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Historic University of Santo Tomas became the scenic setting for UST Photoshoot for a Cause: Larawan Tulong sa Pamarawan, as cosplayers, photographers, and enthusiasts show that they are always eager to lend a helping hand. A good number of them got to take part in the event, and more importantly, got to give back to the broader community they belong to. arkadymac.com is the official media partner of the event and we are happy to being you the highlights from last weekend.
Beyond the intricate helmets and armor and gaudy outfits, costumers and cosplayers wish to bring their unique talents and skills to bring happiness to the ones who need it the most. More than just a hobby they are passionate about, they have sought to make a difference in society as they banded together with altruistic groups to bring an early Christmas to the children confined at the East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City.
Cosplayers, photographers, and enthusiasts once again show that they are always eager to lend a helping hand as over a hundred of them participated at National Cosplayers of the Philippines’ Photoshoot for a Cause 2015: Pictures of Hope last weekend at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife in Quezon City. arkadymac.com is the official media partner of the event
We were fortunate to have taken part in an event that brought Christmas early to the ones who need it the most. Cosplayers and volunteers alike got to join hands and bring smiles to children with cancer at the Philippine General Hospital last week. arkadymac.com is glad to have been entrusted with the coverage so we can share with everyone. The hospital has a policy of keeping the faces and identities of the children discreet, especially from the media, so we hope everyone understands the limitations of our coverage.
Organized by our Cosplay Model Keileen with the help of her friends and some cosplay groups and school organizations, Cosplay For a Cause: Sharing Happiness to PGH’s Cancer Patients had cosplayers and volunteers join hands and share whatever they can share with young cancer patients: toys, books, school supplies, clothes, trinkets, accessories, among many others.
Aside from gifts, others got to share their talents too in front of the children. The program included performances from student volunteers from UP and UST who sang mostly Christmas songs for the kids, who got into the spirit and sang along as well.
Also there to share their talents were special volunteers. Ricky Quinsay as “Jestler the Magician” wowed the crowd with his unbelievable magic act. Mark Cagas, a clown, magician and balloon shaper, amused the children with his diverse talents in making people smile. Cornel Bongco, also known as the Gospel Yoyo Man, shared his great skills with a yoyo while sharing stories of Christ with the audience.
Cosplayers got to showcase their talents too by performing skits with their characters to the amazement of the children. Prizes were given to the kids who could name their characters, and surprisingly, some were indeed familiar with them. After the program, the children were free to have their photos taken with the cosplayers as souvenirs from this day.
By noon, volunteers brought in the food they had prepared for the children and their parents. With appetites worked up from an exhausting but exciting morning. it was nice sharing a simple meal together with everyone.
After lunch, the Christmas gift giving commenced, with the cosplayers handing out the presents they have brought for the children. They were well appreciated, of course, the the children smiling, opening wrappers, and playing immediately with their gifts. It may have not have been much, but hopefully it can give them good memories of Christmas.
Cosplayers Michael and Dee Dulce were part of the cosplayers who went to the event. They dropped by to share their blessings with the children on their 7th Wedding Anniversary. They were thankful to everyone for making their special day a truly memorable and fulfilling one.
The time came for the program to end and for some, it was hard to part ways after sharing and spending time with each other. Hopefully the children would have some smiles and memories to keep as they keep their hopes up despite their condition.
Before parting ways, the cosplayers and volunteers gathered around to listen to Keileen, who thanked everyone for their support of the project and the overwhelming love as the gifts and donations gathered were so many times more than what they had expected. She related her own experience of being a patient at PGH when she was young, as she was sickly and had to stay there often and wished there were people whom could make her smile even just a little bit during her lonesome days there. Now, she said she was happy being the one to make children smile with the help of the cosplay community who has been so supportive of her as well.
With that, the time came for everyone to say goodbye but the time they shared and the opportunity to give what they can would be part of memories they won’t soon forget. We’d like to thank everyone for letting arkadymac.com be part of this event. I apologize if there aren’t a lot of photos as I was a host for the program. We also followed the policy of the hospital regarding taking photos with the children as we aren’t allowed to show the children’s faces on our coverage.
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It’s now our second year of covering a National Cosplayers of the Philippines charity event. Called “Cosplay Picture Mo, Tulong Mo,” the group aims to collect enough funds for school supplies that would benefit 500 children from Brgy. Maybancal, Morong, Rizal.
Cosplayers, photographers, enthusiasts, and other members of the otaku community show that they are always eager to lend a helping hand as over a hundred of them were given the chance to do so at the event held last May 4, 2014 at the Ninoy Aquino parks and Wildlife in Quezon City.
This unique experience was organized by the National Cosplayers of the Philippines, an organization that has held many such events since its inception in 2010 involving cosplay as a means to raise funds for charitable causes and institutions. This time around, participants were asked to bring notebooks, pencils and other school supplies for distribution to the needy schoolchildren of Brgy. Maybarical, Morong, Rizal on May 25, 2014.
A lot of cosplayers and photographers were on hand to take part in the occasion, where cosplayers were paired with photographers as they took turns for individual and group photoshoots in the many different and fascinating locations inside the Ninoy Aquino parks and Wildlife in Quezon City. Although the summer heat and humidity can be a little too much for anyone to bear, and the “traditional” downpour in the afternoon, the cosplayers and photographers still persevered in making sure they have the best poses for the best photographs possible.
Members of NCP and some cosplayers also made rounds around the park collecting donations from park-goers and afforded them the opportunity to take photos with them.
arkadymac.com sent out its Public Relations Officer Kaloy to help out in this event. We’re also glad to have our Cosplay Model Czyrah participate in this event as a cosplayer.
At day’s end, all the participants have had their fill and more of photographs and stories to share about the event. What’s more of course are the boxes of school supplies and other donations for the children of Morong. The National Cosplayers of the Philippines has always fostered the notion that cosplayers can have fun while helping others, and this was very evident from the enjoyment the participants had from joining.
We at arkadymac.com thank he National Cosplayers of the Philippines for a job well done in organizing this photoshoot and giving cosplayers the chance to make a difference in someone else’s life through this charity event. We and many others look forward to attending and covering more such events in the future.
Images of cosplayerswho participated to this photoshoot will be posted on the office NCP page (https://www.facebook.com/
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Nyanbu and his friends at the Nakama Cosplay Group help out at an outreach program at St. Andrew’s Parish in Paranaque and had fun with all the great kids they met that day. It was a great opportunity put our cosplaying skills to proper use, as children can better appreciate cartoon characters coming to life, or try anyway. We are humbled that we were able to put a smile or two on the children’s faces as we played games with them, danced with them, took pictures with them, and got to share a simple meal with them. I know what I have done may be a small, almost insignificant gesture, but to able to make a few children smile even for just one morning certainly had a profound impact for me.
My thanks to the Nakama Cosplay Group for this activity and we hope cosplayers can be given more opportunities to be of service to the community.