Fantasm Cosplay Challenge Finals

The finals for the Fantasm Cosplay Challenge 2017 will finally be held at Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2017 Finals on May 21, 2017, Sunday.  There will be a total of 30 finalists.  We have included winners also from Mata Expo 2017, Anime Explosion R2 and the 3 cosplay winners at Cosmic Con 2017.

During the day of the finals, we will also be randomly selecting 5 cosplayers who we feel deserves to be part of the Fantasm Cosplay Finals wildcard, so dress in your best and most realistic cosplay because who knows you might even win.


Fantasm Cosplay Challenge 2017 Finals Prizes

  • Fantasm Award – Php4,000 Ayala Malls Electronic Gift Certificate.
  • Engaging Award – Php1,000 Ayala Malls Electronic Gift Certificate.
  • Costume Award – Php1,000 Ayala Malls Electronic Gift Certificate.
  • Realism Award – Php1,000 Ayala Malls Electronic Gift Certificate.
  • Difficulty Award – Php1,000 Ayala Malls Electronic Gift Certificate.

Fantasm Cosplay Challenge 2017 Finalists

*** To those in the list please CLICK THIS LINK TO CONFIRM.

*** Those in BOLD LETTERS have confirmed already

  1. Jayzon Tabuzo (Malolos City Fantasm Cosplay Challenge)
  2. Lester Espiritu (Malolos City Fantasm Cosplay Challenge)
  3. Ulysess Fabila (Malolos City Fantasm Cosplay Challenge)
  4. Pete Mendoza (Malolos City Fantasm Cosplay Challenge)
  5. Sergio Sta.Ana (Malolos City Fantasm Cosplay Challenge)
  6. Diego Cinco (Marilao Fantasm Cosplay Challenge)
  7. Joren Dave Selda (Marilao Fantasm Cosplay Challenge)
  8. Hitoshi Kazama (Marilao Fantasm Cosplay Challenge)
  9. Raven Akira Sta. Ana (Marilao Fantasm Cosplay Challenge)
  10. Bolen Lareza (Marilao Fantasm Cosplay Challenge)
  11. Shasi Malagad (Molino Fantasm Cosplay Challenge)
  12. Aitch Agnote (Molino Fantasm Cosplay Challenge)
  13. Jefferson Laurente (Molino Fantasm Cosplay Challenge)
  14. Pearl Laurente (Molino Fantasm Cosplay Challenge)
  15. Icee Ticar (Mata Expo 2017)
  16. Bryan Javier (Mata Expo 2017)
  17. Renzo Alferez (Anime Explosion R2)
  18. Roldan Paras (Anime Explosion R2)
  19. Aira Joy Antonio (Anime Explosion R2)
  20. Marinela Chanco (Anime Explosion R2)
  21. Euna Angelo (Anime Explosion R2)
  22. EJ Quintos (Runner-up Nihonfest 2017 COSPLAY BATTLE: Conscript Corps – Clothed)
  23. Christian Umali (Winner Nihonfest 2017 COSPLAY BATTLE: Armored Division)
  24. Kyle Hillard Naron (Winner Nihonfest 2017  COSPLAY BATTLE: Junior Command Echelon – Chibi)
  25. Johnrick Fajardo (Winner The Cosmic ONE (Individual) at Cosmic Con 2017)
  26. Bruce Kevin Dimabayao (Runner-Up The Cosmic ONE (Individual) at Cosmic Con 2017)
  27. Wildcard 1
  28. Wildcard 1
  29. Wildcard 2
  30. Wildcard 3
  31. Wildcard 4
  32. Wildcard 5

Fantasm Cosplay Challenge 2017 Finals Rules and Mechanics

  1. All character from any genre be it Western or Japanese are welcome to join (comics, anime, movie, manga, game, toy, etc,)
  2. Any type of costume are welcome, be it cloth, rubber sheet, fiber or others.
  3. All National Officers of Naruto Cosplayers PH are disqualified from joining the competition and this includes not only the Top 4 main officers but everyone including Chapter Presidents.
  4. No member of the staff or organizing committee will be allowed to participate in the cosplay event competition.
  5. All cosplayers are required to submit 2 copies of their characters reference photo in detail.
  6. Each will be given a total of five (5) minutes stage performance.
  7. Cosplayers are advised to be in costume at least an hour before the competition starts.
  8. Cosplayers should be in the holding area at least 30 minutes before the event starts.
  9. All competitors will be asked to read the Rules and Mechanics and sign that they have read and understood
  10. Dangerous stunts, metal props and other dangerous objects or props will not be allowed.
  11. In case of destruction or damage due to a contestants cosplay act, the cosplayer will be the one to answer for the said damages.
  12. The decisions of the judges are final.
  13. Winners who are announced and not present will be contacted via mobile phone to arrange collection of prizes. A representative from the organizing team will collect the prize in their behalf.

Fantasm Cosplay Challenge 2017 Finals Judging

  1. There will four (4) judges which will judge each criteria.
  2. Judges for this competition will be selected based on their knowledge and expertise to judge the particular criteria.
  3. All Judges will be asked to sign a Judge Contract and Agreement.
  4. The judges will only be concentrating on the criteria which he/she is assigned.
  5. Criteria for judging are as follow s:
    • COSTUME – 25% – how similar the costume is to the original character and to the reference photo submitted.
    • REALISM – 25% – how realistic the portrayal of the character is.
    • ENGAGEMENT – 25% – how engaging the character is with the people at the event and with other characters.
    • DIFFICULTY – 25% – how difficult the chosen character is.
  6. These criteria is applicable not only on stage but also off the stage.
  7. The highest from each of the criteria will determine the winner for the SPECIAL AWARDS, however, in order to confirm the winner the judge uncharged of that criteria must confirmed and seek the approval of the majority of the judges.
  8. The overall cosplayer with the highest score will win the major award, FANTASM COSPLAY AWARD.
  9. Overall Scoring Summary will be released online and posted.
  10. Decision of the Judges is final and irrevocable.

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