Cosplayfest slated in September

By Raymart Escopel

ILOILO City – considered the costume play (cosplay) capital of the Philippines, Iloilo City will be hosting the Cosplayfest 2014 on September 20 at SM City here.

Multimedia Arts and Graphics Ensemble (MAGE), Inc. will present the said activity after concluding its Cosplayfest success last year.

MAGE, Inc. is inviting cosplayers all over Iloilo and the rest of Western Visayas to witness this year’s event and join the various activities accompanied with big prices.

Activities lined up for Cosplayfest 2014 include Cosplay Checkers, a game of checkers with cosplayers as pieces. There will also be Cosplay Yonkoma Contest, a cosplay photo contest based on the popular Manga called “Yonkoma.” Interested participants for Cosplay Yonkoma Contest may send their entries in JPEG form and not larger than two megabytes at [email protected] Another game is the Facepalm-the-music, is a music guessing game where contestants need to give the volunteer who serves as buzzer a facepalm to guess the music being played.

For those who want to see their sketches, MAGE, Inc. anime artists will be available for an affordable fee.

Yet, the highlight of the event will be the Cosplay Hero Contest. There will be two categories for the said event – the Kosupure (Cloth) Cosplay and Mecha (Armor) Cosplay. Contestants will walk on the stage and will be judged based on their stage presence, character impersonation and intelligence in answering the questions given.

Interested participants may register online through

Cosplayfest 2014 is a production of MAGE, Inc. in cooperation with SM City Iloilo and Mavericks Web Marketing and Solutions, Co.

Panay News also takes part in the said event as its official print media partner./PN