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Animax Asia to Air Charlotte on the Same Day as Japan




An original anime production by prolific writer Jun Maeda is premiering first and exclusively on Animax – Asia’s first 24-hour Japanese anime channel.

8th Philippine Cosplay Convention ( PCC 2015 )

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The Philippine Cosplay Convention had been my favorite yearly event since I began cosplaying and blogging, so even if we had never been asked to be their media partners I made sure to make time to drop by to, more than anything, just enjoy myself as a cosplayer with many others who share the same passion. Sharing this sentiment were thousands of other cosplayers who look forward to PCC because it had consistently been one of the most exciting events each year.

Cosplay Competition at ICT Roadshow 2015 Kickoff

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It was a fun weekend for cosplaying as the ICT Roadshow 2015 Kickoff held a cosplay competition at the Cyberzone of SM Annex North EDSA.  I was invited to be one of the judges so it was a doubly interesting (and challenging) time for me as I had to do coverage at the same time and as the competitors at this event were among the best around.

Lolita Fashion Show and Contest at MATA Expo 2015 Philippines

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The best in local Lolita fashion figured prominently in the spotlights of an international event as  MATA Expo 2015 Philippines featured the Lolita Fashion Show and Contest last weekend at One Esplanade SM Central Business Park.  Mata Expo has been a multicultural trade show that promotes many worthy causes, in particular, fostering awareness for issues regarding deaf and hard-of-hearing people and raising funds for breast cancer cure research. Mata Expo has toured all over the world, spreading the message of multiculturalism in the US and Canada, and now in the Philippines.  For our complete coverage of MATA Expo 2015  itself, click here.

Cosplay Planet by Otaku URule at Lucky Chinatown Mall



At the fresh new venue of Lucky Chinatown Mall in Binondo, Manila, the official launch of the Otaku U Rule Cosplay program was well underway with Cosplay Planet, an event that hopes to revitalize the cosplay community. arkadymac.com is an official media partner for this event and we are happy to be able to bring the highlights to you.




Otaku U Rule! is a network of campus based student organizations aimed to promote youth development through Japanese pop culture.  They have been active in creating and promoting events that really matter to the otaku and cosplay community.  As their latest project and carefully conceptualized and prepared for months beforehand, the Cosplay Planet Project Launch Mall Show aimed to reaffirm ties to the cosplay community and develop it further by providing the means to individual cosplayers to expand their knowledge, improve their skills, and hone their craft in cosplay as an art.




The Cosplay Planet Project Launch Mall Show was well-advertised with a huge billboard at the mall’s facade, featuring selected cosplayers.  There was a great turnout for the event which started 10 am up until early evening.  Cosplayers from all over the metro came to join in the event, and took part in the workshops given by prominent and able resource persons and speakers as part of their innovative  cosplay development program.  The OUR- Cosplay Planet program is a series of seminar workshops for aspiring cosplayers who are about to enter the cosplay community. Seminar-workshops will include the following: Character Research, Tailoring, Armor and Weapon Production, Wig Styling, Theater Workshops (For Competitions), Netiquette, Posing and Cosplay Modeling, Photography, and many more.  Cosplay Planet is particulary a academic-cultural event designed to improve the talent and skills of the students.




Along with those were the Otaku U Rule! – NCR Prime Recruitment Drive and Cosplay Planet Workshopper Recruitment, as well as the launch of JMedia, Otaku Urule’s official media team which would be bringing news of the latest developments in the otaku and cosplay community in the Philippines and we will be watching out for them.




With the day’s program were raffles, games and contests with great prizes given away, as well as song and dance performances that kept the event exciting.  One of the highlights of the event was the  open-house cosplay competition where cosplayers showed off their great costumes and exciting performances in front of a curious and appreciative audience.





At the closing, RG Gamurot, founder of Otaku U Rule!, thanked everyone for making Cosplay Planet a success, and invited everyone to watch out for more exciting future projects that will make an impact on the local otaku and cosplay scene.




Then of course we had fun with the cosplayers who were mixing it up with the crowd.  Mallgoers were quite appreciative and had their pictures taken with them.








