Recap: 7th Philippine Cosplay Convention 2014 Day 2

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This is the continuation of animeph project’s coverage of the 7th Philippine Cosplay Convention held at Robinsons Place Manila in Ermita, Manila.

The second day of the 7th PCC highlights the unique cosplay competition called the Filipino Cosplay Contest where participants can cosplay their favorite characters from Filipino comic, TV shows, and movies.

The contest started at around 2:30pm with 7 cosplayers. Among the personalities that were portrayed are Bubble Gang’s Tatalino, Blue Force from indie movie Blue Bustamante, Bobman from Pugad Baboy, Boy Pickup from Bubble Gang. Gagamba by Nestor Redondo, Manila Man from a certain Pinoy Komiks, Grava Man from Kidlat, Maria Mercedes from TV series Maria Mercedes.

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At around 4pm was the announcement of winners for the Cosplay Costume of the Year 2013. Thirty three costumes from 5 categories were thoroughly judged and voted online in order to be chosen as the 2013 Cosplay Costume of the Year.

The winning costumes are as follows:

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  • Best Mecha – Diablo from Diablo III by Krizdel Ingresso
  • Best Crossdress – Sailor Uranus from Sailor Moon series by Mark Anthony Ilano
  • Best Child – Teppei Takamiya from Bt’x series by Euri Hagonoy
  • Best Female – Lenneth of Valkyrie Profile Covenant of the Plume by Veronica Nicole Edmilao
  • Best Male – Barnaby from Tiger and Bunny by Lyron Aquino

The winners were given Certificates of Recognition and items from event’s sponsors and partners.

Cherry Credits has sponsored one of the cosplay contests of the event. The Dragon Nest cosplay contest features participants cosplaying as characters from action MMORPG Dragon Nest. Five cosplayers joined in the contest.

IGA Kendo Club Philippines held a short kendo demonstration on stage before the last cosplay contest.

The Group Cosplay Competition started at around 6pm with five groups performed on stage. The groups are as follows: the 1st group features Shaider and Annie from toku series Shaider, the 2nd group  are from the series Arrow, the 3rd group named Berserker performed a fight scene featuring characters from various games and anime series, the 4th group named Team 7 featuring Kakashi, Sasuke and Naruto and the last group features characters from League of Legends.

There were side events like the Title Wave game, Face Palm the Music and the Cosplay Auction.

The event ended with the awarding ceremonies. The winners are as follows:

DRAGON NEST COSPLAY CONTEST

  • Grand Champion: Izaiah Luke Buelos as Black Dragon
  • 1st Runner up: Bolen Lazera as  King Feather
  • 2nd Runner Up: TIE Jhonelle Del Mundo and Adriana Pedron, Destroyer and Force User

Del Mundo and Pedron received Php3,000 cash as their prize. Lazera as 1st runner up received Php5,000 cash while Buelos got Php10,000.

FILIPINO COSPLAY CONTEST

  • Best Filipino Cosplay: Justin Lavio as Grava Man of Kidlat

Lavio received Php 3,000 worth of  gift certificate from Robinsons and goodie bag from Cosplay.ph and sponsors.

GROUP COSPLAY CONTEST

  • Best Group: Team Arrow

The winning group received Php 6,000 worth of  gift certificate from Robinsons and goodie bag from Cosplay.ph and sponsors.

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