POF Game Challenges

POF Game Challenges

📅 DATE: May 17-19, 2019 (Friday-Sunday)
🏬 VENUE: Robinsons Novaliches, Quezon City
🎫 TICKET PRICE: Php100.00 per day
🔗 WEBSITE: pof.narutocosplayers.com

Engaging the audience and the attendees are our top priority for Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) especially this year since the theme is “Asobu” which means “Let’s Play” in Japanese.  Get a ticket for the event, be close to the stage, sit tight and be ready to join our exciting POF Game Challenges.

Important: There will be no registration/reservation for this games, We will get contestants from the available audience at that time slot. Games schedules will be posted, click here


POF Game Challenges
for the Audience

POF 2018 Animazing Race

Follow the anime characters and clues through our various event exhibitors, booths and personalities.  The person with the most number of accomplished tasks per day will get a surprise prize from the organizers.

Are you ready to sing a song once you are called?  This competition will select random members of the audience to sing a song selected from a pre-determined list.  All you have to do is sing and follow the lyrics.  Our judges will determine the ultimate winner.

Patterned from the game, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” the contestant needs to answer a series of questions and reach the main question at the end.  He will be given 3 lifelines by the host of the contest: Call your Homie, 50/50 and Let the Audience Shout.


You might know the lyrics of the song but would you still recognize the song if you will ask to guess that song by just giving its tune?

POF Game Challenges
for Teams & Otaku Groups


Competing teams will battle it out for the ultimate knowledge in Anime.  This game is divided into categories with varying level of difficulty and points.  The more difficult the question the higher the points.  Team with the highest number of points at the end of the game wins.


Are you ready to win the ultimate cash prize by selecting the right number from our 15 COSPLAYERS or will you agree to the deal by our mysterious Otaku Banker?


You are competing with other Otakus to have the most number of the correct answer in a battle of knowledge in music.  At the end of the game, be the one with the highest score and you win the game.

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Cosplay Championship League (CCL) at POF 2019

Cosplay Championship League (CCL) will be part of Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2019: Asobu.  This experimental, ranking based cosplay competition is inspired by online MOBA games and with the aim to bring a competition that includes all cosplayers.  Through CCL we want to encourage every cosplayer to once again go on stage, show their awesome cosplay to everyone and reward them for their efforts.


There will be 3 categories for the competition with 2 winners each for male and female.

📅 DATE: May 17-19, 2019 (Friday-Sunday)
🏬 VENUE: Robinsons Novaliches, Quezon City
🎫 TICKET PRICE: Php100.00 per day
🔗 WEBSITE: pof.narutocosplayers.com
  • Bronze Division: Newbie Cosplayers and Open for All. This includes those who have not won any cosplay competition in the last 5 years,  and had been cosplaying from 0-3 years.
  • Silver Division: Intermedia Cosplayers and Crafters. This includes cosplayers who have won in any event at least once and/or those who had been cosplaying from 4-5 years. Crafters who have not won any cosplay competition is also included in this division.
  • Gold Division: Experienced Cosplayers and Crafters. This includes those who have won at least 3 cosplay competitions or have won once in a major cosplay competition (Cosplaymania, AsiaPop Comicon, APCC, ToyCon, Cosplay Idol and WCS).
For the Rules and mechanics visit the Facebook event page here


Here are the registered contestants as of April 10, 2019.

  1. Jasmin Abarra Agosto
  2. Charie B. Bagotsay
  3. Wencie.A.Gonzales
  4. Phyrl Jezzyne Day-yo
  5. Reyca Oligo
  6. Mikeee Joven
  7. Vaune Roulema
  8. Raul-Pocholo Ariño
  9. Romel L. Ouano
  10. Juvielyn Arguilles
  11. Xiann Victoria Carpio
  12. John Bernabe
  13. Chantelle Bamba
  14. Juries Pallasigue
  15. Jhay Heramiz
  16. Renzo Alferez
  17. Wil May Wu
  18. Antonia Vienise B. Demition


To register for CCL please click here to fill out the form


You can still register onsite on May 19-Sunday

*** Rules are subject to change without prior notice ***
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POF 2019 Your Cosplay Sounds Familiar

POF 2019 Your Cosplay Sounds Familiar

Are you ready to sing, dance and cosplay the related singer and character to your favorite anime, manga or JPop artist?  If you then join Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2019: Asobu’s YOUR COSPLAY SOUNDS FAMILIAR. Continue reading →

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Fantasm Inter-School Cosplay Competition

We are bringing back FANTASM COSPLAY CHALLENGE.  In this cosplay competition you cosplay as realisitically as possible and impress the judges.  This time we are bringing FANTASM INTER-SCHOOL.  Invite your classmates, inform your school and be part of this exciting new competition. in order to win BE AS CLOSE TO THE CHARACTER AS POSSIBLE ON AND OFF THE STAGE.

