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Upcoming Event: TokyoManiLove this Nov25 at Fisher Mall

 

An outpouring of love and culture from two friendly cities is all set to happen on November 25, 2017, Saturday at the Activity Center of Fisher Mall in Quezon City with the first ever TokyoManiLove event which will feature great talents and celebrities, FREE admission.  arkadymac.com is TokyoManiLove’s media partner, so we hope to catch you there as we have a special coverage.

Cosplay Makeup and Wig Styling Tutorial Class

 

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Cosplay is an art that requires a myriad of skills to hone and master, with makeup and wig styling as a couple of the most important.  Some cosplayers just make it look easy, while some need to spend to have someone else do those for them.  Thankfully cosplayer Vina Miyazaki and our photographer and meganekko Kami-kun decided to hold a class instead of just doing one-on-one sessions. Despite the difficulties of organizing a class for the very first time, Vina and Kami’s efforts got enough people to attend class at What the Tea place in Banawe, Quezon City.

GTMACCON 4 Pinoy Komiks Cosplay – Ang MAIN EVENT

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Despite being postponed due to a typhoon, GTMACCon 4 opens up 2015 as a successful and well attended event. We took personal interest on the GTMACCON 4 Pinoy Komiks Cosplay, as it featured all the amazing and innovative things the local comic industry had to offer. Held last January 10, 2015 at Fisher Mall in Quezon City, the event was a celebration of the wonderful possibilities Pinoy Komiks still has in store for todays generation of readers.

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Doodle wall by the Doodle Art Enthusiasts was filled up throughout the event.
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GTMACCON 4 Pinoy Komiks Cosplay Pre-event

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Most of the cosplay we present on arkadymac.com tend to be Japanese- or Western-themed or inspired, as cosplayers nowadays have grown up in the influx of popular media from other countries.  This is probably why people often tend to overlook Filipino-inspired ones, which is sad since there is a wealth of talent and ideas and lots of inspiration to be had with original homegrown Filipino characters from Pinoy Komiks, mythology, and folklore.

 

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With this thought in mind, we took personal interest on the GTMACCON 4 Pinoy Komiks Cosplay Pre-event, as it featured all the amazing and innovative things the local comic industry had to offer.  Held last October 31,2014 at Fisher Mall in Quezon City, the event was a celebration of the wonderful possibilities Pinoy Komiks still has in store for todays generation of readers.  arkadymac.com is a proud event and media partner to the GTMACCON 4 Pinoy Komiks Cosplay pre-event, and we’re happy bringing you the highlights of this exciting event.

 

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The event was kept exciting with Meet-and-Greet and Book-signing sessions by the people who have kept the local Komiks industry alive, such as Pol Medina Jr., creator of Pugad Baboy comics, Berlin Manalaysay creator of Combatron of Funny Komiks, Nikolo Salazar creator of Marianing comics, Gener Pedriña creator of Sanduguan comics, Russell Reyes creator of Liga ni LikeMan comics, Niño Balita creator of Samuel Espiritista comics, Solomon Lim creator of  Alphario: The World Connection, Kimberly Anne Dy Buncio creator of Keiko the Dragon Kid, and John Nano creator of  Kwatrokantos comics.

 

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There were also art and cosplayer portrait sketching by some really great artists, as well as a drawing contest by sponsor,  Titus Pens, called, “Pinoy Superheroes Vs Mga Aswang.”

 

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There were games and contests for the audience that kept everyone on their feet, with fun prizes given out.

 

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All around the venue, various booths from sponsors and partners offered a wonderful variety of items, most especially local komiks, which attendees particularly liked and purchased.

 

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We took a video of their Pinoy Komiks Superhero presentation:

 

 

 

There was also the presentation for the GTMACCON 4 PInoy Komiks Cosplay competition withSolomon Lim (Dennis Blake), Mark Par (Eurid), Vanessa Aquino (Lucy Patweetums), Ivan Valerio (Boy Bakal), Kiel Se (Heronimo), Patrick Gavino (Manila Man), Ivan Parero (Pinoy Totoy), Ralph Villaluz (Sandata), Xanthe Nicolas (Narra), at Clark Navarro (SpaceMando) as they vied for the chance to be named champion at the Main Event.

 

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Our Cosplay Model Ashley Misaki was there as Samuel Espiritista, also one of the competitors.

 

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We at the team enjoyed ourselves at the event as it was refreshingly new for us having that fun feeling of enjoying Filipino-inspired cosplay and getting to know and acknowledge the people who have kept Pinoy Komiks alive.  We hope to see you on December 6, Saturday, at Fisher Mall in Quezon City for GTMACCON 4 Pinoy Komiks Cosplay  – Ang MAIN EVENT as we continue to be their event and media partner.

