Event Aftermath: Cosplay Mania 2011

 

 

Cosplayers and anime/gaming fans gathered once again for one massive event at the Cosplay Mania 2011 which was held last October 1 and 2, 2011 at the SMX Convention Center. The event was organized by Cosplay.ph

So far this is the biggest event, which spanned more than 5000 square meter of space for the event, which composed of three rooms: the first one (Free Hall) was at the main entrance of the event, where cosplayers and photographers can do some photoshoots in the area. The second room (Fiesta Hall) is composed of different booths from merchandises of different anime inspired apparels, figures to gaming booths of console games. And the third room (Stage Hall) is where the big stage was hooked up for most of the major activities in the event.

And of course let’s not forget the main attraction of the event; the cosplayers, a lot of cosplayers were present at the event, spanning more than 400 that attended the 2-day event. There were guest international cosplayers at Cosplay Mania, namely Clive Lee, Pinky Lu Xun, YukiGodlbess and JiakiDarkness.

The individual cosplay competition was held on the first day, although we were not present on that day, we got the list of the winners from the competition (credits to magnetic-rose.net)

Best Overall Cosplayer: Abraham Cruz (Exteel)
Best Male: Guy Singson (Kiba — Garo Makai Knights)
Best Female: Jonam Baladad (Gundam Unicorn)
Best Kid: Belldandy Grimarez (Voltron)
Best Craftmanship: Miggy Panlilio (Joseph Jobson — Blassreiter)
Best Performance: Karla Fuentes (Takamachi Nanoha — Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force)
Best Anime/Manga: Jeff Miranda (Strike Gundam)
Best Video Game: Toni Elise Lozano (Female Elf — Rohan)
Best Comic Book: Marx Loriada (Batman Killgear)
Best TV/Movie: RB Cheng (Shockwave — Transformers)

 

Both the group category and the Tournament of Champions were held on the following day, and here are the list and congratulations to all the winners:

Cosplay Tournament of Champions II: Team March Omega (Cagayan de Oro)
Project Cosplay Group: HTP:Team Suna (Naruto)

 

The event was a blast despite the strict security protocols to the attendees and the venue was already jam packed in the afternoon. I’d like to thank the organizers of Cosplay Mania for the opportunity to cover the event. Until the next Cosplay Mania event next year. You can check out the photos contributed by Ken Acosta and Adrian Biblanias, and also the Aftermath Video of the event

 

 

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