Photos of the Better Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2)

Photos of the Better Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2)

Here’s a perspective. From the shots I’ve shown in my ToyCon 2011 Cosplay Day 1 post, I got two unexpected reactions offline. One from a Singaporean friend, born and raised in Singapore, where else, and siblings who have no connection whatsoever in the cosplay/otaku scene and who just happened to see the cosplay photos last night. I asked Singaporean friend what she thinks of the cosplay scene in the Philippines from the 20 shots she’s seen so far. The reply, “oh, definitely better than Singapore’s.” Give yourselves a huge pat on the back everyone! Your passion knows no bounds and it translates to your craft. The best ones seem to still get better and the rest follows suit. Of course, I told Singaporean friend that I’ve already weeded out the not so appealing shots from the set, where most of them were my fault and my cam’s.

UPDATE: I received this message an hour after this post, “FRITZY I saw your second post! HEHE OF COURSE the cosplay scene is better in PH!!! Look at Jayem! JUST LOOK AT HIM!!!! <3333 *fans self* He’d better stay away from me or i’d totally molest him LOLOLOL” (and then I died laughing)

Friend number 2 and her sibling were checking out the photos last night and the sibling told her he’s seen cosplayers in Megamall two years ago and he says it looks as though it’s tremendously improved. I don’t know how friend managed to hear her brother’s comments because all I can hear from her the entire time we talked is how she’s so stoked about JayEm Sison’s physique to the point of her saying “if you manage to get to know the guy, please tell him I’m inviting him over for dinner. His choice of resto. On me.” Way to go JayEm! And she’s about to get married that girl.

Before the shots, let me again share with you…

Another Perspective

I mentioned I joined the ToyClicks Toy Photography contest during the con. The subject is a Major Motoko Kusanagi toy from McFarlaine manufactured a decade ago in 2000. I bought it in February for 700 from an online seller. I got it sealed but look at the state of the box.

GITS McFarlane Motoko Kusanagi box

GITS McFarlane Motoko Kusanagi box

I took the toy out of the box for the first time in March, saying her beauty doesn’t deserve to be sealed in that way. LOL the first two shots I got of her shortly after are:

Major Motoko Kusanagi First Shot

Major Motoko Kusanagi Second Shot

I was so tempted to just submit the second shot but some inspiration hit me to create this:

Major Motoko Kusanagi Final ToyClicks Entry for Toycon

Major Motoko Kusanagi Final ToyClicks Entry for Toycon

No digital manipulation whatsoever. It may have lost but I’m not giving up on toy photography just yet if only because friends think the final output was stellar. They have good taste and perfectly heightened senses, what else can I say. Hahaha.

Cosplay Photos from Day 2. Finally.

I was only planning to roam around taking shots of very random cosplayers who I think deserve the bandwidth I was told to judge the Group Cosplay and Game Girl Cosplay event so my Fritzparazziing continued in front of the stage from 5PM onwards so there. I would have loved to take photos of Kristell Lim and the SuckerPunch girls but I could not anymore find them after the competition. I’m so sorry Kristell, Gab Lopez, Katrina Pallon, et al. I really tried finding you, I swear! Apologizing on plurk isn’t enough. Seriously.

Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2)

I may have forgotten to ask who their characters are but this shot is my favorite


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Jalec Rodriguez as Cloud Strife from FF VII

Jalec Rodriguez as Cloud Strife from FF VII


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Lyron Aquino in Rockman cosplay

The ultra-talented Lyron Aquino in Rockman cosplay


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Wing Zero cosplay from Gundam Wing

Wing Zero cosplay from Gundam Wing


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Zafina cosplay from Tekken

Zafina cosplay from Tekken


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Chrome Dokuro cosplay from Katekyo Hitman Reborn

Chrome Dokuro cosplay from Katekyo Hitman Reborn


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2)

Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Miwha Haga & Michiko Haga, non-cosplayers

Miwha Haga & Michiko Haga, non-cosplayers. Just the prettiest twins at ToyCon


Official facebook page of Miwha and Michiko

Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2)

Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Hikaru Shidou cosplay from Magic Knight Rayearth

Hikaru Shidou cosplay from Magic Knight Rayearth


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Alodia Gosiengfiao as Haruhi-chan Suzumiya from the series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Alodia Gosiengfiao as Haruhi-chan Suzumiya from the series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Super Sentai cosplay

Super Sentai cosplay


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Red Lion Ranger cosplay from the Power Rangers Wild Force series

Red Lion Ranger cosplay from the Power Rangers Wild Force series


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Red Tiger Ranger from the Power Rangers Jungle Fury series

Red Tiger Ranger from the Power Rangers Jungle Fury series


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Shiba Kaoru cosplay from the Samurai Sentai Shinkenger series

Shiba Kaoru cosplay from the Samurai Sentai Shinkenger series


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Gokai Red cosplay from the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger series

Gokai Red cosplay from the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger series


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Bouken Red from the GoGo Sentai Boukenger series

Bouken Red from the GoGo Sentai Boukenger series


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Omega Red cosplay

Omega Red cosplay


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Storm and Rogue cosplay

Storm and Rogue cosplay


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Kia Keary as the Phoenix Jean Grey

Kia Keary as the Phoenix Jean Grey


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Pyro cosplay

Pyro cosplay


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Daken and X-23 cosplay

Daken and X-23 cosplay


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Kevin Bautista in Cyclops cosplay

Kevin Bautista in Cyclops cosplay


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Justice League cosplay by Justice PH

Justice League cosplay by Justice PH. Left click to view full-sized image.


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Aries Garin in Superman cosplay

Aries Garin in Superman cosplay


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Christophe Pacaud in Aquaman cosplay

Christophe Pacaud in Aquaman cosplay


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) PVZ cosplay

PVZ cosplay


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Terra cosplay from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

Terra cosplay from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Dukesa Melendrez as Rizfis Luttiva Mente of Shuraki Trinity

Dukesa Melendrez as Rizfis Luttiva Mente of Shuraki Trinity


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Chai Chen as Needa Shuetlitch of Shuraki Trinity

Chai Chen as Needa Shuetlitch of Shuraki Trinity


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Hidan cosplay from Naruto

Hidan cosplay from Naruto


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Jazminne Huang as Amy (Siren) from Grand Chase

Jazminne Huang as Amy (Siren) from Grand Chase


Cosplayers at the 10th ToyCon 2011 (Cosplay Day 2) Samantha de Guzman as The Engraver from Fatal Frame III The Tormented

Samantha de Guzman as The Engraver from Fatal Frame III The Tormented

If you know who the person is and/or the character they’re portraying, should the caption show a blank, do leave me a comment below so I can populate and give credit. Thanks in advance. That’s it for ToyCon 2011! See you next year!

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