Three cosplayers from the Bicol Region are going to Manila to compete for the World Cosplay Summit (WCS)- Philippine Prelimiaries Final Qualifiers this coming June 16.
Kristine Ibañez, Karlito Murillo and Jay Dioso were named winners of the WCS Philippines – Southern Luzon Qualifiers held last June 2 at Pacific Mall in Legazpi City.
“Tear” and “Kei” performed a short battle skit cosplaying as Final Fantasy’s Light and Caius Ballad while Jay transformed into a tailed-beast in his skit cosplaying as Kazekage Gaara from Naruto.
The three will be joined by other qualifier winners, 5 cosplayers from Subic and 2 from the Mindanao Qualifiers vying to be the Philippines representative to the WCS to be held at Nagoya, Japan this coming August.
WCS Philippines “Cosplay By The Bay” – Subic Qualifier and the Mindanao Qualifier will be held on June 8, at the Subic Bay Convention Center and SM Lanang Premier Davao, respectively.
The WCS Finals will be held on June 16 at SM Megatrade Hall 3 in Mandaluyong City.
***Photos from Anime Alliance and Albay Gov Joey Salceda
You can check out more photos of WCS Philippines – Southern Luzon Qualifiers from Facebook page of Albay Gov Joey Salceda .