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Top Cosplayers Vie for Otacool 2 Cover Spots

UPDATE: Yaya Han, the third cosplayer in this post, makes it clear in a comment that her application was not motivated by competitive spirit:

No one is competing for the cover. We are just submitting because we love cosplay and this seems like a great book to be a part of because it allows cosplayers from all over the world to submit.

Filipina cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao portrays Amaha Masane from the anime series Witchblade.

No one was surprised to see Filipina cosplay princess Alodia Gosiengfiao apply for inclusion on the cover of Otacool 2: Worldwide Cosplayers, the upcoming cosplay photobook from Japan-based otaku culture blogger Danny Choo. After all, Alodia’s toy collection was featured in the previous photobook, Otacool: Worldwide Otaku Rooms.

What surprised me, however, were applications from two other very famous cosplayers — neither of whom were involved in the first Otacool project, and neither of whom live in Asia. Click here to continue reading “Top Cosplayers Vie for Otacool 2 Cover Spots”…

Alodia Cosplays Danny Choo’s Blog Mascot

Alodia Gosiengfiao cosplays Mirai Suenaga.

Alodia Gosiengfiao cosplays Mirai Suenaga.

Top otaku blogger Danny Choo signed autographs at the international launch of Otacool: Worldwide Otaku Rooms during the recently concluded Anime Festival Asia 2009. Also signing autographs was renowned Filipina cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao, who was dressed up as Danny’s blog mascot Mirai Suenaga.

A blogger-cosplayer cosplaying the mascot of another blogger-cosplayer’s blog. How meta.

(Photo via Kusakabe Misao.)