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Heartfelt Thanks from Cosplay Mania ’12

Five years have passed since Cosplay Mania started in 2008. In that time, it seems that every year we embark on an almost impossible task: to surpass ourselves with every Cosplay Mania and to create an event that is more organized, more memorable and more amazing than the last. It has never been an easy journey. In fact, it has been one often filled with hardship, turmoil and, at times, even heartbreak. It has been a journey filled with growing pains as we struggled to evolve our event into something that shines, not only in the Philippines, but throughout the world.

In this odyssey, we’ve been constantly supported by a foundation of remarkable talent, augmented this year by individuals who managed to step out of their comfort zone and rise into roles of greater responsibility. To the marketing, staff, crew and production team that allowed us to pull off a more ambitious event this year, you have my gratitude, but, at the same time, I challenge you to do even better next year and to constantly improve yourself and your craft so that we can all make Cosplay Mania even better in 2013.

To our sponsors, exhibitors and supporters, we thank you for providing the infrastructure for building an event that supported over 15,000 guests this year from all over the country as well as from foreign shores. Without your kind support, our hopes and dreams would have remained just that instead of the resounding success that it turned out to be.

To all the finalists in the Cosplay: Tournament of Champions 3rd Impact, we commend all of you for creating an incredibly rich, competitive atmosphere rife with friendly, constructive competition. You are all champions and we should all be proud of your accomplishments. To Adventure Team, our hopes and dreams for a back-to-back championship rides with you. Please bring back the crown to the Philippines this year.

To the organizers of Anime Fest Asia, we would also like to show our appreciation for your trust in once again allowing us to partner with you in RCC. To all our other partners and affiliates, thank you for placing your trust in us again this year as well.

And finally, to the Cosplayers and convention-goers that graced our event, we can’t sufficiently express our immense gratitude for your continued support. You are the reason we continue to try our hardest every year to bring you an event you can not only enjoy, but be truly proud of. As we start to make plans for next year’s event, we remain dedicated to providing an even better experience as well as to ensure that Cosplay Mania continues to be the world-class event you’ve come to expect.

Sincerely,
Pablo Bairan
President
Cosplay.ph

Final TORCH 3 Preliminaries this weekend at SM City Manila

Who will be the last champion pair to be crowned?

The Cosplay Tournament of Champions 3: Third Impact! returns to SM City Manila on September 22, 2012 for the last preliminary leg.

This is your last chance to cheer for your favorite cosplay pairs as they fight for the chance to compete in Cosplay Mania and represent the country in the Asian Regional Cosplay Championships in Singapore in November!  This is also your last chance to grab the opportunity, the glory, and the chance to be the next cosplay champion!  So head on over to SM City Manila on September 22 to shine and compete!

If you don’t have a partner, don’t despair!  Join the Cyberzone Cosplay Grand Prix happening on the same day!  Come in your favorite video game character costume and win great prizes!

All winners of the preliminary legs will compete in the Grand Finals on September 29-30, 2012 at Cosplay Mania ’12 in the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Manila.

 

The Cosplay Tournament of Champions: Third Impact is made possible by: Cosplay.ph, SM Supermalls, Cyberzone I.T.’s all here, Brother International Philippines Corporation, Sony and Animax, our regional media partner. We would also like to thank ES Printmedia, Avira, Mikubook.com, Audio Technica and Anime Festival Asia. TORCH 3 is also supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC).

 

Cosplay Mania ’12 – The Most Anticipated Cosplay Con of the Year!

Cosplay.ph®, the premiere Philippine Cosplay® community and events organizer

together with our partners

Brother International Philippines CorporationSonyAnimax and TV5

proudly present

COSPLAY MANIA ‘12

Happening on September 29 and 30, 2012
at the SMX Convention Center Function Rooms 3-5

Continue reading Cosplay Mania ’12 – The Most Anticipated Cosplay Con of the Year!

The Best of Anime at the MIBF


The Best of Anime at the MIBF

Anime lovers, cosplay fanatics, and Japanese culture enthusiasts, unite! The Best of Anime 2012 is back with more fun activities and events this year. Best of Anime has been part of the biggest book fair in the country and it has been successful in bringing together otakus from all over the region. For the three years, BoA has continued to attract crowds and otakus to its doors. Best of Anime will happen on September 15-16 at Function Rooms 4 & 5, 3rd Level of the SMX Convention as part of the 33rd Manila International Book Fair.

This year’s Best of Anime will be bigger and better with a line-up of exciting events that all con-goers can participate in. Cosplayers, figure collectors, photographers, artists and even foodies will find activities that match their interests.

Event Highlights include: The Best of Anime Cosplay Duo which cosplayers will have to compete with other cosplayers in pairs, while the All-Star Cosplay Singles are where cosplayers can battle each other even friends; Otaku’s Got Talent where otakus can get earn their moments of fame by either belting or bopping their way to prove to the judges who’s more talented. Artists with quick hands can join the Quickdraw Challenge to see who the best artist under time pressure is. Photographers can show-off their photographic prowess and their talents for capturing beauty in SuperClicker! For those who are always hungry for some Maki, the event features The Ultimate Maki Showdown; participants can chow down on as many Makis as they can hold to be named “The Ultimate Maki-Eater.” A fashion show will also highlight the event to give otaku fashionistas inspiration on how to pull-off certain runway looks to the street.

