Arcee from Transformers
Gundam Dynames from Gundam 00
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…
There will be a Cosplay Tour at the Cyberzone area of selected SM Malls starting on March 29 at SM MoA and will culminate on May 10 at SM City North Edsa, The Annex.
Venue and Dates
One E Com Center, Mall of Asia Complex – March 29, 2009 (Sunday)
SM Southmall – April 18, 2009 (Saturday)
SM City Manila – April 26, 2009 (Sunday)
SM City Marikina – May 2 (Saturday)
SM City North Edsa, The Annex – May 9, 2009 (Saturday)
SM City North Edsa, The Annex – May 10 (Sunday) – Champion’s Lap & Awarding
1st Place – 10,000.00
2nd Place – 5,000.00
8 Finalist � 1,000.00 each
NOTE: Prizes above are for each mall. For first and second place, half the prize will be given on the day of the event and winner must come and join the champion�s lap and awarding on May 10, 2009 to claim the other half of their winnings. All finalists will receive their cash on the day of the event.
Rules & Mechanics
– Free Registration, just go to the venue between 1pm to 3pm on the day of the event.
– Solo Open Category
– The cosplayers will be given 3-5 minutes of stage time for the judges.