Cosplay Planet  was a fun event of many firsts, and we look forward to the upcoming projects and events from our friends from Otaku Urule, like the re-launch of the Invitational Otaku Urule Photoshoot series next month, so please stay tuned for the latest developments.










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Upcoming Event: Cosplay Planet Project Launch Mall Show



It promises to be fresh, exciting weekend as our friends from Otaku Urule shake the cosplay community once again with up with the Cosplay Planet Project Launch Mall Show this Saturday, November 22, 2014, 12:00-6:oo PM at a great new venue: Lucky China Town Mall in Binondo, Manila.  arkadymac.com is an official media partner for this event, and we hope you can join us and be there to take part in the festivities.


Cosplay Planet is the official launch of the Otaku U Rule Cosplay program. This is a 1 day event highlighted by the open-house cosplay competition. This will be an afternoon of fun and excitement with raffle and prizes to given away.


Aside for the competition there will be singing and dance performances along with the Anime figure and manga booths co-located in the event area.

– Cosplay Competition
– Otaku U Rule! – NCR Prime Recruitment Drive
– Cosplay Planet Workshopper Recruitment
– Manga Booth
– Anime Figure Booth

Cosplay Competition Mechanics: http://goo.gl/fcCmVq
Cosplay Competition Registration: http://goo.gl/forms/xNEC7aFVzB




So what is the Otaku U Rule Cosplay Planet program?

– The OUR- Cosplay Planet program is a series of seminar workshops for aspiring cosplayers who are about to enter the cosplay community.  Seminar-workshops will include the following:

– Character Research
– Tailoring
– Armor and Weapon Production
– Wig Styling
– Theater Workshop (For Competition)
– Netiquette
– Posing and Cosplay Modeling (Posing)
– Photography
– and many more
– Cosplay Planet is particulary a academic-cultural event designed to improve the talent and skills of the  students.  With these and more, the weekend is shaping up to be a great one for the cosplay community, so we do hope to see you there as we cover Cosplay Planet for arkadymac.com.  Thank you very much.

arkadymac.com Guesting at DZIQ Radyo Inquirer 990 AM



It was a big day for arkadymac.com as we got featured at DZIQ Radyo Inquirer 990 AM last weekend in celebration of our second anniversary.  The panelists were made up of Creative Director, Xtian Mack, along with our Cosplay Models Mina Kim, Keileen, Queenie and Deric.  The guesting was a first for most of us so were all as anxious as we were excited to be able to share our views on cosplaying on air with a wider audience.




It got a bit tense when the program started, but we eventually settled in to the topic at hand.  We all love cosplaying after all, so we didn’t have a problem expressing what we felt about the subject.  It turned out to be an hour of fun, entertaining, and enlightening talk about cosplaying in the Philippines and cosplaying as a hobby that people can enjoy and be passionate about.  Our Cosplay Models got to share their own experience about cosplaying, like their preference in characters and how they prepare their cosplays.




Thank goodness for commercials as they gave us brief breathers and some chance to goof off.



The program also touched on how cosplay changed the lives of our models, of how cosplay has helped them gain their self esteem and how cosplay has opened opportunities for them to have more friends and have a wonderful time with them.




We also got to discuss how cosplaying has contributed and has given back to the community through charity work. arkadymac.com has in its two years of existence participated in and helped with numerous fundraisers for charitable institutions. We have also covered and participated in feeding programs, hospital and orphanage visits where we got in touch with children and helped bring smiles to the people who need them the most.





After the program we had a short photoshoot for some memories from a particularly special day for our small arkadymac.com family.  We then had lunch at a nearby restaurant, all with a healthy appetite.




We couldn’t have gotten these opportunities if it weren’t for the love and support from you, our valued readers, in helping us through these two years.  We really, really appreciate it.  We are glad to have reached our second year of bringing the best of cosplaying in the Philippines, and we hope you can keep on supporting us for more years to come.



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Upcoming Event: arkadymac.com Guesting at DZIQ Radyo Inquirer 990 AM


We would like to invite our our friends and readers to tune in to their radios this Saturday, Nov 1, 10-11am on DZIQ Radyo Inquirer 990 AM for arkadymac.com’s guesting at DZIQ Radyo Inquirer 990 AM.  It will be an hour of fun,entertaining, and enlightening talk about cosplaying in the Philippines and cosplaying as a hobby that people can enjoy and be passionate about.


