Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SM City Hosted COSPLAY Parade, Will Also Present COS it’s all PLAY III by: James U. Sy Jr.

Axel Leopold Olavia, 7, of UNO-R, is one of the competitors in the upcoming COS it’s all PLAY: Third Encounter on August 30, 2014 at SM City Bacolod. He is cosplaying Cloud from Final Fantasy (James U. Sy Jr./CMAS photo). SM City Bacolod hosted the COSPLAY Parade, organized and presented by SASinc. Entertainment under Manager Ritchie Vargas, last August 17, 2014 at its Food Court. Between 39 cosplayers portraying different anime, movie, video game, cartoon, superhero, and manga characters and coming from different schools like UNO-R, University of St. La Salle, and St. John’s Institute participated in the event which was witnessed by many shoppers. The youngest to join the COSPLAY Parade was Amir Alistaire Gonzales Pigar II, a 3 year old SASinc. model, who portrayed the character of Kenshin Himura. The little boy was a hit with the crowd and the cosplayers as many asked to have a picture with him. With the overwhelming response from the cosplay community, event organizer Ritchie Vargas is optimistic that the upcoming event of SASinc. Entertainment, dubbed COS it’s all PLAY: Third Encounter, this coming August 30, 2014, also at SM City Bacolod, will also be success and God welling, may surpass the parade’s number of cosplayers in attendance. COS it’s all PLAY: Third Encounter will be the third installment of the cosplay competition that SASinc. Entertainment started on August 28, 2012 and followed up with a second installment on August 11, 2013. The grand winner for the first two editions were France Adrian T. Seban (youngsters) and Steven Vivero (adults) and Samantha Villafuerte respectively. COS it’s all PLAY: Third Encounter will be open to both male and female contenders of all ages. Each cosplayers will be given 1-2 minutes to best portray the character they are representing. Cosplayers will be judged on the following criteria: craftsmanship (40%), accuracy of costume (30%), stage portrayal (20%), and audience impact (10%). The grand prize winner will take home P2,000 in cash plus gift certificates.

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