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Cyberzone Cosplay Craze @ SM City Trece Martires: Bringing Cosplay Closer to You

 

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The Cyberzone Cosplay Craze series of events made its next stop at SM City Trece Martires in Cavite, where lots of cosplayers and spectators came by to have great time. Cyberzone Cosplay Craze is a fun and innovative revolution on how cosplay events are done, and it has been happening this year, not just in Manila, but all throughout the country. Sponsored by SM Cyberzone and organized by cosplay.ph, Cosplay Craze has been bringing absolutely free events closer to where the cosplayers are, offering huge prizes and giveaways that even major events can’t match. But most of all, it has given cosplayers a reason to meet up with others like them within their communities and have an enjoyable, non-cramped, stress-free afternoon of cosplay fun.

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Ati-atihan Cosplay Coverage Revisited

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Had a great time the first time I cosplayed and did a coverage of the Ati-atihan Festival in Kalibo, Aklan last year, with my brother Bryan taking photos.  The streets were colorful, noisy and alive, and I can just walk around in my ANBU cosplay without feeling out of place.  Had people take pictures with me, had fun dancing around to the maddeningly festive beat of the drums, and had a great time seeing people just being friendly with each other.

 

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Imaginative bird-inspired costume on this cheerful girl.

 

For this special occasion, I customized one of my masks into a special black tribal ANBU Ati-atihan version.  As for the rest of my costume, it was the first time I used it so the fitting and the design … wasn’t quite there yet but it was enough to at least have some people recognize me as an ANBU.  Had fun as people took pictures of me and with me.  It was an exhilarating experience, one I doubt I’ll ever forget.

 

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Sadly, even though I had vowed to come back this year, I wasn’t able to do so because of many things.  Hopefully I can go back next year so I can feel the excitement again.  Will need to go now, but I hope you’ll take some time to look at my brother’s photos.

 

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Impressive floats with moving parts.

 

 

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Outlandish tribal designs fashioned from native materials.

 

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Festive and happy faces all around

 

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Cosplayers Bring Smiles to the National Children’s Hospital

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Nyanbu was happy to be able to join a handful of cosplayers in helping out at the National Children’s Hospital in Quezon City.  Naruto Cosplayers of the Philippines headed by Sir Dave has had this program of making these visits for a long time already, so Nyanbu was more than grateful to tag along and document this event.  The idea was to bring cosplayers into the hospital in the hopes of making the children smile and be with characters as if they came straight out from TV, movies and comics.

 

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After dressing up and preparing, the cosplayers made their way to the children’s ward where a short program was started by Sir Dave as Master Pogi featuring the cosplayers that had assembled there.  The children and their parents who got to watch the show had an enjoyable time, thanks in part to Sir Dave’s creative storytelling and hilarious wit and sense of humor.

 

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After the program, the cosplayers went to visit the patients in their rooms and beds and talked and played with them for a while.  Stories were exchanged, patients and cosplayers curious to learn more about each other.  Photos were taken with each other to remember each other by.

 

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Toys that were brought along by the cosplayers were handed out to the children, as well as some snacks and treats that were shared as everyone continued to enjoy each other’s company.

 

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We were moved by the silent resilience and courage that the children there had in the face of their pain and suffering, so it was humbling to know that, in our little way, cosplayers can help out in their own special way by making these children smile, even if just for a short while.

 

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We would like to thatk Sir Dave and NCPH for this wonderful opportunity, as well as to the staff of the National Children’s Hospital for allowing us to be of help. We would like to thank the children and their parents for allowing us to share some time with them.

 

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For everyone that had been involved, this will be a pleasant memory that will stay with them for a long time.

