WHAT TO EXPECT: Cosplay Mania 2014

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Once again, the Philippine’s biggest premiere cosplay convention is coming this October 4 and 5 at Function Rooms 3, 4 and 5 in SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

Evolving to a ‘world-class’ event, Cosplay Mania Evolution promises to deliver more thrills for fans of cosplay, anisong, anime, manga and gaming in the Philipines and even in South East Asia.

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS 5

This year’s Cosplay Mania will feature the 5th installment of Cosplay Tournament of Champions. TorCh 5 developed a mentoring system for each winning teams of each leg to help them win in the Finals and representing the Philippines in the AFA Regional Cosplay Championships in Singapore.

INTERNATIONAL GUESTS

Japan’s all time favorite cosplayer Kaname and Reika are returning to the Philippines for their meet-and-greet with their Filipino fans.

Joining them in the event are fellow Japanese cosplayers Orochi X and Tatsumi Inui. Indonesia’s Pinky Lu Xun and Singapore’  Vic & Jesuke are also making a comeback. Adding in the ‘star-studded’ roster is first-timer American cosplayer Linda Le aka Vampy Bit Me.

THE FIRST JAM CONCERT

First time in Cosplay Mania that they invited anisong artists in their first Jam Anime Music Concert. Aya Ikeda, the voice behind the theme songs of Heartcatch Precure! and Kindachi Case Files and Loverin Tamburin, the band who performed Aishitageru, the opening theme of Disgaea and mo.o!, the ending theme song of Natsuhiro Drops will be performing live at Function Hall 5.

Local cover bands Moonspeak and Ninja Tuna will also perform at the JAM concert.

COSPLAY COMPETITIONS, etc

The event will once again feature its signature cosplay competition, Cosplay Solo Showdown  and Cosplay Team Battle. Details about the Cosplay Solo Showdown  and Cosplay Team Battle, here [1] [2]

For cosplayers who wants to maximize their enjoyment of the convention without the lengthy registration process or requiring stage time for all participants, the Hall Cosplay Masquerade is for you. Details on the contest, here.

The event also boasts its more than 90 merchandise booths in their Dealer Hall, Function Hall 4.

Tickets for Cosplay Mania ’14 Evolution ranges from Php150, Php250 and Php400. Meet and greet tickets for each cosplayers and artist are worth Php700. All tickets are still available in SM Ticket outlets nationwide.

For more details, you can check their official website http://cosplaymania.com and Facebook page http://facebook.com/cosplaymania

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animeph project is one of the online media partners of Cosplay Mania ’14.

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