Recap: Best of Anime 2012 – Cosplayers Edition

All Star Cosplay 1st Placer – Bolen Lareza

This year’s Best of Anime 2012 featured two individual cosplay events, the All Star Cosplay Competition which is managed by and Anime Alliance Philippine’s Best of Anime Cosplay Competition.

Day one’s All Star Cosplay Competition was an open category where participants could cosplay any character from anime, manga, gaming, comics, and movies though original characters are highly discouraged.

Cosplayers were judged accordingly to craftmanship, stage performance, accuracy and audience impact by a panel headed by President Pablo Bairan, Blogger Rochelle Dumlao, Ms Remi Ramos and Ms Love de Asis.

A total of 55 cosplayers participated in the competition but following cosplayers were no doubt are the winners.

1st Place – Bolen Lareza as MG Sinanju
2nd Place – Guy Singzon as Master Yi  the Wuju Bladesman
3rd Place – Rb Cheng as Red Fury Genobreaker

The Best of Anime Cosplay Competition, on the other hand was a closed category competition where a limit of 150 participants can be accommodated. This cosplay competition was held in day 2 of Best of Anime 2012.

This time, the panel of judges were Ms Rochelle Dumlao, HERO TV Channel Head Ruel Ferrer, and Cosplay Network Philippine’s Rainier de Guzman. More cosplayers joined day 2 of the competition with a total of 79 participants.

The winners:

1st Place – Ira Orduna as Rathalos Soul Z Blade Master
2nd Place – Guy Singzon as Sakou Shin
3rd Place – Mary Victoria Meneses as Ezra Scarlet

Cosplayer Izaiah Buelos cosplaying Voltron Robot Lions was awarded Best Chibi Cosplayer for the competition.

All winners were given prizes from the sponsors and from Best of Anime.

Unfortunately, there were no group cosplay competition held at the event.

Best of Anime 2012 was held last September 15-16 at Function Rooms 4 & 5 at SMX Convention, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. It was organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc in cooperation with HERO TV.

Here are some photos taken from the event.

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