CausePlay

POF 2018 partners with Hands of God Charity Works for CausePlay

Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2018 partners with Hands of God Charity Works for its Cosplay for a Cause (CausePlay) during the June 2-3eventt.  Part of the proceeds of the event will be used to fund an outreach that will be done together by Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) and Hands of God.  The partnership was arrived at January 19 during an online discussion and with coordination with event partner FurryPinas 2018. Continue reading →

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Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2018: Ai Opens for Exhibitors and Partners

Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2018: Ai is now open for exhibitors, partners and sponsors sign-up.  The event will be at Fairview Terraces on June 2-3, 2018.  “Love” is the main theme for this years POF and will focus on spreading love to the community.  Because POF 2017 is dubbed as one of the most successful event, this year POF promises to be more exciting and engagement driven.

Official hashtags for the event are #PinoyOtakuFestival, #POF2018, #POFAi and #LoveStartAtFairviewTerraces.

UPDATES

  • BOOTH APPLICATION IS CLOSED
  • We are still ACCEPTING MEDIA PARTNERSHIP and SPONSORS (without the booth)

Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2018 Highlights

POF 2018 will highlight some of the key competition designed by Naruto Cosplayers Philippines.  Among these competitions are:

  • Cosplay Idol Season 4 (Wildcard and Finals).  The search for the cosplayer with the talent, creativity and performance,
  • CosCraft Finals.  Costume makers and their apprentice cosplayers face off in the final battle.
  • CosSpoof Round 2.  A comedic way to do a group cosplay competition.
  • The Ultimate Singing Idol.  The first ever multi-category singing competition.  Categories will be Karaoke Duet (sing to the tune of your favorite anime, cartoons or movie theme song in duet style), Tagalized Star (translate your favorite anime theme song into its own Filipino counterpart), and Banzai! (translate your favorite OPM songs into your own Japanese version as long as there is no official translation or version yet).
  • Animazing Race.  Compete and accomplish challenges with other teams in order to be the Ultimate Anime Team.
  • Otaki Game Challenge.  This year we are bringing more interactive games including “Singing Bee”, “Who Wants to Be The Ultimate Otaku?”, “Anime Feud”, “Deal or No Deal”,  “Guess the Price” and “I Can do That.”
  • More cosplay competition with “Your Cosplay Sounds Familiar,”Crossdress Cosplay Competition,” and “Duo Cosplay Partners Competition.”

Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2017

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Partners for Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2018: Ai

POF 2018 is a co-organized event with Ayala Malls Fairview Terraces.  This year’s partners includes Team Raket, Rocx Tees, Tina n Cross Stitch, Kiyasuriin, Matsuri! Matsuri!, Fancy Moi, ClickTheCity, Wazzup Pilipinas, El Chorizo Cosplay Group, The Otaku Philippines (TOP), Anime Cosplay Colors, The Cosplay and Anime Cafe (Arkadymac.Com), Cosplay Against Bullying, Blue Pirate Channel, Reverie Wonderland, Ayaldev.com, Mauvish Crimson, Gameseer PH, The Products Blog and OtakuPlay PH.

More partners are expected to join the event as the year ends, so be sure to check out the form and fill it out.

Exhibitors, Partners, and Sponsors for Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2018: Ai

More than 4,000 people attended the event in 2017 and we hope to gather more attendees this year.  Also, POF 2018 is the fifth Pinoy Otaku Festival and had always been a free event as a way of giving back to the community in the Philippines.  Interested exhibitors, booth concessionaires, partners or sponsors may fill out the online form below to join the event.

What’s our difference with other events?

  • We have our own media and blogging network.
  • We have a huge following on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Our event is free.
  • We offer online ads for you up to 12 months.
  • You helped us create an awesome event
  • We are active online.  You can check the POF 2018 event page on Facebook too.

REGISTRATION FOR POF 2018 PARTNERS IS NOW CLOSE

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Cosplay Against Bullying needs YOU now!

Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) is in full support of the efforts of our counterpart Naruto Cosplayers USA (NCUS) to raise funds to support the Cosplay Against Bullying Campaign.  We all all part of a group of sci-fi/fantasy enthusiasts dedicating our time to spreading a message of friendship and ending hate both on and offline.

