Cosplay Mania is only Days Away!

Are you ready for the Biggest Cosplay Event of the Year? On October 1 and 2 of 2011, get ready for the grandest, most exciting cosplay event in the country!

Sponsored by, in cooperation with Brother International Philippines Corporation, Sony Philippines, SM Accessories Character Shop, and My|Phone, is proud to bring to you Cosplay Mania ’11!

This is a 2-day event that will be held on SMX Convention Center Function Rooms 3 to 5, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. The event will start from 11 am to 9 pm for both days.

The meaning of Cosplay is derived from the portmanteau of “costume” and “play” where people, usually anime, cartoon, and action fanatics dress up.

Cosplay Mania was first held in 2008 in Megatrade Hall 3 in SM Megamall (where any otaku, anime, and convention events usually held).

For it’s third year, Cosplay Mania decided to rename its title to Cosplay Mania X, with the theme “A Decade of Philippine Cosplay”.

Adding X means, X is the roman number of 10, which indicates the years of the Cosplay Tradition here in the Philippines.

This year, the event will be held in a bigger Function Hall, in SMX Convention Center with 5,200 square meters of space.

Other Media partners also include official regional media partner Animax, international print media partner Cosplay Gen, mobile guide partner Guidebook, Crypton Future Media, Bandai, and Hobby Crunch.

In order to accommodate our international guests and partners, we are also partnered with Eurotel Hotel, a popular three-star hotel for this event. All members and Cosplay Mania ’11 supporters can avail of a 20% discount on all bookings at all Eurotel branches until October 15, 2011. To avail of the 20% discount, bookings must be completed via and enter “20COSPLAYMANIA” in the Discount / Privilege field.

And that’s not all! There are more activities, more exhibitors, more prizes, and more surprises!

Activities for Cosplayers and Cosplay Enthusiasts!

What do we have in store for you?

Cosplayers compete, pose, and perform onstage in our Project Cosplay Individual Cosplay
and Group Cosplay Competitions, featuring over 150 individual cosplayers and 5 cosplay
groups. This ever-popular competition is a sure crowd-pleaser. Who will be crowned the best
cosplayers? Find out at the event!

Featuring the ultimate test of a cosplayer’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and costume building
talent, the Costume Building Contest is where teams compete head-to-head to create robot
costumes on-the-spot and within a 5 hour time limit. All materials are provided by the
organizers and only valid tools are used and brought by the participants. Participants then
have to compete in challenges designed to take their costumes to the limit!

Groups of cosplayers do battle in a life-sized chessboard in the intense Cosplay Checkmate!
Witness or join this fun and light battle between teams of cosplayers!

Budding moviemakers create and submit their cosplay videos to compete in the CosTube
Contest! Contestants’ creativity is put to the limit. May the best video win!

The best cosplay photographs from the country’s top cosplay photographers are featured in
an amazing photobook via the Cosplay Snapshot Project volume 2.

Exhibitor booths in their very own hall offer everything a budding cosplayer wants… and
more! Make sure you have your wallet and credit cards ready. You never know what
bargains you might see here!

And the much awaited Cosplay Tournament of Champions (TORCH) II Grand Finals!

A Nationwide Event… Leading to International Glory

Cosplay Mania ’11 also features the final round of the Cosplay Tournament of Champions II!
Started in 2010 as part of the celebration of a decade of cosplay, the Cosplay Tournament of Champions, or TORCH, was the first truly nationwide cosplay competition. Cosplayers from around the country competed in different legs with the finalists competing in Cosplay Mania X. This year, there are more legs with more finalist teams competing for the glory! For the months leading up to Cosplay Mania ‘11, cosplayers from around the country have competed in a series of preliminary legs in various SM Malls nationwide. The winning pair from each leg will compete in the Finals and will be judged by a specially-selected panel of international judges, specifically cosplayers of renown throughout Asia.
The winner of the final round will not only receive prizes and the honor of being crowned the champion in this tournament, but will also represent the Philippines as its official entry to the Asian Regional Cosplay Championships in Anime Festival Asia ’11 in Singapore!
Witness the Event!

Be a part of this great event! Buy your tickets now at all SM Cinemas or online at! We’ll see you at the SMX Convention Center on October 1 and 2, 2011!


The owner and the author, John Paolo Acelajado, is currently working as an Online Advertiser for Resorts World Manila, and currently taking freelance jobs online. The blog discusses gadget reviews, blogger events, movies, product reviews, travel and food reviews, and many more. I also do photoblogs and I go to numerous events. Add me at

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