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Dinny Grayson : Challenges

arkadymac.com highlights not only the best events in the Philippines but also its cosplayers. We are fortunate enough to get a small interview with her. Here is our feature on a great artist and our dear friend, Dinny Grayson.

Dinny Grayson comes from her nickname and the last name of her favourite comic book character, Richard “Dick” Grayson. It was meant to be because she wanted to be Mrs. Grayson – as in marry Dick Grayson but then her brother, Gelo Grayson, cosplayed him and that ruined her image of Dick Grayson. Now it is definitely just a family name and she no longer have a crush on Dick Grayson.

Vaynard Darkhearth: Freedom

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 the best crossplayers in the Philippines, Vaynard Darkhearth.

Vaynard Darkhearth came from a king – Lord Vaynard, the White Wolf of Norgard who is her favorite character in a classical RPG game Brigandine. The other name, ‘Darkhearth’ pertains to a more personal note. She has a birthmark shaped like a flame, which equates to the “hearth” plus her fondness to ‘dark’ colors. Her real name is Rachel.

Otaku Asia Magazine Features Extreme Moments 5 Cosplay Shoot


Otaku Asia Magazine  has been one of the leading printed publications for the Filipinos who are fans of anime and the Japanese culture, and they have been very supportive of the local cosplay community, even more so with their feature Extreme Moments 5 out-of-town cosplay photoshoot held in the historic island of Corregidor late last year.  Their Issue#37 will be the first of the year, and it will be showcasing the great work of some of the most talented cosplayers and photographers in the country.

Extreme Moments 5 at Corregidor: Day 1



One of the biggest cosplay projects ever assembled in the country had come to its 5th and what could be final installment. The Extreme Moments Out-of-Town Cosplay Project Series started over a year ago, and from its audacious start at Capones Island it has since spanned some of the most beautiful locations in the Philippines, and it has made what would most likely be its final stop at historic Corregidor.  After months of extensive and careful preparations, TeamXM, the organizers behind the Extreme Moments Out-of-Town Cosplay Project Series, got to pull off another amazing feat with Extreme Moments 5, “The Final Wrath,” where 88 talented cosplayers, photographers and their supporters went on a cosplay adventure of a lifetime to the fortified island south of Manila Bay. arkadymac.com was there as the media team to have covered all five installments of the series.


Cosplay Mania ’15: Day 2 Cosplayer Gallery


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The number of cosplayers that weekend alone was mind-blowing that you’d wonder where all of them came from.  And maybe that was just it: they came from everywhere.  One would be surprised at how many individuals of all walks of life make this yearly pilgrimage from all over the country and beyond.  Some you’d see at every event; some you’d get to see only once a year.  Cosplay Mania is a phenomenon, bringing together people who enjoy and love this unique hobby for a weekend of fun and camaraderie.