It is a timely competition because we also launched our first Fantasm Cosplay Challenge at Robinsons Place.

Registered Contestants:

We have a limit of 20 schools and so far we have 2 registered contestant/s as of April 10, 2019.

  1. Rizal Technological University (RTU)
  2. San Joaquin Kalawaan High School
  3. PNU NAMI (Philippine Normal University)
  4. Sitero Francisco Memorial National Highschool (Valenzuela City)
  5. Tala High School ( Tala Caloocan City)

📅 DATE: May 17-19, 2019 (Friday-Sunday)
🏬 VENUE: Robinsons Novaliches, Quezon City
🎫 TICKET PRICE: Php100.00 per day
🔗 WEBSITE: pof.narutocosplayers.com

Fantasm Inter-School Basic Mechanics

  1. This cosplay competition is open to all students currently registered and enrolled in their school for SY 2018-2019. Alumni are disqualified.
  2. This is open to all schools nationwide High School, Senior High School and Tertiary.
  3. You need to form a team of 3 representing your school.
  4. We will only accept up to 20 schools and as soon as they are registered it will be posted here.
  5. Each team member will have to perform and cosplay individually.
  6. This is not a group cosplay competition.

Rules and Mechanics for the Competition

  1. There is no categorization for this cosplay competition.
  2. There will be NO ONSITE REGISTRATION.  Pre-registered participants are required to confirm at the event date and venue from 10am up to 2:00pm on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
  3. All cosplayers are required to submit 3 printed copies of their characters reference photo in detail and 1 BGM/VBG. (Failed to submit requirements will have a 10 point deduction on total judges score).
  4. Cosplayers are required to fill out the form honestly specially as regards the make of their costume and who made it.
  5. Each will be given a total of one (1) minute stage performance. (Cosplayer that exceeds the time will have a 10 point deduction on total judges score)
  6. Cosplayers are advised to be in costume at least an hour before the competition starts.
  7. Cosplayers should be in the holding area at least 30 minutes before the event starts.
  8. Acceptance is on a FIRST COME-FIRST SERVED basis.
  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 and will result to automatic disqualification of the cosplayer.
  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. If you have any complaint please watch out for our feedback form or drop it at the suggestion box/feedback box that we will deploy during the event.
  14. Winners should be present during the awarding ceremony and if not they will forfeit their slot to the next in line.

Fantasm Inter-School Cosplay Qualifications

  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.

Judging Details for Fantasm Inter-School

  1. There will be judges per 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 and this include the random audience judges too.
  4. The judges will only be concentrating on the criteria which he/she is assigned.
  5.  Seventy percent (70%) of the score for the school winners will be determine from the following criteria for judging:
    • 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. Thirty percent (30%) of the score for the school winners will be determined by the number of votes for the school as measured by their attendance during the event.
  7. These criteria is applicable not only on stage but also off the stage.
  8. The total for each school entry will be added up and will form the total score for the school.

Fantasm Inter-School Winners

There will be a total of 4 winners.

  1. Fantasm Inter-School Cosplay Award: highest total school score..
  2. 1st Runner-Up: 2nd highest total school score.
  3. 2nd Runner-up: 3rd highest total school score.
  4. Best Cosplayer: The cosplayer with the highest score and voted by the majority of the judges.  This may mean that he is not necessarily the highest but he was acknowledge as worthy to be the winner based on the criteria for the competition.  To confirm the winner the judge uncharged of that criteria must confirmed and seek the approval of the majority of the judges.
  5. Decision of the Judges is final and irrevocable.


*** Rules are subject to change without prior notice ***
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FurryPinas 2018 Cosplay Winners Joins Cosplay Idol Finals

The winners of the first ever The Great Furry Cosplay Contest at FurryPinas 2018 will join the Cosplay Idol Finals.  The Season 4 Finals will be on June 3 at Ayala Malls Fairview Terraces.  Veteran cosplayer and crafter Guy Singson, and Isamu Sichirou, one of the most winningest cosplayer this year and last year were the winners.

The Great Furry Cosplay Competition

It is the first ever cosplay competition of its kins was a cosplay competition is themed with regards to the Furry fandom.  Anthropomorphic characters and their representation were the only once allowed to participate.  Guy Singson cosplayed Garo or sometimes referred to as the “Fanged Wold.”  His cosplay is based on a Japanese tokusatsu television series broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 7, 2005, to March 31, 2006, lasting 25 episodes.  The television series is the first installment of the “GARO” franchise, which is composed of several installments, including a live-action television series, films, TV & film specials, and anime series.

