It has been a dream to have a big geek culture mainstream event in the Philippines that’s has the same caliber as in the US. That dream will now become a reality as the Philippines plays host to Asia’s biggest pop-culture gathering, AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2015 slated on September 17-20, 2015 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
By Pablo Bairan
One of the most distinct and difficult aspects of cosplay in the Philippines is the catwalk. For some, this nerve-wracking experience is often intimidating, and the possibility of embarrassment tends to dissuade beginners. There are, however, tips and tricks that a cosplayer can use in order to improve his or her performance on stage, as well as diminish the possibility of an untoward incident.
Since the announcement of Cosplay.ph’s Cosplay Ranking System (CRS), we have read and received numerous comments and questions regarding it. To help you understand CRS better, we are releasing the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
We’re all part of a small community of people who enjoy a certain hobby that might be considered silly by the rest of the great big world. There are those who look down on us as a faction of humanity that rejects reality and likes to prance around in costumes from fantasy worlds. Words like that don’t matter as long as we manage to have fun, which is the main reason people cosplay and attend conventions. But if this little hobby is going to be a source of drama and conflict then we’re really going to look pathetic – like a gathering of the socially-inept. Let’s show the world that we’re still capable of being respectable human beings!
It has been brought to our attention that there are concerns regarding our I.P. wordmark of “Cosplay”. Cosplay.ph Organization Inc. would like to make an official statement regarding this issue.
Many cosplayers will tell you that cosplaying is full of hardship and sacrifice. Costumes are difficult to build, props are expensive to make, and venues are hard to get to. When lining up for competitions, cosplayers suffer from heat stroke, thirst, hunger, and exhaustion.
What should I do to become a Professional Cosplayer?
Many people and some cosplay newbies mistake wealth, fame and glory as the point of cosplaying.
Cosplay Fame: How and Why It Happens
Originally posted in eva_guy01’s Multiply blog
Original disclaimer: My blog entry contents are based on my own observations of the cosplay communtiy. Feel free to comment and give your own ideas and views, but I will delete posts that are deemed flammable. Thanks!
Choice of Cosplay: Were you asking for it?
a reprint from eva_guy01’s multiply blog.
Bear with me for adding another thought regarding the cosplay scene, i cant help it if certain issues or stories end up quite thought provoking.