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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

my first lame take on COSPLAY

Been seeing cosplayers several times in SM-Megamall. You can never miss them during big events as they are scattered all over the 5th floor in large numbers.I have to admit, they are fun to look at. It's interesting that these people spend so much money just to dress up like their favorite animation characters ---and boy, they sure look similar to the characters they portay.

Everybody's aware of the fanaticism that we have for Japanese animations but cosplay takes the whole addiction to a different level. Doing a little research on the history of cosplay in the Philippines left me frustrated though. I can't google any. It is in my assumption it is relatively new in our country compared to our neighbors. Despite that, I am sure it's picking momentum as more and more young people are getting into it.

Noctis Lucis Caelum
Riku of Kingdom Hearts



Had the chance to shoot real cosplayers for the 1st time last Saturday  in SM North Edsa as part of the Nationwide Cyberzone Cosplay Tour. It was a simultaneous contest taking place in all SM cyberzones across the country. Having said that, we had expected that only a few cosplayers will be there as the participants are divided based on location. Six members of YOPHO including myself joined the fun.

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Mystogan of Fairy Tail
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L of Death Note

..now, meet the girls .

Angel Ayanami
Angel Ayanami
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Kallen Kouzuki.

Beginner as I was, I failed to talk to the cosplayes and ask for any information. It was just through my friends blog ---http://alexminded.com/  that I found out about the group Bulacan Cosplay Mania where  Erza Scarlet , L and Mystogan are members.

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With YOPHO around, expect a lot of camwhoring to happen.

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Roy, earning his reputation of being a chickboy.haha

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YOPHO members: back: L-R: Alek, Mel, Mark, Roy and Reur
center front: Vin

Lesson learned. This, from my friend Alex's example. Learn to connect with them, get some contact information so that you can provide links for feedbacks as well as share with them their pictures. After all, it's not just about taking photos, the interaction after it completes the whole experience. Thanks Alex for being such a mentor to me.

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want to be a member of Bulacan Cosplay Mania?
find them in facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages&tid=1300073962493#!/pages/BULACAN-COSPLAY-MANIA/125627244115372

45 comments:

  1. nakikita ko nga yang mga nakaganyan dati pa! ang cute nila!

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  2. Mac Callister--tama. minsan nga iiimagine mo self mo sa kanila. sila ang katuparan ng iyong mga pangarap.hahaha

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  3. parang ang sarap nga subukan.nakakakita din ako madalas ng mga cosplay event sa megamall..nakakainggit din..hehe.
    kaya lang pera-pera yan e, mahal costumes.tsaka dapat dedication! Yeah!

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  4. nice. even without taking photos youll be enjoying them doing those pose.

    nice take anton. i like the L character in this set.

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  5. ayos! astig, lupet :) galing naman, gusto ko din sumali sa mga ganito. Ok din yung girl na may mabigat na sword! hehe mukhang ginastusan niya talaga yung damit niya. :)Actually, ok lahat. sana makapunta ako sa mga ganito someday.

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  6. goyo---uo. gumagastos talaga sila. dapat yung tipong bum na wala lang mapaglagyan ng pera.haha

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  7. dongho----personal fave ko rin yan kaso bigla kong napansin---pare-pareho ng framing.hahaha

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  8. Rah---sa mga SM malls, marami. iba ibang organizers e.

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  9. kikilabotz---e yung mga pics sa Davao? asan na?

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  10. as usual, I love the pics. Astig yung shots. I really wanted to have slr someday :)) anywyas, I have friends na nagcocosplay din, (SHARE) maybe pag may event sila na pupuntahan inform kita kuya :)

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  11. hehe talagang special mention ako, thanks!

    saya sa cosplay, free yung models!

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  12. napansin ko gamit na gamit mo na ang "rule of thirds" sa pics mo ah :)

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  13. in character si L.. i like (konting powder pa sana kasi super puti nun eh)

    nice shots.. you did great. Ü

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  14. Renz---san usually cosplay yung friend mo?

