Cosplay Mania 2012 is Coming your Way Head Strong on it’s Fifth Year

Written by Tomio Satou

19 September 2012

We believe September is the busiest month for the Philippine Cosplay Community due to a lot of events lined up.

Although we have already enjoyed half of these events, there are still a lot to expect by the end of the month with biggest and most anticipated Cosplay event in the country.®, in cooperation with Brother International Philippines Corporation, Sony Philippines and Animax, is proud to present Cosplay Mania ’12 happening on September 29 and 30, 2012 at the SMX Convention Center Function Rooms 3 to 5, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. The event will start at 11:00am and run up to 9:00pm for both days.


Cosplay Mania ’12 Poster

What are the highlights of  this year’s Cosplay Mania? Here’s a rundown of things to come!

  • Cosplay Tournament of Champions Grand Finals – Finalists of  TORCH battle it to become Philippines’ representatives for the Asian Regional Cosplay Championships this year.
  • Project Cosplay: Solo and Group Cosplay Competitions – Cosplayers showcase their talents in bringing their favorite characters to life on stage!
  • Costume Building Contest – Teams rush to complete their costume creations in a limited amount of time and then compete in physical challenge. This activity is set with a back story to which makes the competition more exciting.
  • Cosplay Snapshot Project volume 3 – On it’s third installment, showcases stunning cosplay photography which are entries from photographers here and abroad.
  • Cosplay Checkers – features a creative twist on a board game favorite which shows an entertaining battle between teams of cosplayers.
  • Amazing  Cosplay Videos Caught on Tape – an amateur cosplay video contest which is enthralling and funny.
  • Photobomb Contest – A stage team challenge where participants compete to be included in the final photo.

There are also other booth activities which await you on both days of the event!

Besides the event line up, Cosplay Mania ’12 brings two notable Japanese cosplayers  as their guest of honor!


KANAME☆ is a renowned Japanese cosplayer known for his portrayal of Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII Advent Children and has been a judge and guest of honor in various anime and cosplay events in Southeast Asia including Anime Festival Asia, in the past years.

麗華 REIKA is  a  famous  cosplayer  who  is  consistently  tops  the  World  Cosplay  user  rankings.  Her portrayals of Barnaby Brooks Jr. from Tiger And Bunny and Ren Jinguuji from Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ are hit among cosplay enthusiasts worldwide.

Both renowned cosplayers will be visiting the Philippines for the very first time. And will be having a exclusive meet and greet session during the event.

Aside from KANAME☆ and 麗華 REIKA,  Singaporean cosplayer JESUKE returns again to Cosplay Mania ’12 completing this year’s Guests of Honor.

JESUKE has been the first cover feature of Cosplay Gen: Worldwide Cosplay Magazine and her cosplay prowess continues to shine, with her renditions of Dark Mousy from DN Angel, Squall Leonhart from Final Fantasy 8 and Sakata Gintoki from Gintama!

Well what can we say? This year’s Cosplay Mania ’12 so jam packed! And we know everyone is excited to be part of it! Don’t forget grab your tickets now at all SM Cinemas or online at!

Sakura Index will be covering this event! We hope to see everyone there! 😀

Photo credits:  Zenith/Cosplay Mania.

For   more   information   on   Cosplay   Mania   ’12   or,   please   call   (+632)568.5415   or (+63) 917.4785714, or email



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