People would be surprised that just several years ago, Filipinos didn’t pay much attention to Halloween. Now it’s near mandatory for offices, malls and other establishments to have some form of event or attraction or party for it. Now nearly everyone knows about Trick or Treat and Jack-o-lanterns as October 31 draws near. Well, we guess that any occasion where kids (and adults of course) can get dressed up as scary or strange costumes and get free candy can’t be so bad.
It was definitely a fun and spooky night at the 7th COF Halloween Costume Party and Cosplay Competition in Quezon City last October 31, 2013. Sir Jay, head of Circle of Friends, graciously invited Xtian Mack, creative director of arkadymac.com, to be Chairman of the Board of Judges for its cosplay competition, so we were all excited and honored to be at the event.
The Circle of Friends is a non-profit organization aimed at promoting brotherhood among its members, and one of its many worthwhile goals is to promote cosplaying in the country. For the last 7 years, COF organizes and holds this event around every Halloween to celebrate and have fun with cosplay as well as games and surprises for all the attendees.
This year’s event saw Christian Umali as War Machine named Champion, receiving a cash prize as well as a trip to Boracay. It was a fun night of food and games and laughter as everything was aimed to have everyone enjoy themselves among friends.
We’d like to thank Sir Jay of COF for having us over to judge and take part in the event and we commend COF for organizing this successful event. Till next Halloween.