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We at arkadymac.com are always happy when we get to find someone who can take on roles at our website, and we’re fortunate enough to find someone to be our ray of sunshine when our days turn dreary: our newest member, our correspondent and writer, Rin. We got to meet her at last year’s Cosmania, cosplaying Umaru from the series Himouto! Umaru-chan. She was quite charming that we just had to take photos of her and we eventually got to find each other online. Since then she has become our correspondent, covering major events like Outbreak Manila and Cosplay Carnival with us, as well as helping out with writing articles. And since it’s her birthday we’d like to show our love and appreciation by getting other peope to know more about her through this feature.
I volunteered to be a photographer for this Vocaloid photoshoot at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center last weekend. Vocaloids are really fascinating to me, so cosplays of them really get my attention. This particular group wanted to do the Camellia version of the Vocaloid characters, and we were all pleasantly surprised about the turnout for this one.
The models for this shoot found each other at an FB page, Wanted: Cosplayers. Even though not really having met before the shoot, they got to be online friends, discussing their love for Vocaloids and planning this shoot for weeks on end. Even though there were some who unfortunately couldn’t be there, the shoot nonetheless went on as planned.
Along with a small group of photographers, they went around the park in search for great locations to shoot in. There was lots of time in between shots to have fun and get to know each other better despite the heat.
It was just a small get-together of folks who had the same interests and their efforts at organizing this shoot were modestly rewarded with a pleasant afternoon of new photos and new friends and new stories to tell others about. Hopefully next time we can get other cosplayer tom join in on this little project.
Many thanks to everyone who participated in this shoot and shared their time with everyone.
Thanks for dropping by, and do visit us again soon for more cosplay features here at arkadymac.com.
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And before we knew it, it was almost Christmas already. We at arkadymac.com want to spread some cosplay Christmas cheer so we invited some really amazing cosplayers to do a promotional Christmas photoshoot for us. The drizzly weather that first day of December didn’t stop us from making the most of this rare opportunity. We’re really happy to present our Christmas offering. Photos and post-editing by Bryan, Blessma as Executive Producer, Xtian as Writer/Director.
We originally planned to just shoot all of them separately for their own features on the website, but since they got along so well we took shots of them as a group. The result was a morning of fun despite the otherwise cloudy and drizzly day at an undisclosed location in Ortigas.
On the roster of our newest cosplay models are Ashley, Ianah, Yanna and Gabby. All of them are talented cosplayers in their own right and are quite known in and around the cosplay circuit. Most importantly, they have been ardent supporters of the website for quite a while so we’ve been dreaming of this shoot for the longest time.
Ashley is a sweet young lady who has already won numerous competitions thanks to her amazing cosplays and fierce performances. When not cosplaying, she simply enjoys being her age, playing with her friends and family on and off event locations.
Ianah is a celebrity cosplayer and creative digital artist, blogger, dance troupe member, Nihongo-jin, and an otaku. She has landed many endorsement and promotion deals from prominent companies but admits that she just loves cosplaying wherever she can squeeze it into her very hectic schedule.
Yanna is relatively new but her cosplays leave quite an impression, so much so that we just had to invite her for a shoot with us. She’s been holding her own with costumes she has made herself and loves being onthe creative side of things.
Gaby is known mostly for her outlandish, sometimes outrageous cosplays at events and conventions. She attracts lots of attention though she says she’s really in it for the sheer fun of being there in cos. We’d also like to thank her for coming up with some of the fun poses for this shoot.
We’ll be coming out with their individual features real soon so do watch out for them. In the meantime, do enjoy our short Christmas feature. Happy holidays everyone.
Thank you for dropping by, and do visit again soon for more cosplay features here at arkadymac.com.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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It’s Philippine Independence Day and there are colorful Philippine flags flying everywhere. It’s a legal holiday yet I still have to go work first before I can run off to a special cosplay event today. The venue is quite a distance from where I live, but that has never stopped me from bringing you the hottest cosplays this side of the planet.
And here I am at the My World, My Game Expo at SM Marikina. It is an event sponsored by Red Fox Technologies and Lean and Mean Machines, as well as some other tech outfits. It is open and free to the public and there were lots of entertainment, freebies, and special guests to keep everyone excited. Our wonderful friends, Ianah Otaku and Ashley Misaki, co-host the event with a special kawaii charm that can’t be beat in this plane of existence or the next.
The main event of the expo is the cosplay competition, with emphasis on the mecha category as the day was much about tech. The competitors wowed their crowd as they performed on stage at the Activity Center. Great prizes were handed out to the winners and consolation prizes were given out to the participants as well. Aside from the competitors, lots of costrippers were also in attendance, posing for the adoring crowds in varied and eye-catching costumes.
My World, My Game Expo was a fun and exciting event on a holiday and we commend the organizers for a job well done. i personally got what i came for: lots of cosplayers having fun. Getting a few freebies from the booths didn’t hurt either.
Thanks for dropping by. Please visit us again for more of the hottest cosplays in the metro. tune in soon for our coverage of ToyCon 2013, probably the biggest event this season.
Ozine Fest 2013 is undeniably the biggest cosplay event this summer, with thousands of visitors over the three day-affair, filling the SM Megamall Megatrade Halls to to capacity. So to give you the best possible coverage of this amazing event, the entire senior officers and staff of arkadymac.com went to Ozine Fest in full force and ready to tackle the unforgiving crowds, and the hordes of screaming yaoi fangirls and crazed otaku.
And because giving our loyal friends, visitors, and readers the best coverage possible is our priority, we have enlisted the services of our newest cosplay correspondent, the lovely and genki Stephanie as Hatsune Miku. It is with open arms (and a sigh of relief) that we welcome Stephanie into the group as she has distinguished herself well on the field of combat despite being only her first field assignment for the blog. We’ll have a special feature about Stephanie herself real soon so please stay tuned for that as well.
Lots of attractions and events going on in and around the venue, so the staff had to work thrice as hard to bring you the highlights. Xtian Mack was in charge of public relations, Obito-kun providing attention and publicity for the site, and Stephanie being our cover girl for guests and cosplayers alike. Special acknowledgement to our tensai photographer, Buraimaku, for his amazing snapshots of the event.
We hope you enjoy our special coverage of Ozine 2013, but we urge you to come back in the next few days as we’ll be posting more great photos. Thank you all for your support.
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Woo-hoo! Is it just me or did this year just end too fast? What? Time is constant and that it’s just me? How absurd. Einstein would turn in his grave. Speaking of geniuses, Xtian Mack and Obito-kun cover two days’ worth of cosplay fun at the Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special 2012, the last major cosplay event this year.