Pinoy Otaku Festival 2013

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Most likely the last major cosplay event for the summer, Pinoy Otaku Festival  did not disappoint as the two-day event gave local lovers of pop culture lots to be happy about.  Held last weekend at Starmall in Mandaluyong, this unique festival of all things otaku was organized by Naruto Cosplayers of the Philippines, one of the more active cosplay organizations around and it featured a variety of booths and attractions that the thousands of attendees definitely appreciated, like game demos, karaoke contests, and lots of entertainment with speciaal celebrity guests, like Ani-Mate Rhianna of Animax.

 

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The highlight of the event was the cosplay competition and the Coplay Idol, a search for the best cosplayer chosen through several legs leading up to Pinoy Otaku Festival 2013.  Chibi cosplayer Bolen Lareza was named the first ever Cosplay Idol champion while her friend Ashley Misaki claimed first runner-up honors.  Our friend Miko also won as Best Cosplayer in the Games Category as Razor the Lightning Revenant.

 

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We would like to congratulate Sir Dave and the whole group of Naruto Cosplayers of the Philippines for a successful event and we look forward to bigger events from them in the future. In the meantime, please enjoy some of the photos we took of the event. Thank you very much.

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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.