The Cosplay Mania (trademark) event is here and the dere-moe team will be there to cover it. Of course, don’t expect any live coverage. It is no press con and we’ll be busy roaming the trade halls or capture the cosplay (trademark) catwalk this year, as with every other year.
What’s Special This Year?
Nothing much. Last year, they brought some cosplayers (trademark) from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. This time, they went for a bigger fish and manage to score Japanese cosplayers to show in this event. This will appear to be the next evolution (?) in the event trade with big organizers booking foreign people to show up as evident with the recent Best of Anime 2012 by inviting a Visual Kei band to perform and do some PR stunts that woo the crowd.
Well this a good development personally. We get to see actual artist, though not the so-big ones, but it is still foreign. Maybe one day we can get the likes of Yoko Kanno or HanaKana in the future. Who knows. But expect to pay a premium to see them.
The event is scheduled for September 29-30 2012 at the SMX convention centre Pasay. Don’t bring any bottled drinks and wear shoes in the event. Remember the SM guards.
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