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Liui Aquino First Photobook Signing at Cosmic Bytes at O-kun Fiesta

 

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Internationally renowned cosplayer Liui Aquino was at the Cosmic Bytes Cosplay Shop booth last weekend at  the O-kun Fiesta event to do autograph signings for his first photobook, Liui Aquino’s Cosplay Journal.  Liui has become quite the prominent cosplayer, being invited to many international cosplay and anime events in many different countries because of his splendid cosplays.

O-kun Fiesta 2015

 

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The freshest summer event for the cosplay and otaku community, O-kun Fiesta by Otaku Asia Anime Magazine, was a big hit as thousands thronged to Function Room 1 of the SMX Convention Center at SM Mall of Asia last weekend.  Everyone who loved Japanese pop culture was invited to this festive spectacle as our esteemed friends and partners over at Otaku Asia Anime Magazine hold their first ever event, and as their official media partners, we at arkadymac.com was there to give our full support and were there to cover and bring you the highlights of the event.

Upcoming Event Updates: O-kun Fiesta 2015 by Otaku Asia Anime Magazine

 

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The freshest summer event for the cosplay and otaku community is coming real soon as O-kun Fiesta by Otaku Asia Anime Magazine will be coming to Function Room 1, SMX Convention Center at SM Mall of Asia on May 16, 2015, and everyone who loves Japanese pop culture is cordially invited. Our esteemed friends and partners over at Otaku Asia Anime Magazine hold their first ever event, and as their official media partners, we at arkadymac.com will be there to give our full support and will be there to cover the event.

Cosplay Competition at ICT Roadshow 2015 Kickoff

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It was a fun weekend for cosplaying as the ICT Roadshow 2015 Kickoff held a cosplay competition at the Cyberzone of SM Annex North EDSA.  I was invited to be one of the judges so it was a doubly interesting (and challenging) time for me as I had to do coverage at the same time and as the competitors at this event were among the best around.

Misaki Cyber Con 2014

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It was all about having a simple, wholesome, and engaging cosplay experience at last weekend’s Misaki Cyber Con 2014.  Held at SM Taytay last Sunday, August 31, renowned chibi cosplayer Ashley Misaki with his family and friends brought excitement to their fans and supporters with the next installment to a series of events three years in the making.  eThose in the local cosplay scene know and love Ashley Misaki, a bright and talented young lady who has taken the local cosplay scene to new heights, winning award after award with her amazing costumes and fierce performances.  Those who have loved and supported Ashley have since organized Misaki Con, a unique  event  meant to celebrate cosplaying as a hobby and to foster togetherness within the community.  It was free and open to the public, and all they had to do was have fun.  Also, arkadymac.com was the official media partner for this event, and we are bringing you the highlights right here.

 

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Celebrity cosplayer Liui Aquino graced the event with a special appearance.  Having had much acclaim for his recent Hiccup of How to Train Your Dragon 2 cosplay, he has become even more known to the public and wanted to thank his fans at his special meet and greet session within CyberCon. Set for early afternoon last August 31, 2014, the event had fans coming in as early as mall opening just to make sure they get the chance to meet their idol.  Everyone was ecstatic when they heard about it only the day before, so they eagerly awaited Liui’s appearance.  He then came out from the back stage cosplaying as Koushi “Suga” Sugawara of Haikyuu!! to the cheers of the audience.  He then addressed the crowd and thanked them for coming and extending their support.

 

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Then came the meet-and-greet proper at the side of the venue where a really long line of fans almost immediately appeared in front of the table set up for the event.  Fans eagerly awaited their turn as Liui graciously signed autographs on tarps, posters, magazines, had selfies, and had his photos taken with his fans.  Cosplayers look up to Liui, which was probably why their support for him was the warmest of all.  They of course did not pass up the opportunity to share a short chat with him, exchange cos cards, take selfies, and do signature poses with him in front of the camera.otwithstanding the long line and huge turnout of the meet and greet, Liui was able to accommodate everyone, and after giving away more prizes with Cosmic Bytes, it was time for him to leave, but not without the applause and appreciation of the crowd.  It was a fun and memorable encounter with everyone, with Liui the most grateful one of all.

 

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By afternoon the cosplayers had gathered and they participated in the Cosplay parade around the mall as they showed off their unique cosplays to curious mall patrons and visitors.

 

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Hosting the event were Fatima Jongco and Kei who made a great and witty team bringing the action to the audience.  They facilitated lots of games and raffles for everyone who attended this free admission event, with prizes courtesy of our friends at Cosmic Bytes.

 

 

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Providing the entertainment and excitement to the crowd were dance groups Raindrop and Borealis, who all had high-energy performances in amazing dance sets that delighted the audience.

 

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Misaki Con is particularly special because it attracts the most number of chibi cosplayers from all over than any other cosplay event or convention.  As a chibi cosplayer herself, Ashley has been admired by other children who truly enjoy cosplaying, as well as by parents who have long been impressed by Ashley’s exceptional  talent as a cosplayer and competitor.

