Friday, October 31, 2008

Thank you.... from Rider

Hi... really sorry for very late post of thank you letter... due to hectic schedule and heavy load from my work... but as they say, 'better late than never', right... I just hope for those people who read this, they'll also appreciate it :)

My thank you :

First of all, I would like to thank you Mang Carding, my costume maker, who help me till the end. without him, my costume might not finish on time. To my photographer friend, Marc, Robin, Paul, and other photographer that Robin called XD To Jaz, who was also there, even for just a little while in visiting and accompanying me for a little while. To my bestfriend Garry who help me maintain my wig and stuffs. To hot mama Gaylee Gayle, who even just drop by in the event. And of course, last but not the least, to the special someone on my heart, my sweet angel, who accompany me from the very first till the very end of the event and also who assist me in my costime and my wig XD~ . And as for my courage, I would like to thank Marc, Robin, Garry, Jaz, Garry and my sweet angel. It's a big thing for me, for those people who visit me or just drop by for few hours, and I really appreciate it and would never forget it. Even so, I can still feel their support. As for the award, I would also like to thank the judges for choosing me as the Otakuzine Pick, I really didn't expect it. This also add up my happiness. And to the audience, I hope I had given joy to you.

My thank you :

Cosplay Mania, is the second time that I join Cosplay again. I got to see Mang Carding again and got to have picture with him. He told me "Swerte naman ang ginawan ko, dami gusto magpapicture sayo" "Swerte ako! Dahil sayo ako nagpagawa at dahil hindi niyo po ako pinabayaan" I replied and we're both happy on each other, me being his client and he being my costume maker. My friend photographer Marc, Robin, Paul was also there to take some shots of me, and of course with the other cosplayers XD~ with my surprise I didn't know that my bestbud did go also together with Chardy and his wife sistah Avic! *miss you* and also ahia Art for being there visit me too (^^,)v and also my bestfriend Garry. Of course my sweet angel there to accompany me from the very beginning till the end of the event. I was really happy when ahia art told me that I have tarp hanging in the event and I really didn't expect that I will got in the top 30. 'Cause first, I pass and register my photo quite late already and getting in the top 30 Animax Maximum Cosplay Photo Resume Contest did give me challenge because there are a lot of people who register for the Animax contest. when I register for the photo contest, I think I was in 1k+ contestant and I can also say that there are a lot of promising cosplayers who register, and I mean A LOT XD~ Aside from that, getting in the Top 2 for the Animax Maximum Cosplay Photo Resume Contest give me a real shock and an additional big happiness to me that day *kulang na lang ma-tears of joy ako XD* Even not in the top 3 of the Cosplay Mania award is okay with me, because there are a lot of promising cosplayer in 150 contestant. But! getting in the Top 2 of Animax Maximum Cosplay Photo Resume Contest is also one of the big thing for me. It gave me big impact for people to appreciate me Cosplaying Rider of Fate/Stay Night, and I am very thankful to that.

For those who voted me on the
Animax Maximum Cosplay Photo Resume Contest, "THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH" without your votes, I will not be standing on that stage... Thank you very much....

From - Rider

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

CosplayMania 2008

Another cosplay convention I attended. The experience was great, I get to meet new cosplayer, though not their real names. Venue was quite small for this kind of event, at first there was no cosplayers area like in the AniCon, so I change my costume at the restroom. Then few hours later, the host announce that there will be a cosplayers area and I said "Buti naman meron" but then I couldn't find it at first due to over crowd people in the area. And then me and my boyfriend first saw the Baggage area XD instead of the cosplayers area, then we left few of our baggage since we got 5, then afterwards we look for the cosplayers area and glad we found it and have a seat. Cosplay catwalk is about to start at 4pm so all cosplayers were called to their notice. While waiting in the cosplayers area we cosplayers got really toasted at the area due to over crowd cosplayers. The catwalk stage was big enough for catwalk naman. Except yung sa pagakyat kasi nakaslant yun eh TT_TT and it give me a very hard time to go up and down the stage kasi nadudulas ako *:o* glad there are volunteer and marshals to help me XD As for the venue, it was over crowd for the people who visit there, kasi ang hirap maglakad lakad dahil sa sobrang sikip. I saw other cosplayer outside the Hall due to over crowd people inside the hall. That's why I only stay at one location inside the hall, which is near the Cosplay work shop =p

It was early that I changed clothes, because I was kinda tired maybe because of the event also, sikip kasi XD

few days before this event, I was praying and hoping that I will catch up and get in the 30 contestant for the Animax Maximum Cosplay Photo Resume Contest kasi super delay na ako nagpass ng picture ko, kasi sa AniCon lang ako nagkaroon ng picture ng cosplay ko XD and that was Oct 7 *I think* During the event, at first I didn't saw my tarp so I told myself "better luck next time" then my friend told me "ey! saw you on a tarp" then I said "wow~ really?! where?!" Then he point where my tarp was hang, I was so happy because I got in, 'cause there are a lot of people who post in the Resume Contest and I got in the 30 =) 'cause there are a lot of promising cosplayers who post for the Photo Resume Contest also. When it was awarding time for the Animax Maximum Cosoplay Photo Resume Contest, ganda ng pagkakataon kasi I was just standing across the stage. As they are announcing nanonood lang ako while looking at the cute hats that the booth is selling. When they said, 2nd place goes to Resume #21, nagulat ako, I didn't expect it and syempre masaya din, sabi pa nga ng girl host, "kita ko siya kanina, asan na siya?" sabi naman ng guy host "Resume #21, where are you?" tawa nga ako habang naglalakad ako papunta sa stage. and it made me really happy na napili ako sa top 3 =) and I really want to thank all the people who vote me, dahil sa vote niyo nakapasok ako sa top 3, "maraming maraming salamat po. Thank you very very much" As the event end, it was kinda late na rin na nakuha ko tarp ko kasi tagal nila kuya T_T inaasar pa nga ako eh XD ihuli na daw ung akin... bad nila noh? XD pero still thanks.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

AniCon 2008

AniCon 2008, after 5 years... I attend this kind of convention again and also I didn't expect that I will cosplay again :p Before I told myself that I'm already 25, getting old already and must be mature but guess what cosplay prove me wrong and tell me that anyone can cosplay as long as you want too. For me, masasabi kong successful ang cosplay na ito kasi portray ko yung anime character na gusto ko. And I am also happy that the audience like it. Natuwa din ako kasi napasa ko rin ang mga audience. I didn't expect that I won on the special award as the Otakuzine Pick. And this give me a confidence to cosplay again. Hmm.. sino na kaya ang next character na cosplay ko?
I would like to thank you all the people who support me in this event, for Mang Carding as my weapon and costume maker through the last minute, hindi niya ako pinabayaan. The wig that I got from Manequinne Inc. To the photographers Marc Angelo Sy and Robinson Ang. And also to my bestfriend Garry for keeping me company from time to time and help me with my hair XD and also last but not the least to by very sweet sweet angel of my life, let's call him sweetangel :p I would like to thank him for keeping me company and help me all the time. With out you guys I don't know what will happen to me.

As for the event, the venue is quite small because there are a lot of PC's there for sameple gaming and 79 invidual cosplayer and 3 group cosplayers. And there are a lot of promising cosplayers I can say. Stage is quite small but I'm not complaining, because the event is AniCon not concentrate on anime only, it also includes gaming consoles. Pictures will be uploaded as soon I got the complete collection from those two photographers of mine :) Will there be a next AniCon? I wonder.... :)

I would also like to thank you sa award na nakuha ko as Otakuzine Pick, I really didn't expect it that I will get recognize :) syempre, happy din ako =D