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CosCraft Finals: The Showcase of Cosplay Costume Mentors

A first-ever competition that will showcase some of the best cosplay costume makers in the Philippines is in its final stage.  CosCraft Finals (Costume Craft): Costume Mentoring Challenge showcases 10 mentors who will each train one newbie.  They will train them and help them create a costume which they will showcase for the grand finals during Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2019: Ai on June 2, 2018.

CosCraft Finals Mentors

Here are our CosCraft: Costume Mentoring Challenge mentors.  Who will they mentor and what will be the result of their efforts.  Watch soon for some of our webisodes regarding their experiences in teaching each of their apprentices.

CosCraft Finals: Costume Mentoring Challenge Finals Mechanics and Rules
  1. Each mentor will be assigned to mentor one cosplayer/crafter apprentice.
  2. The costume that will be used by the finals should be made by the apprentice or at least 75% of it.
  3. The mentor can contribute to the creation of the costume but this is limited to only 25% of the total costume.
  4. All new CosCraft participants will be given a plus 5 bonus points to equalize the competition with those that had already qualified last POF 2017.
  5. The mentor will have the option to join the apprentice in the performance on the finals or not to join.  The effect of their participation on the judge’s score sheet is not guaranteed and depends on the judge’s discretion.
  6. Each mentor-apprentice will be required to submit a video of their interaction and actual mentorship.  These videos will be uploaded as webisodes for CosCraft.
  7. Videos will be submitted raw in at least 720p quality on the following dates:
    • April 30, 2018
    • May 15, 2018
  8. Participants are also encouraged to use recyclable and reusable materials in their costume.
  9. The total expense in the costume should not exceed Php2,000.00 (Two Thousand Pesos).  A detailed costing should be submitted by each participant during the finals.  A 1 point deduction will be given for every Php100 in excess of the amount limitation.
  10. Each team should submit the final reference photo of their costume not later than April 30, 2018.
CosCraft Finals: Costume Mentoring Challenge Finals Stage Presentation
  1. Each participant is given 5 minutes on stage.
  2. Mentor and Apprentice can perform on stage.
  3. Dangerous stunt and other props which can cause harm or delay on stage or on other contestants is prohibited.
  4. BGM or video background is allowed.
Criteria for Judging for CosCraft Finals
  • Materials Used, 25% – resourcefulness of the team in the use of materials.
  • Difficulty, 20% – the level of difficulty of the chosen costume
  • Visual Appeal, 20% – the appeal of the costume and its similarity to the actual costume of the reference character.
  • Performance, 20% – performance on stage during the finals.
  • Mentor and Apprentice Interaction, 15% – the interaction between the mentor and apprentice and how they accomplish their task. This will also include the video submission.
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Join the ANIMAZING RACE!

Join this exciting and engaging competition which tests your mental, emotional and physical skills.  This will be the first-ever edition of ANIMAZING RACE!  The challenge involves two people who will be partners throughout the whole day challenge where they will accomplish tasks and complete challenges onsite during Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2018: Ai at Ayala Malls Fairview Terraces.

(Special credit to University of the Philippines Anime Manga Enthusiasts – UP AME since they also organized a similarly themed event in 2011)

What will you do in the Animazing Race?

There will be 10 stations for the POF 2018 Animazing Race.  In each station, you have to solve and overcome the challenge given to you.  Each participant team is given a total of 4 hours to complete all task and arrive at the destination point.  The first team to arrive wins the race.

Challenges will include both physical, mental, strategy and other activities which you have to accomplish.  This is an exciting way for you to discover yourself and your partner or friend.

If you are ready for the challenge then SIGN UP NOW!

Animazing Race Registration Form

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSE

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The Ultimate Anime Survey

Hi everyone.  We have created an ULTIMATE ANIME SURVEY.  All you have to do is answer the questions below.  These questions will be used for the “Anime Feud” game during Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2018.  We will be posting a name of all contributors to the survey in this post upon completion.  So be sure to fill out the survey and be part of it.

Thank you in advance and don’t forget to attend POF 2018 at Ayala Malls Fairview Terraces on May 26-27, 2018.

ULTIMATE ANIME SURVEY IS NOW CLOSE

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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) 2017: A Huge Success

Pinoy Otaku Festival was first conceptualized and started in 2011.  It was actually Pinoy Otaku Encore 2011 at SM Megatrade Hall 3 which can be considered as the very first POF.  POF 2017, however was the most successful and best among all the festival that was held and it was because of the cooperation and full support of Ayala Malls Fairview Terraces to the event.  If not for them, it will not be a success.

Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2017: Danketsu is the biggest event of Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) for 2017. It is the 4th run of this annual event which was inspired by its first ever concept in November 2011 – Pinoy Otaku Encore.

