A cosplay solo showdown with TATSUMI INUI, OROCHI X and JESUKE as the judges! There were a loooot of contestants (50 in all). Some were from games, anime, and movies. A crossplay from Elsa to a male Elsa had the fans laughing and cheering due to his “ka-corni-han” at the same time “ka-astig-an” with his ball of light. Cosplayers of all ages participated. Even this kid in a Chibi Sailor Moon cosplay, had a hair ornament fall of her head. She cried to her “ate” but when her “ate” can’t put it back together, she cried on stage, never left the spot. FOR THE WHOLE TIME. She was soooo adorbs.
Being so close to the judges table, we could see how Tatsumi Inui took photos of every contestant and would smile now and then. Jesuke was the same, she was enjoying the show. But Orochi X. I think Orochi X’s standards in cosplaying was too high. She seldom smiled and had on this serious face the whole time. Luckily, this guy cosplaying as the Monkey King, on his time on stage took a mic and addressed Orochi X which made her smile!
There were also awesome mecha cosplays with moving mechanisms which were too awesome to describe! War Machine had a lot of contraptions that WOW-ed the audience big time. As well as the super large dinosaur thingy at the end!
A little skit on Akazukin Chacha (with a male Chacha—pfft! Haha) *But they were goood!*. A showcase of some more cosplayers. *That SNK duo had the loudest audience impact* A short interview with famous international cosplayers JESUKE and VIC. (They can speak English just fine.) *Maan, they were H.O.T.* And of course a short interview with KANAME! (He has an interpreter on stage in a Sailor Jupiter cosplay. *And she looks old—she’s so lucky*) Kaname greeted us with a series of greetings in Filipino as well! *He’s so hnnngggg~*
Thanks to throughtheparadox and WhenInManila.com, we get to attend the COSPLAY MANIA 2014 EVOLUTION for FREE! (my sister also came along but she paid for herself ‘cos she was no media like us—haha)
Looots of cosplayers attended. Looots of good stuff to buy. We get to see some friends from our university and a professor/MCee (the one in the cleopatra-ish costume). And AYA IKEDA! We get to see and hear Aya Ikeda! (If I had the guts, I’d jump over the barrier and take a selfie with her!)