 

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Upcoming Event: GTMACCON 4 Pinoy Komiks Cosplay Pre-event

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arkadymac.com is a proud media partner to the GTMACCON 4 Pinoy Komiks Cosplay pre-event, and we’re inviting you to join the fun tomorrow, October 31,2014, 10-6pm, at Fisher Mall in Quezon City. It’s an event that highlights Pinoy Komiks and the cosplay of original homegrown Filipino characters. Our team will be there bringing you the highlights of this exciting event so we hope to see you there.

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Ito ang pre-event ng season 4 ng GTMACCON Pinoy Komiks Cosplay events.

Dito makikilala sa unang pagkakataon ang mga GTMACCON 4 Pinoy Komiks Cosplay competition
official entries.

Watch the Pre-event TVC here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS-qlUG0iyE&feature=youtu.be

‘GTMACCON 4 pre-event Maligno cosplay contest’ Magkakaroon rin ng Philippine Mythology cosplay competition para sa mga cosplayers na tutungo sa event.  Paligsahan para pinaka mahusay sa pag cosplay ng mga aswang, tikbalang, kapre, tiyanak, etc.

 

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Meet-and-Greet / Book-signing activities rin ng ating mga Pinoy Komiks idols na sina

– Pol Medina Jr. (Pugad Baboy comics creator)
– Berlin Manalaysay (Funny Komiks – Combatron creator)
– Nikolo Salazar (Marianing comics creator)
– Gener Pedriña (Sanduguan comics creator)
– Russell Reyes (Liga ni LikeMan comics creator)
– Niño Balita (Samuel Espiritista comics creator)
– Solomon Lim (Alphario: The World Connection creator)
– Kimberly Anne Dy Buncio (Keiko the Dragon Kid creator)
– John Nano (Kwatrokantos comics creator)

 

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special screening din ng award-winning aswang animated short film ni Nikolo Salazar na ‘Marianing’

 

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Alamin rin kung sing lakas kayo ng paborito nyong
Pinoy superhero sa Crossfit Halcyon / GTMACCON
Fitness Challenge

Sumali rin sa Titus Pens
‘Pinoy Superheroes Vs Mga Aswang’

 

 

 

 

 

1st Pitik Photography Photoshoot: New Year Special

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Most people would think that photography is a solitary or lonesome activity, something seemingly best enjoyed by one’s self or with a few.  This is not entirely true, of course, as every once in a while like-minded folks with a passion for their craft would get together to share in something a lot of people can take part in and enjoy.  And for a group called Pitik Photography, all the pieces fell into place and they were able to band together to host an event participants truly appreciated.

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The  1st Pitik Photography Photoshoot: New Year Special was held on a Sunday, January 5 amid fairly mild weather at the scenic and ever-dependable Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center.  Over a hundred participants came and took part in this event, a group that featured a fascinating mix of models, cosplayers, photographers, hair and makeup artists, and enthusiasts, all coming together to have great photographs and videos taken amid the unique setting the park had to offer.

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It wasn’t all business, of course.  The event was intended to be a chance for folk of like minds to be able to share each other’s company in a relaxed environment.  Participants were encouraged to get to know each other, and indeed many new friendships were made that day.  Attendees had plenty of time to have fun in between shoots, goofing around, interacting while in character, taking pictures with each other, and then having their pictures taken by the other visitors of the park who admired their delightful cosplays.

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Pitik Photography is a group of enthusiasts comprised of of professionals, newbies, regulars, veterans, and everything in between in the world of photography, folks who share the simple joys this craft and hobby brings.  What started out as a small group of friends who enjoyed covering events and conventions, they have since branched out into other endeavors, all the while never forgetting to help each other out when it comes to skill, expertise, and time.  At events, they manage to get their work done through teamwork even though they seemingly always have enough time to play pranks on each other and take stolen shots of each other.

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Pitik is slang that can be the noun for a shutter click, also a verb that denotes the act of taking a shot.  After considering many other names, the founders decided on this name as it aptly describes something they really enjoy doing, and is something that many models and cosplayers have greatly appreciated over the many months of existence of the group.

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After the last of the individual and group photoshoots were over and as the sun had already long set, the 1st Pitik Photography Photoshoot drew to a close.  Everyone had a great time and anticipated the great photos taken that day, so congratulations are in order to Pitik for hosting a successful event, and everyone is already looking forward to the next one.

 

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Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho Feature Taping

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After our visit to bring smiles to the kids at National Children’s Hospital, our small band of cosplayers continued the taping for the program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, which took us to all sorts of places in the metro. Headed by the incomparable Sir Dave as Master Pogi/Mr. Satan, the cosplayers had a blast filming around the city, and we were glad that everyone we had met and seen us appreciated our efforts. They smiled, took pictures, and were really receptive of seeing cosplayers out on the city.

 

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The shoot took the whole afternoon, but it was a fun and amazing experience nonetheless, and we’d like to think that even if just a little bit, we made a number of people smile that day.

 

 

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