Event: Freshgear Demicon 2010
Date: 15 Oct 2010
Venue: Philippines SM Manila
*Info taken from Alodia’s Facebook*
See your favorite cosplay queens Alodia and Ashley together with other FreshGear models. Watch band performances by Tanya Markova and The Drift.FREE ENTRANCE! Come in COSTUME or wear your FreshGear apparels and win exciting prizes plus Freshgear alodia-ashley posters!
Concept Design & Art Direction: James Hermogenes & Carlo Lamano
Photgraphy: Xander Angeles of Edge of Light
Costumes: Alodia, Ashley, Guy Singson and Mary Grace Roldan
I think this is a promo event for Freshgear. Hmm, Friday, 4pm. Holding a event on a weekday during school/work hours is not really a good timeing if you ask me. Also, I heard that Philippines’s traffic can get really bad. I wonder how many fans will be able to make it there in time to see Alodia and Ashley before the event ends.
P.S. Yes, short break is officially over and I am back to blogging again. BUT, I will be starting to play FFXIV online from today so………………. hopefully I won’t forget to blog here? ;p
Tags: Alodia Hong Kong, Animax
Animax has not officially annnounced the winners yet, but my friend who took part in the Blogger’s contest has already received a confirmation email from them.
And nope, I never recieve any email so I didn’t win it obviously. This outcome is within my expectations since submission date, number of comments, blog’s view counts played a crucial role in the jugding citeria. Not to mention that I didn’t really write a good post about the event.
Naturally, I feel slightly disappointed momentarily. Haha. Who don’t want a free vacation trip right? But, it’s ok. The main idea of my submission is just to support Alodia. Already did my best to pimp her as much as I could in my submission for the contest ;p
Hopefully, everyone enjoy the event at Hong Kong 😀
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Halloween festival is just around the corner and I hope everyone has already made some plans to celebrate this joyous occassion. If you haven’t, fear not because I have a GREAT NEWS for everyone. You might now stand a chance to win a full expense paid trip to Hong Kong’s Halloween Treat Party proudly organised by Animax Asia and Hong Kong Tourism Board!!
And that’s not all!! Two special guests have also been specially invited to join you in experiencing this wonderful Hong Kong’s style Halloween celebration! Yes, you have guessed correctly based on the poster above. They are the famous blogger, Danny Choo and international renowned cosplayer, Alodia Gosiengfiao.
I believe there isn’t really a need to introduce who Danny Choo is since who doesn’t know the famous blogger who did a dance right in the middle of city in Tokyo while wearing a storm tropper costume!! Recently, he also started his own TV show, Culture Japan which features things from Japan such as Jpop culture, anime, manga, fashion and figurines etc. Animax Asia was selected as one of the network channel to broadcast Culture Japan all over Asia!
Of course, next up will be the absolutely gorgeous Philippines Cosplay Queen, Alodia Almira Arraiza Gosiengfiao (also known as the Triple “A” girl). Not only she excels with everything she do with a grade “A” winning numerous art contests and cosplay competitions, another reason is because she is also Animax Asia’s Ani-mate. If you always see this lovely lady appearing during Animax interstitials and hope to meet her in person, now is the chance to do so.
Without further ado, let’s find out more about cosplayers can win this exclusive trip to Hong Kong and attend the Halloween Treats Party.
Halloween Treats party cosplay photo contest
Cosplayers just need to submit a cosplay picture of themselves at this animax link with a short message why you want to go Hong Kong. Top 3 cosplayers with the most votes will be able to win the free trip.
I have been observing the competition since it started. Therefore, I can assured you that battle for the Top 3 has been very intense especially when popular Filippina cosplayers , Jerry Polence, Hye marie Nim, Monique Diamanlig and Miimii Chan decided to join in. It just seems so much tougher for other cosplayers to emerge as winners especially every single of one of them have so many supporters! In my opinion, this compeititon has simply evolved from just a “win a free trip contest” to a battle between the pride of cosplayers from different Asia counttries. I actually opened a thread the contest in Singapore forum, Sgcafe to share this news, hoping more local cosplayers will take up the challenge and do our country proud.