 

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Oh-No! Manga Cosplay Camp 2 Coverage

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Xtian Mack had a smashing great time covering Oh-No! Manga Cosplay Camp 2: The Coin & Flour Saga at the SMX Convention Center Hall 1, SM Mall of Asia last weekend.  Again enthusiasts of all kinds found their way to this event to celebrate the many enjoyable aspects of Japanese culture in a setting that was both festive and engaging. Helping us out on this assignment is the helpful and cheery Ghost Rider, who (unwittingly) finds himself as special guest correspondent for this special arcadymac.com coverage.
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There were lots of booths and attractions that awaited all participants, with freebies generously given away by sponsors and exhibitors.  Stalls were open to cater to wide-ranging interests, from comics, to manga, to toys, to cosplay accessories.  Special guests were also on hand to give more flair to this already exciting affair.
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There were great displays as well, like the giant Gundam model, the giant Mogu Mogu bottle and a wooden replica of Tokyo Tower, things that really made the entire experience of going to the Oh-No! Manga Cosplay Camp even more unique.
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A great lineup of games, bands, video screenings, game demos kept the crowd entertained throughout most of the day, with the highlight being the cosplay competition that featured a variety of categories, from anime and manga, mecha, Western, games, and even a Vocaloid division.  Great prizes were given away to the deserving winners.
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As with such grand events, costrippers of all kinds were in abundance in and around the event and photographers and the general pubic were treated to a spectacle of epic proportions, with literally hundreds of cosplayers posing for an appreciative audience.
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We note that the venue was spacious enough to accommodate the large crowd that was in attendance, and the event went without much difficulty, so we commend the organizers of the event for a ob well done.
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League of Legends Roadshow Coverage

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A unique but nonetheless amazing mix of cosplay and cars was the theme of the League of Legends Roadshow  held at Robinsons Place Novaliches last weekend. A handful of cosplayers showed what they were made of in the event’s cosplay competition even under the searing midday sun.  The event also featured a car show where lots of fancy cars were on display to the public and the cosplayers certainly did not forgo the opportunity to pose with them and in them, Nyanbu included.

 

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The event took the whole day with the awarding of all winners held around 10pm.  Claiming top honors are our friends, Christian Umali as War Machine for First Place, Ashley Misaki as General Lu Bu for Second, Kimberly as Vi for Third, and Louise as Darius as the Roadshow Pick. It was along, tiring day for the winning cosplayers and the cosplay correspondent (Nyanbu). Sure it was fun but the event needlessly made the cosplayers stay for a needlessly long amount of time, as call time was registration was 8am but the event starting around noon with the winners awarded around 9:30pm.

 

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Many thanks to Aya Fujimiya for being my lead photographer for this event.  His efforts of taking snapshots for the blog under the brutal heat is very much appreciated.  Gratitude as well to Aie for his support and being a support photographer.  Many thanks as well to my new friends Kimberly and Louise, for their wonderful company during the unnecessarily long wait.

 

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Thank you for visiting and we hope you can all drop by again soon for another cosplay event coverage.

 

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Pinoy Otaku Festival 2013

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Most likely the last major cosplay event for the summer, Pinoy Otaku Festival  did not disappoint as the two-day event gave local lovers of pop culture lots to be happy about.  Held last weekend at Starmall in Mandaluyong, this unique festival of all things otaku was organized by Naruto Cosplayers of the Philippines, one of the more active cosplay organizations around and it featured a variety of booths and attractions that the thousands of attendees definitely appreciated, like game demos, karaoke contests, and lots of entertainment with speciaal celebrity guests, like Ani-Mate Rhianna of Animax.

 

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The highlight of the event was the cosplay competition and the Coplay Idol, a search for the best cosplayer chosen through several legs leading up to Pinoy Otaku Festival 2013.  Chibi cosplayer Bolen Lareza was named the first ever Cosplay Idol champion while her friend Ashley Misaki claimed first runner-up honors.  Our friend Miko also won as Best Cosplayer in the Games Category as Razor the Lightning Revenant.

 

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We would like to congratulate Sir Dave and the whole group of Naruto Cosplayers of the Philippines for a successful event and we look forward to bigger events from them in the future. In the meantime, please enjoy some of the photos we took of the event. Thank you very much.

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Invitational Otaku Urule Photoshoot 5 (IOP5)

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It was a blast covering IOP 5, or the Invitational Otaku Urule Photoshoot 5, the latest installment in a series of photoshoots for cosplayers and photographers alike.  Organized by Otaku Urule, a student-based organization which promotes Japanese pop culture in the country, literally hundreds of cosplayers and photographers converged at the PUP Main Campus in Sta. Mesa, Manila, all eager to participate in this unique event where the theme was “school.”  As many anime have been about the ups and downs and bittersweet memories of school life, cosplayers took the opportunity to wear their blouses, pleated skirts, neckties, and even gangster attire in homage to the characters they have come to  love and admire.