 

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The highlight of the event was the individual cosplay competition where more than a hundred cosplayers vied for many wonderful prizes in many different categories.  The participants wowed the crowd with their stunning costumes and exciting performances.

 

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Serving as judges of this event were internationally-renowned cosplayer VM Hernandez, skilled crafter and cosplayer Krizdel Ingreso, cosplayer Shane and Xtian Mack, Creative Director of arkadymac.com with yet another blurry photo of himself.  They had the hardest time picking out the best from the many contestants who gave their all in their performances.  Even as we commend everyone’s wonderful efforts, in the end the choices had been made.  The Best Crossplayer went to Derrick Padilla.  Best Chibi went to Louise Rielle as Elsa of Frozen, with lots of support from herloving mom.  The Best Female award went to TanTin Meneses as Lenneth Valkyrie of Valkyrie Profile.  Best Male went to Jayson Tabuzo, and Best Mecha went to Rb Cheng.

 

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Of course Ashley was there in her adorable Annie of League of Legends cosplay to greet his fans, have pictures with them, and share in the fun and excitement everyone was having.

 

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With the number of attendees and participants in the hundreds, Misaki Cyber Con 2014 was a great success, thanks to the amazing team of organizers, friends and supporters who took on the challenge to make Misaki Con the spectacle that it is.  We congratulate them for a job truly well done.  Special thanks to Cosmic Bytes for being the main sponsor of this event as well.

 

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Misaki Con 2014

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For the third straight year, Misaki Con has brought fun and excitement to the cosplay community as this year’s edition came early to SM Taytay just this weekend.  Those in the local cosplay scene know and love Ashley Misaki, a bright and talented young lady who has taken the local cosplay scene to new heights, winning award after award with her striking costumes and fierce performances.  Those who have loved and supported Ashley have since organized Misaki Con, a unique  event  meant to celebrate cosplaying as a hobby and to foster togetherness within the community.

 

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Renowned cosplayer Liui Aquino graced the event as a special host and had a meet and greet and autograph signing session.  Celebrity Ann Mateo was also there to give a special performance, and she also had fun with the participants in the games.  Of course, Ashley was on hand to help host the show as well and give out prizes.  Miss Tiffany Sy, Fatima Jongco and Kei were there doing a great job at hosting as well.  There was lots of games and raffles for everyone who attended, with booths as well as lots of giveaways and prizes to those who attended this free event.

 

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Misaki Con is particularly special because it attracts the most number of chibi cosplayers from all over than any other cosplay event or convention.  As a chibi cosplayer herself, Ashley has been admired by other children who truly enjoy cosplaying, as well as by parents who have long been impressed by Ashley’s exceptional  talent as a cosplayer and competitor.

 

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The highlight of the event was the individual cosplay competition where more than a hundred cosplayers vied for many wonderful prizes in many different categories.  The participants wowed the crowd with their stunning costumes and exciting performances.

 

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Winners for the various categories are:
Best Male: Don Jhoemar as Nero from Devil May Cry
Best Female: Lanie Ayo as Sorceress from DragoNest
Best Mecha: RB Cheng as Geno Breaker from Zoids
Best Crossplayer: July Mary as Ren Hakuryu from Magi: Labyrinth of Magic
Best Chibi: Mark Haiji as Iron Man
Best Game Cosplayer: Wiljander Custodio as Shock Blade Zed from League of Legends

 

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With the number of attendees and participants in the hundreds, Misaki Con 2014 was a great success, thanks to the amazing team of organizers, friends and supporters who took on the challenge to make Misaki Con the annual spectacle that it is.  We congratulate them for a job truly well done.  Special thanks to Cosmic Bytes for their participation and assistance at this event as well.

 

Thank you for visiting, and please drop by again for many great features at arkadymac.com, serving the hottest cosplay events in town.

 

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Ashley: Sky High

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We have always been fascinated by this talented little lady for her fierce performances in cosplay competitions, which is why we are glad to have Ashley Misaki as our newest Cosplay Model here at arkadymac.com and publish her first ever online feature.  Photos and post-editing by Bryan, Bless as Executive Producer, Xtian as Writer/Director.

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Ashley Misaki is a familiar face in and around the cosplay circuit.  She started cosplaying 2012 and has since made quite an impact in competitions here and abroad.  Even at her young age she’s never been afraid to go head to head with older, more experienced competitors, never afraid of jumping off the stage and charging through the crowd to do her routine, never afraid to perform in front of hundreds of people, all eyes on her every move.  Her performances never fail to impress and astound, and these have brought her many awards in competitions all around the country.

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Ashley’s appeal and charm has made her a cosplay celebrity in her own right.  She has become an endorser for companies like Red Fox Technologies and several cosplay shops.  She also helps promote cosplay events as well, and she even has a convention named after her.

