Cosplay.ph, the organizer of the highly-anticipated Cosplay Mania event, has announced the first two sets of cosplayer guests that will grace the ninth edition of their event, which is set to take place this October.
Cosplayer returnees Baozi & Hana and Kirisaki will join first-time attendees DD-Tenka (風牙護), Yukari Shimotuki, Ruki and Tomia.
DD-Tenka (風牙護), a Chinese cosplayer currently hailing from Singapore, is known for her cosplay of Honoka from Love Live and Riku Yagami of Prince of Stride, among others.
Yukari Shimotuki is from Japan, and has cosplayed Hijikata from Gintama, Barnaby Brooks, Jr. from Tiger and Bunny, aside from other cosplays.
Rumi is a cosplayer from South Korea who is known for her cosplays as Orianna from League of Legends and Sonico from the Super Sonico Franchise, and the event will be her very first overseas cosplay guesting.
Tomia has done cosplays like Kotori from Love Live!, Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura and Asuna from Sword Art Online. This will be her first time in the Philippines. She is currently ranking Number 42 in the WorldCosplay rankings.
A bubbly cosplayer from Singapore, Kirisaki will be her second time in the Philippines and a first for Cosplay Mania. She has been in the country for Cosplay Carnival, another Cosplay.ph event, which was held last February.
She has cosplayed Freyja from Macross Delta and Honoka from Love Live!, among others, and has been featured in Cosplay Gen and Cosmode magazines as well. She is also the leader of the A-Live! Love Live cover dance group.
Baozi & Hana
The popular cosplay duo hails from China but are currently living in Singapore. They are famous for their cosplays with a hint of Boys Love undertones in some of their shoots, like Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana from Free! Iwatobi Swim Club.
Baozi & Hana’s guesting in Cosplay Mania will be their second time at the event and their third time in the country. They graced the 10th TAGCOM Convention last April at the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall.
The early-bird ticket selling has ended last June 9, and the organizers has announced the 1-day regular ticket prices for the event.
Bronze ticket, access to Exhibit hall – PHP249 (about US$5.50)
Silver ticket, access to Exhibit and Special Performance hall – PHP349 (about USD7.60)
Gold ticket, access to both halls and JAM anisong concert – PHP599 (about US$13.00)
Announcements regarding the start of ticket selling for regular tickets, as well as the availability of the special “Titanium ticket”, may be announced in the coming days.
A third wave of guests, either another set of cosplayer guests or performers for the JAM – Japanese Anime Music anisong concert, would be announced soon.
Cosplay Mania 16 will be held from October 1 and 2, 2016 at the Function Rooms 2-5 of the SMX Convention Center – Manila in Pasay City. For more information regarding the event, you can visit the official Cosplay Mania page on Facebook at facebook.com/cosplaymania or through Cosplay.ph’s website at cosplay.ph and their official Facebook page at facebook.com/cosplay.ph.
USD1.00 = PHP46.15 as of June 13, 2016.