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Doll Glam with Alodia Gosiengfiao



arkadymac.com was on hand to cover Doll Glam, an event featuring this latest beauty and fashion trend.  The world’s most prominent cosplayer, Alodia Gosiengfiao, was on hand to personally promote and lead the event, along with photographer, model and blogger, Tricia Gosingtian.  It was an afternoon of fashion, glamour and excitement as the activity center of SM North EDSA The Block was filled with fans, enthusiasts and the curious.




Starting sometime past four in the afternoon, the event featured the two top guests introducing Doll Glam to the audience that had gathered and sharing how getting that doll-like look can be easier than imagined.  They held a demonstration, giving two lucky ladies a live doll glam makeover.  The results of course were extraordinary.






There were also attendees who took the chance to present their doll glam look to the public.  Ten of them were chosen to go on stage in front of an appreciative crowd and were made VIPs for the event.  They also received gift packs from the SM Beauty Section and the participating sponsor brands.





After the segments, Ms. Alodia was gracious enough to take photos and selfies with her many avid fans who came to support her event.  She said she was pleased to have been part of this unique fashion event.




We were also glad to have our Cosplay Model Julia there to partake in the other attractions Doll Glam had to offer.  Select makeup, hair and nail brands were giving out doll glam makeovers.




Top brands Dolly Wink, BYS, NYX, Pixy, Heroine Make, Kate, Maybelline Color Show, Cutex, Palty, Beautylabo and Lucido L. Plus were there to showcase their great products, and Julia was there enjoying herself as she got dolled up another level.




The great folks at Dolly Wink even had us shoot in their dainty booth.




Julia had a blast with the nail art too.






And of course, Julia was quite popular as she posed with and for people from the crowd who were there that evening.  We also had time to take photos with the other event-goers too.




Not exactly a cosplay event, but we had much fun nonetheless at Doll Glam.  We’re glad to have brought the highlights to you.






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Halloween 2013



Just went around to take some shots of Halloween at a nearby mall.  Later on I had our friends Kaloy and Eiri tag along for the ride.

Scenes from Halloween 2013.






















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MSI Cosplay Reloaded



MSI Philippines held Beat It:  Overdrive Reloaded 2o13 at the Activity Area of SM North EDSA Annex 3 days over the weekend, and it focused on MSI’s gaming capabilities and products as well as a host of popular online games like Dragon Nest and Avatar Star.  Tournaments were held for the various games and were well attended by gamers and enthusiasts alike.









One of the highlights of the event was the MSI Cosplay Reloaded Competition, with focus of course on Dragon Nest and Avatar Star game-inspired cosplays.  The event had several different categories like best chibi and special/costrip categories.




After the competition, the cosplayers disappeared, which made it the quickest cosplay-event we’ve ever been to.  We at least got to take some photos of the attendees.





















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TORCH: Tournament of Champions 4 at SM North EDSA



A busy weekend for the cosplay community starts off with the very competitive TORCH 4: Tournament of Champions 4 at SM North EDSA organized by cosplay.ph. It featured two cosplay competitions: the Cyberzone Cosplay Competition sponsored by SM Malls and the TORCH 4 qualifiers.







The event also marks the first year anniversary in cosplaying of arkadymac.com’s own spokesperson, correspondent and poster boy Kaloy.  Each and every one of the staff was there to celebrate with him.




Congratulations are in order to Izaiah for winning the Cyberzone Individual Cosplay Competition for his Gundam Heavy Arms cosplay.




Nyanbu and Kaloy got to compete and put on a good show for the crowd.  Photography by BryMac. Additional photography by Mao-chan.  Also to Kurt.




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Cosplay Tournament of Champions 3: Third Impact!

Cosplay Tournament of Champions 3: Third Impact! poster


A preliminary leg of this tournament was held at SM City North Edsa’s Annex Cyberzone Activity Area Saturday, August 25, 2012.  Quite a number of cosplayers turned up and were very enthusiastic.  Onlookers wanted to take part in the action as well and just had to take snapshots with the cosplayers they fancied.  All in all a relaxed, friendly and accommodating atmosphere for everyone.  Participants and onlookers alike had plenty of fun.


Our correspondent Tobi risks peril being able to see only with one eye just to report from the field.


As my Anbu costume was still in the works after much deliberation and feet-dragging, our mysterious friend Tobi was commissioned to be our correspondent for this assignment since he was already in his costume when we found him. His equally mysterious girlfriend was also commissioned to be the photographer for this assignment.  Ain’t we lucky to have such great friends who’ll help you out of a pinch?

Check out some of the great pics Tobi made with his new-found cosplay friends.


Tobi with two too cute Hatsune Mikus


Tobi goofs off with the Great Saiyaman


Tobi makes a nice pair with the fiery Shana


Tobi with a cute female Naruto


Tobi posing with Tekken’s Ling Xiaoyu and her pretty Japanese friend (Fine! You got me. I have no idea who she’s supposed to be)



Tobi with Nekomimi Girl. Fine! Yet again I have no idea who she’s supposed to be. You’d think after watching 300+ anime I would know. By the way, the security guards in the background were beating up a random pervert. I swear it still hurts.


Tobi with One Piece’s Trafalgar law


No one dared get close to him on the escalator. Nurse Joker certainly knows how to make an entrance ,,, and a pose.


The Batman’s looney friends: Harley Quinn and Scarecrow.


What’s that pesky web crawler doing here? What? SM really means Spider Man?


These guys were my favorites to win: Kaede Rukawa and Hanamichi Sakuragi. A shocker they didn’t win.