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Saturday, 31 December 2011

My Last Post for the Year 2011

I’ll end this wonderful year by writing a blog post. First off, my next cosplay: Gogo Yubari.

Black Mamba VS Gogo Yubari
Kill Bill Volume 1

The photo above is the scene I am going to portray (hopefully) this coming MCTV Movie Mania (To know more about the event, click here). 
This is how I completed my cosplay. I will write a comprehensive tutorial in the future for those of you who wants to cosplay this character, too.

Cosplay in progress: Gogo Yubari
1st photo: Me wearing the completed costume. Recycled a blazer and white shirt from a previous cosplay. No tweaking needed! It has the color of Gogo's coat and buttons.
L-R: a) The raw materials for the mace. Styroball and 2 dog's leashes. I joined the leashes together and attached a short PVC pipe for the handle. The styroball melted when my dad spray-painted it. I'll get a new styroball soon. Lesson learned! 
        b) The bow tie! I made it using my accessory-making skills. LOL. It was pretty easy since mom taught me how to do it years ago.
        c) The skirt! Used one meter of fabric. Mom made it! 

I started early in preparing for the event since I know that I will be very busy this January. A huge wave of quizzes and requirements coming!

Cee's Cosplay 2011

I started cosplaying and blogging this year. Met wonderful otaku friends to share my interests with and got closer to my family. Plus, wonderful gifts this Christmas. I would like to thank God for all of these, my family, friends and to YOU! Thank you for being a part of my life.

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Thank you for reading and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012~!

Thursday, 29 December 2011

EVENT: Movie Mania 2012

To all Zamboanga Otakus, I'll be going to the MCTV Movie Mania this coming January 28, 2012. But I am going to arrive late (lol) so please don't go home early. I wanna see you guys. :D

 My article on this event

I am going to feature this event in the Otaku House blogs. So please pose in front of my camera.
I'll be going as someone who has an excuse to be a crazy-ass girl. Been waiting to act like that!
To those who want to register as a cospalyer or just as a con-goer, go to Chinz Variety Shoppe or the Mindanao Cable office.

So who are you going as, Cee?
I am going as... drumroll... GOGO YUBARI from Kill Bill!

Gogo Yubari of Kill Bill

So yeah, she's a crazy girl with a mace in a Japanese school uniform. I'll be making my own costume and weapon so wish me luck!

See you there!

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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Cosplay plans that I might not be able to fulfill PART2

                This is a continuation of my previous post. These plans are unlikely to happen for some reasons stated below every photo. 

McMiku? :)

                 Okay, so this is, for me, the most interesting version of Miku Hatsune of Vocaloid 2. In this photo, she actually looks like an offspring of McDonald. LOL. I have always wanted to cosplay Miku and what more to do my first is to cosplay a unique version? :)
Why not? Actually, I can pull this cosplay off. But I got a list on who to cosplay and this one is in the bottom. 

Coyote Starrk - Bleach

                  Okay. Coyote Starrk is my favorite Espada. He is like the coolest Espada ever made! *Fanscream

                  It is because of him why I am into characters with two guns. And my first OOC was inspired by him - Mutsuhiko Saito

Why not?

                  Well, first of all, I think he is too great and I guess I won't be able to "play" that part well. Maybe I will do this if I gain more confidence. (And I need to watch the whole arrancar arc. LOL)

Yoko - Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

                  So yeah, I think looking at this photo gives you the reason why I cannot pull this cosplay off. wig is not a problem, costume and the weapon too. But yeah, I don't have that smexy body.

Well I might write about my REAL cosplans (Characters I will cosplay). Maybe next year? Got a few posts to write before that one. :)

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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Cosplay plans that I might not be able to fulfill PART1

                So yeah, I got some nerve to dream on cosplaying the following characters. But WTH cosplaying is all about fun. And I really love these characters that I am about to show you. Some of the reasons why I can’t pull it off are the costume problems, gender problems and characterization. Sometimes, I can’t act out the character properly and ended up being foolish and out of character. Just like what I did with Ichigo. Up until now, I am still practising his glare and facial expression. It’s a challenge and I love it!
                So, here are the characters that belong to the “impossible dreams” section. Enjoy!

Kou Shuurei - Saiunkoku Monogatari
The story was sooo cheesy! Still Shuurei is on my list for I am a fan of anime set in old Japan.
Why not? Well, if I will cosplay this character, I might need to order her costume online (which is very costly for a jobless person like me). This costume looks really complicated and my seamstress might not be able to do it. Her hair is also a bit complicated too. I need to create it from scratch and I still have not found any tutorials on the Internet. My hair is not that long too and I think a wig might not be able to stand the headdress and this much styling. 

