Alodia’s Fantasy Cosplay Show
October 22, 2011 – 8:00-10:00PM
Despite of having work that day and my point-and-shoot camera was not fitted for the event, I took a stroll along Ayala Ave., to ICON Bar to attend Alodia’s Fantasy After Party. I came few minutes early in the venue with a heavy bag on my back and tiring eyes. The “after party” has not started yet and the show is still on-going in the live stream.
Before that, I was tuned in the live stream to my dismay, my internet connection failed me and live streaming is blocked in the office. This is first time a whole cosplay show was streamed into the internet.
The ICON Bar is a familiar place especially those who always uses the MRT and shuttle service when riding home. ICON was more of a bar at the basement of the hotel (or it was!) as the stairs from the entrance descend from the ground. The venue was rather small as most of the the first floor was used as the stage though it has a veranda-type second floor.
I was able to catch up the performance of Ashley Gosiengfiao with her version of “Back To You”, unfortunately for Ashley, the sounds did not cooperate with her (bawi na lang next time!). Rez Toledo of Someday Dream also performed on stage with his acoustic act.
There was a segment wherein lucky participants of a contest were given a chance to give Alodia bouquet of flowers and guess who is one of them.
As for the cosplay competition, by the time I arrived, most of the cosplayers were already on”normal” mode, however, it did not stopped me from taking photos from them (with permission, of course). Among the chosen cosplayers who attended the event, Myrtle Gail as Grand Archer Rena (Best Female), Dennis Madarang as Pyramid Head from Silent Hill (Best Male) and Bolen Lareza as MG Sinanju (Best Mecha) were declared winners of in their respective categories. (Congratulations to all!)
In the end, the atmosphere was a good mood, as Ashley ended the show with her performance of “Super Bass”. People started to get crazy, as party music sounded (Party, Party). Alodia Gosiengfiao started to have a little photoshoot at the side.
With that, Alodia’s dream has been fulfilled into reality.
Here are the other photos taken from the event