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Saturday, 29 September 2012

ZYLORDS - A Visual Kei Video and Photo Shoot (First Batch of Photos)

This is a not-so-recent photo shoot by our cosplay/otaku group (well, we were once part of ZANEC but all of us dropped out of it almost at the same time).

This was a Visual Kei shoot, a style common among Japanese bands which constitute members wearing extravagant and or distinctive costumes, makeup and hairstyles.

Our version of Visual Kei inclined more on gothic-styled costumes, makeup and hairstyles. Black dominated most of our getups, with chains and studded accessories to complete the look. We had to design our costumes from scratch, since this is not a cosplay shoot - when our costumes were imitated from a character's entire physical appearance.

This was, by far, the hardest and most flamboyant shoot that I have participated. Most of our effort went into wearing and transforming ourselves into one of the most popular style or fashion in Japan. This was also our first try on video shooting. It was tiring but fun to do.

Anyway, enough talk. Here is the first batch of photos released by our shoot leader. More photos and the final set will be released very soon so watch out for it!

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Zylords Visual Kei Group photo
L-R: Gairu, Yoru, Kyou, Shiba and Chigusa
Here are the members of ZYLORDS:

Kyou - Vocalist
zylords visual kei band vocalist kyou
Kei as Kyou

Chigusa - Lead Guitarist
zylords visual kei band lead guitarist chigusa
Cee as Chigusa

Shiba - Secondary Guitarist
zylords visual kei band secondary guitarist shiba
Alyssa as Shiba

Gairu - Bass Guitarist
zylords visual kei band bass guitarist gairu
Gail as Gairu

Yoru - Drummer
zylords visual kei band drummer yoru
Queen as Yoru

Photographers: Kei, Cee and Marigin
Videographer: Marigin, Mark Allan

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Crimsolympics Cosplay Competition - WMSU (Part 2)

Zamboanga Cosplay - Cee Culanculan as Lelouch

For the first part, click here.

And now, here's my report on the second part of the WMSU Palaro 2012 cosplay competition that was held last September 7, 2012. The event was the awarding night of the two-day competition. We dressed up again as our characters from the first day and did our catwalk for the last time.

(click on the photos to enlarge them)

Here's a photo of Jenaly before the event. I was like, "HARUHI!" and she turned around and smile for me. What a nice girl!
Zamboanga Cosplay - Haruhi Suzumiya- Cee Culanculan cosplay photography
Jenaly as Haruhi
Before the event, we had a mini-shoot with my friends who were also contestants that day. I got mostly portrait shots of them and I will post the set soon so watch out for it!

We did not have a photographer during the first part of the event so I don't have any photo or video of our catwalk. Good thing Lucille arrived just in time for the awarding proper.

The winners of the event:
Zamboanga Cosplay - Cee Culanculan winning an award in cosplay with Ami Kawashima
Cee won best in character portrayal and Ami Kawashima cosplayer won cosplay of the crowd.
Waa! I can't believe I actually won this award! Thank goodness for Lelouch's poses and regal aura that was really his trademark from the anime. It was a little bit easy to copy and portray during the catwalk. :D

Zamboanga Cosplay
Nouf as Utau of Shugo Chara won second place!
Nouf here changed her character from Mikuru to Utau of Shugo Chara. She won second place for her cosplay! Congratulations, Nouf!

Zamboanga Cosplay
First, second and third place winners of the cosplay competition

Zamboanga Cosplay Group photo
With Cristina as Elsie and the grand winners of the event. Out-of-character poses! 

Zamboanga cosplay group photo
The winners together with the contestants of the event.
L-R: Na'vi cosplayer, Utau, Kagome, Lelouch, Elsie, Haruhi, Ami, Kagura and Cat Girl.
Na'Vi cosplayer from Avatar - First Place
Utau of Shugo Chara - Second Place
Kagome of Inu Yasha - Third Place
Lelouch of Code Geass - Best in Character Portrayal
Ami of ToraDora - Cosplayer of the Crowd
Kagome of Inu Yasha - Best Cosplay Photo award.

