin Jeng Photography

Photos by Caroline Slade Photography

Photos by Courtney Pozzolo of Undiscovered Photography

Photos By Sara Law The Starktorialist

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