Cebu Cosplayers Alandia Enomoto, Koppu Michiru, Joebert Jude Cimafranca, Rayland Duarte,Yuki Akai, Gary Montejo and Elisha Ang teamed up for their love for Cebu City through cosplaying.
© Mike Motzki 2010
The cosplayers submitted their photo to Island Souvenirs Facebook page wanted to spread their love to Cebu claiming that cosplaying in Cebu rocks! Their submitted photo is found here. Gary Montejo is behind the idea of having a photoshoot for "I love Cebu" project together with portrait and conceptual photographer, Mike Motzki. When asked how did they came up with this concept, Gary Montejo said,
"When I decided to cosplay I wanted to share my ability to the Cebu cosplay community, while some (cosplayers) can create nice props and costumes, others like to do information drive, promotions, etc. Since I love both Cebu and cosplay, why not hit two birds in the same time? Promoting Cebu and cosplay dedication in the Philippines."
© Mike Motzki 2010
There's no doubt that Cebuano cosplayers has their own way of voicing out their pssion for their wonderful hobby. To others, cosplaying may be weird but to some, and to people visiting Anime/Cosplay conventions, taking a picture with them and seeing their favorite characters come to life is the coolest thing they would encounter in a convention.
"Using the term weird, is an indication that they don't understand us. So it's up to us to educate them and let them know what is it all about." Gary Montejo stated. If Otaku's like them are having fun being their favorite character, how much more if fellow Otaku's would watch cosplayers live in action!
If you want to see cosplayers in an Anime/ Cosplay/Hobby conventions, here are some schdules for you to see them live:
The First Cebu Comics Convention
September 25, 2010
Activity Center, Ayala Center Cebu,
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Hobbies Cnvention: HOBCON "IMPERIA" 2010
October 10, 2010
Activity Center, Ayala Center Cebu
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Anime Face-Off: A Cosplay Competition
May Aldemita (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
Hope to see you guys all there! Don't forget to "like" Anime Otaku Crib facebook page to see latest post and updates.
Visit also my personal blog www.euniceenrera.blogspot.com
featuring my cosplay works, photoshoots and everyday rants. :)