Without a doubt, all the above mentioned cosplayers have been selected for the final round with the most viewership. Congratulations to them. Here are the 20 finalists and do remember to register a Animax’s account and vote for your favorite cosplayer. Remember, your vote is essential in helping them to secure the top 3 places.
If you wondering whether there are any other fun stuffs to do in Hong Kong beside the Halloween Treats Party, read on to find out more!!
Tired of the constant hot and humid weather in your country and the only anime character which you seems able to cosplay as are characters like Gray Fullbuster who like to strip butt-naked so that you can keep your “cool”?
If you were to ask me, October is preferably the best month to visit Hong Kong. It has a pleasant temperature with 28C Average High 80F (27C) Average Low 73F (23C). Humidity is low and almost complete lack of rain . The skies are clear and blue with the constant sunshine.
Honestly, which cosplayers can say no to this ideal climate during a photoshoot. You can even cosplay as the “Hottest” Natsu Dragneel from Fairy Tail, wearing a scarf all over your neck and feeling even “cooler” than Gray.
Looks like Natsu just scored one against Gray to become the strongest magician in their guild. Lol. If you have no idea who these two anime characters are, remember to tune in to Animax and watch “Fairy Tail” anime which is showing on their channel right now.
Mong Kok (旺角)
For cosplayers, Mong Kok is definitely one place you will not be disappointed to visit because it is literally the Akihabara of Hong Kong! Here are some of the places in Mong Kok that are going to be a paradise for every cosplayer.
Ho King Shopping Centre (好景商場)– Need to buy some computer and video games such as FFXIII, Persona 3 to look for inspiring characters to cosplay as? Ho King Shopping Centre offered the best prices which you could possibly find in Hong Kong. What are you waiting for? Time to surf the internet and make a full list of the games you are going to buy!!
Hong Kong’s Disneyland
Oh no! Hong Kong ‘s Disneyland has been attacked by a dark force…….. And I am totally loving it!!
I am really impressed with how Disneyland is always able to come up with different creative themes for all the festivals. We all know the reason why cosplayers like to dress up as anime character is because they really wish to become the character and live in the same world as they do. Hong Kong Disneyland is obviously one of the perfect place for them to fully unleash all the cosplayer’s imagination and live in the fantasy world. Isn’t this great?!
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Mademe Tussauds has the wax figures of all the famous Hong Kong celebrities you can ever possibly imagined like Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen, Bruce Lee, Michelle Yeoh. And Yes! Even Astroboy! OMG! This really reminds me of my childhood!
Many cosplayer may think that cosplay is just purely a hobby. However, Filippina cosplayer, Alodia Gosiengfiao who strived to cosplay as a career is now not only a “Celebrity Cosplayer” her country, she has also been offered a role by Legendary Pictures to act in their upcoming “Warcraft” movie!! After visitng the wax museum, I hope every cosplayers will be able to keep their dreams big and get motivated to become popular so that one day they might have their own wax figures exhibted in the musem.
Hong Kong Halloween Treat Party will be held at Harbour City (海港城) which is a BIG SHOPPING MALL loctated at Tsim Sha Tsui. I don’t think I need to explain any further because one sentence can concludes everything/ “You can shop till you drop!!”.
So, what about the guys? Seriously, we definitely don’t need 10 pairs of shoes like the girls do. Well, you can always shop for a LouisVuitton shoes or a Prada handbag to impress your girlfriend/girl you like? Lol, somehow I have a feeling you regretted asking me because I just pratcially burn a hole in your wallet.
And this ends my entry for Halloween Cosplay Treat Party. Thanks for those reading my post. I know I most likely won’t win the contest since it is party judged based on popularity and comments. Nevertheless, I still hope submit an entry for this contest to support Alodia after seeing her promoting about it in her Facebook. All the best to the winners for the cosplay and blogging contest!! 😀
Ideal Climate for Cosplayer
Tags: Ashley Gosiengfiao Hymn of Siren Band
She needs more hardcore fans who will record down her performance and share it with us in her Facebook Fan Page!! D:
Tags: Alodia Gosiengfiao AFA X Cosplay
Event: Anime Festival Asia X Press Conference
Date: 13 September 2010
Time: 10 am
It’s about time I start blogging about Anime Festival Asia X (AFA X). AFA is Singapore’s biggest anime convention and highly anticipated by all the Otakus in our country!!