Zamboanga cosplay group photo
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to the organizers of the event! I had so much fun on that event! 

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Crimsolympics Cosplay Competition Day One Portrait Shots

Well, I can't stop being a photographer even though I'm cosplaying (I was Lelouch that day). LOL. So I asked some of the participants to pose for my camera. Watch out for more cosplay photos soon!

These photos were taken during the Crimsolympics Cosplay Event Day One.

Kagura Cosplay of Inu Yasha
Kagura of Inu Yasha

Haruhi Suzumiya Cosplay of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Haruhi Suzumiya of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Elsie cosplay of The World God Only Knows
Elsie of The World God Only Knows

Cat costume
Cat Girl - Own Original Character

Monday, 17 September 2012

Crimsolympics Cosplay Competition - WMSU (Part 1)

Cee as Lelouch Lamperouge of Code Geass

The long awaited post on that mini-event that I joined and won: CRIMSOLYMPICS COSPLAY COMPETITION during the Western Mindanao State University Palaro 2012 last September 5, 2012 . It was a fun event and I even won a special award for my portrayal of Lelouch Lamperouge.

I really had an awesome time during the event. It was fun cosplaying with my friends and meeting new ones as well.

(Photo credits: Lucille. Click on each of the photos to enlarge them.)

Lelouch Lamperouge cosplay Mikuru Asahina cosplay
Okay, in-character now. :D
A photo with random people. It was nice of them to ask a photo of us with them. I felt like I was the real Lelouch that time! :)

After stopping by for photos, we went straight to the open stage for the competition. We were briefed by the organizers about the flow of the program and how to win the event. 
THIS IS A STOLEN SHOT! LOL I look so not Lelouch on this photo. 

Met up with Cristina at the event! She wuz zoo pretty cosplaying Elsie of The World God Only Knows
My new mistress. :DD
But then my original waifuu, Nouf, won't agree to that. LOL

The contestants...
Anyway, after fooling around, the event started and here we introducing our characters.

Nouf cosplaying Mikuru Asahina of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Shellaine as Asami Hoshino from Myself Yourself

Here I am, portrtaying Lelouch Lamperouge and ordering the audience to die. I was being in character. LOL

Cristina as Elucia of The World God Only Knows. Purrdyy!

We met a new friend during the event! Here's Jenaly as Haruhi of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya!
The SOS Brigade? LOL

Aww, ain't it awesome to see the two beloved ladies of the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya?
Jenaly was nice enough to mingle with us and pose for a few shots that day. She was so friendly! We got to talk to her and joke around with her a few minutes after we were introduced to each other.

Anyway, we were back onstage for the competition. I think this is the only in-character shot that we have. 
Oh yeah! We were so in-character here!

Then there's the "fooling around" portion...
Get ready for a few fooling-around shots! This was taken DURING the event, when the host was still interviewing the other contestants. Okay so we did not care that there are A LOT of people looking at us while we did our "thing" on stage. LOL
I was glomped by the ladies! But no one will take me away from Elsie! :DD
We were so out-of-character and so out-of-hand!
We totally can't help it. :D
No explanations needed. ;)
And we got busy with other stuffs but Elsie was still game. :DD
Oh yeah. I have a harem nao. :D
So the event was taking time. The Great Lulu suggested that they should go home using Elsie's "Firebolt". 
The following photos are REALLY REALLY out-of-character. Be warned. 
This is what happens when you leave Cee hungry. LOL. 

Off to Hogwarts! 
Yes, the girl on the right does not know that she's being photographed. GOMEN! 
My thumb says LIKE but my face says otherwise. :DD
Somebody should shoot me dead. Oh well. :D

ZANEC MEMBERS were there to support us! 
The members of an otaku group that I belong went and supported us during the event. We thanked them by glomping each one of them. LOL.

