I went to the Cyberzone Cosplay Tour at SM Marikina last Saturday, May 2, not expecting much since the last time I went to a cosplay event here, there weren’t that many cosplayers. Ok, so that event (WGT Finals) wasn’t really focused on cosplay but on games. But still… I didn’t expect this event to be that well attended since its much smaller in scope compared to Ozine Fest or other cosplay conventions.
But what it lacked in other areas and activities such as drawing contests or maid cafes, it made up for in the cosplay area. Here, cosplayers are given the chance to shine as there was no limit on their time up on the stage and they can do skits if they wanted to. Other cosplay competitions usually impose a set time limit for cosplayers to do their stuff, hence, limiting the cosplayer to just strut across the stage.
With no time restrictions imposed, I was able to take a lot more pics of the cosplayers on the catwalk and that’s why I used up all the SD cards I brought with me. One 4GB, one 2GB and even an old 512Mb SD card (which I just keep as a spare) was all used up. @_@
Anyway, on with the pics…
Chii Belldandy cosplaying as another chibi mecha.
Cosplayers waiting for the competition to start at the back of the stage.
Blitz Gundam making his way thru the crowd.
Complete with panel lines at the back. Must’ve cost a fortune in Gundam Markers. O_O
Gundams at the ready.
Must be cool to have Mall Security Guards dressed up as Gundams. Yeah, that’ll keep the terrorists away!
Uh-oh! Looks like the Gundams have their sights set on me as a target. @_@
Gundam and a baby. Awwwwwww…..
Another mecha joins the fray.
Dance number before the contest proper.
Alphonse from Fullmetal Alchemist being interviewed by the Host.
To be honest, I think the Q&A portion is a complete waste of time. Like duh?!, this isn’t a beauty pageant, right?
But if the organizers still want to implement it, it would be better to have the Q&A right after the cosplayer does his/ her thing on stage and not before since it just spoils the surprise and somehow lessens the impact the cosplayer has with the audience.
Majin Buu performing his skit on-stage.
Majin Buu’s pet pig?! O_O
… BOOM!!! Ooohhh… perfect timing on the stage lighting! Cool! 😎
To be continued…