Cosplay Mania is a continually growing and evolving institution in the Philippine convention scene, breaking records year after year. Cosplay Mania 2016 raises the bar by launching the Cosplay Mania Event Series and partnering with Sozo for a landmark moment in Philippine pop culture history – the FIRST ever I <3 Anisong in the Philippines
Need a reason to be at Cosplay Mania 2016? Why not 7 reasons to be part of the thrill and excitement, ONLY at Cosplay Mania!
#1: Tons of Freebies
Everybody loves freebies and Cosplay Mania 2016 has got you covered. For as long as supplies last, event attendees will receive con-exclusive goods like a Cosplay Mania/Tokyo Performance Doll fan, 2017 Calendar and Event Guide, and a shopping bag!
Special prizes await participants of this year’s Cosplay Con Quest – a scavenger hunt where con-goers earn stamps by visiting certain shops at Cosplay Mania. Attendees can collect their prizes by showing the completed Con Quest at the redemption booth at Cosshoppe. Con-goers can also look forward to stage contests like the classic Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest for more opportunities to have fun winning freebies!
#2: A Sprawling Exhibit Space
At Cosplay Mania 2016, bigger is better with a whopping 120 exhibits categorized into several distinct zones: Block Buster, Lifestyle, gaming, Collectibles, Meals, and Fan Fair.
Foreign and local sponsors and exhibitors are sure to present everyone with fun activities, hard-to-find items, and convention exclusives! Several off-stage events are sure to enamor visitors, like a Photo Op with a Dragonball Super Saiyan-inspired Design, a Classroom Design and more! Gamers and arcade enthusiasts can look forward to gaming machines like the Quantum-exclusive Pokemon Tretta.
#3 Tremendous Cosplay Contests
Cosplay Mania built its reputation on Cosplay and it seeks to continue this tradition with several Cosplay Contests this year. For the Cosplay Masquerade, secret judges will give special awards to the best cosplayers in wandering Hall EX. It’s the perfect way to recognize talented cosplayers who may be too shy to compete on a big stage. The inaugural Cosplay Idol Group contest is the new venue where aspiring Idol Groups can present their best costumes and performances. Winners will get a cash prize of 50,000 Yen and a chance to be recognized by the Little Akiba Project of Japan, who are always on the lookout for new talent around Asia.
On the Main Stage of Hall SP, Cosplay Mania 2016 will present the cream of the cosplay crop at the Cosplay Solo Showdown and Cosplay Team Battle on Day 1 and the Cosplay: Tournament of Champions and Cosplay Mania Cup on Day 2. Catch the best cosplayers in the country as they showcase their skills as they compete for the most illustrious awards at the biggest cosplay event in the Philippines!
#4 10 Huge International Cosplay Guests
Cosplay Mania is celebrating its 9th birthday with 10 huge international cosplay guests! Yukari Shimotsuki, DD-Tenka, Kirisaki, Rumi, Tomia, Hiko, Ruka, Kaname«, Baozi and Hana will be coming to greet their avid fans. Visiting from all over East Asia, these cosplay superstars are truly masters of their craft, garnering a large following around the region. Cosplay Mania 2016 is a great opportunity to see these talented individuals up close and personal!
#5 A Hefty Serving of Meet & Greets and Exclusive Merchandise
Cosplay Mania’s Meet & Greet sessions are great for both guests and attendee, providing a cozy and comfortable atmosphere for everyone. The entire process is orderly, with numbered seats and quick lines. Cosplay Guests AND Concert Guests will provide regular autographs, photo opportunities, and exclusive merchandise.
#6 Ground-breaking Cosplay JAM X I <3 Anisong Concert
This is it! The Philippines is getting big time! Cosplay Mania 2016 is partnering with Sozo to bring the first-ever I<3 Anisong Concert to the Philippines! Filipino fans will finally be able to see popular and up-and-coming Japanese performers like Tokyo Performance Domo, Starmarie, Kanako Ito, Riho Iida, and Back On! For those who want to know more about the guest artists, click the links above!
The Cosplay Mania Jam X I <3 Anisong concert will feature reserved VIP Seating and a Premium Standing Area as well as all the bells and whistles you may have come to expect for a world-class concert. VIP’s will be provided Lumica Light sticks for free to light up the both evenings in style.
Best of all, the concert is incredibly affordable with prices starting at just P599 for Gold, P1,499 for Premium and P2,499 for VIP Seating per night! These prices also include access to all other areas of the convention except the exclusive Meet & Greets.
#7 This is Your Chance to Make an Impact
“The FUTURE of J-Events in the Philippines rests squarely on YOUR shoulders!”
For a long time, the Philippines is considered the laggard among our ASEAN and regional neighbors when it comes popular Japanese musical performances. But now, Cosplay Mania 2016 is giving all of us J-Music fans a chance to prove to the international community and the Japanese music industry that the Philippines is indeed a viable, sustainable, and profitable market. We must act on the faith that Japanese musicians have for the Filipino fan base to make concerts jam-packed and enjoyable, for guests and concert-goers alike.
When we all heard that Cosplay Mania partnered with Sozo, the organizers of AFA – Anime Festival Asia, the news blew our collective pants off. A successful Cosplay Mania Jam X I <3 Anisong will bring us one step closer to being able to see artists like Aimer, JAM Project, TM Revolution, and even Scandal. Attending the concert is a surefire investment to seeing even more and even bigger acts in the future for the Philippines. Hopefully, there will be no more need to have to save up to travel abroad to see your favorite artists, when they could just have their own concerts on our own shores.
We’re all in this together. Buy your tickets or upgrade if you haven’t. Invite your friends and fellow J-music fans to watch. Promote it on all your social media feeds and through word of mouth. Cosplay Mania can only provide one-half of the equation. The other half of the equation for success lies in your actions.
“It has all built up to this moment. The FUTURE of J-Events and concerts is now in YOUR hands.”
Cosplay.ph or Cosplay Philippines is the premier event organizer for cosplay events in the Philippines. Conceived in 2006 by a group of cosplayers and event staff, Cosplay.ph’s goal has always been to promote cosplay as a healthy and positive activity and to bring cosplayers from all over the world together in a spirit of celebration and collaboration.
Organizing, managing and producing dozens of events throughout the country, Cosplay.ph has established itself as one of the most professional and pioneering event organizers in the country.