Aww this is a cuute photo of everybody!
In-character now...
Boom! Wacky/out-of-character shot. :D
Anyway, watch out for the part two (second day) of the cosplaying event! A few more photos and the awarding ceremony of this event!

For the second part, click here.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Quick Post: Cee won an award for a cosplay

Been wanting to write about this mini-cosplay competition held in my school but I think I won't be able to dedicate a lot of time for it tonight coz I got to study for a couple of long tests tomorrow. So maybe a quick blog post on that huge thing that happened to me during that competition.

This cosplay won a special award during the Crimsolympics Cosplay Competition of the WMSU PALARO 2012. A small thing if you compare it with the other awards that night but it's a big thing for me since it's one of those awards that I have received for "just having fun".

Cee Culanculan Lelouch Lamperouge of Code Geass Cosplay

This photo is by one of my friends, Lucille Miguel. Again, I thank you Luchie for taking a lot of photos that day. Will upload the set soon!

Cee Culanculan Lelouch Lamperouge of Code Geass Cosplay award
Photo from my instagram: yourstrulycee
I would like to thank the organizers for this event and the judges for choosing me! LOL.

Well, that's it for now. I hope I'll have a lot of time next time for a full report on the Day One and Two of the cosplay event.

By the way, don't forget to join the giveaway collab by yours truly and other Zamboanga Bloggers. You can check it out by clicking here or the photo below. Join and win awesome Hatah Hatah hats and other treasures!

Monday, 10 September 2012

FIRST GIVEAWAY: Zamboanga Bloggers Collab

September is my BLOGversary month! Yaaay! I created this blog over a year ago and posted my very first cosplay media appearance as the debut entry. I was inspired by my favorite cosplayer, Jin Joson, on starting a cosplay blog and I've been posting all of my cosplay adventures ever since. I was not that active in blogging until I joined this group of bloggers based in my town.

I met these wonderful ladies from Zamboanga Bloggers a couple of months and I have been learning a lot about blogging from them ever since. One thing is the blog giveaways.

I collaborated with these lovely ladies for this giveaway: Jannie of Jannieology, Kai of KaiGrafia, Patty of lalalaPatricia, Jane of Ohyeahjahney and Olyv of Missblogchic.

Ze prizes!!

First Winner will receive:
 1 random nail polish, 1 gold slim belt, 1 big bow headband, 1 kawaii hat, 1 purplepink tank top, 1 pair earrings, & 1 hair clip

Second Winner will receive:
 1 random nail polish, 1 white cropped top, 1 kawaii hat, 1 box false eyelashes (10 pairs), 1 fancy headband, 1 pair dangling earrings, & 1 hair clip

Third Winner will receive:
 1 random nail polish, 1 pair diamond shaped earrings, 1 kawaii hat, 1 bear eyeglass case, 1 green flag top, 1 headband, & 1 hair clip

Fourth Winner will receive:
1 random nail polish, 1 pair orange earrings, 1 kawaii hat, 1 Human Nature set, 1 red orange top, 1 headband, & 1 falsies applicator

Fifth Winner will receive
1 random nail polish, 1 cellphone pouch, 1 bling ring, 1 kawaii hat, 1 beauty soap, 1 pair hello kitty inspired sunnies, 1 big bow headband, & 1 pair dangling earrings

Sixth winner will receive:
 1 random nail polish, 1 pair sunnies, 1 bling ring, 1 kawaii hat, 1 clip on bangs, 1 leopard print coin purse, 1 pair hair clips, & 1 headband

And the
for one (1) ZAMBOANGA-based winner:
1 random nail polish, 1 bracelet, 1 kawaii hat, 1 RStyle Salon Voucher (Hair Spa), 1 headband, 1 organic treasure scent, & 1 usamimi headband

Joining the giveaway is simple! Just follow the instructions on the RAFFLECOPTER app below. The giveaway is open to Philippine residents only and will run from September 10 to October 10, 2012. Winners will be announced shortly after.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck, guys! And don't forget to share the giveaway!


Thank you Hatah Hatah for sponsoring the hats! 

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