Lelouch vi Britannia - Emperor Lelouch 
Code Geass R2
I love this guy and this was one of the most complicated costume he wore. I want to feel a little bit regal while once in a while. 
Why not? It's not that complicated but money matters (LOL). I think I need to save up for this cosplay. It might cost me about five times than the usual price of my previous costumes. It's a little bit difficult since I am a still a student and I got no job right now. 

Mari Makinami - Neon Genesis Evangelion 2.0
Why not? I am still on the search for the right fabric and a skilled seamstress to make this costume. My mom advised me not to rush things because it might just come out not as good as it can be. My mom is just very supportive of my hobby.

Cloud Strife – Final Fantasy Advent Children
Yes, I really do want to cosplay this oh-so-awesome, drop dead gorgeous, mouth watering FICTIONAL CHARACTER!
Why not?
I googled "Cloud Strife cosplay" and Kaname-sama's face flashed all over the screen. BOOM! Dreams broken. Those flashy moves he did on "Advent Children" will STAY on the screen. Oh well. Where will i get those biceps anyway?

Well, that's it for now! Will post the second part soon. And I might post my real plans for 2012. I have written it like a few weeks ago for the first half of 2012! (So I guess I am really excited!)

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Sunday, 4 December 2011

WMSU Palaro 2011 - Cosplay Competition

I just recently knew about this so forgive me for the lack of updates. Yes I am a member of the Nihon Fure Ai Kai but sadly, I was not able to attend the meeting for this year’s WMSU PALARO. I got infos about this from a friend.
The Nihon Fure Ai Kai (A Touch of Japan Club) will be hosting a mini cosplay competition open to all starting Monday, December 5, 2011. Participants are to submit a photo of the character they are going to cosplay. Voting system is the basis to select the winner. Most number of votes will win a prize.
Will you be joining, Cee?
Sadly, no. I won’t be able to join since I did not know such an event exist until yesterday. I was planning to cosplay Misa Amane but I lack preprations. (L) AND I was chosen to be the head of the Movie House. I guess I can’t go walking around WMSU while managing the movie house. OH WELL, maybe I’ll cosplay next year’s palaro.
Visit Nihon Fure Ai Kai’s booth!! I am still not sure what room we were assigned to but it will be definitely at the College of Nursing. See you there!

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Thursday, 24 November 2011


Zamboanga Cosplayers Online Cosplay Contest

The Zamboanga Cospaly fanpage, headed by Whin, just launched their first ever online cosplay contest. The contest is open to all cosplayers from Zamboanga City. This was created to promote cosplay not only in Zamboanga but also in the entire Philippines. How to win is not only based on the number of photo "likes" but also on other the criteria set by the organizers.
As of now, four ZamboangeƱos submitted their photos to be judged by the administrators of the said Facebook page. The contest will end on December 18, 2011 and the winner will be announced on December 20, 2011.
For more details on the event, visit the album of the contest (Click here).


MCTV Movie Mania 2011

The official RSVP of the next cosplay event in Zamboanga is out! Visit the the blog post I wrote for this event here. I won't be able to go to this event for I have previous commitments that I cannot break. T_T

If you are planning to go, please do send pictures of the event so that I can share it here! E-mail me: yourstrulycee@ovi.com

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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Cee's Recent Cosplay Shoots and Updates

While on vacation (SEMBREAK actually), me and my mom had photoshoots of my MCTV OTAKUFEST 2011 costume, the Gothic Lolita Haruhi Suzumiya and my own version of Gakupo.

It was unfortunate at first because my camera gave up on me. Captured photos have unexplainable white lines (T_T). So we used my mother’s phone. It turned out well for a 2MP camera phone. Now I believe more than ever that sometimes, the camera does not matter as long as the photographer is good.

Mom was an excellent photographer, by the way. She had unique ideas for the shoot. I was planning to guide her in taking good shots but she turned out to be a good photographer! :)
So much for the words, here are the photos of the shoot:

My own version of Kamui Gakupo:
I still don't have any Kamui Gakupo costume. I am planning to cosplay the Sandplay version or Duke of Venomania. :) For now, I raided my closet and looked for decent pieces for Gakupo. I ended up dressing like a K-Pop artist (or so I thought. ^_^).
Here are some photos of the set. If you want more, click here.

I wore the Magnet headphones I made to make it look more like Gakupo. And yes, that's Tensa Zangetsu, the only thing I have closest to a samurai sword. Gakupo wields a sword on his default version, so there it is!

