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Upcoming Event: Kontrabida Ball


Have a wickedly unique experience this Friday the 13th where you’re actually expected to play the villain and enjoy an evening at the first-ever Kontrabida Ball at One Cafe and Events Place, One Corporate Center in Ortigas.

From the creative team behind Born To Make History: A Yuri on ICE Fan Gathering and internationally acclaimed cosplayer Liui Aquino comes an invitation to do your worst.  Kontrabida Ball 2017 will be a villains-themed Halloween cosplay-costume party, happening this October 2017, Friday The 13th, at the One Cafe and Events Place, One Corporate Center, Meralco Ave. cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas CBD, Pasig City. As an event for the anime and cosplay community for this wicked Halloween season, there will be food, drinks, DJs, and a line-up of featured guests from the cosplay and K-Pop community. Buy your tickets now at http://kontra.boxfiveph.com/

9th Christmas Toy Fair 2014: Day 1

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The arkadymac.com team got to drop by the first day 9th Christmas Toys and Collectibles Fair at SM Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall during the start of a very busy (and traffic-filled) weekend this side of the metro.  It’s a toy convention and a Christmas party venue for all hobbyist, geeks and otakus.  Helping us cover the event are our Cosplay Models Keileen and Aimee, who were there to get gifts for the season as well as some nice items for themselves inside.

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The 9th Christmas Toys and Collectibles Fair is a three-day event running from December 12, 13 and 14, 2014, and showcases a lot of booths filled with all manner of toys, games, collectibles, and many other curiosities.


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Our friends from Cosmic Bytes Cosplay Shop will be there all three days and they’re loaded with great new anime-themed merchandise like pillows and pillow cases, toys, as well as the latest cosplay items like contact lenses and wigs.  Make sure to drop by their booth for nice deals and rare finds this Christmas.


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Our friends at Perry in Disguise are releasing their new line of Assassin’s Creed-themed hoodies.  They’re quite popular and most of the designs have already sold well on the first day.  Be sure to get yours before the limited stocks run out.  They also have other anime and game-inspired designs to choose from.


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Otaku Asia Anime Magazine also has a booth where you can find their latest issues of your favorite published titles, so be sure to drop by and browse through their extensive collection.


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We were there of the cosplayers, of course.  We’re glad to see a handful of them, and they were enjoying themselves and seeing friends and having their photos taken by the crowd.


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We’ll be covering Day 2 and Day 3 as well, so please stay tuned to our coverages.  Thank you for dropping by, and please visit us again for more features here at arkadymac.com.  Click on an image to view slideshow.




Animetics at My View 2014 Philippine Fashion Wear



Cosplay as fashion?  The organizers of Animetics at My View 2014 Philippine Fashion Wear think so as it became part of the program aimed to share the latest in fashion to the public.  Held at Market Market last weekend, Animetics featured cosplayers at their best in front of an appreciative crowd.







As one of the highlights of the event that featured fashion shows, catwalks, booths, fabulous models and other special guests performing for the  My View 2014 Philippine Fashion Wear, Animetics delighted the audience with the skills and talents of many cosplayers on and off the stage.









There was then the individual cosplay competition where 36 participants in different categories vied for great prizes.  In the end, Don Robert won Best Male as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Angela for best female with a character from Monster Hunter, Ashley Misaki for Best Chibi as Uchiha Sasuke of Naruto, special choice given to Izaiah Luke Buelos as Atom of Real Steel, and David D’Angelo as Master Pogi/Mr. Satan of Dragon Ball.  My View was very generous in their prizes, giving away tablets and a 32-inch TV to the winners.




There were photoshoots in and around the venue and cosplayers and photographers alike took advantage of the unique experience to shoot at the venue’s plush environs.




It was a fun and exciting day for everyone, and the organizers, impressed by the style and skills of the cosplayers, promised to hold another such event in the future.  We look forward to it of course as we did have an enjoyable time at Animetics.










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



Click on an image to view slideshow.  If you are a cosplayer with a photo here, feel free to grab them. Thank you for posing for us.