CAB-profile1More than a year ago, Myk Castillo from the Philippines started a Facebook Page to promote “Cosplay Against Bullying.”  The page grew and cosplayers began to join in the campaign by sending their photos and creating images and quotes to support and spread the campaign.  In 2014, we began spreading the campaign as part of our official CausePlay activities.

In that same year, Naruto Cosplayers US was formally formed and since bullying is a major issue in the US, the campaign moved its way to the United States through a small group of people with a dream to mitigate the effects of bullying in schools, workplaces, and anywhere else it can occur.

Given that the problem can happen to anyone, and that it is a problem so wide spread, the dream to inspire others to fight against it seemed impossible and doomed to fail. In the last 8 months of the activity in the states, however,  followers on all CAB’s social media outlets have more than doubled in a short amount of time.

However, this campaign needs your support more than ever.  We encourage you to support the fund raising initiative below and share whatever you can to add more fuel to this campaign and spread it as well.

These funds that will be donated will go to expenses related to the campaign ONLY. Examples include, but not limited to: travel expenses, annual website fees, photography equipment repair, or anything used to contribute to the cosplay site. We also help fund organizations that work with us to help fight against things like verbal harassment, sexual assault, spousal abuse, etc. These funds, however, WILL NOT be used to fund personal expenses such as costumes, items for sale at conventions, autographs/pictures with celebrities, etc. Those types of items are personal purchases and we pay for those ourselves 🙂

Please let us UNITE and STAND AGAINST BULLYING.

We thank you in advance for your support. Please spread this campaign to as many people as you can. This is not about us but about those who will need our help and together we can make a difference.

Click this link for full information on the COSPLAY AGAINST BULLYING CAMPAIGN.

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Cosplay Runway 2 at MATA Expo 2015

Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) will again be part of MATA Expo for the second year in a row.  This time NCPH will be hosting the official cosplay competition at MATA Expo 2015 through Cosplay Runway 2.  COSPLAY RUNWAY is a branded event by the organization which caters more on the visual appeal of the cosplay as well as promote cosplay as both a fashion and a hobby. It aims to promote cosplaying and also the uniqueness and creativity added to it by the cosplayer itself. Continue reading →

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CausePlay Open Photoshoot for the Benefit of Habitat for Humanity and Cosplay Against Bullying

To all Cosplayer, Otaku and Photographer We invite you to “CausePlay Open Photoshoot for the Benefit of Habitat for Humanity and Cosplay Against Bullying” 🙂

Brought to you by Aishiteru Anime and Naruto Cosplayers

* Habitat for Humanity Race to 200K *
As cosplayers we join the cause to sponsor 1 unit of housing for #YolandaPH survivors in Leyte. This home will serve as a new hope for their family. If we could all join together, we could achieve something big. Continue reading →

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Cosplayers Bayanihan – A CausePlay for Habitat for Humanity

CausePlay, coined by Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) which literally means Cosplay for a Cause is a way to help various advocacy and causes to bring cosplayers and the community closer to making a difference and helping people.  It is the season of giving and what if you could really make a difference for the life of a family? What if there is a way to really help them bounce back again?  This is the main question behind “Cosplayers Bayanihan – A CausePlay for Habitat for Humanity.

For the year 2014-2015, Naruto Cosplayers PH would like to help our fellow Kababayans who are still affected by super typhoon “Haiyan” (locally known as “Yolanda”). Together with Habitat for Humanity Philippines, let’s help raise additional funds to sustain its ongoing rehabilitation efforts in building disaster resilient homes for numerous families and communities.

Cosplay Bayanihan will be launched on November 9 during the “CausePlay Open Photoshoot by Aishiteru Anime (AA) and Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH)” at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife.  The event wants to contribute to the Habitat for Humanity Race to 200K and also to Cosplay Against Bullying.

As cosplayers we join the cause to sponsor 1 unit of housing for #YolandaPH survivors in Leyte. This home will serve as a new hope for their family. If we could all join together, we could achieve something big.  We will ask donations for this project and all donations will go directly to Habitat for Humanity.  This is not only limited to cosplayers but also to everyone who wants to make a change and help others.

How much do we need to raise?

The minimum amount is P200,000 for a typhoon and earthquake resilient shelter for 1 family.  If all of us would unite and pull our acts together, we can make this a possibility.

Let us make our call once again for it is not about us but about all of us working together to build homes again, to help build lives and create a brighter future. SPREAD THE WORD and DONATE. Your donations will truly be a gift to the survivors of Yolanda.  Let us all be NARUTO. IN REAL LIFE.

