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Guide to Marikina Studio 2 for the Cosplay Challenge 3!

Interested in going to Cosplay Challenge 3 this 23th June 2012? But you don’t how to get there?
Here’s a guide for commuters out there to get to Studio 2 Marikina city!

outside of Studio 2

Before I make any direction guide.

Please knowledge that there’s TWO malls with almost the same name. Studio 2 is just across Riverbank Center. Not Riverbanks Mall. Eventhou they are just side by side people tend to make mistake it as the same mall.



  • Take LRT-2 to Cubao Station
  • From Cubao, ride a Jeep (Calumpang , SS, or Parang-bound)
  • Tell the jeep driver to take you to Riverbanks Center.

from  PARANAQUE (SM Bicutan)

Route 1

  • Take the Bus to Magallanes MRT (Alphaland)
  • Take the MRT to Cubao Station
  • From Cubao, ride a Jeep (Calumpang, SS or Parang-bound)
  • Tell the Jeep driver to take you to Riverbanks Center
Route 2
  • Take the Jeep to Edsa Pasay (Metro Point)
  • Take the MRT to Cubao Station
  • From Cubao, ride a Jeep (Calumpang, SS or Parang-bound)
  • Tell the Jeep driver to take you to Riverbanks Center


This guide will be updated with new information……Feel free to comment for direction help.

Rules of Cosplay Challenge 3 can be found here.


Jin Joson is the next guest of The Cosplay Show!

The Cosplay Show talks to Jin Joson about Tuxessories and how a Cosplayer can build and grow their own business with a bit of net savvy. In addition, we take a behind-the-scenes look at The Cosplay Mania ’12 Commercial including production sketches, actor and director interviews as well as scenes from the filming of the commercial! Check out this exciting collaboration between and Project 8!

2012 Eiga Sai opens on July 5

Download 2012 Eigasai Flyer

Enjoy free screenings of much-awaited contemporary Japanese films in July and August at the 2012 Eiga Sai. Presented by theJapan Foundation, Manila, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, UP Film Institute, Film Development Council of the Philippines, and NET 25 TV. An invitational screening of the film ‘Villain’ on July 5 at Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, EDSA, Mandaluyong City is the kick-off event for the festivity.

Villain is a gritty social critique drama directed by Lee Sang-il, director of the multi-award film—Hula Girls. Eri Fukatsu who won the Best Actress Award at the Montreal World Film Festival 2010 and Japan Academy Prize 2011 for her role (Mitsuyo), takes on challenging and heated love scenes, playing a woman on the run with a murderer. Satoshi Tsumabuki (Yuichi) runs away after killing a woman (Yoshino) he met on a dating website. While the families of the victim and the assailant are left in agony, Mitsuyo becomes increasingly entangled in her relationship with Yuichi. The film was based on the novel “Akunin” by Shuichi Yoshida published in April 2007.

The film has also enjoyed successful runs at various international film festivals and emerged as one of the most acclaimed films from Japan in 2010, earning 15 nominations from the Japan Academy Awards, including those for Best Picture, Director and a variety of acting affirmations.

Completing this year’s roster of exciting films to be featured are thePEAK –The Rescuers,Railways,Happy Flight; Tomorrow’s Joe, In His Chart; Colorful, Abacus And Sword, Permanent Nobara, and Ninja Kids.

All films will be shown in 35mm format with English subtitles. Screening venues are at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 4 (July 5 to 15), Gaisano South Citimall, Davao City (July 20 to 22), Ayala Center Cinema 4, Cebu City (August 7 to 12) and UP Film Institute, Quezon City (August 15 to 21).  For detailed screening schedules and inquiries, please access the Japan Foundation, Manila website: or call the JFM telephone numbers (+632) 811-6155 to 58.

Download 2012 Eigasai Screening Schedules

Source: The Japan Foundation, Manila

Anime Festival Asia (AFA) Channel

Anime Festival Asia (or better known as AFA) has launched their official online channel which is dedicated to deliver exclusive AFA contents – AFA Channel (AFA チャンネル).

Get exclusive interviews, coverages and other activities straight from AFA. The first exclusive contents that the site will bring on its launch are coverages and interviews from Anime Festival Asia Malaysia (AFAMY).

Anime Festival Asia (AFA) is one of Asia’s premier and largest anime events. Started in 2008, it aims to bring the J-pop culture experience to South East Asia. AFA is also a proud event partner of Cosplay Mania, one of the Philippines’ premier cosplay events. – Philippines is No.4 in the World Ranking

Mikubook has finally reached the peek of 1 million Faves!

Mikubook is a worldwide community page for all Vocaloid fans to share their favorite Goods, Illustrations and videos.
Everything and Anything about Vocaloid can be found here. Fans can share their works and get Faves from other Vocaloids Fans worldwide and get to see your works in the Rankings.

Mikubook was introduced at Cosplaymania XI last year (2011) here in the Philippines. Attendees received a special design sticker of Hatsune Miku Greeting her Filipino Fans.

Credits from Miku Facebook

Filipino Vocaloid fans took no time and check out the Mikubook after they receive it at Cosplaymania XI. Philippines became part of the world Ranking.

Currently Philippines is sitting, 4th place in the World Ranking with 326 users.

Mexico took the 3rd place with 335 users. Japan took the 2nd place with 489 users while United States took the 1st place with the shocking 1376 users in Ranking.

So fans do take your time sign up and update yourself here in Mikubook. It is English friendly and easy to navigate around for the latest Vocaloid videos, goods and illustration.


Cosplaying and the Law: how not to get in trouble

By eva_guy01, reprint from his blog.


Cosplaying your favorite character has always been the basis for dressing up in conventions, but there are times where some people may have stepped over the line without knowing it. Fun as it may seem, there are certain cosplays that may get you into trouble, and here are some tips to get you as far away from, the very least, an embarrassment, and the worst being jail term.
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Cyberzone Cosplay Grand Prix

Cosplay Tournament of Champions 3rd Strike makes history once again as it hosts Cyberzone Cosplay Grand Prix! The video game-themed Solo Competition will be held during the TORCH 3 preliminary legs with P6,000 worth of prizes at stake! The Grand Finale will be held on Cosplay Mania ’12 where the Champion will win a Dell laptop! For more details and contest rules, please visit