It's cosplay heaven in Pasay City!
Filipinos brought their favorite characters to life at this year's Cosplay Mania after a two-year pause due to the challenges posed by the global pandemic.
Taking place at the SMX Convention Center from Oct. 1 to 2, Cosplay Mania is the largest and much-awaited cosplay and J-pop culture event in the country, aimed at providing participants with the best of everything related to anime, games, collectibles, and more.
Various cosplay-related events are bringing delight to veteran cosplayers and enthusiasts alike. In its official program schedule, the events lined up include Cosplay Mania Cup, wherein winners from previous conventions will face off in a contest to see who has the best costume, and Cosplay Karaoke Cup, which will have contestants battle it out through a singing contest.
The 🗓𝑶𝒇𝒇𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒎 𝑺𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒅𝒖𝒍𝒆🗓 for 🎆Cosplay Mania 2022🎆 featuring the EX Stage and the SP Stage! Remember that certain segments of the program are 📵𝗡𝗼 𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼 𝗡𝗼 𝗩𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼📵 as marked.#CosplayMania2022 #CosplayMania #Cosplay #Cosplayph pic.twitter.com/sNIZEkGNbA— Cosplay Mania (@CosplayManiaPH) September 26, 2022
Check out some of the cosplayers who caught our eye at the event in the gallery below.
Unfortunately, tickets to participate in the event have already been sold out, but according to Cosplay Mania's Facebook page, you can still watch the action through the live stream at Bilibili Philippines for free.