Ready to donate and help Cosplayers Bayanihan – A CausePlay for Habitat for Humanity?

If you want to help and make a difference CLICK THIS LINK and start helping the cause in any of the following way:

  1. Donate by clicking the DONATE BUTTON and follow the instructions.
  2. Send a comment and tell us that you want to donate and we will contact you.
  3. Attend any of our event and you can donate any amount offline.  Donations will be remitted to Habitat for Humanity.
  4. Spread the activity by sharing this post and sharing the page to as many people as possible.

Cosplayers Bayanihan - A CausePlay for Habitat for Humanity

Do not just be a bystander instead do something.

Thanks dear Shinobis!

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Happy Birthday Uzumaki Naruto and Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH)

NCPH tarp - modifiedOctober 10 is the official birthday of Uzumaki Naruto and coincidentally it is also the founding anniversary of Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH).  The organization was established on October 10, 2010 (10-10-10) by Longskie Saldana, David D’Angelo, John Dwight D’Angelo, Matt Anthony Jabonete, Rio Magpayo and Nathan Nocillado.  It started as a mere group of cosplayers wanted to cosplay Naruto characters and later evolved as an organization promoting “Cosplay for a Cause” or #CausePlay.

NCPH had been at the forefront of innovations in the cosplay community since then.  Some of its innovation includes:

  • Balance criteria for judging in cosplay competition giving 25% weight uniformity.
  • Rebranding of Mecha category to Mecha/Armor to give more chances to those who are non-mecha.
  • Introduction of Cosplay for a Cause through “Otaku I Care” and reaching out to various causes.
  • Introduced the first ever pinoy-themed event Pinoy Otaku Festival (though this has yet to be fully implemented.)
  • First ever local cosplay organization to branch out internationally through Naruto Cosplayers International and Naruto Cosplayers US.
  • Pioneered events in areas like SM City Marilao, SM City Valanzuela, SM City Baliwag, SM City Masinag, Waltermart Sta. Maria, and Starmall among others.
  • Introduced Cosplay Idol, the only true cosplay + talent cosplay competition.
  • Pioneered Otaku Choice Awards, the only award giving body in the community which gets nominees and votes from the community itself.

Trials and hardships are part of any organization including Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) but with the help of everyone we will surely manage to triumph over each and everyone of them.  We greatly value the community that we belong that is why we will continue to be of service to fellow cosplayers, anime fans, manga readers, artists, photographers and more.

What is behind Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH)?  What does it do?  What inspired us?  Let us share this article from Otaku House to tell you more about us, just click this link.

Cosplay-and-Causeplay

 

We greatly give thanks to our allied groups and affiliates which includes HTP : Team Suna, Z Warriors, Aishiteru Anime, Anime Cosplay Colors, Anime Cosplay Empire (A.C.E), Anima Infinity Cosplay Organization, Original Tarlac Cosplayers Unlimited, PATTS – Otaku Alliance, Philippine Gaming Cosplayers, Anime Corner Group Pilipinas, Hall of Cosplayers and Otakus, King of Fighters Cosplay Group, Otaku Zutto, and United Anime Council.

We also give our sincerest appreciation to all our partners and sponsors which includes Spin Manila BusTV, RRCG Transit, Rockx Tees, Best of Anime, Cherry Credits, The Corner Tree Cafe, Cubizone Philippines, Gorgeous Shoppe, Great Toys Online, Hero TV, L5R Productions, Mogu-Mogu, O-Mise, Otaku Asia Anime Magazine, The Sci-Fi Cafe, Reimaru Files, Otakista, The Cosplay Cafe – Arkadymac.com, Anime Pilipinas, Deremoe, Anime PH, Devangelic Shop, Let’s Go Legit, Red Cloud Events and Productions, Toys Kolektibols, Funk Sinatra and many more. (View full list).

This year, we plan to do more awesome events and we want to ask for your involvement.  We also hope to promote Cosplay Against Bullying as one of our regular advocacy and spread it worldwide.

One of our dreams is that one day we can have a convention for a cause where other cosplayers and Otakus from around the world would come to the Philippines without paying for their transportation and accomodation.  They would come because they want to join us and have fun.

Again our sincerest thanks in making our 4 YEARS a success.  Happy Birthday Uzumaki Naruto and again Happy 4th Year Anniversary Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH).

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