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Gracing the event with her amazing presence was seasoned model Cyen Lazam who also came in her own eye-catching cosplay, much to the delight of the participants.

Once again it was an opportunity for this unique community to affirm friendships and discover new ones in an atmosphere that encourages lively interaction between all participants.  The event officially started around noon, with the registration as well as announcements and reminders from the Otaku Urule staff.

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Despite the hot, humid weather, everyone persevered and managed to have a great time  having pictorials all over the campus with all its interesting places and sights to see.  The event ended at sundown with final group pictures and words of gratitude from the organizers for the support and enthusiastic participation of all who came that day, and announced that there will be awards for best cosplay, best photographer, Cosplayer of the Month and other categories.

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Our heartfelt thanks to Otaku Urule for yet another successful affair and we look forward to the next IOP set at the Chinese Gardens in Rizal Park next month.  Do visit their Facebook pages for more information.

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Kidlat Konvention Coverage / Heroes Cosplay Part 1

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Derek Ramsay as Kidlat makes his grand entrance. 

 

It was a time for local superheroes to shine at the Kidlat Konvention held at the Activity Center of SM Annex, SM North EDSA over the weekend. TV5’s action/drama series, Kidlat, has become a successful show during its run, and as its first season draws to a close, its staff and stars have decided to bring the excitement to the public with this fabulously flashy spectacle.

 

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 Derek as Kidlat genuinely happy over the huge turnout and overwhelming show of support from the fans.

Derek Ramsay as the titular hero was warmly received by the crowd as he come on stage in full costume.  Shrieks and shouts and sighs from the audience never ceased as long as he was on stage. All the other cast from the show were also in attendance and performed for the crowd.  The event also featured TV5’s next series, Cassandra: Warrior Angel, and unveiled the cast and crew headed by Eula Caballero as Cassandra in full costume.

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Derek happily thanking the crowd. 

 

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 Eula Caballero as Cassandra in full costume.

 

 TV 5 also sponsored the Heroes Cosplay event in partnership with Cosplay.ph, with around 70 individuals allowed to participate in the event.   Of course, Nyanbu and Kaloy just had to compete and perform to the crowd as Contestant Number 8 and 9 respectively.  Nyanbu performed as Nyanbu, the cat-ninja, and Kaloy debuts his new Storm Shadow outfit.  For their troubles, they got a Boardwalk loot bag filled with so many fantastic things that they felt like they were champions and were seen smiling wildly until the next day, when they finally felt the body aches that always come with attending a cosplay event for an entire day.

 

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Nyanbu and Kaloy pose like they won the championship. They were more than satisfied with the loot bags they got from competing.

 

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 Kaloy was more than glad to show off his new cos, classic Storm Shadow from G.I. Joe.

 

We applaud the organizers of the event for a job well done and we hope we get to see more of them in the future. As there were also many cosplayers who were there to compete or just to show their stuff to the crowd, we had a frantic time taking photos of them and with them.  Many thanks and adulation to Buraimaku for the really wonderful photos of the event.

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Derek and Eula with the cast awarding the grand prize winner of the cosplay competition.

 

Thank you for visiting, and please do visit us again next time for more hot cosplay events here at arkadymac.com.

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Kidlat Konvention Coverage / Heroes Cosplay Part 2

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It was a time for local superheroes to shine at the Kidlat Konvention held at the Activity Center of SM Annex, SM North EDSA over the weekend. TV5’s action/drama series, Kidlat, has become a successful show during its run, and as its first season draws to a close, its staff and stars have decided to bring the excitement to the public with this fabulously flashy spectacle.

TV 5 also sponsored the Heroes Cosplay event in partnership with Cosplay.ph, with around 70 individuals allowed to participate in the event.   Of course, Nyanbu and Kaloy just had to compete and perform to the crowd as Contestant Number 8 and 9 respectively.  Nyanbu performed as Nyanbu, the cat-ninja, and Kaloy debuts his new Storm Shadow outfit.  For their troubles, they got a Boardwalk loot bag filled with so many fantastic things that they felt like they were champions and were seen smiling wildly until the next day, when they finally felt the body aches that always come with attending a cosplay event for an entire day.

