Candyshop Superclub 1st Anniversary Cosplay Competition


When you get to be famous, you get to be invited to all the best parties in the metro because your mere presence is enough to make news on tomorrows paper.  But if you’re not famous like me, not yet anyway, you gatecrash your way into parties and hope they don’t notice that clubber in a cat mask.  Xtian Mack brings to you EXCLUSIVE coverage of the  Candyshop Superclub 1st Anniversary Cosplay Competition in Quezon City last February 1, 2013.


Although a handful of cosplayers were in attendance because of such short notice, Xtian Mack as Nyanbu nevertheless faced tough competition coming from seasoned cosers like:


Eiri Mina, a certified stunner, famous in and around the cosplay circuit.  She whipped the club into a frenzy in her smashing get-up as Inori Yuzuriha of Guilty Crown.


And Xtian Mack and Obito-kun’s personal idol, Christian Umali, arguably one of the most distinguished and decorated cosplayers in the Philippines today.  As War Machine, he certainly showed those clubbers what a little imagination and some RC motors can do.


Admittedly, Nyanbu hasn’t been inside a club in ages, and it shows as he forgot a cardinal rule of clubbing: it’s okay to arrive late.  Ah well, at least he got pictures of the venue as they were setting up.


The contestants showed off their mettle in front of a sold-out crowd.


Of course Nyanbu just had to have a photo with the irresistible Eiri Mina, who said that cosplaying and clubbing don’t usually mix.  But hey, she was in the mood to party a bit.


Of course I just had to take a pic with my idol, War Machine, who admits that it is quite difficult to dance with that much gear on him.


Well, this chance may not happen again, so…



Eiri Mina on the catwalk and charming the crowd.


War Machine is impressive as always, wowing the crowd with his customized weaponry.







There was also a Mr. and Ms. Candyshop contest, but I’m pretty sure you don’t want me commenting on that.




It would appear that the club scene hasn’t changed much since Samson and Delilah in Philistine.


Claiming the Championship at the Candyshop Superclub 1st Anniversary Cosplay Competition is Eiri Mina via unanimous decision.  Congratulations to her as she deserves the honor.

As for Nyanbu, for his efforts as a finalist, he won a sizable gift certificate at a spa, which he used the very next day because of the aches and pains he sustained from partying all night, with the event ending at 6am the very next day.

All in all a fun event.  Again, much love and adulation to Eiri Mina for winning, and we hope you’ll visit again for another cosplay coverage.


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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:, 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.