Naruto Cosplayers PH media team was at Resorts World, Manila last May 31, 2014 to cover this year’s ToyCon Epic Launch. ToyCon, one of the biggest event every year for toys, comics, and hobbyist gathering and known as the biggest Pop Culture event in the Philippines. The said event, organized by Collectibles Unlimited and Resorts World Manila, the launching had been successful and showed a great start for what the event would be on June 20-22, 2014.
There are lots of activities, booths, and also talks from different toy collectors, comic book collectors, about what would be happening for the new DC Comics “New 52,” generation of Bat Man comics and movies, and the 75th anniversary celebration of Bat Man.
There are also talks about they latest in Gaming presented by team of Reimaru Files and also about Costume-Making presented by Sir Jay-Ar Buelos, father of one of the known chibi cosplayer Izaiah Luke Buelos.
The Press Conferences started around 5pm. As they also launch the official poster for ToyCon 2014, they also talked about what people will expect for the upcoming main event – ToyCon 2014 at Megatrade Hall 1-2-3, SM Megamall. It will be the 13th year of ToyCon and they also shared different activities and events that will happened on the main event. “What makes ToyCon successful is that, meeting people who love the same thing together happened here,” said by Sir Victor Yap from Philippine ToyCon.
After the press conference was the competition of the World Cosplay Summit (WCS )National Capital Region qualifiers. There were three teams competed for the NCR representatives but in the end, all of them are qualified to join the finals of WCS that will also happened on the main event.
First place winners are Abraham Cruz and Krizdel Ingreso as Maria and Reinhart (Knights in the Nightmare). Tie for second place are the team of Erika Garbin and George Valentin as Lightning and Snow Villers (Final Fantasy XXIII – Lightning Returns), and the team of Karlonne Santos and Samantha Ahorro as Genesis and Minerva (Final Fantasy – Crisis Core).
After the WCS NCR qualifiers competition was the Cosplay Competiton Open Category. Cosplayers showcased their different winning skits and show-off their awesome costumes as they compete for the ToyCon 2014 Epic Launch winner. In the end, chibi cosplayer Izaiah Luke Buelos won the cosplay competition with his cosplay as Veldskud from Dragon Nest.
ToyCon 2014 Epic Launch was all in all a success. And everyone should look forward for the upcoming big event on June 20-22, TOYCON PH: The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention as they will celebrate their 13th year.
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