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Cosplay Karaoke Encore Rules and Guidelines

You heard it first at Cosplay Carnival, but now Cosplay Karaoke Encore is raising the bar and sending the winner to Japan! Using a Joysound Karaoke System, you’ll literally have thousands of songs to choose from, but which one will win you the gold?   

 There will be two Elimination Rounds (on September 2 and September 3) where the Top 3 winners from each Elimination Round advancing to the Encore Round on September 4. The champion will go on to Japan and be the official Philippine Representative.

Find out more by checking out the rules and registration link by clicking on read more.

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Amore a Venezia

Amore a Venezia is a Valentine’s day Cosplay event that will be on February 16, 2013 at The Venice Piazza, Mckinley Hills

Date: February 16, 2013
Venue: The Venice Piazza, Mckinley Hills Taguig City
Time : 3pm – 12am

  • Cosplay Parade
  • Chocolate eating contest
  • Sword Fight
  • Singing Contest
  • Valentine Art Contest

And more!

On-Ground Events:

  • Marriage Booth
  • Confession Booth
  • Photo shoot stations
  • Animation and Drawing Booth
  • Merchandise Booths (wigs, merchandise, etc.)

And more!

6th Philippine Cosplay Convention


Cosplay.ph, Hobbiworx and Robinson’s Place Manila bring you the 6th Philippine Cosplay Convention on March 2 and 3, 2013 at Robinson’s Place Manila Midtown Atrium. Sporting a brand new 2-day format and new content, the pioneering FREE ENTRANCE Cosplay event is set to blaze new trails this March!


[Update: February 4, 2013]: We would like to inform everyone of the House Rules by Robinsons Place Manila for the 6th Philippine Cosplay Convention (6th PCC).

You may find the house rules at the following link:

Robinsons Place Manila House Rules for the 6th Philippine Cosplay Convention



[Update: February 9, 2013]: This is what you have been waiting for, the 6th PCC Cosplay Guidelines!

PCC Pre-registration is UP! Pre-registration forms are located at the following links:

Individual Cosplay Pre-registration

Group Cosplay Pre-registration


[Update: February 27, 2013]: Want to know what will activities that will happen on March 2 and March 3?

We are proud to release the 6th PCC program schedule!

6thpccprogram guide

Of Swords and Samurais: UPAME Swordplay at SM City The Annex

upameswordplayUPAME or also known as the University of the Philippines Anime Manga Enthusiasts, in partnership with Movie Punch and SM Cinemas, celebrated the launch/premier screening of the live-action adaptation of one of the most beloved anime shown in the Philippines: Rurouni Kenshin, or Samurai X with an event called Swordplay: Rurouni Kenshin Cosplay Competition.

The event was held on December 2, 2012 at the 4th floor of SM City The Annex, North Edsa, where it started at 12nn with a band Yui for President, singing the classic RK songs from the anime, and later with games such as a Pinoy Henyo variant featuring trivia from the anime, as well as a Quiz Bee and an RK Art Contest, as well as raffles.  The event also featured RK Toy displays and booth sponsors.

But the most anticipated highlight was the event’s cosplay competition which featured the RK Anime Category.  Jin Joson, a prominent Filipino cosplayer and a huge fan of the series herself who came cosplaying as the feared yet lovable battousai, was invited as one of the panel of judges for the event.

The winner of the RK Cosplay Category was Arnel Serioso, who cosplayed as a fresh-from-battle Shinsengumi captain Saito Hajime, who also had the opportunity to pose with Jin Joson, whom their costumes are adeptly matched.

MyFile 1The event ended at 5pm, but the fun was just starting with the much anticipated opening of the movie screening scheduled at 8pm.  Long lines already formed as early as 7pm, and the opening was graced with games hosted by HERO TV, who gave away toys and gift certificates from sponsors.  The lights dimmed at 8:30pm and show finally started.

Nothing feels more alive then a movie theater filled entirely of fans.  Nobody, or at least in our area, were talking unnecessarily and everyone reacted with cheers, gasps and even boos as both heroes and villains were finally shown on screen by actors who had so much to hurdle in terms of the fans’ standards and expectations.

Fortunately, there were very little disappointments in all aspects, and everyone left the theater with the promise of watching it again on its regular screening premier starting December 5.

Many thanks to UPAME for giving fans the opportunity to watch the advance screening of the much awaited Rurouni Kenshin movie and seeing our favorite characters in live-action.  More power to UPAME and we look forward for your upcoming 2013 event AME 1UP on February 23, 2013 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.


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.

Pablo Bairan

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).