Con-goers will not only have fun at the event but they’ll be given the chance to learn different things involving the subculture as well. Learn about blogging with Japanese culture blogger Magnetic – Rose in her Blogging Workshop, or learn how to take stunning cosplay and figuart photos in the Cosplay and Figuart Photography 101, serious cosplayers may opt to take the event’s Cosplay Make-up and Wig Styling Tutorial to level up their styling skills. For those who are always looking for cheap ways to eat Japanese food, why not try cooking them? The Japanese Culinary Workshop will teach participants to cook their favourite Japanese meals.

Visual Kei fans will no longer sulk that certain bands do not visit the country to do concerts or just to show-up. This year, otakus and Japanese music enthusiasts should also prepare for Japan’s V-Kei band Uchuu Sentai Noiz as they will be making an appearance at Best of Anime 2012 convention.

Whole day activities include: the Manga Library where bookworms can find exclusive manga collections directly from the shelves of Japan, Sam’s Maid Café where the hungry and the tired can replenish their energies for the long day ahead, Sam’s Beauty Corner can offer to make any con-goer don the Harajuku and Lolita styles, and a lot more.

Two whole days of fun, meeting fellow otakus and learning more about the culture of Japan is what Best of Anime 2012 will bring to people this year. There is always something new at Best of Anime and it gets better and better.

For the program schedule, please click here.
For the Cosplay.ph Cosplay All Stars contest on September 15, please click here.

It’s a Triple Celebration for TORCH 3 on August 25!

The Cosplay Tournament of Champions 3: Third Impact! returns to Manila for a preliminary leg in SM City North Edsa this Saturday, August 25, 2012! Watch your favorite cosplay pairs fight for the chance to compete in September’s Cosplay Mania and represent the country in the Asian Regional Cosplay Championships in Singapore in November! Or better yet, grab a partner and cosplay your way to victory! Who knows? This next champion pair could be you!

If you don’t have a partner, don’t despair! Join the Cyberzone Cosplay Grand Prix happening on the same day! Come in your favorite video game character costume and win great prizes!

Still not enough for you? We are have a TRIPLE Celebration as we also host International Cosplay Day Manila Meetup! There’s a free photo booth where you can get unlimited prints, plus a Ichiban Kuji prize pull exclusively for cosplayers. Admission is free so bring your cosplay friends with you!

If you’re not able to attend this TORCH leg, don’t fret as we have two more preliminary legs on September 8 at SM City Iloilo and September 22 at SM City Manila!

All TORCH 3 Finalists will compete in the Grand Finals on September 29-30, 2012 at Cosplay Mania ’12 in the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Manila.

 

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The International Cosplay Day 2012 Manila Meetup is brought to you by http://magnetic-rose.net/, co-presented by http://cosplay.ph/, with special thanks to http://www.facebook.com/TTEES, and http://www.facebook.com/IntCosDay.

 

Best of Anime 2012 – Cosplay.ph All-Star Cosplay Competition Rules, Guidelines, Pre-registration

Now on its third year, The Best of Anime  2012 continues to bring excitement to its audience as anime and manga enthusiasts, gaming aficionados, hobbyists and cosplayers unite to witness and participate in the celebration of Japanese pop culture.

Cosplay.ph partners with The Best of Anime 2012 for the All-Star Cosplay Contest on September 15, 2012 (Saturday).  Read the full guidelines below. Registration page is here.

Registration page is here.

 

TORCH 3: Another Finalist from Davao Emerges!

SM City Davao has crowned their champion! Only three more champion pairs to be determined!

 

The Cosplay Tournament of Champions 3: Third Impact! will be striking three more places this August and September! Watch out for these dates:
• August 25 – SM City North Edsa
• September 8 – SM City Iloilo
• September 22 – SM City Manila

Join the competition and get a chance to compete in September’s Cosplay Mania in Manila and become the country’s representative in the Asian Regional Cosplay Championship in Singapore in November! Lots of prizes are up for grabs! So grab your partner, dress up, and compete in the Cosplay Tournament of Champions nearest you!

If you don’t have a partner, don’t despair! Join the Cyberzone Cosplay Grand Prix happening on the same day! Come in your favorite video game character costume and win great prizes!

All winners of the preliminary legs will compete in the Grand Finals on September 29-30, 2012 at Cosplay Mania ’12 in the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Manila.

TORCH 3 at SM City Davao this Saturday!

Catch the excitement in the City of Davao as the Cosplay Tournament of Champions 3: Third Impact hits SM City Davao this Saturday, August 11, 2012! Watch your favorite local cosplay pairs fight for the chance to compete in September’s Cosplay Mania and represent the country in the Asian Regional Cosplay Championships in Singapore in November! Or better yet, grab a partner and cosplay your way to victory! Who knows? This next champion pair could be you!

If you don’t have a partner, don’t despair! Join the Cyberzone Cosplay Grand Prix happening on the same day! Come in your favorite video game character costume and win great prizes!

And if you’re not able to attend this TORCH leg, watch out and join in the last three upcoming TORCH 3 preliminaries at the following SM Supermalls:
• August 25 – SM City North Edsa
• September 8 – SM City Iloilo
• September 22 – SM City Manila

All winners of the preliminary legs will compete in the Grand Finals on September 29-30, 2012 at Cosplay Mania ’12 in the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Manila.

We’d like to thank GAME who is our local affiliate for the TORCH 3 Davao Preliminaries

CosShoppe new service: CosCards

Want to have your very own CosCard but don’t know where to have it made?

Then look no further, the CosShoppe has a new service that will cater to your CosCard needs. For a very affordable price of Php400! You can have your high quality pre-cut CosCards and you can even have up to 4 different designs! Not only that but we could also deliver them straight to your doorstep!

Just visit the CosShoppe at http://shop.cosplay.ph and click on the CosCard order page.

Have your CosCards made from the people who knows about cosplay!