Our panelists will be made up of Creative Director, Xtian Mack, with Coverage Partner Jillian Rose, and Cosplay Models Mina Kim, Ai Chi, Queenie and Deric.  Expect the unexpected as we go all out to let  more people know about the fun of cosplaying.  Join in the discussion as well by phoning in your questions.  You can also catch the program via live streaming at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dziq

We do hope you can support us by tuning inn this Saturday.  We at arkadymac.com are always trying our best to spread the fun that cosplaying brings to people.

Please spread the word.







Cosplay Got Talent



It was an event as colorful as it was entertaining as we got to cover Cosplay Got Talent at Walter Mart Sucat, where the public got to see much more from resident and visiting cosplayers.  Organized by Sir Ricky, also known as Jestler the Magician, with the help of his many eager friends, Cosplay Got Talent was a charity event that showcased the many interesting talents that cosplayers have been just waiting to share with the public.




Conceptualized as a cozy, friendly event that people of all ages can enjoy, Sir Ricky, even though it started out humbly and with many challenges, had high hopes for the event.  His efforts were not wasted as cosplayers from all over Manila gathered at the event center of Walter Mart Sucat to showcase their talents as well as have fun with the crowd, taking photos with them and just having an enjoyable time.




The event had many features like a teakwondo exhibition by a local group.  There were street magicians and an amazing acrobatic troupe.







There were exciting dance numbers by guest performers, Borealis, who have been making waves at cosplay events recently.



The highlight of course was the Cosplay Got Talent competition where cosplayers, besides their talents in cosplaying itself, showed to the public their other talents, like singing, acting, dancing, performing magic tricks, and many others, all enjoyed by an appreciative crowd that had gathered there that afternoon.










Among having the honor of being the judges for this competition were our Cosplay Models Mina Kim and Nicolette Feeser, who were a hit to both the other cosplayers and to the audience as well.  As much as they had appreciated all of the contestants that afternoon, winners had to be chosen.  and in the end, Melanie got to win the Best Female category and Uchi as best Chibi.  Dancing his way to the top was our friend Miko Raezor “The Dancing Revenant”, who got to groove his body while in costume armor for many non-stop minutes, a feat not easily dismissed.  He won as champion and Best Male.  He and the other winners got to take home nice prizes from the organizers.











It wasn’t all about the contest, as everyone knew that it was all for fun and for charity, and cosplayers and their friends got to spend a great afternoon together.




Many thanks and congratulations to Sir Ricky and the rest of the organizers for having this successful event as we look forward to more, hopefully real soon.


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Features from our Partners at the Blue Pirate Channel



What’s exciting about the cosplay community is that there are so many creative and imaginative individuals and groups who push the limits to deliver new and exciting things to the cosplay scene.  Our friends over at the  Blue Pirate Channel do just that with visually engaging photography and videography that incorporates cosplay, music and stunning visual effects.




Headed by our friend, Direk, Blue Pirate Channel is a media group that covers cosplay and related events all over the metro, and they are particularly active during conventions and photoshoots, like this one for a certain cosplay group.




Blue Pirate Channel particularly specializes in creating videos, engaging the community with by involving the cosplayers and con-goers in skits and interviews.  They also get to produce music videos with a young and talented cosplay team of their own.


We are happy to be able to present some of their work on our website.  Here is a a music video featuring many guest cosplayers at Toycon 2014 Day 3 at SM Megamall  as part of the Blue Pirate Channel coverage.


Here we have a cover music video of Ewan by Imago, featuring our very own premier Cosplay Model Nicole:



Blue Pirate Channel was also gracious enough to do the video coverage of the first ever photoshoot sponsored by arkadymac.com, entitled the arkadymac.com Spectacularly Sudden Summer Photoshoot 2014.  We are very grateful of course and invite you to see for yourself what transpired that day.



Make sure to catch more of their great work at their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bluepiratechannel 


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