Cebu Cosplay | Power of 4 North Atrium Cosplay Showdown


The event was supposed to start by 1pm but gladly, I followed the Filipino time and got there an hour later.XD I had time to scout for empty front row seats. The place was really small, smaller than the event hall in Parkmall. The cosplay event started past 2pm.

judges

The event started with a parade of cosplayers then followed by a dance performance, introduction of judges then more intermission numbers. I think there was an overflow of intermission numbers plus declaration of love (through singing) to their significant others. As the hosts said, it feels more like a February than April.


For the cosplay competition, there was a total of 11 contestants. The first contestant was a pair of Domo-kun(s). They really did a nice job and performed a cute dance number. While looking at them, I expected them to have assistant around to help them in walking but to my surprise, they can walk perfectly fine by themselves, they even walked down the stairs, TWICE!


Then there was Tony Stark, who really gave a very entertaining skit. If I remembered correctly, he was the one cosplaying as GoTenks in COSMOSIS. He performed a re-enactment of the first time tony Stark created the flying thingies.


Then there was Kazuki from Getbackers, obviously the crowd favorite. The skit was really entertaining and fast-paced. I was glad they used English for the dubs. My favorite part for their skit was the costume change and using the 2nd floor to rain props. Very impressive.


It seems like there was a singing competition held withing the cosplay competition, 3 of them sang for their skits.=D


Then there was a dude from Skyrim, he was really in character., from his movement to the voice. I give him 10/10 for character personification.


Let's not forget about the Gray Fullbuster cosplayer who's skit was action packed.  He used 3 weapons for his skit. A sword, a hammer and a canon.


A special number, in the form of a skit, was performed by Jessica Ouano and her friends. They cosplayed as characters from Adventure Time. It was really fun.


I only discovered that there were booths when the emcees announced it. I was like, "There is??!". I was not able to notice it since the booths were placed inside a room and the entrance was not very attractive. It was just a plain glass door. As I went in, there were booths from GECCOS, Cebu Cosplay Hub and Red Jelly to name a few. They were selling button pins, contact lenses, wigs and some props. There were also booths from the sponsors like the milk tea and beauty soaps.

For the judges' part, I suggest they tell the contestants the truth for that is where they will learn from their mistakes. As a constant spectator of cosplay competitions, I can differentiate a good skit from a bad one. And I can tell from the judges reactions when a bad skit is performed. I know it's somekinda hard to tell the participants what went wrong but honestly telling them will really help the cosplayers a lot.

As for the technical team, there were lots of mistakes. I think there are times that they are not alert. The emcees often ask them to lower the background music since they can't be heard.



There was a dance number before announcing the winners. While the intermission was on going, I noticed that there was someone dancing beside the stage. Troll sighted!!=D A girl was wearing a Troll mask and dancing to her heart's content. Then to our amusement, she went to the stage and danced with the performers. I can tell that it was not scripted based on the face of the performers. hehe. It was really amusing.


For the winners, they deserve it.

More pictures at Tempest Films' FB page.

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Covered this event for Tempest Films. I was never confident in my photography skills and I'm glad this set turned out okay.=]

Blue hair



My third attempt at hair chalking. 1st was yellow but it looked white, 2nd was red but it looked a little too normal for me and lastly was blue, which looks pretty cool. And if you're wondering why I did not choose violet, well there is none in the soft pastel set that I bought. ppffftt... Buying the 24 pcs soft pastel would cost me a fortune. haha

That picture is the only image I had. This was taken before I curled it and sprayed hair spray so it looks a little dull. I was not expecting to go out of the house that day but I was asked to go on an errand and got drenched in the rain which ruined the look. That explains why I don't have other pictures. hahaha

Steps:
-apply soft pastel to strands of wet hair
-wait for hair to dry
-carefully comb colored hair
-iron or curl colored hair
-it's up to you to apply hair spray or not

Pros:
-temporary
-lots of colors to choose from

Cons:
-it transfers to your clothes, face, comb or anything that the soft pastel comes in contact with or in short, messy.XD
-looks kinda dull without hair spray
-takes a lot of time

But this is really fun to do.;D

BLK Limited Edition with figma Black Rock Shooter Beast


BLK Limited Edition is an artbook by the Black Rock Shooter illustrator Huke. The limited edition comes with the Black Rock Shooter Beast(BRSB) figma and a postcard with a code a the back. The shipping really killed me since this weighs 2.6kg

At first, I thought of just buying this for the sake of the figma and just sell the artbook later. I was expecting the artbook to be just a little bigger of the BRS the game artbook. But it was huge! Its' dimension is A4. And as I held the book, I just couldn't stand selling it. Each page is just so beautifully illustrated that I just can't help staring at them. I really love Huke's works; dark and cool.

