In photo: Famous cosplayer Pinky Xu Lun from Indonesia will grace Cosplay Mania ’11, the biggest gathering of cosplayers in the country this year.
Cosplay Mania ’11 kicks off at the SMX Convention Center on October 1 and 2. It is organized by veteran cosplayers from cosplay.ph, the country’s biggest online cosplay resource. Their partners in the project are Anime Festival Asia ’11, Animax, Cosplay Gen, Guidebook, Crypton Future Media, Bandai and Hobby Search.
Here’s what’s happening in the two-day event:
Cosplayers compete, pose, and perform onstage in the Project Cosplay Individual Cosplay and Group Cosplay Competitions, featuring over 150 individual cosplayers and 5 cosplay groups. This ever-popular competition is a sure crowd-pleaser. Who will be crowned the best
cosplayers? Find out at the event! ? The Costume Building Contest is where teams compete head-to-head to create robot costumes on-the-spot and within a 5 hour time limit. All materials are provided by the organizers and only valid tools are used and brought by the participants. Participants then have to compete in challenges designed to take their costumes to the limit!
– Groups of cosplayers do battle in a life-sized chessboard in the intense Cosplay Checkmate! Witness or join this fun and light battle between teams of cosplayers!
– Budding moviemakers create and submit their cosplay videos to compete in the CosTube Contest! Contestants’ creativity is put to the limit. May the best video win!
– The best cosplay photographs from the country’s top cosplay photographers are featured in an amazing photobook via the Cosplay Snapshot Project volume 2.
– Exhibitor booths in their very own hall offer everything a budding cosplayer wants… and more! Make sure you have your wallet and credit cards ready. You never know what bargains you might see here!
– The much awaited Cosplay Tournament of Champions (TORCH) II Grand Finals! The winner of the final round will not only receive prizes and the honor of being crowned the champion in this tournament, but will also represent the Philippines as its official entry to the Asian Regional Cosplay Championships in Anime Festival Asia ’11 in Singapore
Tickets to Cosplay Mania ’11 are available at all SM Cinemas or online at http://www.smtickets.com