Animax Carnival Philippines Cosplay Competition Coverage

 

Nyanbu is irresistible.

Nyanbu is irresistible.

According to the cosplay blogging community, just the mere mention of Alodia Gosiengfiao increases hits to any site tenfold. Wow. Just wow. Let’s try that while I get this article underway.  Xtian Mack, fresh from his cosplaying exploits in Hong Kong (another way of saying “spreading terror in downtown Kowloon, Hong Kong by crazy tourist in ANBU mask,” or see my previous posts), gets to participate and cover the next major cosplay event this December. the Animax Carnival Philippines Cosplay Competition last December 9 at the Robinsons Place Manila’s Midtown Atrium in Malate, Manila.

As the predominant anime-dedicated network in the Philippines (aside from most other countries on the planet),  Animax has been having these cosplay competitions all over Asia, first in Malaysia, Taiwan, and now it has reached Manila. The main draws of the Animax Carnival are the Ani-Mate host search and the Cosplay competition.   Alodia Gosiengfiao gets to host the event and boy were the people riled up.  Aside from the main contests, there were different game booths where participants get Animax goods and other fun prizes whether they win or lose in the games.

As much as I always expend a considerable amount of time, effort, sweat and tears agonizing over preparing these descriptions and write-ups for these cosplay events, I get the sinking feeling that nobody bothers to read them.  Oh well. I don’t really care much.  I just write to get some practice in anyway. Plus cosplay is more fun in the meantime. At least for now anyway.

The great pics below are courtesy of Warren, so please be as grateful to him as I am.  Additional credits and thanks go to Christian and Justine for helping me out in taking other pics.  Also many thanks to my new cosplay friends.  I’ll get around to listing all your names one of these days.

 

Bunny girls are always welcome.

Bunny girls are always welcome.

 

Can you say "Nyan"?

Can you say “Nyan”?

Nyanbu plays with kittens.

Nyanbu plays with kittens.

Just gorgeous.

Just gorgeous.

Cute cosplayers galore.

Cute cosplayers galore.

 

The most adorable Goku I've ever met.

The most adorable Goku I’ve ever met.

 

Alice-chan

Alice-chan

Pics with my other cosplay friends.

Pics with my other cosplay friends.

More pics of our friends.

More pics of our friends.

A fighting pair.

A fighting pair.

Asuma and Kakashi

Asuma and Kakashi

My ANBU brethren strike a pose with a fan.

My ANBU brethren strike a pose with a fan.

Such fearsome ANBU brethren.

Such fearsome ANBU brethren.

Group pic

Group pic

Our fearsome fighting crew.

Our fearsome fighting crew.

Let's try that again.

Let’s try that again.

And yes, everyone had fun.  Well, catch you again next time with another cosplay coverage.

Author

Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack took up AB English Studies, Major in Creative Writing at UP Diliman. Currently works for a medical transcription company. He is the Creative Director of The Cosplay Cafe: arkadymac.com, doing photography, writing, and reporting for the website. His line of photography specializes in cosplay event coverage, having covered 300 events in a span of 3 years. Loves cute and furry things.