Filipina Cosplayers Alodia and Ashley to Perform at Singapore Mascot Parade

Filipina cosplay sisters Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao for the Singapore Mascot Parade.

Filipina cosplay sisters Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao for the Singapore Mascot Parade.

Filipina cosplay sisters Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao have been dazzling Filipino cosplay audiences with their performances since 2003. Just last year, they performed at Anime Festival Asia in Singapore, winning the hearts of the crowd in the process.

The Return of the Sisters

Singaporean cosplay fans will once again have reason to rejoice next month. Alodia and Ashley are set to perform onstage at Orchard Cineleisure during Singapore’s Mascot Parade this July 3rd, from 7:00pm to 7:30pm GMT+8. Whereas the sisters performed for only four minutes at Anime Festival Asia last year, they’re set to perform for all of thirty minutes at the Mascot Parade.

The Mascot Parade also includes a costume competition. Alodia’s been judging cosplay competitions in her country for years; now she and Ashley are set to judge the Mascot Parade costume competition in Singapore. The sisters’ cosplay judging expertise is certainly in global demand; they’re already scheduled to judge a cosplay competition in Chile come October.

Pushing the Limits

Until now, cosplay has mostly been a shortform performance art. Most cosplay skits last three to five minutes at most, with the occasional song and dance numbers popping up at more elaborate performances. This time, Alodia and Ashley have been challenged to regale their audience on stage, in costume and in character, for half an hour. For theatrical reference, that’s about the length of a one-act play.

Cosplay is a young performance art that rose with along with geek culture. It didn’t even have a name until 1982, when Japanese journalist Nov Takahashi coined the term “cosplay”. Like any emergent artform, cosplay still has many barriers to break through. Throughout their cosplay careers, Alodia and Ashley have always pushed the limits traditionally imposed on their art. This time, the sisters will be pushing one of the toughest traditional limits of cosplay: time. If you’re in Singapore on the evening of July 3rd, prepare to watch one of the longest cosplay performances ever.

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16 Comments (with 3 Conversations) on “Filipina Cosplayers Alodia and Ashley to Perform at Singapore Mascot Parade”
  1. Mike Abundo says:

    Besides the Mascot Parade and an Animax meetup, the sisters will also do an interview with Channel News Asia’s Primetime Morning, a photoshoot with The Straits Times, and a cover shoot for Seventeen Singapore.

    Also, the three Filipino representatives to the Asia Cosplay Meet fly to Singapore exactly twenty-four hours after the sisters. That makes two Filipino cosplayers judging one contest, and three Filipino cosplayers joining another contest. Filipino cosplayers invade the Lion City! 😀

  2. Mike Abundo says:

    Filipina cosplay sisters Alodia Gosiengfiao and Ashley Gosiengfiao portray Miwako and Caroline from the hit anime series Paradise Kiss.

    Alodia and Ashley reveal their costumes for the performance. They’re portraying Miwako Sakurada and Yukari “Caroline” Hayasaka from the hit anime series Paradise Kiss.

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