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At events, people can’t get enough of her and Ashley enjoys taking pictures with her adoring supporters.   Before and after competitions, she can be seen acting her age, running around event halls with her friends, especially other chibi cosplayers.

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Outside cosplaying, Ashley says she’s a normal 7-year-old who enjoys watching shows from Cartoon Network.  After school work, she likes playing games on her Xbox, but admits she loves Dance Central most of all.  She also enjoys the company of her friends who she often gets to see at events, and she has fun playing with them as much as she can.

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Surprisingly, Ashley tells us she wants to be a pilot in the future.  Something about being the sky and clouds appeals to her, and for now, perhaps, flying with all its freedom will be her dream.  But until that time comes, she’ll continue cosplaying because she says it’s something that she really loves doing and that it makes her family really proud of her.

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Ashley would like to personally thank everyone who has supported her throughout the years and promises more exciting cosplays and performances in the future.

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Thank you all for visiting, and do drop by again soon for more features on Ashley here at arkadymac.com.

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Arkadymac.com Christmas Cosplay Photo Shoot

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And before we knew it, it was almost Christmas already.  We at arkadymac.com want to spread some cosplay Christmas cheer so we invited some really amazing cosplayers to do a promotional Christmas photoshoot for us.  The drizzly weather that first day of December didn’t stop us from making the most of this rare opportunity.  We’re really happy to present our Christmas offering.  Photos and post-editing by Bryan, Blessma as Executive Producer, Xtian as Writer/Director.

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We originally planned to just shoot all of them separately for their own features on the website, but since they got along so well we took shots of them as a group.  The result was a morning of fun despite the otherwise cloudy and drizzly day at an undisclosed location in Ortigas.

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On the roster of our newest cosplay models are Ashley, Ianah, Yanna and Gabby.  All of them are talented cosplayers in their own right and are quite known in and around the cosplay circuit.  Most importantly, they have been ardent supporters of the website for quite a while so we’ve been dreaming of this shoot for the longest time.

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Ashley is a sweet young lady who has already won numerous competitions thanks to her amazing cosplays and fierce performances.  When not cosplaying, she simply enjoys being her age, playing with her friends and family on and off event locations.

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Ianah is a celebrity cosplayer and creative digital artist, blogger, dance troupe member, Nihongo-jin, and an otaku.  She has landed many endorsement and promotion deals from prominent companies but admits that she just loves cosplaying wherever she can squeeze it into her very hectic schedule.

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Yanna is relatively new but her cosplays leave quite an impression, so much so that we just had to invite her for a shoot with us. She’s been holding her own with costumes she has made herself and loves being onthe creative side of things.

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Gaby is known mostly for her outlandish, sometimes outrageous cosplays at events and conventions.  She attracts lots of attention though she says she’s really in it for the sheer fun of being there in cos. We’d also like to thank her for coming up with some of the fun poses for this shoot.

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We’ll be coming out with their individual features real soon so do watch out for them.  In the meantime, do enjoy our short Christmas feature.  Happy holidays everyone.

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Thank you for dropping by, and do visit again soon for more cosplay features here at arkadymac.com.

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Misaki Con 2013

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Those in the local cosplay scene know and love Ashley Misaki, a bright and talented young lady who has taken the local cosplay scene to new heights, winning award after award with her striking costumes and fierce performances.  Those who have loved and supported Ashley have since organized Misaki Con, a unique  event  meant to celebrate cosplaying as a hobby and to foster togetherness within the community.

 

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Held over the weekend at SM Taytay, the event many special guests like Yuka Kuroyanagi and hosted by Hero TV ambassadors Mej Mejica, Liui Aquino.  Of course, Ashley was on hand to perform and host the show as well.  There was lots of games for everyone who attended, many booths as well as lots of giveaways and prizes to those who attended this free event.

 

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The highlight of the event was the individual cosplay competition where around 70 cosplayers vied for many wonderful prizes in 9 different categories, as well as Hero TV choices.  The participants wowed the crowd with their stunning costumes and exciting performances.

 

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With the number of attendees and participants in the hundreds, Misaki Con was a great success, with Ashley herself personally thanking everyone who took part in the event.

 

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Cosplay Challenge 4

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It was a great weekend for cosplay as people trooped to Marikina Riverbanks for Cosplay Challenge 4. Hundreds of cosplayers, participants and visitors came to take part, have fun and witness this spectacle which was organized by Cosplay.ph.  Everyone young and old had a great time with the many games, booths and attractions at the events, with lots freebies and prizes given away.

 

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The highlight was the cosplay competition where cosplayers got to show their talents to a very appreciative and lively crowd. Among the many competitors, three stood out and were chosen as the best for the competition. Iziah Luke Buelos claimed first place, Ashley Misaki in second and Eury Hagonoy third.

 

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It was a fun, well-organized event where everyone had a great time and we look forward to the next one. Many thanks to Reiku Nyan Eishi for his debut photography work and commission for arkadymac.com. Thank you.

 

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