Isamu Sichirou (2nd Place)

Isamu Sichourou, who won 2nd Place cosplayed Wukong.  Wukong is probably one of the most popular characters from Chinese legends which is fairly present in the most popular games and movies.  In addition, you can find this character in games like Arena of Valor, League of Legends, DOTA 2 and more.  Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King, is a fictional figure who features in a body of legends, which dates back to the period of the Song dynasty.   He appears as the main character in the 16th century Chinese classical novel Journey to the West.


Besides Garo and Wukong there are also other exciting cosplays during The Great Furry Cosplay Competition at Furry Pinas 2018 including a group Furry performance plus another interesting character, Dragon Knight from DOTA 2.

Cosplay Idol Finals Season 4

Cosplay Idol Season 4 Finalists

Guy Singson and Isamu Shichirou join elimination winners from Bulacan and Greenhills in one of the most anticipated finals in the Cosplay Idol series.  This year the judges will all be resident judges of the competition plus parents of the winners of Cosplay Idol Season 1 and Season 2.  Isamu is not new to Cosplay idol since he was a finalist during Season 3.  For Guy this will be his first time in the finals and being a veteran cosplayer his cosplay and performance will surely be one of the most anticipated.

The Cosplay Idol Finals Champion for Season 4 will receive P3,000 Ayala Malls Electronic GC while the Cosplay Idol Season 4 Runner-Up will receive  P2,000 Ayala Malls Electronic GC.

For those who want to be part of Cosplay Idol Season 4 Finals, you can join the following eliminations:

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Huion and ATI On-The-Spor Digital Drawing Contest at POF 2018

In partnership with Huion and American Technologies Inc. (ATI) we are launching a DIGITAL DRAWING CONTEST at Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2018: Ai. The art contest will be held for 2 days with the winner being announced on the second day.  In order to provide a higher level of tools, the contest will be using Huion Drawing Tablets provided by ATI.

Please read the rules carefully.


A. Basic Rules

  1. The THEME of the Art Contest will be LOVE (Ai or PAG-IBIG).
  2. The contestant will be limited to 40 contestants per day.
  3. Those who pre-register online will be given priority on registration and just needs to confirm their registration until 12 noon on June 2 and until 1:00pm on June 3.
  4. There will also be onsite registration 10:30 AM – 12:00 NOON on June 2 and 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM on June 3.
  5. The contest is open to contestant of all ages.
  6. Professional artists are disqualified from joining the competition. We will seek the advise of Graphics Artists Philippines (GAP) on determining this.
  7. Each contestant will be given an hour to complete their drawing.
  8. In case of shortage of drawing tablet the contestant can be scheduled by batches.
  9. Judges will consist of representatives from Huion, ATI and GAP.
  10. Winners will be announced on June 3, 2018 (Sunday).
  11. There will be 1 winner of a brand new Huion Drawing Tablet courtesy of Huion and American Technologies, Inc.

B. Medium of Drawing

  1. This will be a digital art contest.
  2. Drawing tablet will be provided by Huin and ATI.
  3. There will be a Digital Art Workshop for all contestants prior to the actual contest. All contestants must join.
    * June 2: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    * June 3: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  4. Failure to join the workshop will make you disqualified for the competition.

The Champion of the POF 2018 Art Contests brings home a brand new Huion Drawing tablet.




Please fill out the form below to pre-register.


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Register now for POF 2018 Workshops Limited Slots Only

If you want to take part in the POF 2018 Workshops you better register now because we only have very limited slots.  Each workshop will be open to only 25 individuals because we want to focus on the quality and not the quantity. We are also allowing an individual to register only for 1 workshop for both days, thus if you have registered for one, you can no longer register for another.

Registration is ONLY PHP20.00

Each workshop only costs Php20.00.  Part of the proceeds will go to the Hands of God Charity Works.  We are hoping that this amount will not be a burden for you to join and learn.  You can always pay more and donate more so that we can help more people.

POF 2018 Workshops Workshop Schedule

Here are the POF 2018 Workshops which we will be having this year.  Choose wisely what you want to learn.  We will also be giving a certificate to all attendees.

