Monday, October 10, 2011

CEDf-IT Cosplay HD Harajuku District Event Details + Guidelines + Advance Ticket Reservation

Another exciting event for Japanese culture enthusiast alike! Cosplay HD (Harajuku District) will be held at Ayala Linear Park, Cebu Business Park across Marriott hotel on October 28 and 29, 2010.

Harajuku is the common name for the area around Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Line in theShibuya ward of Tokyo, Japan. Where people dressed up as Gothic Lolita (also gothic loli) Visual Kei, Ganguro, Gyaru, Kogal, to "cute" Kawaii style clothing and cosplayers dressed up as their favorite cartoon, game and anime characters. Harajuku is also a fashion capital of the world, renowned for its unique street fashion. Fashion designers in the world also made their own piece inspired by Japanese street fashion and intergraded throughout the world. 

Photo By: Kira and Daishi

Photo By: Kira and Daishi
People who wear outrageous outfits like these in the streets of Harajuku wear these outfits in everyday life! Harajuku is mainly a runway for these people. It takes guts to wear something different and to think about the world without Harajuku is unimaginable.

Photo By: Kira and Daishi
Just like the streets of Harajuku, Cosplay HD (Harajuku District) are putting up a theme inspired by anything going on in the streets of Harajuku in Japan. A festive night with live bands, dancers, musical performers and various artists to celebrate the feel. In Harajuku, there are also stores and shops for their own like for teenagers to afford. Just like them, this event will have mini stores, food stalls, fashion, souvenir shops and outlets for sale for us to buy via the event’s ticket coupon and enjoy what it is like in the streets in Harajuku.

 Yes, this event will be held for 2 days but there will also be a Cosplay Photo Exhibit by Cebu Digital Photographers (CDP) at Ayala Center Cebu starting October 24 – 30, 2011 featuring famed Cebuano Cosplayers! October 28 will cover a cosplay workshop conducted by TUXEDO team from Manila. Yes guys, the TUX team will fly all the way from Manila to talk about how TUXEDO team started cosplaying, why cosplay is a part of their life, how to start cosplay, their characterization, cosplay photography, costume making and talking about props making.

Just in case you would not know the TUXEDO team, this right here is a photo that reflected their perfect combination of cosplay, photography and creativity to pose just like the real characters.  Hopefully I get to talk about them in detail for the next post. I’m still trying to get a hold of their approval of posting their cosplay photos. 

Photo By: Erving Go

Photo By: Jonathan "Z3ll" de Belen

Photo By: Jonathan "Z3ll" de Belen

On October 29, 2011, the event will also held a cosplay competition for the following categories:
Kiddo-Cosplay, Male-Cosplay, Female-Cosplay and Group Cosplay and the prizes are:
  • Group Cosplayers – Php 10,000 CASH, Cetificate, and Gift Pack
  • Individual Male Cosplayer – Php 5,000 CASH, Certificate, and Gift Pack
  •  Individual Female Cosplayer – Php 5,000 CASH, Certificate, and Gift Pack
  •  Best Kiddo Cosplayer – Gift Check plus Gift Pack.
The tickets for this event are 200PHP and 500PHP. The 200PHP comes with a Entry to COSPLAY HD - Harajuku District, inclusive of P100 worth money coupon, good as cash in the Event Venue. Good for two days!

Another ticket to be sold at 500PHP includes the entrance to a private room for the workshop, snacks, Cosplay event access for the next day, and consumable coupon for stall and shops. The workshop will be held on October 28, 2011, Friday at 1PM-6PM at the Cebu City Sports Club. You may want to make sure you won’t lose your ticket for the next day or else, you need to buy another ticket. L


Reservations for the tickets is actually not allowed at the Privileges Desk in Ayala Center Cebu and the workshop can only accommodate with a limited people of 50  but for Anime Otaku Crib, we will be the one reserving the tickets for you! The tickets will be available on Oct. 12, 2011 on Wednesday this week but the registration for the workshop will be on October 14-25, 2011. It’s up to you if you want to reserve the tickets for the workshop or just for the event entrance and coupon. To reserve your ticket in advance, send me a PM via Facebook or you can look me up at Eunice Enrera in Facebook: 

  • NAME (No screen name/cosplay name allowed)
  • TICKET RESERVATION (Are you going for the 200PHP or 500PHP)

The process for your advance payment will be tru MEET-UP’s at Ayala Center Cebu at Tom’s World from 12NN-4PM everyday starting tomorrow, October 11, 2010 until the limited 50 tickets for the workshop are sold.  

To those who didn’t go to Manila to meet them, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE to actually to meet them, talk to them and perhaps, spazzing infront of them. Lol. But more importantly, getting to learn a few things from them will be much more of a privilege as a cosplayer and as a person too. Miss Jin and the Tux team are really nice people so I myself could not wait to meet them again for the second time! Here is one photo that we have when we met with Jin Joson during Cosplay Mania 2011. 

WIth Atom, Kidd, Miles, Franchi, Me, Jin, Mika and Jessica .
(This photo was taken from our personal DSLR during the event that Miles owned; I just don’t remember who took the photo. I think it was Leandro who took this. haha)

And on October 29, 2011, will be filled by excitement with acoustic live bands, live dancers,  cosplay competition,  harajuku lovers, special guests appearances, night markets, photo ops or photoshoot opportunities, and AMAZING unexpected prizes will be given away! The event will also have a raffle draw so do not lose your ticket! =D

FULL guidelines for the event/workshop and cosplay competetion can be found HERE.

The event is making me excited! Thank you again for reading my post and I hope to see you everyone there! 

All rights reserved, 2010
Written By: Eunice "eun_ice" Enrera
Photos are credited to their respective owners
and attached their site link upon clicking on their names.
I would like to thank Mr. Jonathan de Belen or most popularly 
known as Z3LL Photography in the Philippine cosplay scene for 
the support and help for this article! 
To Mr. Erving Go also for allowing me to use his photos and 
for making me awake with his photo sharing session hahaha. 
To Chai Rico for giving me task worth working for! 

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