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The BLK Limited Edition is packaged in a brown box covered with plastic. As you open the box, you can see the artbook also covered in plastic and the BRSB box covered with a white paper(not in the pictures since I was so excited and tore the paper right away. haha).

front                                               back

top


The BRSB figma comes in a black box. It is grayish in the pictures and has black spatters on it. It looks really nice. The postcard is found inside the figma box. At the back of the postcard, you will find a code that you need to input in their site and I think it will give you a BRSB avatar.

front                                                 back

spine

The artbook is really heavy! It has 240 pages of Huke's illustrations. The artbook is somewhat divided into parts. There's the Black Rock Shooter artworks, the a part dedicated solely to the Black Rock Shooter Beast, a part for the Stein's Gate and the last would be some random illustrations.

BRSB figma                                        postcard   

This is something that I can say that it is worth every cent! The 240 page artbook is full of wonderful illustrations and the BRSB figma looks really amazing(will do a separate review for this).

Here are some sample artworks from the BLK artbook.






Figure Review | figma White Rock Shooter

It's about time I worked on my figure reviews. First up would be the White Rock Shooter(WRS) figma which I got last August from the White Premium Box.


White Rock Shooter is the main antagonist in the PSP game: Black Rock Shooter the Game. True to her name, her clothing is mostly white with a little bit of gray stripes here and there. She wields a scythe called the White Scythe and she has mechanical wings. A pink flame emanates out of her right eye. Some say the flame's color is magenta but I say it's pink. haha

The Box



The WRS figma is bundled with the PSP game and other stuffs in one box. This is my first encounter with a figma that has a two-layer plastic container.

WRS and its accessories are wrapped with smooth plastic sheets to prevent the paint from chipping off.

The Accessories

Every figma comes with a stand and base; WRS has the usual. She comes with 2 extra faces. I call them the rage face and the teasing face. I call her default face the sinister face.XD




Along with the pink flame are her 4 pairs of extra hands, a scythe, a hoodie, her wings and the stuff that connects her wings to her back. And of course the resealable plastic that comes with every figma.=D

White Rock Shooter


WRS has pointy twin pony tails. When I say pointy, it means that it can stab prick you when you are not careful. Her hair is made up of a matte material. Her base hair is grayish and it gradually changes to white as it reaches the tips of the pony tails while her bangs start as white then turns gray as it reaches the tips.


As I mentioned earlier, WRS's dominant color is white but as I examined the figure, her her jacket and shorts are painted pearl white. You will also see a bit of glitter on her clothes. Her stockings, shoes, and top are made up of a matte material. I really love how the sculptor used different materials to make the figure feel more real.


Mechanical wings attaches at her back when she enters full battle mode! Her wings, in my opinion, are the best accessory for this figma. It looks really cool and awesome! These wings are, again, pointy. You can twist the blades of the wings to your liking. The spines of the wings are bendable.

White Scythe


The White Scythe is mostly white with a translucent pink blade. The handle has 2 portions: the black and white. You can actually detach the white part so that you can slip WRS's hands into the black part.

Cons..


-I noticed that her bangs were not cut and cleaned properly.
-There are black smudges on her legs that was already there when I opened her.
-The zippers were not properly painted.
-The wings may look good but posing them with WRS is a challenge. It keeps falling off every time I try on a different pose or even when I just move her a teeny tiny bit. Are any of you experiencing this? or am I the only one?=/
-Her slouching is obvious when you remove her hood.

Another awesome figma added to my small collection. White Rock Shooter is the white among the blacks.=D

more pictures here

/*will add my rating on soon since I left my list somewhere*/