Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Samantha Villafuerte, SAS Inc. COS its all PLAY II Champion by James U. Sy Jr.
CHAMPION. Samantha Joy Villafuerte, 18, of Himamaylan City/Riverside College cosplaying as Saber, with Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB) writer James U. Sy Jr. Villafuerte was crowned champion of the COS its all PLAY: The Second Encounter, held by the SAS Inc. under Manager Ritchie Vargas last August 11, 2013 at the District North Point, Ayala Mall, Talisay City, Negros Occidental (James U. Sy Jr./CMAS/NDB/SAS Inc. photo). Samantha Joy Villafuerte, 18, of Himamaylan City/ Order of the Cosplay Templars cosplaying as Saber, was crowned champion in COS its all PLAY: The Second Encounter held by SAS Inc. under Manager Ritchie Vargas last August 11, 2013 at the District North Point, Ayala Mall, Talisay City, Negros Occidental. Villafuerte, a 3rd year Medical Technology student at Riverside College, entered the competition along with his brother Riven Villafuerte, 23, who portrayed Zeus and who had previously won the Regional leg of the single category of the Cyberzone Grand Prix last year at SM City Bacolod. The Villafuerte siblings were among the 13 cosplayers who participated in the SAS Inc. competition. Villafuerte, in only her second cosplay competition, looked convincing in her costume complete with breastplate armor, cape, and longsword. The other cosplayers who graced the stage at the District North Point, Ayala Mall include Cherry Ann Alagaban of LHNHS/Najagihari Cosplay Guild (Yuna Braska), Christine Faith T. Aplaon, 19, of Riverside College (Tenten), Glennie Grace G. Arostique of USLS/Najagihari Cosplay Guild ( Neapors of War - Fairy), Uzziah Ballesteros of DCGHS cosplaying as The Flash), Bryan Boy Capunong of CASAP (Archbishop), Marvin V. Donasco of Sagay City (Allen Walker), Christine Ibañez, 15, of Domingo Lacson National High School (Cyclops), Stephanie Ignacio of DCGHS (Amy Sorel), Jessalyn Sta. Rita, and Louelle Tiamsing of CHMSC (Black Rock Shoder). SAS Inc. previously held the inaugural of the competition, COS It’s All PLAY: The First Encounter, last August 28, 2012 at the Terra Dolce Mall, Corner Hilado Ext., 13th St., Bacolod City where France Adrian T. Seban, cosplaying as Aang of The Last Airbender and and Steven Vivero, cosplaying as Sesshoumaru, were the grand prize winners in the youngsters and adults categories. Donasco was entered in the competition as Death the Kid.