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SM Cyberzone Cosplay Craze 2.0 Launch at SM City BF Paranaque

 

Setting a record last year for being the biggest  nationwide series of cosplay competitions ever with 12 legs all over the country and giving away more than 20,000 pesos in cash at each leg,  Cosplay Craze comes back even bigger and better than before, with even bigger cash prizes and more attractions in store for everyone as it had its official launch at upscale SM City BF Parañaque.  With competitors and casual cosplayers making their way to the venue from all over the metro, the first of many legs of Cosplay Craze events all around the country turned out to be an exciting, fun and competitive afternoon for the cosplay community.  And best of all, every Cosplay Craze event is FREE.

30,000 Pesos Top Prize at Cyberzone Cosplay Craze 2.0: The Biggest Nationwide Cosplay Competition

 

Setting a record last year for being the biggest  nationwide series of cosplay competitions ever with 12 legs all over the country and giving away more than 20,000 pesos in cash each leg,  Cosplay Craze comes back even bigger and better than before, with even bigger cash prizes and more attractions in store for everyone.  Just imagine, at every event, the cosplayer in 3rd Place receiving P8,000 cash, 2nd Place winning P15,000 cash and the grand prize winner taking home a staggering P30,000 cash and securing a slot in the Cosplay Mania Cup 2017, may just give you an idea how huge Cosplay Craze 2.0 will be.

Mitchaki: Strength

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arkadymac.com highlights not only the best events in the Phillipines but also its cosplayers. We are fortunate enough to get a small interview with her. Here is our feature on one of our members, our photographer Mitchaki.

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Mitchaki was invented by a friend of hers. It’s a combination of her name Mitch and Yata Misaki, one of her favorite characters from K Project and the first male character that she cosplayed. Her real name is Mitchelle Jeung-Oh Doblada, she being half Korean.

Upcoming Event: Cyberzone Cosplay Craze by cosplay.ph at SM North EDSA

 

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Take part in the BIGGEST FREE EVENT of the year as Cosplay Mania Roadshow becomes part of a ground-breaking 2-day extravaganza. SM Cyberzone and Cosplay.ph presents Cyberzone Cosplay Craze, an unprecedented FREE event with exciting activities like Cyber Sumo, TORCH All-Stars, Kawaii Fashion Show, exciting dance performances and much more.  The event will be from 10 AM to 7 PM on August 22-23, 2015 at SM City North Edsa Activity Center 4th Floor Annex Building. arkadymac.com will be there to cover the event, so we hope we see you there.

Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao at Razer Store Manila Opening

 

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Sisters Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao were at the RazerStore Manila Opening to promote the renowned tech brand just this weekend.  It was their second flagship RazerStore in Manila, and fans and supporters have been nothing but excited for quite some time already. We just dropped by the event to say hi and support them and our  cosplayer friends.

Cosplay Mania Roadshow Southmall 2015

 

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Cosplay action invades southern Manila as Cosplay Mania Roadshow 2015 makes a stop at SM Southmall in Las Pinas.  Organized by cosplay.ph, Cosplay Mania Roadshow along with TORCH Cosplay Tournament of Champions constitute a series of events that build up the excitement for Cosplay Mania ’15 on October 3-4 at the SMX Convention Center. SM Mall of Asia.

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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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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Meet and Greet with Liui Aquino at Misaki CyberCon 2014

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Fans were in for a treat at as celebrity cosplayer Liui Aquino made an appearance at this year’s Misaki CyberCon at the Activity Center of SM City Taytay in Rizal.  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.

 

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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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With Kei of our partner, Cosmic Bytes, hosting the progam, they happily gave away tarps, posters, and other great merchandise in a series of games.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Notwithstanding 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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Thank you very much for dropping by, and please stay tuned for our feature on Misaki CyberCon 2014.  Many thanks to our partners Kei and Cosmic Bytes for the opportunity.  Visit us again for more cosplay features here at arkadymac.com.

 

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