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  15. Alex---uo nga e. yun lang natutunan ko sa workshop. pare-pareho ang framing though.hahaha

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  16. Chyng---ayoko ng showbiz na comment ha. hehe.

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  17. In behalf of BULACAN COSPLAY MANIA, we would like to extend our gratitude for appreciating our cosplay team :) GREAT SHOTS! And... oh, I'm the one with Mr. Roy on the picture with the caption "Roy, earning his reputation of being a chickboy.haha" :)) THANK YOU FOR THE PHOTOS!

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  18. hoy anton loko ka anong chickboy?? IMBA!!.. nag pa picture lng ako eh.. huhuhuhuhuhu

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  19. nung diba nagattend attend ako ng cosplay these past few months? sila sila din ung nakikita ko, hehe.
    ung iba, mabibilib ka talaga, kasi sobrang detailed at alam mong pinaghirapan ung costumes.

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  20. barbarrabatimana---my pleasure. We'll chat more when we come across each other again. will you be in SM Megamall this Saturday?

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  21. Oliver---uo. nakakatuwa nga sila. all the signs of youth is with them. me ganun. pupunta ka ba sa SM< megamall this Sat Oly?

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  22. hays, kainggit naman. gusto ko tlga makapanood ng cosmic play! Yung s festi lng nakikita ko pero pulit ulit nlng, s SM pala sila. hmmm...

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  23. thepinaysolobackpacker --there will be a big cosplay event this Sat at SM Megamall. might want to drop by. wala lang. Just to satidfy our childhood deprivations.lol

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  24. Alright! hahaha sure sure, i have work but I'll try to drop by! yay! thnx ha! :D

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  25. Framing, remember ang rule of thirds... tsaka try to do different shots by choosing different angles.. kahit masolo mo sila (tutal nakakausap mo na) mas mabuti...

    try mo yung sword tapos bokeh yung player habang nakatutok sayo o kaya bokeh yung sword tapos kita yung face ng player... its the same with portraits, wala pa tong pp? impressive ah hehe

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  26. And NO this is not as LAME as you think it is hehe

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  27. Wow good shots and nice models at least they can pull it off may mga nakikita kasi akong sumasali sa cosplay mga mukha namang... hmpf. Hehehe

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  28. KUMAGCOW-- taking it from you---that's such a nice compliment. salamat. me unting editing yan. I adjusted the contrast and brightness then put my watermark---lame watermark.haha

    I will try your suggestions one time. pare-pareho framing ko e. hehe

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  29. thepinaysolobackpacker--never thought mahilig ka pala din sa ganito.lol

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  30. glentot--uo. unti lang mga cosplayers sa Sm North that time pero at least me sinabi. agree ako sa observation mo----

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  31. That's really awesome! I am always fascinated with people participating on cosplays or cosplays in general.

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  32. Charles Bjørnsen Ravndal---I guess that's why I am starting to get hooked to it. hehe

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  33. lame??? very nice!!!!! hat-off :) well i never attend such cosplay before while studying in japan (2002-2007) wasted! >< anyway anyway glad to see great pictures here =p

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  34. i've never experienced seeing cosplay at megamall or even in silver city (?) near tiendesitas but savored such fashion play in harajuku when i went to tokyo last summer... nice pics!

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  35. fufu---sayang fufu. Japan is surely the land of cosplay. taht's where the contagious hobby started~~

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  36. docgelo ~---in Japan, tehy really do it big time. that's for sure

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  37. Those shots are incredible. I've seen these cosplay people, but I don't remember them looking as good as you made them look. Good job.

    ficklecattle.blogspot.com

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  38. Fickle Cattle---salamat. natuwa naman ako sa comment mo.

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  39. Fickle Cattle---salamat. natuwa naman ako sa comment mo.

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  40. Waaah! di ko alam na may Cosplay event pala last week >_<

    Anyways, astig yung mga shots mo ng cosplayers parekoy! galeeng!!!

    for pinoy cosplayers, visit mo din pala to:

    http://cosplay.ph

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