Invitational Otaku Urule Photoshoot 6 (IOP6) Part 1

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The staff of arkadymac.com had a great time covering IOP 6,  or Invitational Otaku Urule Photoshoot 6, the latest in a series of photoshoots for cosplayers and photographers alike.  Organized by Otaku Urule, a student-based organization which promotes Japanese pop culture in the country, quite a number of cosplayers and photographers gathered at the scenic Chinese Gardens in historic Rizal Park, all excited at the prospects of another great time being with each other.

 

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The latest edition of IOP 6 stays true to all others that have come before it:  an event where cosplayers and photographers work together and have a great time. Otaku URule has always maintained that the goal of these activities is  to reinvent the system of cosplay networking in the country where all participants have closer ties and as they maintain old friendships and foster new ones.  As they have always reminded the hundreds of participants in the past, the only things you have to remember are to have fun, meet friends, respect one another and enjoy.

 

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Also, this particular event features Cosplay Photographer Appreciation Day, where these intrepid breed of people are celebrated for their contributions to growth and prestige of the local cosplay community.

 

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The event officially started nearing noon, with the registration as well as announcements and reminders from the Otaku Urule staff.  As always, cosplayers took the opportunity to don their chosen attire in homage to the characters they have come to  love and admire.  Everyone  was everywhere, having pictorials all over the garden with all its interesting places and sights to see, this despite the rain showers later on in the day as some of them didn’t really mind getting wet as long as they were having fun.

 

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The event ended at sundown with final group pictures and words of gratitude from the organizers for the support and enthusiastic participation of all who came that day, and invited them to part 2 of the event at the Quezon City Memorial Circle.

 

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Our heartfelt thanks to Otaku Urule for yet another successful affair and making it all possible.  Do visit their Facebook pages for more information about them and their upcoming events.

 

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Thank you for dropping by, and please visit us again soon for our coverage of the hottest cosplay events in town.

 

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Here’s a great video of the event by Crimson Shot Photo, Videography by Kenneth Arceo, Joel Surigao & Carl Garcia, Edited by Kenneth Arceo

 

 

 

Please click on an image to view slideshow. Thank you.

 

 

 

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.