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Monday, 27 March 2017

EVENT: Matsuri Fever! 2017 WINNERS

Hey guys! Have you been to the recently concluded Matsuri Fever! 2017 last March 24, 2017?

The event was hosted mainly to choose Zamboanga Peninsula's representatives for the national qualifiers of the World Cosplay Summit Philippines.

The event had three main competitions. Here's a list of the winners for each of it:

Art Contest:
The art contest started from 10:00 AM and ended at 4:00PM.
The mechanics and criteria for this contest is as follows. Click on the image to enlarge it:

GRAND WINNER: Ionee Bel C. Garcia
Awarding of the Art Contest Winner
Photo Credits to AMBOX Events - Zampen

Winner of the Art Contest during the Matsuri Fever! 2017
Theme: The Art of Geisha
Photo Credits to AMBOX Events - Zampen

2nd Place: Zjhay Taupn
3rd Place: Gladys Enriquez

Solo/Walk In Cosplay Category:
The solo was merged with the walk-in category. This contest was limited only to the first 30 registered participants. Registration started from 10:00 AM. Despite having allotted 30 slots to participate on stage, some were able to manage to join beyond the cut off, reaching the final number of cosplayers to 36 participants.

The criteria for judging is as follows:
Costume Accuracy: 25pts
Character Portrayal: 40pts
Performance: 30pts
Audience: 5pts
TOTAL: 100pts

Dana Taladro as Windranger in Featherswing Set from DotA2
Winner of the Solo/Walk In Cosplay contest
Photo Credits to AMBOX Events - Zampen
1st Runner Up: Said Noor Ali as Kureto Hiragi of Owari no Seraph
2nd Runner Up: Reegine Malik - Artillery from Dragon Nest

Pair Cosplay Category (Main Event):
For the highlight of the event, a pair was chosen to represent Zamboanga Peninsula during the World Cosplay Summit Philippines Qualifiers. Winners of this event will be sent to Nagoya, Japan as the Philippine Representatives for the WCS. Two pairs competed with their skills in costume and props making as well as their ability to portray their character on stage.
These pairs followed the general guidelines throughout the whole competition.

The first part of the competition was the craftsmanship judging. The pairs were asked questions on how they came up with the idea on who to portray, how they made their costumes and props and why they chose these characters to compete with;

The first pair is TEAM SOS who portrayed characters from the game Dynasty Warriors:

The second pair is ANIMAL XING who portrayed characters from another game Monster Hunter:

The winners and will advance to the WCS PH final round is TEAM SOS!
Lara Florentes and John Pioquinto
Winner of the Solo/Walk In Cosplay contest

Here's a video of their entire performance and on-stage Q&A:

Congratulations to all of the winners and as well as the participants! I will write my own report on the event soon. Watch out for that!

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Monday, 20 March 2017

UPCOMING EVENT: 'Matsuri Fever! 2017: WCS PH ZamPen Qualifiers'

The most awaited and biggest cosplay event in Zamboanga Peninsula will finally happen!

The World Cosplay Summit Philippines Zamboanga Peninsula Qualifiers Event is turning out to be an annual event thanks to the ever-active AMBOX team. This year's qualifiers will be at KCC Mall de Zamboanga, 3F Roof Deck Area, Zamboanga City. Event will start at 10:00 AM for the Vanguard Tournament and Drawing Contest. Stage contests such as the SOLO/Walk-in Cosplay and WCS PH Pair Qualifiers will start at 6:00 PM.

Matsuri Fever! is inspired by Japan's spring festivals with people wearing yukatas, the general area is decorated with lanterns and with booths, mini-games and food stalls commonly seen on anime and manga series. (Matsuri means Festival in English)

Activities include: Solo/Walk-in Cosplay Contest, Drawing Contest, Vanguard Tournament, GUNPLA Diorama Display, Booth Shop displays and Food stalls and the World Cosplay Summit Philippines qualifiers. The winners of the WCS PH contest will represent Zamboanga Peninsula during the national qualifers.

Schedule of activities:

The event is for free and no registration fee will be collected to those who are interested in joining in one of the contests.

I won't be cosplaying during the event but I will be there as part of the AMBOX Zampen team!
For cosplayers and artists who are interested in joining the contests, click THIS LINK to pre-register.

So don't forget to mark your calendars!
Matsuri Fever! 2017 on March 24 at KCC Mall de Zamboanga from 10:00 AM onwards.

Which event or activity are you looking forward to? Comment down below!

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Monday, 13 March 2017

CEE COSPLAY: Super Sonico

Hey loves, yours truly is back... and this time, for good!

I have been so out of the blogging world ever since I graduated and got a full-time day job.

How ironic, I actually wanted a paying job just to continue funding my makeup reviews, blog, giveaways and whatnot and but sadly it took a lot of my day time and finally, when I get back home... I just can't find the energy to write. Sigh**

Well anyway, now that I have finally found a way to manage my time, let me start posting backlog photos starting with my Super Sonico photos.

I actually started to like Sonico after my favorite cosplayer, Ying Tze, cosplayed her during her visit to the Philippines (Which I totally missed because of work. SAD).

Super Sonico is a fictional female character created by Tsuji Santa for the Japanese computer and video game software company Nitroplus, first appearing as a mascot for a Nitroplus-sponsored music festival in 2006. (Source: Wikipedia)

I did my own headphones, that's why it doesn't look as good as Sonico's. I also lack her guitar and stars necklace because at that time it is currently out of stock. :(
(At least I get to improve this cosplay next time I do it, right?)
I also did the bow I used here and as well as the designing of the foot wear. I placed kanzashi flowers on it to make it look accurate.

I do hope I get to wear this super cute costume again. I love how accurate and well-made it is (thanks to my seamstress). The skirt is just too short to wear while moving around a lot.

Reference photo used.
From google images

My favorite part of this whole costume is the fluffy skirt which has three pleated layers. I was planning on sewing some horse hair on the hem to make it fluffier but I'm afraid that it would make it a lot shorter. Can't have some pantsu shots while in cosplay! >o<

My photographers that day were Gail and Sheed of HaruSuika. We shot this at Jardin Maria Clara in Pasonanca, Zamboanga City.

How do you like my Super Sonico photos? What would you like for me to cosplay next? Let me hear your thoughts!

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The World Cosplay Summit - Zamboanga Peninsula Qualifiers will finally happen on March 24, 2017 at KCC Mall de Zamboanga. Click on the photo below for more information:

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