Gothic Lolita Haruhi Suzumiya:
At last a decent shoot for this cosplay. This is the "girliest" costume I have. (HAHA). I imitated some of Haruhi's poses in her school uniform since the Gothic Lolita version does not have many poses. Turned out that I did not have the figure's original pose. OtakuFest all over again. :)
For the whole set, click here:

I made some videos too. (HAHA I was pretty bored!). If you have time, do watch it and throw some nice comments. :)

Cee's Gothic Lolita Haruhi Suzumiya

Upcoming events:
Rumors say that there will be another cosplay event by MCTV. The theme will be "Movies" and I am having a problem on who to cosplay. :|

I only have a few details about the said event. Will post updates here so watch out! :)

Rumored date: January 29, 2011
Theme: Movies
Organizer: Mindanao Cable TV

Rumored Venue: Grand Astoria Hotel Celebrity Hall

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Saturday, 5 November 2011

ZANEC's Vocaloid Mafia Shoot

Another successful shoot by ZANEC: Vocaloid Mafia. The group dressed up as their favourite vocaloid in black and white clothes last October 22, 2011. Wielding dangerous weapons, we marched (what?!) to the Paseo de Jardin of Zamboanga and had the shoot with Western Mindanao State University’s University Digest photographers. I was supposed to be Gakupo but my wig did not arrive in time (T_T).
Enjoy these shots by yours truly!


For more photos, credits and descriptions, visit my gallery: http://yourstrulycee.deviantart.com/gallery/

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


ZANEC or the Zamboanga Anime-Nihon Enthusiasts Coalition held it's first group photoshoot last August 31, 2011 at the Butterfly Garden, Pasonanca Zamboanga City. The members of this otaku group created their own characters as the concept of the shoot was "Teachers and students wielding powerful weapons." The lot did well before the camera but a few of them really stood out:

*photo by Whin


*photo by Whin

*photo by Whin

Others were also great posing with their awesome weapons and with other characters. Of course, out-of-character-photos are sometimes the funniest!

*photo by Whin
Ino, Jamie, Gin and Nikki

*photo by Gairu
Shiba and ~yourstruly having fun posing out of character.

*photo by Gairu
This cutie is a killer? I don't think so. :3

The members of this otaku group definitely had fun. Hope to see you guys on our next shoot!

For more photos, visit http://arutosekai.deviantart.com/

Friday, 23 September 2011

Jevelyn Domingo as Ryoma Echizen

Wrote my first post on Otakuplay!! *yay

The article is about a cosplayer from Zamboanga City: Jevelyn Domingo as Ryoma Echizen of Prince of Tennis.

Enjoy reading the article here.

I am now looking for another Filipino cosplayer to interview, preferably from Zamboanga.


Thursday, 22 September 2011


This was my first TV guesting (aheehee). I was not satisfied with one gallery of photos in facebook so, here is the blog post! :D

Pilot episode: Idol ko, gagayahin ko!

Jeff Rodriguez as Takeshi Yamamoto of Reborn!

Raechelle Dawn Ufana as Sakura Kinomoto of Cardcaptor Sakura

Winrisa Torres wearing a gothic lolita (J-Fashion) ensamble

Micah Alconera as Mio Akiyama of K-On!

Cee as Haruhi Suzumiya Gothic Lolita version of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Getting ready for the taping. I took a few photos of the group. THEY ARE SO ADORABLE!!!
We were all cramming so you can see some cosplayers moving around. :p

Mikee and I took places in taking group photos. :)

I think I ruined this shot.

(NOTE: The studio had a bass guitar Mikee can borrow!! YAY!! A substitute Elizabeth!)

Because Elizabeth was soo awsm...

Enjoying each other's company...

Briefing time! The friendly hosts discussed the flow of the show. And after a little chitchat... PICTURE TAKING. LOL.

A few minutes before taping, the group went on posing for silly shots! :)

Mikee! No peeking! The show is about to start! :p

After that, they started the taping! GAH! I was very nervous. >_______< I really did not know what to say and was afraid that words will just slip out of my mouth without thinking!

Mikee was asking me for ideas on how she will pose in-character. And she did really well!! To think that she is a shy person. :)

And... uhh.. I did my best. :)

Sakura-chan kawaii!!

Whin was one fashionable cosplayer. :)

And the cosplayer who was in-character ALL THE TIME... Jeff!

Group photo! We were all in character.

The show went smoothly! Everybody nailed every question thrown to them. I barely answered well! Good thing nothing out of the norm slipped out of my mouth. :p
Whin was the best in answering questions... not taking any moment to think. Clearly she was one cosplayer with experience. Glad I made it through.


Mio-chan! You left Elizabeth!! :)

Last few shots before changing our clothes...

Overall, it was a nice experience. The TRIBAMEDIA staff was very nice to us. The hosts were fun to talk with. We would like to thank our family friends for supporting us in our hobby, the members of our beloved ZANEC and of course, TRIBAMEDIA for inviting us. Thank you so much!

TRIBAMEDIA SITE: http://tribamedia.com/

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