Its press conference will be held tomorrow and we will finally know the programme lineup and which artists they will be inviting over from Japan!
If AFA sounds familiar but you can’t really remember about it, does Alodia and Ashley’s Witch Blade cosplay and their performance at last year AFA’s Regional Cosplay Competition rings a bell to you? Yup, that’s AFA for you.
I was hoping ….. or praying actually that AFA will announce news about inviting Alodia and Ashley over tomorrow. Since they are the brand Ambassors of Animax and organisers of AFA just invited them over during July for Singapore Youth Festival, Cosmo Cosplay Competition as judges, I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t do so.
But, wait! I have a GOOD NEWS for all the Alodia’s Fans in Singapore. I just got a confirmation from Alodia herself that she has already received the invitation from AFA’s organisers!! This really made my day. Now, we just need the official announcement to finalise this news.
And, Yup!! Alodia invading Australia in late November as well. Remember to keep track of her Facebook for its latest update 😀
Tags: Alodia Gosiengfiao Danny Choo Animax Hong Kong
Cosplayers and Bloggers take note! You will now stand a chance to win an FULLY PAID EXPENSE trip to Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Halloween Treats Party. Most importantly, you will get to meet ALODIA!!! Seriously, what is better than that!
*Information from Alodia’s Facebook*
Cosplayers can upload pictures of themselves in their costumes to http://animax-asia.com/hktb-halloween-treats and share why they want to go to Hong Kong, up to the 15th of September 2010. These entries will then be featured on the ‘Animax-HKTB Hong Kong Halloween Treats’ microsite to be voted upon by Animax viewers across Asia from 16 September – 30 September 2010.
All you have to do is to creatively share on your blogs what are the cool and fun activities in Hong Kong during the month of October, as well as highlight the regional cosplay contest to stand a chance to win! The best THREE blog entries will win an all-expense-paid trip to Hong Kong to join in the fun at the Halloween Party!! Blogging Contest Period: 10 September (6pm) Singapore time –7 October (6pm) Singapore time. For more info, just log-in here: http://animax-asia.com/hktb-halloween-treats
Tags: Alodia Ashley Gosiengfiao Cosplay Network Philippines
I give up embeding the facebook videos in wordpress after 3 hours of trying. WordPress sucks
Click on the pictures to watch the videos directly at Cosplay Network Philippines
Alodia’s dance performance. High definition and center view 😀
Short interview with Ashley.
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Event: Nationwide Cyberzone Cosplay Tour Competition
Date: 28 August 2010
Location: SM Megamall, Manila, Philippines
This must be the first time I blogged about an overseas cosplay event, lol.
Tags: Cyberzone Cosplay Tour Alodia Ashley Gosiengfiao
*Edit* Time now, 10.38am. Flippish.com live streaming is on air now. The competition will still starts at 3pm but remember check it out for other performances which might on stage
*2nd Edit* Ok, it is off air now. I think they are just put it on live for a while to check out the technical stuff.
Today is the day! For those who are unable to attend the event like me, remember to check out Flippish.com for the live streaming of the competition. If lucky, we might get to see Alodia’s performance.
Do remember to check out the time difference between your country and Philippines. The live streaming starts at 3pm Philippines time, not 3pm of your country’s timing. Lol. I am glad that there is no time difference between Singapore and Philippines.
By the way, a Filipino cosplayer was chatting with me on Facebook at around 9.40am. I didn’t feel that bad about not being able to attend the event until he asked me if I am in SM Megamall right now and he has already spotted Alodia!!!
=.= I LIVE IN SINGAPORE!!!! And the event started so early O_o? I believe Ashley should be there now too.
Anyway, I hope everyone enjoy themselves at the event 😀
Tags: Alodia Gosiengfiao Nationwide Cyberzone Cosplay Competition
I can’t go….. I live in Singapore and the event is held in Philippines. Make sense? D:
Alodia and Ashley will be the judges for the cosplay competition. Seems like Alodia will be doing a performance on stage as well!
Luckily, we can watch the competition streaming live from Flippish.com. Hopefully, they will stream Alodia’s performance so I can watch it.
And Alodia’s mum is such a nice person to arrange a photo session with Alodia for her fan club T_T
Remember to take lots of pictures and videos!