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Rin: A Ray of Sunshine

 

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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.

Free! Cosplay Photo Shoot

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Cosplay brings like-minded people together, and some fans of the hit anime series Free! wanted to show their admiration by bringing their favorite characters to life.  The Splash Free! Cosplay Group had long been planning a photo shoot for months, and when it did happen, their group cosplay shoot became a fun and memorable experience for each and every on who took part in it, and we at arkadymac.com are glad to be able to share it with our readers as four of us got to cover it:  Photographers Xtian Mack and Kami, our coverage partner Jillian Rose, and our editor processed the photos here, Keileen.

Vocaloid Camellia Version Group Photoshoot

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Many thanks to everyone who participated in this shoot and shared their time with everyone.

 

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Thanks for dropping by, and do visit us again soon for more cosplay features here at arkadymac.com.

 

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Obito X Rin Photoshoot

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Real-life couple Kaloy and Doll pose for our cameras for this feature on this edition of arkadymac.com.  They’ve only recently become lovers although they have long since enjoyed cosplaying at events, something they really like having in common.

 

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For this feature, Kaloy cosplays Obito Uchiha while Doll takes on the role of Rin Nohara from the anime manga and series Naruto.  The romance between the two characters is implied in the story line but they have had a strained and complicated relationship that affects the Naruto universe.  Here we present “what might have been” scenes through this couple cosplay.

 

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We shot these on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon at the ever-dependable Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City.  It was quite difficult to do shoots as there are many people around so we just had to improvise and make do with what we had.  I’m glad I had the assistance of truly reliable friends from Pitik Photography: Shin, Xander, Mike, Portgas, and Knots, who despite a long and tiring day before were still at it doing shoots at the park.

 

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We went all around the park for suitable locations, recounting the craziness of the things that happened the previous night after covering the 1st MyPhone Youth Tech Congress  event at SM mall of Asia.  Well, Kaloy and Doll had quite some fun, spending time together in cosplay, and with other park visitors taking pics of them and with them throughout the afternoon.

 

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It was an enjoyable day for us with these shots as the fruit of our labors.  Hope you enjoy them.

 

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Thank you for dropping by and do visit us again for more cosplay features here at arkadymac.com.

 

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Ianah: Chasing Rainbows

eIMG_0387 Her warm smile and cheery disposition are enough reasons for us to attend an event, and indeed Ianah is a welcome sight whenever we do a coverage.  She is as bright, bubbly and friendly as they come and she simply loves cosplaying wherever she can squeeze it into her very hectic schedule.  We have always admired her for her great cosplays, which is why we are happy to have Ianah as our newest Cosplay Model here at arkadymac.com in her first ever online feature.  Photos and post-editing by Bryan, Bless as Executive Producer, Xtian as Writer/Director. eIMG_0347 There are days when our coverages of events are not complete without a glimpse of Ianah, a familiar yet refreshing face in the cosplay circuit.  She is a celebrity cosplayer besides being a creative digital artist, blogger, dance troupe member, Nihongo-jin, and an otaku.  She has landed many endorsement and promotion deals from prominent companies and she has hosted a number of cosplay events as well.  These she all takes in stride as she says she just loves cosplaying whenever she can. eIMG_5803 Ianah tells us that she got into cosplaying sometime after the Japan tsunami when their school organized a “Cosplay for a Cause” event organized by her Nihongo Sensei.  There she cosplayed Kyou Fujibayashi from Clannad.  She was eventually invited to join a cosplay event at Eton City with the Laguna Cosplay Team where she cosplayed Vocaloid Rin Kagamine. eIMG_0137ianah Despite describing herself as quite a shy and simple person, the people who do know her see her as a bubbly and cheerful sister, especially to the many chibi cosplayers she are friends with at events.  She says cosplaying has allowed her to be a little more confident in herself.  She has also made a lot of friends through cosplaying, something that she is very grateful for. eIMG_0104 Creativity is something Ianah truly values and is something she strives for as she loves drawing, making kiri-e arts and dancing in her spare time.  She says cosplaying is doubly fun because she is able to put her creativity to use when she portrays her favorite anime characters and she is humbled when people appreciate her cosplays. eIMG_0558 Of all the characters she has portrayed, Ianah admits she loves Vocaloid Rin Kagamine most.  She says she shares her cheerfulness and her role as a loving sister to all.  What excites her the most at cosplay events is the chance to meet other cosplayers and having fun with her cosplay family and friends. eIMG_0550 Ianah admits that cosplay is challenging because the competition is getting better and that trying to fit cosplaying into her busy schedule can be quite tough.  She says her studies will always be her first priority and that she’ll continue to cosplay as long as she’s free and available. eIMG_5902 As for those she is grateful to, Ianah has this to say:  “First I want to thank God, secondly my family who supports and never gets tired of attending cons with me, my LaCosTe family, Lean and Mean Machines, Redfox Technologies and Mundo ko Game ko family, Dragon Nest family, my extended family in cosplay community, and my old and new friends. I will be forever grateful for all your support and for believing in me. I love you all.” eIMG_0350 Ianah will be taking up Multimedia Arts and says she has many aspirations and plans for the future where she can make use of her creativity to the fullest.  We hope we can all be part of her journey as she earnestly chases after her dreams. eIMG_5799 Thank you all for visiting, and do drop by again soon for more features on Ianah here at arkadymac.com. eIMG_0386   Please click on an image to view slideshow.

Arkadymac.com Christmas Cosplay Photo Shoot

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thank you for dropping by, and do visit again soon for more cosplay features here at arkadymac.com.

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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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My World, My Game Expo Coverage

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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, Day 3 Part 1

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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.

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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.

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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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Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special 2012 Cosplay Coverage

 

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Happy holidays from Nyanbu and Miku.

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.