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Moonlight Masquerade at Loving Rainbow Garden

 

An enchanting evening of mystery and grandeur marked the very first Moonlight Masquerade at Loving Rainbow Garden in Quezon City.  This intimate affair with offered something for everyone as attendees were treated like royalty with attractions that have never been seen in any event the cosplay community has ever seen before.

Chinese New Year 2017 at Binondo

 

Already a yearly tradition for us, the arkadymac.com coverage team went to Binondo, Manila to welcome the Year of the Fire Rooster amid frenetic dragon and lion dances, bright lanterns, loud firecrackers, spectacular fireworks, and, more importantly, Chinese delicacies you’d only get to enjoy on that particular day. So Happy New Year, everyone! 恭喜發財,身體健康!祝大家一個新年快樂。希望你們有一個很好的二0一六!  Please join us in our adventures as we took part in the festivities with our friends at what is thought to be the oldest Chinatown in the world.

Chinese New Year 2016 at Binondo

 

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The arkadymac.com team went to Binondo, Manila to welcome the Year of the Fire Monkey amid frenetic dragon and lion dances, bright lanterns, loud firecrackers, spectacular fireworks, and, more importantly, Chinese delicacies you’d only get to enjoy on that particular day. So Happy New Year, everyone! 恭喜發財,身體健康!祝大家一個新年快樂。希望你們有一個很好的二0一六!  Please join us in the adventures as we took part in the festivities with our friends at what is thought to be the oldest Chinatown in the world.

One Punch-Man Cosplay Photoshoot

 

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We had the unexpected but nevertheless fortunate opportunity to meet some of our really great cosplayer friends while covering an unrelated event early this year.  They tell us that they just got to know of each other online and had decided to meet up and probably have a shoot together.  They have become prominent cosplayers of characters from the wildly popular Japanese webcomic, manga and anime One Punch-Man, and they have had much fun portraying some of their quirky but memorable cast.

Ami: Almost Christmas

 

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After our coverage of the Cool Japan 2015 event with our team, we whisked our Cosplay Model and Correspondent Ami for a quick photoshoot.  All of us have been covering so many conventions, with Ami reporting for the biggest cosplay events for us, that her own feature for the website had been long overdue.  Presenting our Cosplay Model Ami for her first online feature for arkadymac.com.

Halloween 2015

 

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People would be surprised that just several years ago, Filipinos didn’t pay much attention to Halloween.   Now it’s near mandatory for offices, malls and other establishments to have some form of event or attraction or party for it. Now nearly everyone knows about Trick or Treat and Jack-o-lanterns as October 31 draws near.  Well, we guess that any occasion where kids (and adults of course) can get dressed up as scary or strange costumes and get free candy can’t be so bad.

Upcoming Event: Invitational/Open Photoshoot IOP X3 at Chinese Garden, Luneta

 

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With its inception in January 2013, IOP, or the Invitational/Open Photoshoot revolutionized local community cosplay events as the monthly affair drew in avid cosplayers, photographers and enthusiasts from all over to share and celebrate their passion, art and hobby with others.  organized by student organization Otaku Urule, IOP has had a good run through all 12 months of 2013, in varied locations, featuring a variety of themes, all the while striving for innovation and creativity among the community.  Many outstanding and prominent cosplayers and photographers are proud to admit that their skills and talents have been honed by attending the IOP series.

Dana: Doubtless

 

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“I’m boyish, and I unconsciously frown most of the time,” Dana tells us as she prepared for our photoshoot, fixing her blue wig with bright red streaks that has become the trademark of her chosen character.  “I guess that’s what Ryuko and I have in common, and probably the reason I love her so much, ” she laughs heartily.  “But in real life I’m actually a happy person, and  I’m always confident in everything that I’m doing.”

Rochelle: Resolute

 

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“I love serious and mysterious types,” Rochelle tells us, referring to the characters she chooses to portray through cosplay.  She has only been cosplaying for roughly two years, but she has come to love it wholeheartedly.  We of course admire that attitude, which was why we have decided to invite her for the website.  Presenting our latest Cosplay Model Rochelle in her first online feature for arkadymac.com as Nagato of the wildly popular game and anime Kantai Collection.

Nexcon 2: Heroes Rising Day 1

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The ultimate celebration of all things science fiction and fantasy begins as Nexcon 2: Heroes Rising opens for its first day at the fresh new venue of SMX Convention Center at SM Aura in Taguig City. As one of biggest gatherings of genre fans and creators from the Philippines and beyond, it continued to be a spectacle for fans both old and new who have been yearning for an event that caters to their special interests. arkadymac.com is a media affiliate of NexCon 2, and we are glad to bring you the highlights of Nexcon 2: Heroes Rising, Day 1.

 

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