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POF 2017 Workshops

It will be the first time that Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) will have a workshop exclusively for event participants.  We know that you want to be the workshop as intimate as possible and have as much learning as possible.  We are coordinating with the venue to provide a separate limited sitting room for our workshops.  Here are some of the workshops scheduled. .

BASIC COSTUME CRAFTING and COSTUME MAKING

May 20, 2017 (10:30AM – 12:30PM) – REGISTER NOW

Arnold Lareza, the parent of one of the most awarded cosplayer, Bolen Lareza will share his talent and knowledge in costume crafting to selected participants.  Attendees will learn how to do the basic and be mentored as well.

ARNOLD LAREZA (costume maker, pop culture enthusiasts)

BASIC COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY AND EDITING

May 20, 2017 (1:30PM – 3:00PM) – REGISTER NOW

The workshop will consist of basic knowledge on photography and some tips on how to do photo manipulation and editing, 

DRAWING AND ART WORKSHOP

May 20, 2017 (4:00PM – 6:00PM) – REGISTER NOW

For those who want to learn more about drawing and comics creation then register for this workshop.  Our partner form Ma-i comics Faye Villanueva-Chelabian will be heading this workshop.

Arya Chelabian and Faye Villanueva

 


CHIBI COSPLAY WORKSHOP

May 21, 2017 (10:30AM – 12:30PM) – REGISTER NOW

Team Bolen Cosplay invites parents of those who had children 12 years old and below to attend this workshop and learn more about the basics of cosplay.  This workshop aims to encourage more chibi cosplayers in the future.

Team Bolen Cosplay

DRAWING AND ART WORKSHOP

May 21, 2017 (1:00PM – 3:00PM) – REGISTER NOW

For those who want to learn more about drawing and comics creation then register for this workshop.  Our partner form Ma-i comics Faye Villanueva-Chelabian will be heading this workshop.

Arya Chelabian and Faye Villanueva

VOICE ACTING WORKSHOP

May 21, 2017  (3:30PM – 4:30PM) – REGISTER NOW

The Voice Master himself, Pocholo Gonzales will be heading the workshop together with the scholars of his school, the Philippine Center for Voice Acting:  Romi Jallorina, Kelvin Lumibao,  Jomel Wequiz, and Richmon Manal,

https://youtu.be/QKQ8cW6vNco

BASIC WRESTLING WORKSHOP

May 21, 2017  (3:30PM – 4:30PM) – REGISTER NOW

Learn the basic of amateur and professional wrestling from our partners at the Manila Wrestling Federation.


REGISTER FOR POF 2017 WORKSHOPS NOW.  Fill out the form below:

POF 2017 Workshop reservation is now closed.

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POF 2017 Workshops and Panel Discussions

POF 2017 WORKSHOPS

For the first time ever in Pinoy Otaku Festival we are opening the opportunity for attendees to attend workshops.  In order to participate in these workshops you must have the RED CLOUD ROYALTY CARD.  Workshop schedule are as follows:

MAY 20, 2017 – SATURDAY

  • 10:30 – 12:30PM: Basic Costume Making and Costume Crafting
  • 1:30PM – 3:00PM: Basic Cosplay Photography and Editing
  • 4:00PM – 6:00PM: Drawing and Art Workshop

MAY 21, 2017 – SUNDAY

  • 10:30 – 12:30PM: Chibi Cosplay Workshop
  • 1:00PM – 3:00PM: Drawing and Art Workshop
  • 3:30PM – 4:30PM: Voice Acting Workshop
  • 5:00PM – 6:30PM: Basic Wresting Workshop
[VISIT THIS LINK FOR FULL DETAILS AND TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOPS]

 


 

POF 2017 PANEL DISCUSSIONS

We have prepared interesting panel discussion for everyone.  These panel discussion will enable you to learn more about the community and about various other things.  Ask our selected guests and learn more.  [Visit this link for full details and schedule]

 

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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. Continue reading →

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CosSpoof (Cosplay Spoof) Group Cosplay Competition

Inspired by what we have seen at UP Curso’r Cosplay Event we are bringing a new competition concept to the main convention scene – CosSpoof.

What is CosSpoof?

It is a GROUP COSPLAY COMPETITION where you can cosplay your favorite anime, movie, game or any characters from any series and genre and create a 3-5 minute skit on stage.  You do not need to fully act out on character, the main goal is for you to be innovative and give us great fun and laugh. Continue reading →

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POF Bandslam 2017

Battle of the Bands is back at Pinoy Otaku Festival 2017.  Please read the rules and mechanics below and then fill out the form at the bottom for POF 2017 Bandslam. Continue reading →

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