We applaud the organizers of the event for a job well done and we hope we get to see more of them in the future. As there were also many cosplayers who were there to compete or just to show their stuff to the crowd, we had a frantic time taking photos of them and with them.  Many thanks and adulation to Buraimaku for the really wonderful photos of the event.

Thank you for visiting, and please do visit us again next time for more hot cosplay events here at arkadymac.com.

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Kidlat Konvention Coverage / Heroes Cosplay

Derek Ramsay as Kidlat makes his grand entrance.

Derek Ramsay as Kidlat makes his grand entrance. 

 

Part 1

It was a time for local superheroes to shine at the Kidlat Konvention held at the Activity Center of SM Annex, SM North EDSA over the weekend. TV5’s action/drama series, Kidlat, has become a successful show during its run, and as its first season draws to a close, its staff and stars have decided to bring the excitement to the public with this fabulously flashy spectacle.

 

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 Derek as Kidlat genuinely happy over the huge turnout and overwhelming show of support from the fans.

Derek Ramsay as the titular hero was warmly received by the crowd as he come on stage in full costume.  Shrieks and shouts and sighs from the audience never ceased as long as he was on stage. All the other cast from the show were also in attendance and performed for the crowd.  The event also featured TV5’s next series, Cassandra: Warrior Angel, and unveiled the cast and crew headed by Eula Caballero as Cassandra in full costume.

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Derek happily thanking the crowd. 

 

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 Eula Caballero as Cassandra in full costume.

 

TV 5 also sponsored the Heroes Cosplay event in partnership with Cosplay.ph, with around 70 individuals allowed to participate in the event.   Of course, Nyanbu and Kaloy just had to compete and perform to the crowd as Contestant Number 8 and 9 respectively.  Nyanbu performed as Nyanbu, the cat-ninja, and Kaloy debuts his new Storm Shadow outfit.  For their troubles, they got a Boardwalk loot bag filled with so many fantastic things that they felt like they were champions and were seen smiling wildly until the next day, when they finally felt the body aches that always come with attending a cosplay event for an entire day.

 

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Nyanbu and Kaloy pose like they won the championship. They were more than satisfied with the loot bags they got from competing.

 

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 Kaloy was more than glad to show off his new cos, classic Storm Shadow from G.I. Joe.

 

We applaud the organizers of the event for a job well done and we hope we get to see more of them in the future. As there were also many cosplayers who were there to compete or just to show their stuff to the crowd, we had a frantic time taking photos of them and with them.  Many thanks and adulation to Buraimaku for the really wonderful photos of the event.

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Derek and Eula with the cast awarding the grand prize winner of the cosplay competition.

 

Thank you for visiting, and please do visit us again next time for more hot cosplay events here at arkadymac.com.

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Part 2

 

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It was a time for local superheroes to shine at the Kidlat Konvention held at the Activity Center of SM Annex, SM North EDSA over the weekend. TV5’s action/drama series, Kidlat, has become a successful show during its run, and as its first season draws to a close, its staff and stars have decided to bring the excitement to the public with this fabulously flashy spectacle.

TV 5 also sponsored the Heroes Cosplay event in partnership with Cosplay.ph, with around 70 individuals allowed to participate in the event.   Of course, Nyanbu and Kaloy just had to compete and perform to the crowd as Contestant Number 8 and 9 respectively.  Nyanbu performed as Nyanbu, the cat-ninja, and Kaloy debuts his new Storm Shadow outfit.  For their troubles, they got a Boardwalk loot bag filled with so many fantastic things that they felt like they were champions and were seen smiling wildly until the next day, when they finally felt the body aches that always come with attending a cosplay event for an entire day.

We applaud the organizers of the event for a job well done and we hope we get to see more of them in the future. As there were also many cosplayers who were there to compete or just to show their stuff to the crowd, we had a frantic time taking photos of them and with them.  Many thanks and adulation to Buraimaku for the really wonderful photos of the event.

Thank you for visiting, and please do visit us again next time for more hot cosplay events here at arkadymac.com.

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