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Anime and Cosplay eXpo: Day 3

 

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Ever felt like you’re just a spectator at the same old events? With fun and innovative new games, contests and attractions lined up that anyone can take a part in, get to experience more and be an actual part of the event as there as so many opportunities for every congoer to have fun and have a great time by themselves or with friends at the newest event this season: Anime and Cosplay Expo 2016.  On its third and final day, ACX stayed strong as thousands came to join in the festivities and continued to have more activities and surprises for everyone. For our coverage of Day 1, click here.  For our coverage of Day 2, click here.

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Anime and Cosplay eXpo: Day 2

 

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Ever felt like you’re just a spectator at the same old events? With fun and innovative new games, contests and attractions lined up that anyone can take a part in, get to experience more and be an actual part of the event as there as so many opportunities for every congoer to have fun and have a great time by themselves or with friends at the newest event this season: Anime and Cosplay Expo 2016.  On its second day, ACX continued to have more activities and surprises for everyone.  For our coverage of Day 1, click here.

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Anime and Cosplay eXpo: Day 1

 

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Ever felt like you’re just a spectator at the same old events? With fun and innovative new games, contests and attractions lined up that anyone can take a part in, get to experience more and be an actual part of the event as there as so many opportunities for every congoer to have fun and have a great time by themselves or with friends at the newest event this season: Anime and Cosplay Expo 2016.

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Otaku Expo Reload 2015: Day 2

 

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On its second day as one of the most awaited events of the later half of the year, Otaku Expo Reload 2015 continued to draw in a huge crowd of cosplayers, enthusiasts and curious folk alike looking forward to meet and greet sessions with international guest cosplayers, contests, booths, games, bands, a cosplay competition and many other surprises for attendees.

Otaku Expo Reload 2015: Day 1

 

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As one of the most awaited events for the later half of the year, Otaku Expo Reload 2015 didn’t fail to draw in huge crowds last weekend, opening with an exciting Day 1 with meet and greet sessions with  international guest cosplayers, art contests, booths, games, Battle of the Bands, and other surprises for attendees.  arkadymac.com is an official media partner, and our Cosplay Models and Photographers Jillian, Keileen, Kami, Mikki, Nicolette, Yanna, Queenie and Deric were all there to help us cover the event.

Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special 2014: Day 2

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We’ve done over close to a hundred event coverages this year, so we thought of just taking it easy during the last event of the year and go around to meet and spend some time with all the people who have been supporting us and posing for us at events throughout the year.  We thank you for being our friends, and we apologize if we’ve been busy with event coverages that we don’t get to just spend time with each other.

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Here’s to a fun year with everyone.  Thank you very much from all of us at arkadymac.com.  Here’s a video we compiled from everyone’s New Year’s greetings:

And more photos from the event.

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Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special 2014: Our Cosplay Models and Friends

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We’ve done over close to a hundred event coverages this year, so we thought of just taking it easy during the last event of the year and go around to meet and spend some time with all the people who have been supporting us and posing for us at events throughout the year.  We thank you for being our friends, and we apologize if we’ve been busy with event coverages that we don’t get to just spend time with each other.

 

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As the last major event of the year for the Cosplay Community, it was great to see members of the arkadymac.com family: our correspondents, photographers and Cosplay Models who have been helping out with the blog over the past months.  It gives us a sense of closure for the many good things and accomplishments that we have achieved this year, and, hopefully, motivation for us to work harder this coming New Year.   We had a nice time catching up on each other, and of course, the chance to take pics with each other.

 

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Also glad to see and have some shots with cosplayer friends, photographers and supporters of the website who have been helping us throughout he years.  We are always thankful for your contributions to our website.  To the people who took the courage or were kind enough to approach me and tell me that they know me and get to visit and read the blog, thank you, thank you, thank you.

 

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Thank you as well to all of those who gave us gifts while we were at the event.  I am so humbled.  Thank you very much.

Here’s to a fun year with everyone.  Thank you very much from all of us at arkadymac.com.

 

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Keileen: Looks Could Kill

 

 

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From how one would at look at her when she portrays her fierce characters, one wouldn’t think she was a timid girl who only started cosplaying a year ago.  Yet Keileen has come into her own, becoming a recognized cosplayer who simply loves the thrill of being the character she portrays.  We of course had to invite her to be arkadymac.com’s latest Cosplay Model.  Presenting Keileen in her first online feature, photography by Xtian Mack, post-processing by our guest editor, Ecko.

