Category Archives: Cosplay Community

Always a Fresh Experience at Talking Apples Maid & Butler Cafe

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With a splendid team of maids and butlers in costume and in character serving delightfully tasty and unique food and drinks at an atmosphere that’s as accommodating as it is fun, Talking Apples Maid & Butler Cafe has been quite a hit in the cosplay and otaku community, with more and more people coming in to partake in their monthly pop-ups.

Extreme Moments Out-of-Town Cosplay Project Series: Capones Island, Day 2

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Our beach cosplay adventure started early this year on a far-flung island called Capones, almost 4 kilometers off the coast of Brgy. Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales. The first edition of what would be retroactively (and aptly) called the Extreme Moments Out-of-Town Cosplay Project Series, was planned as a straightforward location shoot for intrepid photographers and cosplayers with earnest desires to take their skills to the next level, and the group got much more than what they signed up for as they battled the elements and gravity and ended up with an adventure of a lifetime.

Friends and Loved Ones Throw Alodia a Surprise Birthday Party

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Miss Alodia Gosengfiao gets a very pleasant surprise as friends and loved ones throw her an unexpected birthday party at gaming hub Mineski Infinity.  What she thought would be a simple afternoon for a game or two turned out to be a surprise event several weeks in the making by the people who love and admire her who came together to greet and wish her well on her special day.

Air Gear Cosplay Group Photoshoot

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Group cosplay shoots are hard to organize and pull off, but if that group gets lucky, the result is often an amazing and worthwhile project like this Air Gear Cosplay Group Photoshoot we became a part of a while back.

Over The L’Arc-en-Ciel Manila Screening

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Cosplay.ph and Live Viewing Japan  teamed up to bring the much awaited L’Arc-en-Ciel documentary film “Over The L’Arc-en-Ciel” to Philippine shores.  This exciting event was held at 2PM,  February 28, 2015 at the SM North EDSA Cinema 2 in Quezon City.  Lots of the band’s Filipino fans gathered to take part in this unique experience.

MANHID: The Pinoy Superhero Musical, and Cosplay Saves The Day

 

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Together with Ballet Philippines, Cosplay.ph wished to bridge the cultures of cosplay and theater with the event “Cosplay Saves The Day”. The two spheres have some intersections such as: preparation/performing in costumes, internalization of the character and following/ad-libbing script/skits.

With unusually heavy traffic and not wanting to be late, we walked two parts of the trip to CCP, arriving a sweaty hot mess. arkadymac.com rushed there but the cosplayers may have gotten shy/late so organizers opted to skip the contest.

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The Talking Apples Butler and Meido Cafe Experience

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With several successful monthly pop-up cafe events last year, 2014 was a breakthrough year for Talking Apples, even being voted as Best Community event by the Golden Ticket Awards.  And with each passing event, it just keeps getting better and better, with more innovative and more enjoyable experiences for everyone.

A Cosplay Valentines Day for Everyone

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There are a bazillion ways people celebrate Valentines Day, but for cosplayers and otakus who have grown weary of the the usual roses and chocolates routine every February 14, not a lot of options are offered.  After all, how much time do we waste shipping, fantasizing, fangirling, fanboying, spazzing, gushing over fictional couples? Would it be as much fun, or even more so, if we bring them to life through cosplay, preferably with your hubby, your bae, your (close?) friend, your slave, your childhood (you-think-you-made-a-promise-to-love-forever) friend, or with any other infinite number of permutations that works for you.

Cosplay Anthology: A Photobook for Everyone, by Everyone

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With contributions from cosplayers and photographers who love their hobby, their art, their craft, Cosplay Anthology, a photobook for everyone, by everyone, became a reality, and by the end of the endeavor the books were handed out at an event last year to the 24 pioneers who believed in this modest but meaningful project.  With this initial success, Cosplay Anthology now invites everyone to take part in the second one, with everyone welcome to share and contribute to something lasting and memorable.

Free! Cosplay Photo Shoot

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Cosplay brings like-minded people together, and some fans of the hit anime series Free! wanted to show their admiration by bringing their favorite characters to life.  The Splash Free! Cosplay Group had long been planning a photo shoot for months, and when it did happen, their group cosplay shoot became a fun and memorable experience for each and every on who took part in it, and we at arkadymac.com are glad to be able to share it with our readers as four of us got to cover it:  Photographers Xtian Mack and Kami, our coverage partner Jillian Rose, and our editor processed the photos here, Keileen.