Los Angeles, CA – In her perceptive September 2012 AVN cover story “Cashing In on Cosplay: How Adult Companies May be Losing Out by Not “Geeking Out,” Sherri L. Shaulis discusses the rising trend of “niche-ing” in adult entertainment. Simply put, niche-ing is the art of finding a market within a market, and Ms. Shaulis skillfully uses the balance of her article to chart the dramatically sudden rise of “Cosplay” as a major influence on adult films. At its core, Cosplay is a type of interactive performance art where players wear accessories and costumes colorfully customized to embody a specific supernatural character, mythological being or heroic ideal.

Celebrated director Barrett Blade has had more experience with this white-hot genre than most, having worked in Japan and experienced firsthand the broad range of influences – including hentai, manga, anime, J-rock, comic books, video games, films and even Japanese street fashion – that have helped fans and players alike create subcultures devoted to XXX role play.

And now he’s sharing his insights and talents with Wicked Pictures to launch Wicked Pictures: Cosplay, a colorful series of authentic adult cosplay DVDs, with the first edition scheduled to go before the cameras this Thursday and Friday, October 25th and 26th in Canoga Park, California.

Starring Wicked Girl Alektra Blue and a talented cast featuring Alexis Monroe, Annika Albright, Eva Lovia, Molly Bennett, Mischa Brooks (performing her first anal), Tommy Gunn, Michael Vegas and more, this darkly erotic adventure will transport one and all through a series of virtual worlds inhabited by mythic females, high stakes and dangerous men.

The Web has enabled cosplayers the world over to construct websites and even social media platforms devoted to erotic cosplay. Members of the press are warmly invited to join Mr. Blade, Mrs. Blue and the rest of this talented ensemble as they view this worldwide phenomenon from a Wicked™ perspective.

For more information, please visit www.wicked.com.