 

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For our feature,she cosplays Sasuko, the genderbent vesion of Naruto’s Sasuke Uchiha.  ” I love portraying fierce characters, those who look harmless but are actually very strong,” she shares.  “I love the way they look innocent and are underestimated, but in the end they are stronger and fiercer than anyone could imagine.  Characters like  Erza, Lucy, and Dokuro Chrome are ones I aspire for.  I admire Dokuro Chrome the most as she had a very sad past but I love how she kept up with it with a smiling face.”

 

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She recounts cosplaying Misa Amane from Death Note at her first event when she started just last year.  “I guess most girls start out with Misa,” she says with a smile.  She got into cosplay when her professor gave her the suggestion since she liked anime so much and thought she resembled a character from one of them.  At the time she was really very shy, but cosplaying has given her more self-confidence as she went on, going to as many events as she possibly can.  “When I cosplay I feel like I’m in the world of anime itself, and it makes me so happy.”

 

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“I cosplay to express my love for anime,” she explains as her reason why she continues with the hobby.  “I get to dress up and look like the characters I have come to love and admire, and at events when people recognize my character,  I feel extremely happy.”

 

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Keileen tells us cosplay opened up a lot of new doors for her.  “I made a lot of friends through cosplaying.  I get to experience new things like being independent, learning to travel on my own, and being  sociable, as I’m more used to staying in a corner in the past.”

 

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Outside of cosplaying, Keileen tells us she’s still much of a kid and likes to play games a lot.  “I love war games and RPG games,” she admits.  “I enjoy drawing too, mostly anime characters since I enjoy watching series and anime of every kind of genre imaginable.”

 

We of course gave her the chance to say a few words to those who have supported her.  “Thank you to my professor who gave me the idea of cosplaying.   Thank you to my parents who let me cosplay.  Thank you to my family who cheer for me.  Thank you to my classmates who support me. I want to thank everyone since they all have become a part of my life.”

 

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As of now, she’s busy with her studies but whenever she gets the chance, count on her to be at events being surrounded by people admiring her great portrayals.  And how long does she intend to cosplay?  “Until I have kids to cosplay with,” she laughs.  “I don’t know. I don’t think I’ll stop.”

 

We hope that you can all continue to support Keileen, and  you can all be sure that we’ll be more than happy to feature her here again at arkadymac.com.

 

 

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

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An Afternoon with Keileen

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We got to tag along with our friend Keileen at Bonifacio Global City one fine afternoon.  She invited us to a small photoshoot she organized and we were of course more than happy to oblige.

 

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Keileen has been cosplaying for quite a while and is a pleasant and familiar face in the community who particularly enjoys cosplaying genderbent characters.  She has recently taken up photography as a hobby as she says she has always been fascinated with it and wanted what it was like behind the camera.

 

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As she earnestly hones her skills in her new craft, she took it upon herself to help out new cosplayers by taking them out on small photoshoots like this one.  Keileen is well aware that cosplayers who are just starting out need that small push and words of confidence so that they can be able to portray their characters.  Some time in front of the camera works wonders in building one’s confidence as well.

 

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As a cosplayer who has done this herself for quite a while, she wasn’t the least bit stingy in giving her advice on how to cosplay properly, like teaching them how to pose, telling them whee to buy accessories, and sharing the proper attitude when cosplaying.

 

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After the shoot, the group just enjoyed going around BGC and enjoying the sights and sounds this very urban locale had to offer.

 

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They had fun posing with people, including some visitors from other countries who were curious and fascinated about cosplaying in the country.

 

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They also had some time to play a round of Dance Central at the Police booth, where Keileen got to win a prize.

 

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Keileen also was gracious enough to model for us for a bit though she says she’s a bit shy doing so.  We beg to disagree as she was just at home in front of the camera as much or more so than she is behind of it.

 

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A fun and relaxing afternoon soon ended as dusk came.  We bid goodbye to the group and hoped we can all do it again soon.  Keileen says its been fun being with us and hopes she can get to meet more new cosplayers in the future.

 

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

 

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