Ozine Fest Summer 2023 and Sticky Expo Pop-up at Manila Bay

The third and final leg of the community’s most awaited event of the season happened at the scenic Ayala Malls Manila Bay as Ozine Fest Summer 2023 brought its unique brand of fun and entertainment for the many fandoms in our community. With its exciting lineup of three events at three different Ayala Malls, Ozine Fest Summer celebrated its final run last March 24 to 26, 2023 at Ayala Malls Manila Bay. And alongside the Sticky Expo Pop-up, which offered stickers and other works of art that stick, attendees got to indulge in many incredible varieties of art as well. As a free event open to everyone, cosplayers, fans, and hobbyists came in droves to take part in the summer festivities.

For many years, Ozine Fest Summer has long been a much-anticipated event for enthusiasts of anime and cosplay from the metro and beyond, and this year’s edition made it even grander, spanning three events at three different Ayala Malls, and all of them guaranteeing free admission. The third and final stop of Ozine Fest Summer 2023 was at Ayala Malls Manila Bay, a vast and trendy location that has also hosted the Anime Fair events. It has been an excellent venue for cosplay in one of the most thriving locales in the country. Indeed, cosplayers and congoers turned up in huge numbers to join in the festivities.

Always a popular mainstay of Ozine Fest are the sheer number and variety of booths and exhibitors where attendees got to browse and have their fill of all the merch they simply want to have, like figures, toys, artwork, cosplay goods, accessories, and so many more. And alongside the Sticky Expo Pop-up, which offered stickers and other works of art that stick, attendees got to indulge in many incredible varieties of art as well.

Ozine Fest Summer 2023 was as festive as ever as it provided engaging entertainment for everyone, Anime Fair had an exciting program lined up all weekend long, and one of the crowd’s favorites is the Anime Singing Competition, where some of the best singers in the community got to show their skills on stage in front of a huge and appreciative audience, earning their slots in the finals by placing at the top of previous legs, with the grand winner taking home a huge cash prize.

Ozine Fest Summer 2023 at Ayala Malls Manila Bay also hosted the exciting and engaging finals of the Cosplay Competition that saw many talented cosplayers, impressing the judges and the audience with very skillful and very entertaining performances. The winners who prevailed got tremendous admiration from their peers, as well as taking home a huge cash prize.

And of course, arkadymac.com was there for our beloved community of cosplayers, who got to enjoy the event and the wonderful venue that Ayala Malls Manila Bay offered. They had memorable photoshoots at the many stylish locations, had their photos taken by mallgoers and fellow cosplayers, and had fun in the company of people with the same fandoms.

We are grateful to Ozine Events and Ayala Malls Manila Bay for bringing cosplay to Manila and providing another exciting, fun and memorable event to the community. Congratulations on a successful event, and we are already looking forward to the next one,

arkadymac.com has the media partner for Ozine Fest Summer 2023. We are glad to have covered all three legs for all our readers. We hope to see you again next time as we have a special coverage of their next event, Mini Ozine Fest 2023 at the SMX Convention Center Manila.

Many thanks to our Photographers Jake and Mat for covering the event.

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

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Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack took up AB English Studies, Major in Creative Writing at UP Diliman. Currently works for a medical transcription company. He is the Founder of arkadymac.com, doing photography, writing, and reporting for the website. He has covered over 300 cosplay, anime, gaming, and pop culture events in the last five years. Loves cute and furry things.

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