  • Digital Art Workshop.  Learn the basics of digital art from Huion and American Technologies Inc. (ATI).  The training will offer you a hands-on experience with the Huion Digital Tablet.  Also, you can join their art contest later on.
  • Cosplay Crafting and Costume Making.  For the second year in a row, Mr. Arnold Lareza will be sharing his experience and expertise in costume making.  Learn how to craft basic armor and weapons.  We will be providing key materials for you during the workshop.
  • Karatedo Workshop.  In partnership with the Philippine Karatedo League (PKL), we will be providing you a free workshop in an art which shapes Southeast Asia.  Learn the basics of self-defense during this workshop.
  • Baybayin Workshop.  Learn how to write in the original Filipino script which is being revived as our National Script System or handwriting.

Also, in all our workshops please don’t forget to bring pencil, ballpen and a notebook.

Register Now

To register for the POF 2018 Workshops please fill out the registration form below:


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Join the LOVE BOOTH at Pinoy Otaku Festival 2018

“Ai” is the theme for Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2018 and as you know it is the Japanese term for “Love.”  That is why during the event we are inviting you to come and be part of the LOVE BOOTH which we will set up at the event venue.  Experience romantic love, family love and friendly love in one event and in one venue.


Do you love someone?  Do you want to get married to that person in a fun way and of course just for fun?  Then, go to the LOVE BOOTH and ask for a marriage license or marriage summon.  If you go there together with the person you want to get married then you just have to get a license and attend the ceremonies.

If you want to get married to someone and you want them to know it then you can get a Marriage License and give it to that person or you can ask one of our staff to deliver it for you.  Just remember that the wedding will only take place if that person accepts the license and proposal.

Before, during and after the wedding we will assure you that you have a photo coverage plus a printed souvenir courtesy of Phone2Prints.


Do you want to express your love by binding your ties together in a special lock with a message in it?  Then visit the LOVE BOOTH and get your “Love Lock.”  This lock can be for friends, best friends, lovers and even secret lovers.  We will keep the lock and then we will bring it again during the next POF where you can get it.


Do you want to send a secret message to someone?  If you do then approach the LOVE BOOTH and allow us to send the secret message to that person.  We will post the names of people with messages so visit the booth from time to time.  Also, we will read random messages on stage during the program.  If you do not want your message to be read on stage or you want to stay anonymous just indicate it.

For those who want to be sure that their message is read on stage or delivered, you can just tell us and we could arrange a VIP Service for you.

How Much is the LOVE BOOTH Services?

We will be charging a very modest fee for the services.  Part of the payment will be donated to Hands of God Charity Works and help people in need.  So give love and then share some love.

POF 2018 Love Booth


Copyright Notice:  The use of the image/character here named ILY is with permission from its creator Russel Alfondo.  Downloading, use and publication of other materials are strictly prohibited unless otherwise permitted by the character creator.

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Cosplay Idol Season 4 Finals

Cosplay Idol Season 4 Finals will happen during Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2018: Ai on June 3 at Fairview Terraces.  Finalists from the various elimination rounds will finally come to face each other and show their cosplay performance and talent.  The finalist will also include the winners of FurryPinas’ The Great Furry Cosplay Competition and Wildcard Eliminations.

Cosplay Idol Winners
  • Cosplay Idol Season 1:  Bolen Lareza
  • CI Season 2: Izaiah Luke Buelos
  • Cosplay Idol Season 3: Alexia Clair Sheridan

Cosplay Idol Season 4 ELimination Winners

There will still be two eliminations and you can still join and register for the following:


Greenhills Eliminations

Cosplay Idol Season 4 winners

  • Jayson Tabuzo
  • Ferdinand Nisperos
  • Gino Bernard de Lumen
  • Gio Regorgo
  • Andrea Francisco
  • Ashley Misaki
  • Ryan Vargas
  • Jessie Bandoll
Bulacan Eliminations
Cosplay Idol Season 4 winners
  • EJ Quintos
  • Denice Carmela Bautista
  • Carlos Santiago
  • Rommer Lloyd Natividad
  • Geneva Cabading (will not be joining the finals since she will be one of our hosts for POF 2018.)
The Great Furry Cosplay Contest Winners
  • Guy Singson (Champion)
  • Isamu Sichirou (Runner-Up)
MalCon Cosplay Superstar Winners
  • Matthew Suarez (Ben 10) – Junior Category
  • Raven Sta. Ana (Thor) – Toy Cosplay
  • Renzo Alferez (Bakugo) – Anime
  • Jonathan De Joseph (Hulkbuster) – Mecha/Armor
  •  Marinelle Santiago (Commander Lin Mei) – Game/Movie Comics
  • Gian Kenneth Natividad (Monster Hunter) – Special Cosplay Idol Finals Entry
  • Jack de Joseph (Thanos) – Special Cosplay Idol Finals Entry
  • Pete Mendoza (Spiderman) – Special Cosplay Idol Finals Entry

Cosplay Idol Season 4 Finals Mechanics and Rules

  1. There will be a registration fee of Php20.00 (25% will go to our CausePlay project)
  2. Cosplay Idol is a combination of cosplay performance and show of real talent by the competitors.
  3. Finalists are highly encouraged to wear a different costume from what they wear during the eliminations but this is not mandatory.
  4. We greatly encourage cosplayers to modify and make your costumes as cool as possible as long as it retains the character and it can be seen as the character. Be awesome.
  5. Each cosplayer will be given up to 5 minutes to perform.
  6. The maximum number of human props shall be two (2).
  7. A 10 point deduction will be made for every minute in excess. In addition, there will be a timekeeper assigned at the event to monitor this
Categories for Cosplay Idol Season 4 Finals
  • Cosplay Idol Season 4 Champion – P3,000 Ayala Malls Electronic GC
  • Cosplay Idol Season 4 Runner Up – P2,000 Ayala Malls Electronic GC
Other Rules to Follow
  1. Dangerous stunts, metal props, and other dangerous objects or props will not be allowed.
  2. Props that can make the performance stage unsuitable or dangerous like powder, water and the like are prohibited.
  3. In case of destruction or damage due to a contestants cosplay act, the cosplayer will be the one to answer for the said damages.
  4. You can cosplay any anime, manga, game or movie character.
  5. No member of the staff or organizing committee will be allowed to participate in the cosplay event competition.
  6. The decisions of the judges are final.
  7. Cosplayers can modify the costume as long as the main identity of the character is intact.
  8. Contestants must inform the contest facilitators if they will need a microphone or other technical requirements ( Sounds, Effects, Lights, ETC. ).  Also, if you are using your own audio for your performance, please ensure they are in .mp3 format and should be copied in your own flash drives.
  9. All contestants must provide all the necessary information outlined in the registration sheet. Please be prepared to give information such as your full name and contact details.
  10.  These rules and mechanics may change without prior notice.
Cosplay Idol Season 4 Judging
  1. There will be five (5) judges during the event.
  2. Bonus point/s on the final score will be given for the following:
    • Submitted BGM – 1 point
  3. Criteria for judging will be as follows:
  • Characterization (cosplayers resemblance to the character he/she is cosplaying in terms of personality and actions) – 20 points
  • Costume Creativity (creativity of the modification made to the character if there is any and ability to maintain the relevance of the costume to the character, costume quality and its visual appeal) – 30 points
  • Cosplay Performance (catwalk, performance, and talent presented on stage) – 20 points
  • Talent (talent of the cosplayer – singing, dancing, acting, etc.) – 25 points
  • Overall Appeal (how the character can relate and involve the audience. The overall impact of the cosplayer. – 5 points
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POF Panel Discussion 2018

We are so happy that our POF Panel Discussion had well participated last year.  For Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2018: Ai, we are bringing in more panel discussions for everyone.  Each panel topic will have at least 3 resource speakers and will last for a maximum time of 30 minutes.  We know that this is not enough time but that is all we have to bring this to the event so make the most of it.


DAY 1 – JUNE 2, 2018

POF Panel Discussion: Anime vs Manga vs Visual Novel vs Light Novel

Summary: Let us talk about the different renditions of our favorite works in anime, manga, visual novel and light novel.  Which is more appealing and which is more popular.

Moderator:  Jay Agonoy


POF Panel Discussion: Marvel vs DC

Summary: What’s the difference between Marvel and DC?  Why is Marvel so popular right now and why movies from DC fail to appeal to a worldwide audience.  As we all know DC started the cinematic universe phenomena when Marvel was all comics.

Moderator:  Jay Agonoy



Issues in CosComm

Summary: Why are there so many issues in the Cosplay Community (CosComm) nowadays?  How do you avoid them?

Moderator:  David D’Angelo


DAY 2 – JUNE 3, 2018

POF Panel Discussion: Male Japanese Seiyuu (Voice Actors)

Summary: Join our discussion on the male voices behind your favorite animes and games.  Who is your favorite among them?

Moderator:  Ranne Tubig


POF Panel Discussion: May Forever Ba Sa Cosplay? (Is there love in Cosplay?)

Summary: Can true love be possible in cosplay?  Meet our couples who fall in love as cosplayers or who was led to love because of cosplay.

Moderator: David D’Angelo

Panelists PART 1 June 2:

Panelists PART 2 June 3:


For full details and updates about POF 2018 check these links:

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